GG&G QD XDS-2C COMPACT BIPOD
CONSTRUCTION: 6061-T6 aluminum HEIGHT: 6.5–8.25 inches, deployed WEIGHT: 17.5 ounces
ATTACHMENT: 1913 Picatinny rail MSRP: $201
The QD XDS-2C Compact Bipod is lighter than it appears. It is solidly built, and deploying the legs into the open position is very quick. At 90 degrees, the gun height is 7.5 inches, but when the legs are in the forward locking position at 45 degrees, the height drops to 5.5 inches. This bipod has a 20-degree traverse and 25-degree cant. The leg adjustments are easy to get to, but this is not so with the cant knob, which was difficult to get at, especially when canted to either side (although I have big hands). Keep in mind that this is a compact bipod: With legs extended, the base width (9 inches) is narrow. It was difficult to keep my Ruger RPR from falling over from the weight—something to think about for heavier rifles that need a wider base. However, ARs won’t be a problem. The nice thing about this bipod is the design of the AccuForce QD system, which makes it extremely easy to add or remove the bipod. To save space, I usually remove the bipods from my rifles before putting them back in the gun safe.