ISTEC Tripod

Based on the renown L4A1 UK Sustained Fire Kit (SFK), this extremely robust, lightweight tripod can accommodate the L7A2 GPMG / M240 / FN MAG58 and other medium calibre machine guns (see examples below).

The ISTEC Lightweight Tripod can be seen configured with an ISTEC mount and the Sig Sauer MG 338 Machine Gun on the Edgar Brothers stand at DSEI, stand ref: H2-588

Designed for ease of operation, the fine traverse and elevation mechanism is built into the tripod head – it does not need a separate T&E Mechanism, a common requirement for most tripods.

The Medium Machine Gun (MMG) tripod is a lightweight platform, giving stability to the attached weapon. It is portable, simple to operate, quick to mount and dismount, easy to handle and pack.

For storage and transportation, the legs and cradle fold into a straight line to allow the mounting tripod to be fitted into a webbing holdall. The design incorporates its own recoil buffer unit, permits all round traverse and has a quick release mechanism allowing free traverse, elevation and depression.

The tripod can be mounted in either a low or high position, with the legs fully adjustable, allowing the mounting to be used in any terrain.

Technical Specification




6400 mils (w/o arc stop)

Weapon Fit

5.56mm Minimi/M249, MG4, 7.62mm GPMG/Mag58/M240, MG5, PKM, 338 Sig Sauer

Recoil/Runout Buffering


Fine Traverse

200 mils (cradle locked)

Fine Elevation

600 mils (cradle locked)

Control Click

2.2 mils

Control Lock

One handed