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For Immediate Release: Debuted at SHOT Show 2018, the Accu-Tac HD-50 (Heavy Duty 50BMG) is the newest product in the AccuTac family of Bipods and was designed specifically for use on 50 BMG caliber rifles. The HD-50 is our most robust bipod which is achieved by making the Arm Lock Lugs larger to withstand the heavy recoil of a 50 BMG. The HD-50 bipod also has the ability to Cant and has a very sturdy throw lever allowing you to adjust the tension and enhance the ability to lock the canting motion in to place. The legs can be extended into nine different height options and its wider center hub delivers more stability and strength to support larger heavy rifles.

Accu-Tac HD50 Bipod

Accu-Tac HD50 Bipod

Accu-Tac HD50 Bipod

Accu-Tac HD50 Bipod

SPECS
– MATERIAL: 6061 T6 Aluminum Alloy
– MIN HEIGHT: 7.0″ – 177.8mm ​
– MAX HEIGHT: 10​.0″ – 254.0mm​
– MIN STANCE: 13.5″ – 342.9mm  (Legs at 90 degree deployed) ​ ​
– MAX STANCE: 17.5″ – 444.5mm  (Legs at 90 degree deployed)
– CLOSED POSITION WIDTH: 5.5″ – 139.7mm
– CLOSED POSITION LENGTH: 9.0″ – 228.0mm
– WEIGHT : 27.5 oz
– COLOR : FLAT BLACK
– COATING: Type III – Hard Anodize

The Accu-Tac HD-50 bipod will be available soon at all Accu-Tac dealers as well as www.Accu-Tac.com where you can also view our full line of world class bipods, bipod accessories, muzzle brakes and scope rings.. For more information please contact us at info@accu-tac.com.

**Press Release**

New Berlin, WI – 20APRIL2017 – American Defense Mfg® is proud to release for immediate availability the following new mount products in addition to our line of UIC Carbines. The AD-TP (Tripod Mount), AD-SM-01 (Co-Witness) / AD-SM-02 (Lower 1/3 aka SOCOM) Gen 2 Swing Off Magnifier Mount, AD-BP-P2 (Harris Bipod Mount), and the AD-GP (Go Pro Mount). These mounts feature our patented QD Auto Lock™, which provide a positive locking that requires 2 intentional actions to open. American Defense Mfg® mounts are precision machined to provide a positive lock up and consistent return to zero. Furthermore, the American Defense Mfg® line of mounts do not require any tools to adjust tension or to remove from the weapon platform. For more information visit www.admmfg.com or your favorite retailer!

Tripod Mount – MSRP 73.95

ADM Tripod QD Mount 1

ADM Tripod QD Mount 2

Description
The AD-TP Tripod Mount enables you to attach a standard camera tripod baseplate (1⁄4×20) to your railed forearm. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
Six 1⁄4×20 threaded holes for mounting to your standard camera tripod baseplate. 

The AD-TP tripod mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system, which has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-TP tripod mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-TP tripod mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 3.60 ounces

Magnifier Swing Off Mount GEN 2 – MSRP 135.00

ADM Magnifier Swing Off Mount GEN 2

Description
The AD-SM-02 GEN 2 Magnifier Swing Off Mount features a lower 1⁄3rd co-witness (Co-Witness model available) when used on an AR15, M16, M4 flattop with Mil-Spec size iron sights. The GEN 2 Swing Mount features user adjustable tension and enhanced geometry on the swing arm mechanism. It enables the operator to flip the magnifier out of view for an unmagnified sight picture. It is configurable for a right or left direction of flip. Fits Magnifiers with a 30mm tube. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system which has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-SM-02 Magnifier Swing Off Mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 4.8ozs.

Harris Swivel Bipod Mount – MSRP 71.50

ADM Harris Swivel Bipod Mount 2ADM Harris Swivel Bipod Mount 1

Description
The AD-BP-P2 Bipod Mount enables you to attach a Harris-S, Swivel bipod to your railed forearm. Not compatible with the Tac Lever ( Lever interferes with the bipod itself ). It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems. The mount includes two different sized delrin sleeves to accommodate both Harris and other brand bipods that swivel.

