It offers a combination of advantages never before available in a single accessory. We consider the Grip Pod™ to be an enhanced target acquisition system (ETAS). Using the Grip Pod System™ an operator can go from a CQB position to a prone, and have a stable base for aimed firing in place before hitting the ground. Say goodbye to cumbersome bipods that have to be manually clipped on or folded into position. The GPA™ is manufactured from aerospace materials to exceed military specifications for construction and finish. It mounts directly to Picatinny rail systems, and additional mounting options will be available soon. The GPA™ is currently in worldwide use with select Special Forces units including: US Navy Seals and EOD, US Army, US Army Special Forces and Designated Marksmen, Secret Security, USMC, US SOCOM, FBI HRT, and unmentionable government entities. Grip Pod™ has been selected for use on US Army Designated Marksman rifles, and it is part of the down-select for the SCAR (SOF Capable Assault Rifle) project. Patents are pending. Grip Pod Advantages The GPA® offers the operator a number of advantages including: Increased speed Increased accuracy Increased weapon flexibility Stronger than conventional vertical grips Smaller than non-integrated solutions Retracted bipod reduces entanglement factor The vertical fore-grip is widely known throughout the armies and tactical communities of the world to enhance control, accuracy, and speed of short range/CQB (close quarter battle) target acquisition. This is true for soldiers utilizing all types of small arms (submachine guns, rifles, and light machine guns). Medium- to long-range target acquisition requires more precise accuracy, and most if not all police and military snipers worldwide utilize bipods to enhance their ability to make surgically precise long-range shots. The GPA® fore-grip allows better performance while moving through faster, more aaccurate target acquisition, and the GPS® bipod allows better performance while prone through increased stability and precision. now you can have the best of both worlds.