Esstac Pistol KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)

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Esstac Pistol KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)

The Esstac Pistol KYWI Insert (Kydex Wedge Insert) allows you to have the option of swapping out all your existing Esstac bungee retention inserts 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.

Magazines in the Kydex have enough compression against them to hold the magazines in place even when the pouch is upside down yet with a quick pull on the magazine they release for speedy deployment.

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.

From Stu @ Esstac

CZ mags work, however they are a bit narrower then glock mags and they have a longer taper. Narrower means less tension, and the longer taper means the mag will release from the KYWI compression sooner. While the pistol kywi pouch works for most CZ, I recommend buying a single to see if it suits your needs. What works for me or others may not suit everyone. With that said, I run an unmodified DBL kywi pouch for my CZ and have used it a few times in IDPA without issue.


  • 5
    Kydex wedge inserts

    Posted by Orlando Dixon on 28th Mar 2020

    Quick shipping great product👍

  • 5
    Mag inserts

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Mar 2020

    Fast shipping and great product

  • 5
    Awesome work!

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Feb 2020

    Purchased some kydex wedge inserts for both my heavy vest and outer carrier. Purchase shipped very quickly and arrived in a few days, much sooner than I anticipated. Gear works out great. Had a tac range day and got to try them out almost immediately. Next purchase will be inserts for Rifle Mag’s to get rid of bungee’s. Keep up the great work.

  • 4
    Not what I expected

    Posted by Ian Hileman on 22nd Jan 2020

    When I ordered them I thought they were going to be a metal insert. Ended up being polymer. Still does the job and holds my magazine snug in my Condor pouch.

  • 4
    KYWI Wedge

    Posted by Jay V. on 3rd Dec 2019

    This is exactly what I needed for a soft mag pouch. Mags are secure with perfect retention.

  • 5
    Esstac Pistol KYWI (Kydex Wedge Insert)

    Posted by Matthew Jones on 30th Sep 2019

    Excellent upgrade/replacement for the plastic inserts that originally came with Tactical Tailor magazine pouches.

  • 5
    Pistol kydex wedge

    Posted by Brandon Lok on 19th Aug 2019

    The wedges are awesome, if you have your own pouches and want to make them just like the Easstac ones, except the wedges are a fraction of the price and only takes seconds to install

  • 5
    Problem Solved

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Jul 2019

    My department recently switched to load bearing vests with sewn in pockets. The magazine pouches that came with them were garbage: no retention, with a Velcro flap. With these inserts, I was able to cut the flaps off and still have the perfect level of security and retention for my mags. 10/10.

  • 3
    Service was great..

    Posted by RJ on 25th Jan 2019

    The inserts have good retention on the magazine. The actual insert does not stay in place with my velocity systems magazine pouch. They seem to work in an older magazine pouch I had on an older belt so i will be keeping them.