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The Best AR-15 Foregrip Bipods

Michael Crites
Michael Crites


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How to pick the best AR-15 foregrip bipod

The grip area of your AR is critical for mobility, shot placement, and overall effectiveness with your weapon.

Given the customizability of the AR platform, we’ve seen some real innovation in the world of combination grip/bipods (sometimes called “grip pods’ by the tacticool set) that give your rifle another layer of capability. Plus – for most shooters – having a single piece of gear that can fill 2 roles is an easy sell.

Bipod grips combine your standard vertical grip with a set of retractable legs to give you a more stable shooting platform (similar to shooting prone) for both close and long-range shooting.

The legs support your weapon and eliminate the weight/strain from your arms, essentially acting as a mobile rifle rest.

This little change can increase shooting efficiency by adding stability without sacrificing grip area – you can use the grip when on the move and have a stationary platform at the ready. Quite the trick!

This mix of mobility and stability obviously isn’t possible with a grip or bipod alone, which makes a bipod foregrip one of the most versatile and useful additions to your AR.

The combined flexibility an AR 15 bipod foregrip offers is ideal—especially if you’ve got a number of additions to your AR (extended mags, scope, rifle sling, etc.)

Many rifles tend to pick up weight over time – more features offer more capabilities—but if you don’t want your shooting performance to suffer due to all those upgrades & additions the logical next step is a lightweight foregrip bipod to lighten the load on your arms, back, and shoulders when at the range.

Best Overall:


Material: Reinforced polymer
Compatibility: Picatinny Rail
Folding: No
Swivel: No
Weight: 10oz

6¼” (15.9cm) Retracted Legs
8½” (21.6cm) Extended Legs
Grip Width: 1.5” Diameter
Bipod Width: 6″

The amazingly-priced GPS Grip Pod is both small and tall—able to unfold from a collapsed height of 6.25 inches to a maximum height of just over 8.5 inches almost instantaneously.

The Grip Pod was one of the most stable models we tested, with solid leg sections that ended in horizontal feet and a vertical grip that (while slightly larger than a standard vertical grip) provide fantastic control in our tests.

The single release button is situated right along the barrel – perfect for quick thumb depression. 

At 7 ounces pounds, it weighs about as much as a softball but is battle-proven on a number of fronts.

Some of the folks we talked to had their Grip Pod issued on deployment make it through multiple deployments – and keep on ticking. The legs make a satisfying POP when deployed, which feels solid and can be used to scare the hell out a napping hunting buddy when boredom sets in.

As mentioned it’s got more girth than a standard vertical foregrip, but not more so than any of the competition. We found the larger circumference easy to control and useful for longer hikes as it prevented unnecessary forearm stress when carrying our AR. 

The Grip Pod attaches to a standard picatinny rail via a super-simple wingnut. No tools necessary. Like any attachment with moving parts, the Grip Pod will require a little maintenance to operate optimally – nothing crazy, just basic disassembly and cleaning – or you can find that the legs won’t fully deploy consistently.


  • Battle-tested (US Army issues these) 
  • Fits standard 20mm picatinny rail
  • Legs deploy almost instantly


  • More circumference than standard vertical foregrips
  • Will require maintenance to perform optimally
  • Non-adjustable leg height

Material: Aluminum, steel, & reinforced polymer
Compatibility: Picatinny Rail
Folding: No
Swivel: Yes
Weight: 10.4oz

5.82″ Retracted Legs
8.26″ Extended Legs

Grip Width: 1.73” Diameter
Bipod Width: 6.1” 

The Fab Defense T-Pod is light, durable and high-quality – collapsing down to 5.8 inches tall and weighing 10.4 ounces. It extends to a maximum height of just over 8.2 inches and provides a shooting base 6 inches wide with the feet deployed.

It was one of the most stable models we tested, and it costs less than much of the competition. The Fab Defense vertical foregrip offers everything we sought in a foregrip bipod: comfortable pistol grip, easy one hand deployment, adjustable legs, a wide base at over 6 inches, quick to deploy—as well as nice touches like its ergonomic design, finger grooves, & aluminum paired with composite for a balance of strength and weight.


  • Construction quality
  • Ergonomic shape
  • Push-button operation
  • Pivots to provide cant adjustment
  • Independently adjustable legs for uneven terrain


  • Price
  • Not entirely aluminum
  • Takes longer to deploy than other options

Material: Reinforced polymer
Compatibility: Picatinny Rail
Folding: Yes
Swivel: No
Weight: 5.1oz

6″ Retracted Legs
9″ Extended Legs

Grip Width: 1.5” Diameter
Bipod Width: 4” 

The Wilcox industries foregrip bipod is a little smaller and lighter than our top pick, but it’s also more expensive. We loved how easy it was to use, with small upgrades like ribbed surface for a solid grip and the fact the grip can be used to store batteries instead of the bipod if that’s more important to your particular use case.

But the leg width is less than our top pick, in part because these style of foregrip bipod legs deploy from within the grip, which limits their length.

This creates a smaller footing profile and less stability as a bipod (but a thinner, potentially more comfortable grip). Once deployed it’s about 9 inches – which is taller than the Fab grip – but with the more shallow bipod width felt a bit less steady. it’s also the most expensive option of our top 3, more than twice as expensive as some other options.


  • Very light
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Solid vertical foregrip
  • Multi-functional


  • Shallow bipod width
  • Less stable than our top pick
  • Most expensive option

Who should consider these recommendations?

Any AR-15 enthusiast in the market for a bipod or foregrip. When you’re considering adding one of the products that these bipod foregrips replace – why not look into one of these products that do so much more (and take your AR to the next level)? Sure, these are more expensive than buying a foregrip AND a bipod – but what you get in return is another level of functionality altogether. You’ll also save weight and by combining the grip and bipod you’ll save on rail space, so you can add incorporate other tools down the line.

Foregrip bipod features that matter

We’ve used a variety of foregrips and bipods over the years, and these are the features that make the biggest difference in shooting performance and ease of use.

Ease of Use

This is the most important element. The last thing anyone wants in a rifle bipod or any gadget is a headache. When looking for a foregrip bipod make sure it’s easy to use. Things like single hand or push-button operation, quick detach, angled grips, smart engineering around things like button placement, sling swivel studs and means of attachment, and how well the legs either fold or extend will make all the difference. 

Size & Height

You want the right mix of grip size (in terms of circumference) and height (how high the firearm is elevated once the bipod is deployed.) There’s no standard for this product category and there are certainly differences between are different bipods/manufacturers in terms of final deployed height.

With our testing, we found that a height of 8-9 inches was about right, gave us the best mix of stability & size, and provided enough height to accommodate a 30 round magazine. All of our recommendations met these requirements. 

Of course, if you have a specific set-up or different requirements (be it a red dot sight or cowitness set-up) measure the height of your rail from the shooting bench and look for a product that fits what you need or consider a bipod with adjustable leg length. 

Heavy-Duty Durability

This is a tough one to measure without putting one of these AR-15 bipods through the wringer, but you want something that can take a licking and keep on ticking. Looks for products that are battle-tested and have been used by military, police, or shooting professionals. 


Bottom line: each of these foregrip bipods offer their own unique benefits, but our top pick is the GPS LE Model Grip Pod.

It the all the important criteria for the best AR-15 foregrip bipod:

  • Easy installation & one-hand use
  • Quality build & lifetime warranty
  • Good shooting height with bipod deployed

While there aren’t a top of options out there for foregrip bipods we hope this article helps make your eventual decision easy when you’re ready to customize your AR or drop in a budget scope. If you have any questions or feedback for me, please drop us a line.

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