When FAB Defense did it on the Tavor, it made sense to me. The bullpup design makes finding a location for a bipod rather complicated. This? Well…I’ll [try and fail to] reserve judgement until we take one for a test drive, but at first glance it sure looks like a lot of scaffolding to effect a slightly wider MagPod that may get in the way during reloads. Anyway, it’s called the AR-Podium or the AK-Podium and FAB’s product description and more photos follow…
The AR-Podium implements a bi-pod support for the AR-15 in a new and innovative way.
The AR-Podium enables the operator to install a steady and durable bi-pod platform without adding front-end weight and saving valuable rail space.
The AR-Podium is easily deployed with the main shooting hand, without having to alter the grip on the weapon, or lose sight of the target.
*US Patent No. 9,354,012.
* Total weight [ED: 12.59 oz] includes the AGR-43, weight of the Podium alone is 237 g [ED: 8.36 oz]
- Compact and sleek design with no protruding parts
- Rapid deployment mechanism operates by the push of a button
- Provides steady and durable bipod platform
- Quick and easy installation, no Gunsmith required
- Made of light and durable high-end reinforced polymer composite
- Saves valuable rail space for additional mounting options
- The model includes the AGR-43 pistol grip and the Podium bi-pod
- Available in Matt-Black, Olive Drab green or Flat Dark Earth
And the AK variant:
I dig how the legs deploy under spring power, but not gonna lie…the rifle sure rocks a lot while he’s shooting prone…