The 4 Best Pistol Bipods on the Market – Reviews 2022

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One doesn’t normally think of bipods in conjunction with pistols, but there is a thriving market for pistol bipods. Aside from dedicated target pistols like the Ruger Charger or Thompson Contenders, there are a great many handguns based off semi-auto rifles such as the AR-15 or other large handguns that are rooted in various rifles or even submachine guns.

On top of that, a great many hunting revolvers can benefit from the use of a bipod, which leaves us with a huge array of pistols that all need the support and accuracy a top quality bipod can provide. Unlike people, not all bipods are created equal, so check out our picks and decide for yourself what is the best pistol bipod:

AVAWO 6-9” Bipod

This is the most common sort of bipod you’ll see on pistols. I have one much like it on a single shot .22 pistol, and find it to be of an ideal size and configuration. Made of steel and aluminum, this bipod fastens to a standard sling swivel stud, making it suitable for any common sporting pistol, as well as readily adapted to AR style and similar tactical pistols.

While stability promoting spring loaded legs are one of its more notable features, I actually like the lack of a tilting and panning head. Not all bipods need that level of flexibility and sometimes a simple bipod is the best pistol bipod. For the price, and high reviews, it’s pretty much impossible to go wrong with this little gem.

Avawo Hunting Rifle Bipod Review

Accu-Shot Atlas

Here we have the ultimate pistol bipod. Sure it’s expensive but it’s worth it. If you have a hard hitting AR pistol that you built from the ground up for precision work or you are into long range pistol hunting or target shooting, you want a bipod every bit as hardcore as your pistol.

The Accu-Shot Atlas delivers that hardcore performance with legs that expand from 4.75-9”, reinforced construction, built-in 15 degrees of pan and cant, non-rotating legs, and attachment to any standard Picatinny rail. This is a true military grade bipod and will give you a rock solid platform to shoot from.

Atlas Bipod by B&T Industries

Harris Engineering 6-9” Bipod

Naturally, the best pistol bipod would be made in the USA, just like this fine offering from Harris. With pistol friendly 6-9” legs, notched legs for better performance, rugged steel construction, swiveling head, rubber padded feet, and ability to attach to any standard sling swivel, this is a high-quality bipod that won’t break the bank. Harris has long been a trendsetter in bipod design, and the market is flooded with Harris clones of varying quality. Personally, I’d rather go for the real thing than get a clone, especially when it’s priced so reasonably.

Harris Engineering S-BRM Hinged Base 6 - 9-Inch BiPod and Remington 700

CVLIFE Tactical Rifle Bipod

This is essentially a copy of the Accu-Shot Atlas, but at typically a far lower price point. Made of lightweight, yet durable aircraft grade aluminum, adjustable from 6-9”, and featuring a handy quick throw lever to rapidly attach or detach your bipod from a standard Picatinny rail, this is really a pretty decent bipod for the money. While I wouldn’t put it in the same class as an Atlas, it is clearly a very functional and well made bipod that mimics its generally far more expensive counterpart. If you need a decent bipod and like the design features of the Atlas, this is going to be the best choice for you.

Harris Picatinny Rail Adapter

A lot of bipods fit on Picatinny rails. A lot of bipods fit on standard sling swivel studs. Personally, I don’t like buying multiples of basically the same thing, when an adapter can solve compatibility problems. Buy your bipod first, and if you need an adapter, grab this. It’s inexpensive, simple, solves an age-old compatibility problem, and is easy to install.

The Best Pistol Bipods – Their Advantages and What to Look For

To me, bipods and pistols are forever linked together in the form of small-caliber target guns such as the Ruger Charger. Seeing the bipod-equipped Charger was my first glimpse into the world of pistols that fell outside the normal range of common handguns, later a single shot Chipmunk .22, also equipped with a bipod would fall into my hands, and I was hooked.

Fast forward a few years, and all manner of guns that push the legal and common boundaries of pistols are filling the market. Traditional target and hunting single-shots jostle for space with AR-15’s and pistols inspired from popular European submachine guns. Without a doubt these sorts of guns are both fun and have a place in the shooting world. While some are little more than handy platforms to build a legal short barreled rifle off of, others push the skill and ability of shooters in their efforts to master them. Certainly, a bipod equipped AR pistol is a real treat at the range or when hunting varmints.

To that end, most of these pistols are fitted with short bipods, Most commonly you’ll find 6-9” bipods, which make sense given the fact most of these will be shot from a bench or perhaps an improvised rest in the field. There is little need for the taller bipods that are required to help elevate a long range rifle.

Ultimately then, we are left poking through a market flooded with what is a fairly well-established style. The biggest questions become cost, if the bipod has a panning or tilting head, and if it attaches to a Picatinny rail or sling swivel. Not all shooters want tilting or panning bipod, and that certainly cuts down on cost, while attachment points depend on how your gun is built.

Cost is both a reflection of quality and name brand. Many inexpensive bipods from overseas are more than suitable for shooters and their lower price is more a matter of manufacturing costs than poor quality. Picking the right combination for your needs isn’t hard, and in the end, you’ll find shooting your favorite pistol with a bipod is quite rewarding.

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