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
    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.

  • 5
    Buying Plastic kydex inserts

    Posted by DT on 26th Jun 2018

    Skd is the way to go, never a problem in the 13 years I've been doing business with them

  • 5
    Great Experience

    Posted by Jason S on 19th Jun 2018

    From description of items to smooth purchase and quick shipping. All around enjoyable experience.

  • 5
    They work!

    Posted by Wood Butcher on 16th Jun 2018

    Retention is good. I use them for my Glock 19 mags. The kydex sticks up a little above my mag pouch, but hasnÕt interfered with anything. The Velcro keeps them in place nice.

  • 5
    Ordered some kydex mag inserts

    Posted by Adam on 8th Feb 2018

    Came as expected.

  • 5
    Great Gear !!

    Posted by Michael Tsuda on 27th Jan 2018

    Got the inserts for our open top pistol pouches. Must have gear if you gonna run with the tops down. Keeps the mags in place until you need them. Had no issues with mags falling out while moving or shooting from various positions. Highly recommended !