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Goofy thought.....

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Eightball, Mar 25, 2008.

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  1. Eightball

    Eightball Member

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    Alright, I warned you, it's goofy......

    .....would there be any benefits to actually having a bayonet mounted on your HD rifle, if it was in the M1 Carbine or 16" Middy AR category? What would be the ramifications of such a thing? Just a thought I got while sitting through class one day. I mean, both things have the lug, so....why or why not? And, how much would it matter if "castle doctrine" were present vs. not?

    :p
     
  2. bensdad

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    First, IANAL.

    Second, I'd hate to actually use the thing. Who's gonna clean that up?

    Also, think about the look in the eyes of the jurors as the prosecutor yanks the sheet off of "exhibit A".

    I suppose I'm paranoid and underinformed, but I like my HD stuff to look a little... "generic." That's not the right word... "innocuous." That's not it either.

    I just don't want the jury to take one look at my HD instrument and think, "Holy S$%T!!!"
     
  3. XnaV80

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    Hmm.. good question, i'm not sure, the only thing i can think of right off hand is if you do stick your charging intruder in the guts, you'll get blood spatter on your finish. Might ruin your bluing. then again, i suppose it could be considered character...
     
  4. WoofersInc

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    Nothing inherently illegal about it, but...
    The fallout of having it will probably get you in the courtroom. You will be made out as some death hungry wacko.
     
  5. huckster

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    I put a bayonet on my bushy M-4ish carbine once. :)


    I think the point of the bayonet blade protruded about a half an inch past the end of the flash hider.
     
  6. Schleprok62

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    "Mundane" (?) maybe??

    "Low key"

    "inconspicuous"

    I'm like you, I keep my HD stuff pretty plain jane looking...
     
  7. elmerfudd

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    You said "goofy thought", so here goes. How about a switchblade bayonet? I know there might be legal issues, but just as a concept, I'm not sure it's a bad idea. I kind of think that HD is one of the few scenarios where a bayonet might be somewhat practical. You're talking about very close combat where your rifle might conceivably jam with someone standing just a couple yards away or maybe they're coming at you and your kid's room is right behind them. Here's the thing though, who wants to have a rifle that's 6" longer than it needs to be when you're in a confined space? If you had a bayonet that automatically extended however with the press of a button, that might be really cool.
     
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    First someone has to find out!
     
  9. Eightball

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    Prosecution: "His gun looks MEAN!"
    Defendant: (says above line) "It's for the children! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!"
     
  10. wayne in boca

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    Bayonets are a hindrance for combat in urban settings.Might be useful for guarding an already subdued captive burglar though.
     
  11. tallpaul

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    If only one bad guy is there and close enough- ya stick him/her where ever and it will hold the gun in position as you pull the trigger repeatedly.... its a shooting aid/safety device :D it keeps the rounds on target...
    think tha DA would buy that?
     
  12. foghornl

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    Probably not....Interesting thought though.
     
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  14. General Geoff

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    You know, I was out firing my M44 Mosin a while back with some friends, at a target we made up with some 1/4" plywood for backing. I had the bayonet out, and one of the guys said "That doesn't even look that sharp." We were right next to the target, inspecting our groups, so I said, "Oh yeah? Watch this." I then proceeded to thrust the rifle forward, bayonet went right through the plywood like it was paper. Got a bunch of wide eyes and dropped jaws. :D
     
  15. kBob

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    Actually NRA reported a person using a wall hanger of some sort with attached bayonet to run off a home invader some years back..... and the event supposedly took place in Bayonet Point, Florida.

    No joke.

    Bayonets not useful in an urban environ? Excuse me but when half your targets are at spitting distance and can close with you in a lot less time than you can reload, a bayonet makes lots of sense. But what would an old Infantryman know about that sort of thing?

    -Bob Hollingsworth
     
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