This new Strike Industries product, Cobra vertical foregrip/monopod, may look familiar to you. That’s because it is based on the Strike Industries MFS Monopod design. The difference is that if the MFS Monopod was an SI Modular Fixed Stock specific product due to the clamping portion designed for the MFS stock bottom loop, the Cobra has a Picatinny rail clamp which makes it a much more versatile accessory allowing to attach it to a variety of stocks with a bottom 1913 rail. Also, its dimensions and shape will allow you to use it as a vertical foregrip when it is attached to the handguard making it a dual-purpose accessory.
Another nice feature of this accessory is that you don’t need any tools for attaching and uninstalling it to the rail (thanks to the thumbscrew) or for adjusting the length of the monopod. The latter is done by simply rotating the body of the monopod to extend or collapse it as shown in the below-embedded video.
The core mechanism of the Cobra grip/monopod is made of S45C steel with a black nitrided finish. The outer body is machined out of 6061 aluminum with a hard coat anodized finish. Due to the steel and aluminum construction, the company also advertises it as a rugged barricade stop. Maybe you can even adjust the length and use it as an additional bottom contact point on the ground or barricades when it is mounted on the handguard of your rifle !?
Well, technically, any Picatinny rail mounted monopod can be used as a foregrip. However, not all of them are designed to be used so and not all of them have a comfortable enough shape and surface to be used as a VFG. In the case of Cobra, the manufacturer specifically markets it as a dual-purpose accessory. Tell us in the comments section what do you think about this device.
Images from www.strikeindustries.com