Features
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system that has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
The AD-BP-P2 bipod mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 2.60 ounces

GoPro Mount – MSRP 75.00

ADM GoPro Mount 1ADM GoPro Mount 2

Description
The AD-GP GoPro Mount enables you to attach a GoPro Camera to your railed forearm. It is precision machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat T3 Mil-Spec anodize. It features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system to accommodate both in spec and out of spec rail systems.

Features
Solid mounts the GoPro camera at a 90* angle 

The AD-GP GoPro mount features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system that has the following advantages:
– Does not require proprietary tools for adjustment.
– Can be adjusted with your finger or a flat blade screwdriver.
– Lever can be configured to lock to the front or the rear.
– Superior clamping surface to insure maximum rail engagement.

Materials & Construction
The AD-GP GoPro mount is precision CNC machined from a block of 6061 T6 aluminum and finished in hard coat type 3 Mil-Spec anodize for a rock hard lasting finish.
– Precision machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum.
– Hard coat anodized for a lifetime of performance.
– Fully adjustable to fit both in spec and out of spec rail systems.
– American Defense MFG, LLC. products feature a lifetime warranty.
– Features the Patented QD Auto Lock™ Lever system.
– Made with pride in the U.S.A.

Specifications
– The AD-GP GoPro mount has the following specifications:
– Weight: 2.60 ounces

Arisaka Defense recently added 3 new products to their lineup so we figured we’d tell you about them all in one post. 

First is the Low Profile Bipod Mount for Harris S-series (S-BR, S-BRM, S-L, S-LM, S-25, and S-25C) Bipods. The Low Profile Bipod Mount replaces the entire stock sling swivel interface with a minimalist Picatinny mount. Rotation limiters allow for approximately 15 degrees of cant to either side for leveling, and the mount is compatible with pod lock levers.

Arisaka Low Profile Harris S Bipod Mount 2

The Low Profile Bipod Mount places the bipod 1/8″ below the Picatinny rail, greatly reducing the overall height. Combined with its weight at just over one ounce and a short 1.4″ length, it significantly reduces bulk compared to the stock mount. Machined from billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized, the Low Profile Bipod Mounts are built for rough use and long term reliability.

Arisaka Low Profile Harris S Bipod Mount 2


Next up is the Low Profile Picatinny Rails for KeyMod and MLOK. These 5 slot rails feature a reduced height to pull Picatinny accessories closer to the handguard. They also utilize three KeyMod or M-Lok fasteners which will spread the increased stress of large Picatinny accessories like bipods or vertical grips over more slots on the rail.

Arisaka Low profile picatinny rail keymod mlok

The Low Profile Picatinny Rails are machined out of billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized.

Proudly made in the USA and available now on the Arisaka site:

Low Profile Picatinny Rail KeyMod

Low Profile Picatinny Rail M-Lok


Last but not least is the new SureFire M620 Adapter for Offset Scout Mounts. The Offset M620 Adapter allows Surefire M620 Scout lights to be used with our Offset Scout Mount, and preserves the adjustability, allowing for side to side placement for additional clearance around front sights or other top rail mounted accessories. The wrap-around design also keeps the light on the same plane as a M300 or M600 Scout light used without the Offset M620 Adapter.

Arisaka M620 Adapter for Offset Scout Mount 1Arisaka M620 Adapter for Offset Scout Mount 1Arisaka M620 Adapter for Offset Scout Mount 1

The Offset M620 Adapter is machined from billet 6061 aluminum and MIL-A-8625 Type III hard coat anodized for durability.

