It appears that Magpul has a brand new product out. As something of a Magpul fanboy, this is news. Unfortunately, it is the one thing I am not big on for many rifles; it is a bipod. Do not get me wrong, and I see the value in words. Stability is always better than instability with regards to shooting, and bipod assists with that. It is just that in a strategic environment, it appears like the kind of item you will not get quite as much use from as you may think, mainly if you are with it’s on home defense rifle.
But then Magpul released this: While I am not sold on it for a few setups, it is more than enough to sell me on going with a bipod if/when I put together a precision gun installation. I can see this being awesome for searching sorts of big game. Magpul tends to make some excellent things, and I like the sleek design on this bipod. With it being available for M Lok, 1913 Picatinny rails, and ARMS 17S mounts, there is plenty of chances to mount this on your weapon. But also, it appears to be made with the things you’d want besides the mounting system options.
Made of steel, mil-spec hard anodized 6061 T-6 aluminum, and injection molded polymer, the Magpul Bipod extends beyond a simple pair of chopsticks in a concept and is feature rich. A tool-less design, the spring tensioned legs spread over a 4-inch variety, from 6.3- to 10.3 inches, whereas the bipod permits for 50 levels of total tilt, which Magpul says no one else’s bipod now does, along with 40 degrees of a pan. The bipod features a capability to lock container while keeping the capability to tilt. The rubber energy dome, feet are replaceable with regular Atlas pattern bipod feet.
Now, I have admitted that I am a Magpul fan. Like with any item, we will have to see how it holds up in the long term and what the actual consumers think. Regardless of how much a company is loved by me, I don’t to be an early adopter of things. I am inexpensive, and I do not like spending my hard earned money on experimentation. I let other individuals do that. If Magpul wanted to send me one to experiment with for a review, I would not turn it down. Seriously, if any of you gets one of those, please let’s know how you like it.
I do not see a good deal of negative reviews coming to this, but the proof is in the pudding because they state. As such, I will call my enthusiasm for the bipod cautious optimism. Not really that I expect to become a fan only because of one product, mind you, but if anyone is going to do them right, I cannot help but think it will be Magpul. At the procedure, anticipate other makers to need to step up their bipod game too.