American Tomahawk

Grip Pod At The Range

Grip Pod is a vertical foregrip integrated with an expandable, internal bipod. It allows the operator to go from a CQB position to prone, and have a stable base for armed firing in place before hitting the ground.


In a previous article, we covered having range time with the Alexander Arms ‘Alexa’ AR-15 at C2 Shooting Center, and we mentioned using the GPS.LE with the weapon. In addition to the GPS.LE, we also had the opportunity to check out other products in the grip pod line.


The GPS.02 is the military model of the Grip Pod. The grip is made from reinforced polymers, while the legs are stainless steel covered with hardened polymer.

Dual Light Rail

The Grip Pod Dual light Rail is a module that attaches to the Grip Pod System, allowing the user to have a rear-activating button tactical light or laser without a pressure pad cord system.

Additionally, it has been brought up that the noise the Grip Pod system makes when the bipod is deployed can alert to the operator’s presence. This image shows that by slowly deploying the bipod legs against one’s leg, the sound signature can be reduced.

Grip Pod deployment


21 Responses to “Grip Pod At The Range”

  1. Jason says:

    Chow hall kickstand.

  2. I’ve read mixed reviews on the reliability of these, and another point: People have to be careful not to buy a cheapo Chinese knock-off.

  3. That Blue Falcon says:

    These are great for lazy FOBBITS who want a tacticool way to set their rifle down on the chow hall floor, but they’re pretty useless with extended hard use. Seen multiple failures on the springs or the legs. Stick with a real vert grip or buy a bipod that’s worth a damn.

    • Free Hugs says:


      • Eric Bol says:

        I like it okay just because we have a bunch, they’re better than nothing, and are lighter than traditional bipods. However, I’m on my fourth one in three years and they aren’t very stable on hard surfaces. A side note, on my last two tours they don’t let pogs put their blasters on the floor in the chow hall anymore.

  4. JPate says:

    Nice Kuhl pants, which model are they?

  5. Ben says:

    These have been in service now for a few years with the (regular) British military. Like any equipment there’s always going to be an element of kit husbandry and training, to ultimately prolong the life of the kit. They’re fairly squaddie-proof – and battle proven – though occasionally the main spring goes, which leaves the legs dangling out forlornly, but it’s a quick fix. Popping the legs out sounds like working parts going forward!

  6. Jason says:

    Nice to see a Streamlight Polytac around. They’re not cutting edge but they’re lightweight and work pretty well!

  7. wokka says:

    All military equipment can break, of course this grip is no exception, but I have found that it is no more fragile than other grip bipod combinations. We have them on issue and no problems with getting a new one.

    i like the light rail modifications available, But I’d love to know what the tan sleeve is on the grip. I’m hoping it is a well designed mount for Illuminator tape switches… If so where can I get one???

  8. Mike Nomad says:

    Who makes those BUIS?

  9. cj says:

    been using them on the IW A2 for years and without fail, after the first zeroing rounds have gone down range i take the thing off because it’s crap. every one i have used cants to the right and they’re aren’t robust enough for the minimi, having got through 4 of them in one days ranges. i heard there’s a titanium version though so that could be an improvement…?

  10. Chechen says:

    Yeah I’ve both the polymer version and the all aluminum version. Both branded GriPod (No china crap here).

  11. Jon Meyer says:

    These things are garbage, plain and simple. Mall ninja status.