Most of you who know who FALKOR Defense is know them as the manufacturer of some amazing rifles and gun parts such as their Mirrored Ambi AR-15/AR-10 Receiver Sets, PETRA 300WM rifle, etc. FALKOR Defense has a plan to be know for much more. Behind the scenes, their “ShadowWorks” R&D team has been creating some awesome gun accessories as well and those accessories are now starting to become available for purchase.

Most recently they have started shipping their new “MANTIS” precision bipod. The MANTIS features adjustable swivel and cant and the legs can be moved forward or back independent of each other. To extend the legs you simply pull them out to the length you need and then to retract them you just push a button and they snap all the way back in.  

FALKOR Defense MANTIS Precision Bipod

FALKOR Defense MANTIS Bipod

They have also released their new “Velocity” Glock Mag Extensions that not only add capacity to your Glock Mags but give your mags a stronger base pad and the added weight can help ensure your mags drop free when empty. 

FALKOR Defense VELOCITY Mag Extension

Falkor Defense Velocity Mag Extension

Another product they have released is their MACH-15 (AR-15) and MACH-10 (AR-10) ambi charging handles. I have one of the MACH-15’s and they are extremely well built and function perfectly. 

FALKOR Defense MACH-15 Ambi Charging Handle

FALKOR Defense MACH-10 Ambi Charging Handle

FALKOR Defense MACH15

FALKOR defense MACH10

As you can see, lots of awesomeness coming out of FALKOR Defense right now and way more to come. You can check out all of the new products from FALKOR Defense at www.FALKORDefense.com.

FALKOR Defense really wowed a ton of people this week at SHOT Show this week. They unveiled a number of new products including their new “OPTIMUS” PDW stock, FALKOR Defense bipod, showing off the PETRA 300WM and of course the new #BALLSOHARDER movie.

The OPTIMUS PDW stock is such a cool stock. Unlike most PDW stocks, the OPTIMUS only uses one guide rod which is on the bottom, instead of on the sides. With a push of a button you can extend the stock and then the butt pad flips up.

FALKOR Defense Shot Show 1

FALKOR Defense Shot Show 1

FALKOR also introduced their new bipod. I don’t have a ton of information on the bipod just yet but it definitely looks awesome. 

FALKOR Defense Shot Show 3

Of course the PETRA 300WM rifle was center stage at the FALKOR Defense booth. The PETRA 300WM is touted as the “softest shooting 300wm rifle out there” and the videos they’ve shown of it, that is probably true. A couple different models of PETRA 300WM rifles were recently released for order.

FALKOR Defense Shot Show 4

Last but not leasts is the #BALLSOHARDER movie. This was a big collaboration between FALKOR Defense and a bunch of other industry partners. You can watch the video by clicking on the image below.

FALKOR Defense Shot Show Ballsoharder

Accutac makes one of the nicest bipods on the market as well as some other accessories. This year they were at SHOT Show and debuted some new products shown below.

The main new product debut for Accu-Tac is the BR-4 or Bolt Rifle 4″ bipod. The BR-4 is a lightweight (13 ounces) bipod with non-extendable legs. It also is less expensive. Price TBD but goal is around $175.  Available next week.

Accutac Bipod 2Accu-Tac BR-4 bipod shown far left. SR-5 and LR-10 bipods are to the right.

In addition to the BR-4 bipod, both the SR-5 and LR-10 have been put on a weight loss program and shaved a few ounces. All 3 bipods are now available with your option of QD mount or screw on mount.

Accutac Bipod 2

You can keep tabs on all things Accu-Tac on their social media outlets and website listed below.

Accu-Tac on Facebook
Accu-Tac on Instagram
www.Accu-Tac.com

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SHOT Show 2016 photos provided by David (TracerX)

Recently I showed you guys the Impact Weapons Components low profile KeyMod Bipod Mount. Just yesterday they introduced their new M-LOK version that uses their proprietary KML technology allowing it to mount to both M-LOK rails as well as the original MOE hand guards. I absolutely love my little KeyMod Bipod Mounts from IWC and now I’m gonna have to get a few of these too. At least they are affordable. They are listed at just $15.95 but you can save 5% by using the code “ar15news” at checkout on www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.

