Magpul Bipod – Standing On Its Own Two Legs

Magpul has been reaching into every corner of the firearms industry, so the release of a bipod probably shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. What is a surprise, it looks like it might be pretty good for the price.

I don’t generally think of polymer and bipod as a good idea. In fact, I had to outright ban the original fore-grip/ bipod plastic combo from my range in the Army. But Magpul seems to have gone a different direction. The look is traditional, meaning it is wide enough to actually be useful. The legs have a polymer outer leg for weight savings and an aluminum inner leg for strength. The feet are removable, and compatible with other brands of feet. Up front, a knurled knob controls leg tension and is big enough to use as a barrier stop.

Is polymer tough enough to use on a bipod? I don’t know. But Magpul doesn’t have a reputation for releasing things that break, so it’s a pretty safe bet it will last. It used to be common knowledge you had to use wood for a rifle stock too. Would this be appropriate on a 338 Lapua? Probably not. But for your AR, especially when every ounce counts, this is going to be a winner. It is remarkably light, and feature packed for the price tag of $109.95.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Zupglick May 7, 2018, 2:00 pm

    Looks pretty. Come on Clay, give it the Marine Sniper test and review.

  • Gramps96Kz May 7, 2018, 10:46 am

    Looking at the “Black” version picture….it appears to be a picatinny or rail attachment option ??

    • Steve G August 23, 2018, 7:05 pm

      It’s a QD mount to go on a pic rail. You have to buy that separately.

  • triggerpull May 7, 2018, 6:26 am

    It also looks like it has a direct-attach MLok base to go directly on the rail bottom? I’d prefer a design that instead grips the rail’s sides for even better stability–I can dream, right?

    • Charles Valenzuela May 7, 2018, 5:43 pm

      VLTOR bipod. each leg attaches individually to a side rail (3 & 9 o’clock)

    • Mike May 31, 2019, 2:13 pm

      What QD mount and feet are you using there?

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