Israeli Manufacturer Fab Defense has done a number of Tavor accessories already, but this one certainly takes things in a new direction.
Most common attempts to fit a bipod onto the Tavor happen around the handguard. Even the IDF’s integral bipod on the STAR is fitted up front.
This new offering, being called the Tavor Quick Deployment Bipod or the TAR Podium, fits onto the base of the rifle’s forearm & grip. This involves removing the polymer cap installed by IWI at the base of the pistol grip and clamping onto the front ridge of the fore-arm.
As someone who likes to shoot their Tavor at 300 yards, I’m extremely interested in something like this that not only provides an improved rest, but also raises the height a little in prone position.
Time will tell whether The Podium is sturdy enough to be continually used, and light enough to be worth carrying on the rifle. Putting the rest at the center of a rearward heavy rifle is an interesting concept. We’ll have to wait and see if it works.
The Fab Defense Tavor Bipod will be available in tan, green, and the flat black seen in photos. It seems that the Israeli accessory for the Israeli rifle will be available very soon, and will retail for just under $100 USD.