TAC SHIELD RAIL MOUNT PIVOTING BIPOD (T9521RP)
HEIGHT: 6–9 inches, deployed WEIGHT: 16 ounces
ATTACHMENT: 1913 Picatinny rail MSRP: $70
This is a lightweight bipod that connects using the Picatinny rail system. I found that I had to cant the bipod in order to use the attachment lever to secure it to the rifle. The cant lever is low profile, which can make it a little difficult to access. Press the button, and the spring-loaded legs extend and firmly lock in place. If it is mounted on an AR-style rifle, this 6- to 9-inch bipod has to be open at least to the first notch to allow freedom of movement with a 30-round magazine. There is a cant feature that allows tilt from side to side by about 20 degrees, but the bipod needs to be extended to avoid magazine contact with the ground when shooting higher than level elevation. The TAC Shield is a solid unit, especially at this price.