Fore grip with bipod

  • US 7,111,424 B1
  • Filed: 12/02/2003
  • Issued: 09/26/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An ergonomic fore grip mountable to a firearm to stabilize the firearm, comprising:

  • a) a top end and a bottom end and cut out there through;

    b) a mount for attaching the top end of the fore grip to a firearm;

    c) a vertically sliding piston inside the fore grip;

    d) two legs coupled to the sliding piston;

    e) a catch-lock that catches and locks the legs and the sliding piston in a closed position inside the fore grip;

    f) a spring-loaded fulcrum release mechanism for releasing the catch-lock;

    g) a depressible tension plate on an outside surface of the fore grip to activate the release mechanism causing the spring-piston to drive the legs downward to the bottom end of the fore grip;

    h) an expansion spring positioned between the legs causing the legs to expand outward to a locked position after the legs are released from confinement within the fore grip, wherein the sliding piston, the catch-lock, the legs, the spring-loaded fulcrum release mechanism and the expansion spring between the legs are all located and concealed inside of the fore grip in the closed position.

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