IWC M-LOK Bipod Mount 1

IWC M-LOK Bipod Mount 1

Designed to provide a rugged, low-profile, ultra lightweight and ergonomic attachment point for your bipod

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Accepts any bipod which attaches to a standard sling swivel stud

Directly attaches to any slot on ALL Original or M-LOK MOE SL, AR, AK & Shotgun Handguards or M-LOK compliant rails

Designed with IWC’s proprietary KML Reversible Mounting Nut, which engages the inside of the Original width slot or simply reverse the nut to the M-LOK compatible design and attach to M-LOK compliant slots

No gunsmithing, spacers or washers are required for install

Ergonomic, direct attach design eliminates all sharp edges which can ensnarl the operator’s gear

Ultra-light MOUNT-N-SLOT design weighs only 6.775 grams (.239 ounces)

CNC machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum;Type III Anodized per MIL-A-8625F

100% LIFETIME WARRANTY. PERIOD. Return for full refund including your shipping charges

IWC’s MOUNT-N-SLOT products are MADE IN AMERICA

http://www.impactweaponscomponents.com/product/bipod-mount-v2/

For a while now I’ve been wanting to purchase a couple more Harris bipods and pair them with the Impact Weapons Components KeyMod Bipod Mount. About a month ago I happened to be messing around on the Impact Weapons Components website and saw that they now carry Harris bipods and couldn’t help myself. I purchased two bipods and two mounts. Now that I’ve had them installed and using them for a while I wanted to do a quick writeup on the two different rifles I have them installed on.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

INSTALLATION

Aside from having to remove the rail (in most circumstances), the installation was very simple. You have the KeyMod Bipod Stud and two metal snap rings. The IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount is CNC’d from Stainless Steel with a Melonite finish and weighs less than 1 ounce.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

Place the Bipod Mount into the large circle portion of the desired KeyMod slot as shown below. Once in place, drop one of the metal snap rings over the shaft of the Bipod Mount work the snap ring around the flared portion and down into the groove closest to the surface of your handguard.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 5a

THE SPR

First is the obvious setup which would be on a rifle with a higher powered scope such as an SPR or DMR. I built an 18″ SPR using a Mega Arms billet set and barrel with a Fortis Mfg 14″ Switch KeyMod rail. Instead of installing some adapters and rail sections I opted to install the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount and Harris Bipod. This is an absolutely awesome, rock solid setup. There’s zero wobble and it looks pretty awesome. This is pretty much what this product was designed for and it shows. I’ve been shooting this SPR with the Bipod quite a bit lately and love it.

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

THE NON-SPR

One of the most important features of the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount is how small it is. In fact it is so small that I started thinking about putting it on a rifle that I wouldn’t normally use with a Bipod but could throw one on in a pinch. This 16″ AR has just a 1-4 optic and a Vertical Forward Grip. I’ve also installed the Bipod Mount a few KeyMod slots in-front of the Vertical Grip which actually works very well as a super low profile Handstop while not in use with a Bipod. 

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

If the need arises, in a matter of seconds I can install a Bipod on this rifle turning it into a completely different beast. Now instead of a run and gun rifle it is capable of engaging and making longer range shots. 

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount 1

If you couldn’t tell already, I really like the IWC KeyMod Bipod Mount. It is very inexpensive, light weight and versatile. When I purchased mine, I used our “ar15news” discount code (it’s technically for you guys but I used it too 🙂 ) to save 5% and got the bipod for $68 and the mount for $8 ($76 total) which I think is a bargain. If you’re looking for something similar to this you can check it out for yourself at www.ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.

A MagPod is basically a replacement floor plate for your Gen 1 and Gen 2 Magpul PMAGs. This upgrade creates a stable platform to aid in using your magazine as a monopod while shooting in the prone without the need of a bipod and can also help you with shooting off of alternative surfaces such as rocks or slippery surfaces. As you can see in the photos below it creates enough of a stable platform that it can help the rifle stand up on its own.

