Magpul Industries has announced the delivery of the Modular-LOK (M-LOK) Tripod Adapter. The M-LOK is an incredible tool that can quickly transition a standard AR-15 patrol rifle into a stable platform for more precise shots, or a precision AR rifle into an even more stable system.
One of the biggest problems with long-term deployments is fatigue. With fatigue the shooter’s firing platform begins to break down bringing on inaccurate fire. With the [easyazon_link identifier=”B010UNQ1IG” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Magpul M-LOK Tripod Adapter[/easyazon_link] officers or Tactical Team operators can quickly secure their AR rifle on a supported tripod. The M-LOK can swivel on the tripod allowing both horizontal and vertical aiming adjustments.
Prior to the M-LOK Tripod Adapter the most common method of securing a rifle to a tripod was to use some form of saddle or rest. Though these options do work, they in effect combine the rifle and tripod into one unit, not easily separated in an emergency situation. The M-LOK Tripod Adapter has a quick release function, so the officer’s rifle can be dismounted quickly providing greater mobility.
The M-LOK Tripod Adapter is designed for metal M-LOK compatible hand guards or for ends and mounts directly onto any tripod head equipped with the common [easyazon_link identifier=”B00L6F1J9Y” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Manfrotto[/easyazon_link]RC2/Q2 interface. With the M-LOK Tripod Adapter the officer can mount their AR-15 or AR-10 rifle directly to a tripod head without the use of any additional saddles giving them a secure shooting platform that is more lightweight and compact.
Magpul M-LOK Tripod Adapter Specifications
- Material: CNC Machined Aluminum, Mil-Spec Anodized
- Weight: 1.2 oz.
- Maximum Length: 3.1 in.
- Maximum Width: 1.8 in.
- Made in the U.S.A.
- MSRP: $49.95.
Magpul M-LOK Tripod Adapter Features
- Compatible exclusively with [easyazon_link identifier=”B00L6F1J9Y” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]Manfrotto[/easyazon_link] products using RC2/Q2 rapid connect adapter
- Directly mounts to metal [easyazon_link identifier=”B00PDKO7LU” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]M-LOK hand guards[/easyazon_link] and forends (not intended for use with polymer hand guards or forends)
- Cammed T-Nuts
- Mil-Spec anodized aluminum
- Compact and low profile, covers only two M-LOK slots
- Beveled ends and corners
- Recoil/impact mitigation lugs.
Being CNC machined from aluminum and finished in Mil-Spec anodizing the M-LOK Tripod Adapter is fully prepared to provide excellent corrosion resistance. Beveled ends and corners give the [easyazon_link identifier=”B010UNQ1IG” locale=”US” tag=”bluesheecom-20″]M-LOK Tripod Adapter[/easyazon_link] a minimal profile, and allow the officer to keep the Adapter attached to the weapon system at all times with minimal snagging hazards. The lightweight design won’t create an undue burden, and prepares the officer’s AR-15 for a steady mount at any time.
This Magpul invention really opens a lot of options for not only tactical teams, but patrol officers on perimeter duties as well. What do you think?