The Pistol Bayonet
Truth be told, when I first saw this item, I thought is had to be a parody. I was shocked to discover that a manufacturer would make such an item. I was even more dismayed to read that some shooters and writers have endorsed the pistol bayonet as "cool" and a "gotta get one" accessory.
Here are my thoughts...... Knives don't belong on pistols. Knives do not need grips placed at a 70-90 degree angle to the blade. Such designs do not enhance the use of the knife in real world applications. Even bayonets on rifles are seldom used except for intimidation, and last ditch weapons. Last ditch? Give me a fresh magazine and a malfunction drill.
Maybe I'm not the high velocity mambo jambo ninja warrior princes that some folks are. Maybe I'm just a fuddy duddy old guy with an exposed scalp and a few bygone war stories. I'll be honest folks, I don't see the purpose of this accessory, and I would not want to be seen using it, lest my fuddy duddy friends think I'm a crack smoking idiot. I wouldn't want to holster such a thing in a IWB holster, nor a thigh holster, and I wouldn't want to have it inserted into any struggle involving a handgun. I damned sure wouldn't want it held up in front of a jury attached to a firearm I was forced to use to preserve my life. Not every new product is inspired. Some are repeats of old ideas, and some are ideas that need to be called what they are. Stupid.
edited to add: Ogre takes a look........
Labels: SHOT Show 2009