I know we’ve all seen pictures of AR with MagPod’s on them for quite some time but up until these last few days they have not been available for purchase. MagPod has a network of dealers and some of them started taking pre-orders on them last week. My buddy over at VF Gunrunners has them in-stock and ready to ship at probably the best deal going on these. He’s offering the 3-pack of MagPod’s for just $19.95 with FREE SHIPPING at www.VFGunrunners.com.

MagPod For Sale 1

MagPod For Sale 1

I’ve also included the MagPod Dealer list below in case you have your own favorite retailer. I did notice that not all of them have the MagPod up on their website though.

Battle Arms Development
BlackPoint Tactical
Brownells, Inc.
F3 Tactical, Inc.
Griffon Industries
Gun Gallery Inc.
Harris Tactical
Joe Bob Outfitters.com
King Shooters Supply
Rainier Arms
SKD Tactical
The Armory Inc.
The Gun Vault Utah
Tactical Distributors
VF Gunrunners
Weapon Outfitters

Magpul has just released four brand new M-LOK accessories which includes an M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip, QD Sling Mount, Offset Light Mount and a Bipod Mount. The nice part is there’s no waiting for these like in the past. They are in-stock on the Magpul website as well as shipping to dealers as we speak. I know for a fact that M-LOK MVG is already calling my name for use on my Geissele SMR MK8 rail. Check all of these new products out at their respective links below or you can head on over to the general M-LOK page on www.Magpul.com.

Magpul M-LOK MOE Vertical Grip

Magpul M-LOK MVG 1 Magpul M-LOK MVG 1

Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount

Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount 2

Magpul M-LOK QD Sling Mount 2

Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount

Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount 2 Magpul M-LOK Offset Light Mount 2

Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount

Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount 2 Magpul M-LOK Bipod Mount 2

Had a nice time sighting in / function testing a couple of my newer AR’s at the range the other day. I typically shoot on private land but bench shooting is a good way to get your guns out, put some rounds through them and make sure they are running good. For the most part there were no issues but any AR builder will tell you it only takes one small issue to throw a monkey wrench in there.

620 CIV Tactical SPR AERO Precision AR Pistol Vortex opticsClick to enlarge

The rifle has an upper built by CIV Tactical using receivers are from Tactical Firearms Solutions. CIV Tactical used their excellent 18″ SPR barrel and Matched Bolt that are known for getting some extremely low sub-MOA results. I used an older Bolt Carrier with the supplied bolt and figured everything would be fine. When the rifle wouldn’t eject a single round I knew there was something going on. Instead of just giving up and using the other AR I brought I decided to try to figure out was the issue was. After trying 2 different lowers, 4 different mags and 2 different types of ammo I decided to try a different BCG. Swapped it out and it ran like a Sewing Machine. I know the Matched Bolt is good as it was test fired with that exact Bolt so it’s pretty obvious I can narrow it down to the Bolt Carrier such as a leaky Gas Key. Looks like I threw in my own monkey wrench.  LoL  

The point is if you think logically through your failures and start eliminating possible issues, you can quite often move past the issues with the rifle and still get in some good trigger time. Oh, and bring some tools and small parts with you when test firing a rifle for the first time.  🙂

The rail on the SPR is a Parallax Tactical FFSSR rail. It also has an ATLAS Bipod with ADM mouth and the Stock is the LUTH-AR MBA-1 that you can buy from www.MidwestPX.com. The AR Pistol is all AERO Precision with an Odin Works 10.5″ Barrel, Primary Weapons CQB comp and a KAK Industry Super Sig Tube. Both guns have Vortex Optics…optics.

