A bipod is an attachment, usually to a weapon, that helps support and steady it. The bipod provides significant stability along two axes of motion (side-to-side, and up-and-down).
Bipod comes from the Latin and Greek roots bi and pod, meaning "two" and "foot, or feet" respectively.
The first known use of bipods on firearms can be traced back to hand cannons of the 12th century which were cast iron barrels laid on top of short poles.
Bipods on rifles are first known to have been used in an improvised fashion during the mid-19th century, particularly by frontiers hunting buffalo and other wild animals. For example, the painting "The Long Shot" by Howard Terpning shows indigenous native American hunters shooting a rifle with an improvised bipod consisting of two crossed arrows.
During the 20th century, use of dedicated bipods increased, and was seen on different types of rifles during wars. For example the Lewis gun (1914) was fitted an adjustable of bipod.The technology became more advanced, with hinged legs and even extendable or retractable legs.
One of the first companies to manufacture commercially successful bipods was Harris Engineering, Inc founded in 1979 in Barlow, Kentucky by Gerald Harris, Margaret Harris, and Susan Wilkerson. Before starting the company, Gerald had applied for a patent on the bipod. In 2019, their successful Harris Bipods have been produced for nearly forty years, and have remained relatively unchanged.
Recent advances in manufacture of bipods include use of lightweight materials such as aluminium, carbon fiber and titanium, use of different quick attachment and detachament mechanisms (Picatinny, M-LOK, etc. or even magnets) and various types of feet materials such as rubber, metal, or a "basket" designed to stop the bipod from sinking into soft surfaces such as fine sand or deep snow (inspired by ski poles and snowshoes)
There are several mounting standards for attaching a bipod to a rifle, of which some well known are swivel stud, Picatinny and Versa Pod spigot mount.
6-9 inch Harryis style Sling Swivel bipod, Rotation lock
Tactical 6-9 Inch Bipod,Full Metal, w/ Sling Swivel Adaptor, Sling Connection
Easy to use, sturdy construction with lock screw, frame crossbar anc claw etc.
Mounts onto rifles with sling stud or with picatinny rail via adaper
21.2mm picatinny rail adaper.
Unscrew rotation lock to retract the feet.
Rubber feet avoid slip, top rubber covered avoid scrach your caliber.
High quality aluminum alloy in durable black matte finish.
Designed for real fire caliber, no collapse.
Material: 6061 aluminum alloy
Size: 6-9 inch (other values as picture shown)
Sling Swivel Adaptor Description:
Fits onto Weaver or Picatinny rail.
Rotatable sling stud built in is perfect for mounting bipods or attaching to sling swivels.
Adapter body is made of aluminum alloy.
Stud is made of steel.
Anodized in matte black finish.
On firearms, bipods are commonly used on rifles and machine guns to provide a forward rest and reduce motion. They are also seen on other long-barrelled weapons. Bipods permit operators to easily rest a weapon on objects, like the ground or a wall, reducing their fatigue and increasing accuracy and stability. Bipods can be of fixed or adjustable length. Some can be tilted and also have their tilting point close to the barrel's central axis, allowing the weapon to tilt left and right. Some designs also allow the weapon to be rotated side-to-side. There are three ways for bipods to be folded: away from the shooter, towards the shooter, or into a vertical foregrip.
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