I.O. Inc. a Florida based gun company is now offering their tactical bipod that they had show me at their last writer’s event. The bipod itself has the locking claw design of that of the BoBro and GGG. Priced at just $69.95, the I.O. Inc. Tactical Bipod is a lot cheaper than those two.
Except for the two feet pads made from polymer, the I.O. Tactical Bipod has an all metal construction. The bipod legs and head pieces are made from aluminum alloy. Everything assembled together with steel bolts and springs. Weights in near 18 ounces, it’s not a lightweight bipod.
The I.O. Tactical Bipod works great on AR-15 or any gun that has 1913 rail section underneath. The bipod head is cant adjustable with a flip of a lever. Once the metal locking claws locked in to the locking slot on the bipod head, the legs are locked solid. The length of the bipod legs are adjustable from 6 to 9 inch. Noted that the thick feet polymer pad adds another 1/3 inch to the leg length.
The locking claws are part of the bipod legs. The bipod head is consist of 4 components bolted together: the 1913 Picatinny rail adapter at the top, the tube shaped center piece that controls the canting, and the two pieces with the locking slot on each side.
The under side of the I.O. tactical bipod. The three rotating levers control the cant adjustment of the bipod head and the bipod leg’s length. While all three are function just fine, I found them could come loss easily. The two locking claws, one on each leg, are spring-loaded with the serrated surface for the thumb release.
I have been using the I.O. Tactical Bipod for the last few months for my field testing and it’s holding up just fine. If you are looking for a heavy duty bipod at a good price, please check out the new I.O. Inc Tactical Bipod.