One of the coolest things I’ve seen lately is watching people use Crowdfunding campaigns to realize their dreams of manufacturing a product and having it be a success.  Crowdfunding is the use of a website to take pre-orders at a discounted price on the new product which helps the designer afford the initial cost of manufacturing the product.  We were excited to help the iOCover become a success on KickStarter.  They have now been taken over by Tango Down and are flying off shelves as fast as they can stock them.  The Sharps Bro’s Hellbreaker AR15 lower is another success story.   The latest potential success story is that of the Saffle Industries SI-RIP which is a carbine length Quad Rail with an integrated Bipod.

Saffle SI-RIP 1

 

The Saffle Industries SI-RIP was designed to look like a standard Carbine Length Drop-In Quad Rail while housing a fully adjustable compact bipod.  The legs of the SI-RIP’s bipod store inside the quad rail until needed at which time the user unlocks the system, pulls the legs out and locks them in place.  In the event you find yourself on an uneven surface each leg can be adjusted by a simple twist to untighten, adjust height and twist to tighten it up again.  The first SI-RIP will be for the AR-15 with the carbine length forend.  As business grows they will expand their product line and will offer the SI-RIP for a wide variety of weapon platforms and sizes including the mid length and rifle length AR15 as well as working on the production for the AK47. 

Specs
–   6061 T6 aluminum

–   Hard Coat Anodizing (Type III)   
–   Dimensions:  L-6.5xW-2.65xH-2.5
–   Bi-pod legs are .38″ thick (and are very durable)
–   Weight 1.63lbs

Made in USA (Nevada)

Saffle SI-RIP 2

Despite the compact diameter of the bipod legs, they are designed to be very strong.  The owner of Saffle Industries said he has actually stood on top of his AR15 with the legs fully extended.  I don’t look at the SI-RIP as a solution for Snipers or Designated Marksmen.  Instead I see it being used more for those who aren’t going to need a bipod on a daily basis but want to have the ability to set up and make the longer shot if needed at any time.  I think of LEO’s like my own brother that carry AR15’s in the trunk of their cruiser.  They aren’t going to want a normal bipod on their rifle.  Normal bipod’s can get in the way, get caught up on your gear, add a lot of weight and take up valuable rail space on such a short rail that can be better used for items such as lights or grips.  With the SI-RIP you can keep your normal accessory setup in place and at a moments notice, deploy a fully functional bipod as seen in the pictures below.  

Saffle SI-RIP 4

Saffle SI-RIP 3

So here’s how you can help.  Saffle Industries is using a Crowdfunding campaign to fundm the production cost of their new SI-RIP Quadrail by raising $30,000 in just 30 days.  When the SI-RIP comes out it will have a retail price of $199 but right now you can pre-order a SI-RIP through their Crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub.com at a discounted price of $149 for one or $249 for two.  You’re probably asking yourself exactly what I asked.  “What happens if they don’t meet their funding goal?  Do I get my SI-RIP still or am I out my money?”  The cool part is you are still guaranteed to get your SI-RIP.  I personally spoke with Jason Saffle about this as I wanted to make sure I did the right thing for my readers.  He said they already have everything ready to fill all orders that come in even if they don’t meet their goal.  As with all Crowdfunding campaigns, the success all depends on whether or not the potential backers (you) find this to be a product that you would buy.  So basically, the success of this project is up to you.  There are multiple different levels of funding you can do starting as low as just $5.  Every little bit helps and I think there should be enough interest that we as a group can make this another huge success story.  You can help fund the Saffle Industries SI-RIP on RocketHub.com.

Also, be sure to head on over to the Saffle Industries Facebook page for updates on the progress of this campaign.

