“SWAT” Bipod with “Swivel Mount” Rail Adapter

Might as well get both bad product reviews out of the way now. A recurring culprit is back, Ohuhu. Yes, they got me again. They once again cleverly disguised their name, but I still tried and actually got a form of customer service this time, which was shocking. I say “a form of” because they actually responded. They were unable to help at all, because they have no actual knowledge of the products they sell, but at least this time there was a dialogue, albeit wholly unfruitful.

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This time I was hoping to try their “SWAT”(ug…) Bipod for rifles. Hubby was curious and even though his rifle is customized with Magpul furniture, the inclusion of a universal rail adapter (That they’re now referring to as a “swivel mount”) put his mind at ease. Silly guy. This is Ohuhu we’re talking about here. After much back and forth via email (the first few of which were simply a copy and paste of the Amazon product details and pictures. Very helpful.), it has been decided they included a rail adapter that is almost completely useless and they have no idea that it’s included nor it’s function, nor how to mount it. This was baffling to both Hubby and myself. He tried in vain to even find a way to attach it to the front sight lug, or even the original Smith & Wesson M&P 15 handgrips, to no avail. If you don’t have an integral Picatinny or Weaver rail, do not buy this bipod. The adapter is useless, perhaps copied from another product, and Ohuhu has no idea what it’s for or how it works. Yes, the onus is on us to a degree for trying out a bipod that clearly states it attaches to a rail, but we assumed the included rail adapter would allow for mounting on a variety of handgrips and barrels. We were wrong. So bear that in mind.

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The bipod seemed relatively sturdy and locked in place easily. The non-skid feet were appreciated, and while it’s painted a satin black, the paint comes off the aluminum rather easily. It’s somewhat heavy for aluminum, so leaving it mounted for carry will significantly unbalance your rifle. As an aside, the rail lug came mounted completely crooked because whoever assembled the bipod didn’t properly seat the rubber gasket. Even after disassembling the entire mounting block and reassembling it properly, the gasket was ruined and left the rail mount uneven. So do make sure if you get one that you make sure it’s assembled properly and all pieces fit true.  Other than that, it’s fairly hard to screw up a bipod but we could not test it beyond it’s looks, how it’s assembled,  and how the legs actuate. So it’s a possibly a 4 star product with 1 star customer service and 1 star description. Maybe others will have better luck.

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I received the above product(s) free of charge from Ohuhu.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

 

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