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mickm
March 6, 2011, 05:46 PM
I own a S&W M&P AR15 (MOE) and am considering a bipod. I'm not so much looking for suggestions on what to buy (though feel free to throw some if you please), but I do need to know what my mounting options are? The problem I have is that the MOE has no lower picatinny rail to attach to. It does however have a "stud" on the base of the fixed front A-post sight which I assume is used to directly mount additional hardware or used to mount a rail which would then allow for bipod, laser sight, tac light, etc. Unfortunately, I don't know the correct name for this stud and therefore I'm unsure as to which bipods I can use.

Any help would be appreciated...

mickm
March 6, 2011, 06:26 PM
Mmmmm... would it be a bayonet lug...?

shanzlik
March 6, 2011, 07:07 PM
One way to go is to get the MOE add on picatinny rail section for < $10, and then a pic mount bipod adapter.

See the bottom of the handguard in this picture, then order one here (http://store.magpul.com/prod_detail_list/104). That is a bayonet lug in front of the hadguard, as mickm mentioned.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/SWMP15/IMG_1426.jpg

CortJestir
March 6, 2011, 07:11 PM
That "stud" is your bayo lug.

My Google-fu brought up this: http://www.amazon.com/MOUNT-N-SLOT-Bipod-Mount-V2-Magpul-Guard/dp/B004H5IMNQ?tag=food1d0-20

Use it with a Harris bi-pod and you're GTG.

shanzlik
March 6, 2011, 07:12 PM
A number of picatinny rail bipod adapters are available at Brownell's (http://www.brownells.com/1/3/picatinny-bipod-adapter) and other stores.

NESHOOTER
March 6, 2011, 10:09 PM
My S & W moe has a gas block and is made for a folding front sight and under it has a place for a stud mount. I guess lots of different type designs.

mickm
March 6, 2011, 10:27 PM
Thanks all for the info...

I like the idea of adding rail to the current MOE grip as Shanzlik suggests. I didn't realize it was so inexpensive. I also noticed the add-on lever on the bolt release... that looks most interesting. Next step is to find out more about that little toy...;)