If you are like myself or many other AR owners that have built a nice lightweight AR with a Magpul MOE Handguard on it you’re no doubt familiar with Impact Weapons Components and their line of Mount-N-Slot components.  IWC is the premier manufacturer of light mounts, sling attachments, hand stops, etc. designed to work with the MOE Handguard.  One thing that’s been kind of lacking is the ability to efficiently attach a bipod to the MOE handguard.  With bipods you have two options.  Either mount it to a 1913 picatinny rail or to a sling swivel stud.  Instead of buying an adapter for your bipod to mount to a picatinny rail and then buying a small rail section for your MOE handguard you can just buy the new IWC Bipod V2 Mount-N-Slot.  This mount will work with any bipod that mounts to a standard sling swivel stud and as shown in the pics below it allows the bipod to rest against the MOE to give it better stability and strength.  Its a nice low profile design but it also is much more affordable at just $15.95.  Don’t forget to use “AR15NEWS” at checkout to save 5% off of this and the rest of the awesome products IWC makes or carries.  Get  yours at ImpactWeaponsComponents.com.

IWC Bipod Mount V2 1

IWC Bipod Mount V2 1

BIPOD-V2 MOUNT-N-SLOT – Made by Impact Weapons Components in Colorado:

NEW IMPROVED BIPOD MOUNT-N-SLOT:

WEIGHT REDUCED BY 0.6 OUNCES, TO 1.23 OUNCES TOTAL WEIGHT

HEIGHT REDUCED BY 30%

INCREASED STABILITY AND LOWER PROFILE IMPROVES ACCURACY The higher the bipod is relative to the bore, the more stable the rifle will be on top of it because for the same height off the ground the bipod legs will be wider. Swivel-style bipods should be mounted as “high” as possible so that their swivel axis is as close to the bore axis as possible, which reduces sight/barrel movement for the same amount of rotational correction for leveling.

100% LIFETIME WARRANTY. PERIOD. Return for full refund including your shipping charges

DIRECT attach design eliminates the need for 2 separate mounts; 1- A bipod mount and 2 – A Picatinny MIL-Spec 1913 Bolt-on Rail Section

SPEND LESS MONEY: Compare to $50.00 or more for a Bipod Mount + a Rail Section + Shipping Charges

Accepts any bipod which attaches to a standard sling swivel stud

Ergonomic, DIRECT attach design eliminates all sharp edges which can ensnarl the operators gear

Attach BIPOD-V2 MOUNT-N-SLOT once and leave it on; BIPOD-V2 is the same height as a Picatinny MIL-Spec 1913 Bolt-on Rail Section

47% lower profile than a separate Bipod Mount and Picatinny MIL-Spec 1913 Bolt-on Rail Section

3 or more parts are eliminated from your firearm, based on our competitions mounts used

Micro-Adjustable mounting allows the operator to mount anywhere through any slot or combination of slots on the firearm hand guard

CNC Machined from 303 Stainless Steel and 6061-T6 aluminum; Hard anodized Type III matte finish per MIL-A-8625F

Easily installation and simple to follow instructions, using the Long Arm Hex Key and the 2- 10/32 x 3/8 long Stainless Steel Soc Head Cap Screws and 2- Stainless Steel #10 Washers supplied with each BIPOD-V2 MOUNT-N-SLOT

NO GUNSMITHING – Mounting does not require alteration of firearm hand guard heat shields

MADE IN USA Small Made in USA flag ; Including Materials, Tool and Packaging

BIPOD-V2 MOUNT-N-SLOT is MADE BY AMERICANS in COLORADO

 

We were really excited to hear the guys over at MagPod were loaning us one of their V.1 prototypes to play around with for a month.  The MagPod has been a hater magnet ever since it came out so we wanted to give it an unbiased review.  Being that this is a V.1 prototype this review will only focus on the performance and ease of use of the item as its overall design will stay the same but the composition and durability will continue to be tweaked prior to its release.  Continue reading “Review – MagPod V.1 Prototype” »

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Mako T-POD Gen 2

The Mako Group offer the T-POD which is a Vertical Fore Grip that with the push of a button converts into a Bipod.  The T-POD is very popular and now they have introduced the GEN 2 version.  Check out the pictures and information below and then check it out at Continue reading “New AR-15 Accessory! Mako Group T-POD Gen 2” »