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Esstac Double 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)
Esstac Double 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)

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**Replaces bungee in Wasatch and Weesatch plate carriers.**

Our Price: $18.00

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Product Code: ESS.215


Esstac Double 556 KYWI (pronounced "kiwi")

Don't Like bungee topped magazine pouches on your HSGI Wa/Wee Plate Carrier? Prefer an open topped pouch for rapid magazine changes? Then look no further- introducing the Double 556 KYWI by Esstac.

The Esstac Double 556 KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert) allows you to have the option of swapping out all your existing Esstac bungee retention inserts on your HSGI Wa/Wee with a quick open topped friction retention design, or swap out just a few for quicker access while leaving the rest of the mags with the added security of the bungee topped inserts. When both magazines are inserted, the Kydex has enough compression to hold both magazines in place even when the pouch is upside down, yet with a quick pull on the magazine they release for speedy deployment. Remove one mag? No problem, the elastic band on the inner mag slot will retain the remaining mag- ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.

The spring loaded nature of these Kydex inserts keep the mouth of the Magazine pocket fully open for ease of magazine reinsertion yet hold the mags tight under compression. The apex of the KYWI that contacts the magazine sits above the Mag catch bump when the magazine is in place, so the mags "click" into place.

  • Sold individually
  • Works in ALL HSGI Wasatch and Weesatch Plate Carriers
  • Molded from .092 Kydex
  • Compatible with all 30 Round USGI Mags, PMAGS, Lancer L5A/AWM or similar magazines. Steel magazines may need sharp edges chamfered to alleviate excessive wear to the Kydex.

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Are these out of production? January 1, 2015
Reviewer: Inkslinger  
Great for open top pouches. I think I bought the last two you had from your demo section. I use them in my UCR and love them. Bring them back so I can recommend them to people.

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KYWI March 20, 2014
Reviewer: Maverick from Deployed, Afghanistan  
The best KISS solution to open top double mag pouches. doesn't work with the PIG rig, but I put it to use with another rig and works flawless, even with one mag left in the double pouch.

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Fits AK74 Mags like a glove. February 22, 2013
Reviewer: Ben from California  
I was unsure whether or not the 5.56 KYWI would fit Tapco AK74 (5.45x39) magazines or not, but I went ahead and bought them anyways because the mags are only a few milometers wider than Pmags. I am currently running 4 double KYWIs in my Pantac Woosatch-e and couldn't be happier. These things are super retentive and even have the elastic strap for even more ridiculous retention when training or running high-stress drills. These things are exactly what I was looking for!

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Must have for Wasatch/Wesatch February 11, 2013
Reviewer: Mark N from OK, United States  
Was frustrated with bungee cords/flaps on my Wasatch and tried these.  Absolutely love them!!!  Holds mags well but still easy to access.  Also keeps the front of the carrier much neater with less clutter and obstructions.
When you pull the front mag out the back mag tilts forward making it much more accessible.  You have to try them.

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KYWI March 20, 2012
Reviewer: Josh from United States  
I run a 2 different carriers, an Eagle CIRAS and a Wasatch. I run a pair of Kydex pouches on my CIRAS for quick access and nylon for load carriage and I have always wished my 'satch was more like my quick draw style of the kydex. Now, it's closer.

The KYWI isn't magic, it won't transform your carrier into the more mainstream double kydex pouches. It does however bridge the gap between slick nylon and kydex rather nicely.

The KYWI's pop right in and are easy to manipulate. Reload speed is increased over the standard satch configuration. I found some of my KYWIs to be alittle looser then others when one mag is removed for I loop the HSG bungies around the rear mag horizontally to give them alittle added tension. Works great with PMags and GIs.

All in all I am very satisfied with the KYWI and would recommend it to anyone running AR style mags.

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