If you are a rifle shooter you may be interested in the new Magpul Bipod. In case you’ve been living in a cave somewhere and aren’t familiar with Magpul, they are manufacturers of quality polymer accessories for firearms enthusiasts. You can thank them for products like the P-Mag, the PRS stock, and the M-LOK rail system just to name a few.
According to Magpul representatives at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings this past weekend, the Magpul Bipod was created to compete with Harris bipods. They are hoping to market this product to the precision rifle crowd which would include competition shooters, target shooters, and hunters.
Support Your Rifle With The Magpul Bipod:
The Magpul Bipod weighs approximately 12 ounces depending on which attachment mount you choose. The standard mount is of the “bolt on” variety, but they do offer quick detach mounts for additional money. It has seven lockable leg positions for height that are each a half of an inch apart allowing the user to extend the legs from 6.3 inches to 10.3 inches.
Magpul did a good job of making their new bipod easy to use. The pan and tilt functions are controlled by an oversized knurled knob. The legs are held in the stowed position by a passive detent. The shooter can simply pull the legs down into the locked position without having to manipulate any buttons. However, the leg lock buttons must be pushed in order to fold the legs back up into the stowed position. The legs are low profile and tuck nicely up under the stock, chassis, or handguard of the rifle.
Magpul is clearly known for their polymer products so a question about durability is probably in order, especially when their competition makes all metal bipods. The representative I spoke with claimed that the Magpul Bipod held up to every test they put it through, claiming it’s on par with Harris and Atlas bipods for strength and durability.
The Magpul Bipod has an MSRP of $109.95 and should be released in the summer of 2018. You can find more information at https://www.magpul.com