Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by DMW1116, Jun 5, 2021.
Plenty on Ebay, but be prepared to spend crazy $$$ if you want an actual Buck-produced example.
Yes, they can attach to an AR bayonet lug if you are running a rifle or most middy-length gas systems. If you are using an M4/ carbine barrel you will probably need a spacer sleeve, and only about 1/2 the blade will project beyond the muzzle.
And I never mounted the bayonet outside of basic training except for the occasional ceremony where the big wigs want to see the bayonets.
Not much used in actual Service, except y Color Guards or the like (very ceremonial). Otherwise the M9 winds up used as a utility tool (and much abused in that role, too).
A legit bit of ephemera, though.
It's a pig sticker for sure. Big ol knife. Borders between a knife and a machete.
I looked up how much they run, and whew they're not cheap. It's a nice knife though. The built in sharpener isn't real useful though.
As a bayonet, the M7 is superior to the M9. (This has to do with the balance and bulk of the weapon with bayonet attached.) The M9 is a "jack of all trades and master of none." At least it's not as big and heavy as the M1849 Ames Rifleman's Knife, which was the all-time worst design for an issued knife.
I still have my M7 but never bothered to keep my M9
If it wasn’t for owning the “real thing” one of these would likely be the same,
to most that just look at it.
My AR15 was made illegal without our Blackface Prime Minister even consulting Parliament. One signature.
Dunno, there are the Trowel bayonets . . .
I could be wrong, I never used an M9. But that seems to be the consensus. My experience with the M7 is good, the S3 is decent. Lots of people complain about the M9, but I never have seen one. The Rattail seems to bother people. The M7 was the last of the true bayonets, while the S3 was a fighting knife that was also a bayonet, the M9 was a utility knife that was neither bayonet or combat knife. I'm sure it had its value, but it wasn't recognized as a weapon, and was known to break when worked hard.
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