AR-15 Monopod – Mounts on A2 Stock Sling Loop

The Eagle MR1 AR-15 Monopod fits any rifle that has an A2 style sling loop.

The Eagle MR1 AR-15 Monopod fits any rifle that has an A2 style sling loop.


AR-15 Monopod
http://armonopod.com/
This week I had the opportunity to test a really nifty product for an extremely small niche in the firearms accessory market. There is a specific type of rear sling loop made for the AR-15 A2 type buttstock. It is steel, and bolts on at a specific angle. And because the loop is fairly rugged, an extremely inventive gun nut came up with the idea to make it a mounting point for a rear stabilizing monopod. Packaged in a nice hard plastic case, at $109 it isn’t an inexpensive new toy, but for the guy who has everything… including an A2 buttstock, the AR Monopod might just be the right thing.
The ear on the support slips into the sling loop, then you use the Vecro strap to secure the monopod.

The ear on the support slips into the sling loop, then you use the Vecro strap to secure the monopod.


Mounting the monopod is easy. The housing has a steel ear that slips inside the mil-spec ring (mil-spec means they are all the same). You secure the monopod to the rifle with an included and attached Velcro strap. The monopod ball screws into the mount, and that is pretty much it. It works as designed, and the monopod is stable enough to make a difference in your shooting.
It is surprisingly stable. We were able to shoot at the same precision that a Caldwell Lead Sled provides, but the system is somewhat solid. These groups were mixed up slow fire and quick single and double shots. It is better than nothing for sure. The monopod moving really isn't an issue. It is just a very light rifle to keep still.

It is surprisingly stable. We were able to shoot at the same precision that a Caldwell Lead Sled provides, but the system is somewhat solid.


The problem with AR-15 rifles is that they are so light. You have probably seen in most of our testing that we use a Caldwell Lead-Sled to stabilize all of our rifles on the bench. I was not able to match the Caldwell groups with the monopod, using an Atlas Bipod on the front, but compared to the bipod alone I felt it was easier to shoot more consistently. Some match competitions allow monopods, so, with practice using the monopod, there is a good chance it would increase your scores.

The only real issue with the product is that the ring is very easy to bend once you have the mounting unit attached. It acts as a lever, so even leaning into your shots will bend it. What was once a tight Velcro strap becomes a loose Velcro strap, which you have to cinch up again. You can of course just use the same lever to bend the steel ring back, but eventually that is going to metal fatigue it and break it off. They are however easily replaceable. You can get the standard part at Brownells and most places that stock AR parts.

The replaceable loop is easy to remove, but because it is not a solid part of the gun is is easily bendable. If you lean into the rifle prone, the formerly tight Velcro strap gets loose. It bends back, but eventually it'll break he loop.

The replaceable loop is easy to remove, but because it is not a solid part of the gun is is easily bendable. If you lean into the rifle prone, the formerly tight Velcro strap gets loose. It bends back, but eventually it’ll break he loop.


Some collapsible stock ARs come with a steel ring like the A2, but be careful and make sure that it is steel. I broke a plastic ring off on one of my Diamondback rifles that had a lookalike ring in a Tapco stock.

My take on the AR Monopod is that it a pretty good product that does what it is supposed to do. Is it worth the money? You decide, and please comment below.

Beware if you have an A4 stock with similar ring. The device broke this Tapco stock with a plastic loop.

Beware if you have an A4 stock with similar ring. The device broke this Tapco stock with a plastic loop.

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  • dallas June 11, 2015, 7:04 pm

    Well, how the hell you order anything ??
    There’s no add to cart, buy here, or nothing …..???

  • Mark June 2, 2014, 8:29 am

    Email sent. Looking forward to the next review!

  • Mark May 28, 2014, 5:20 pm

    Have you guys ever considered doing a review on the Accu-Shot monopod? It’s made by B&T Industries, the same folks who make the ATLAS Bipod. I think it would be a nice comparison to review it alongside this model. I’d venture to say the Accu-Shot is a higher end product that is more versatile in mounting options. The price points are similar, so it would be an interesting comparison. Monopods can certainly help provide stability in a lot of situations.

    • Administrator May 28, 2014, 6:08 pm

      We are always open to review products. The Atlas was sent by a retailer of theirs called US Tactical Supply.

  • Jim May 28, 2014, 11:58 am

    This is $30 max neat not $100 neat. And it isn’t going to break a steel sling loop. And I bet it would work for an M1a as well because they have that same style of sling loop.

  • Scott spencer May 23, 2014, 9:39 pm

    I have one of these monopod sand use it with my colt m4 and it make sighting in a new scope take no time and just a few bullets. It use to take me hours and a box of ammo. We’ll worth the prices and very we’ll made

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