Let’s just get something out of the way right up front. Placing the magazine on the ground in order to stabilize your AR-15 will not cause malfunctions. This technique has proven over and over again to be not only reliable but extremely useful. While I am dispelling myths… the 5.56 doesn’t tumble end over end through the air and Mattel never made M16s for the military.

The reason I bring this up is that the makers of the excellent line of Multitasker Tools recently made a splash with the introduction of the MagPod. The MagPod is a replacement baseplate for the ubiquitous Magpul PMAG. It is shaped in such a way that it provides a stable base when you are using the magazine as a monopod to stabilize your rifle and works as an aid in removing the magazine from pouches.

I think the MagPod has tremendous merit. I have personally used the magazine monopod technique with great success for a while now so I have no fears about this product causing malfunctions. Many people use products that attach to the base of their magazines that aid in removing magazines from their mag pouches. I view the MagPod as something similar but with the additional and useful functionality of stabilizing the rifle when used as a monopod. As with any product, time and testing will tell the whole story.

The MagPod will be available soon. While you are waiting, check out MagPod on their website and their Facebook page.

One Response to MagPod

  1. Dan February 1, 2012 at 15:31 #

    Looks interesting! Another simple yet effective upgrade. I look forward to getting your thoughts on it in the form of a full review.

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