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View Poll Results: How Many Of Us Keep A Bayonet For Your SHTF Rifle(s)?
No. My rifles can't accept one 9 4.71%
No. My State won't let me 1 0.52%
No. Bayonets are obsolete. 42 21.99%
Yes, I have a few bayonets. 97 50.79%
One for every Rifle + 42 21.99%
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:25 PM   #1
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One for every combat rifle for me.

Every AK, every AR has a bayonet.

Doubt I'll ever need one, but you just never know.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:36 PM   #2
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I always like to have a bayo to go with the rifle, still looking for a deal on a Fiskars or Hackman for the Valmet. The 1897 clone and 03a3 look wicked with a 16" pigsticker hanging out front.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:38 PM   #3
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I like rifles with knives on the end of them.
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One for every rifle that will accept it.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:48 PM   #5
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Got at least 1 for every rifle.
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Certainly a worthy idea.
At least you could cut thru the shit as it flew off the fan.
A guy could also throw the AK like a spear.
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Real Reason:

It Terrifies Commies
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So you are the reason they cut the lugs off.
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So you are the reason they cut the lugs off.
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Bayonet's are weapons of yesteryear.
Should SHTF come about, ill be grabbing my SOG Seal 2000 knife
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I have bayonets but they are more just conversation pieces. Only shtf situation they would be useful for is when zombies attack
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None. Few sidearms. If it gets down to stabbing things, things are pretty bad.
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I have one ak bayonet. Those combloc bayonets are actually very well made. A few months before I went to Iraq the British actually had to don bayonets in my sector.
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It Terrifies Commies
Actually, you are not far off here. One of the benefits of the blade, and the training, on the battlefield these days, is the intimidation factor.

Personally, as a milsurp "collector", (of debatable seriousness), I have a bayonet for most all of my rifles that will accept one, including AKs, and ARs, and went so far as to get adapters for my M4geries.

About the only ones that are lacking right now, are a couple Carcanos, and one of my M39 Mosins, and ouch, the price is steep there.
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Actually, you are not far off here. One of the benefits of the blade, and the training, on the battlefield these days, is the intimidation factor.

Personally, as a milsurp "collector", (of debatable seriousness), I have a bayonet for most all of my rifles that will accept one, including AKs, and ARs, and went so far as to get adapters for my M4geries.

About the only ones that are lacking right now, are a couple Carcanos, and one of my M39 Mosins, and ouch, the price is steep there.
I only buy Middy M4geries, M7s fit perfectly.

My Romanians get commie pig stickers.
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I keep one in my survival bag. Sturdy work knives which gets the job done. Yugo type III bayonet. If I need something with s sharp edge I use my other knife.

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I only buy Middy M4geries, M7s fit perfectly.

My Romanians get commie pig stickers.
My faves are the 18" ones for my Arisaka type 99, Springfields and the No. 1 Mk. 3 Enfield. Genuine "pigstickers".
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If I could put one on my m92 I would
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Collecting all the accessories is part of the fun. I already have one for my C308. Im still on the lookout for a butcher blade for my Gew98. Oh still need one for my M1 garand as well. The rest of my girls are all sporting bayonets.
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I have a Swiss M1918 bayonet, but no rifle to go with it. It's just to cool.
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Bayonets are cool, I have about 75-80 on hand for various Rifles.



The AK bayonet is a Ingenious design, I recommend getting at least one for SHTF.
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One for every rifle that will accept it.
I do the same. No bayos for the shotguns, pistols or rifles that don't take them. If I ever get a 590 I will probably get a bayonet for it.
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One of the best ever made, Swiss K31 Bayonet.
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All my AK’s are fangged and have their correct bayonet. Maybe thing of the past but the bayo lugs are still there for a reason...
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If it has lugs for one then I have a knife for it. Mainly cause I just have to have more useless shit gathering dust around here.
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Bayonets have been used in modern combat. I wouldn't call them a think of the past. In a Melee, a spear is better than just a knife.

The psychological impact of seeing your enemy coming at you with bayonets affixed is still there. The Marines and the Brits used them several times affixed as recently as Iraq.
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Swiss sawback for k11 and k31 is my favorite bayonet. Its flatout wicked
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I've always been fond of the fold up carcano bayo. Just cause it's a "wait, what" sorta thing. I don't have one and can't afford one, but they do hold that neato value to them.
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None. Few sidearms. If it gets down to stabbing things, things are pretty bad.
Stabbing is relatively quiet. Guns are loud as shit, and if the fecal matter has truly been flying then sound is your enemy. Even good suppressors aren't completely silent.

Bayonets give reach, don't need ammo, and are quiet.
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Have a few bayonets for my rifles and they serve a niche job.
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I have bayonets for my rifles for the sake of collecting, but my gear has no bayonet as a part of it. As a utility blade, most bayonets are the worst choice.
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If things get that bad, I'll just cut my hand off and replace it with a chainsaw.
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If things get that bad, I'll just cut my hand off and replace it with a chainsaw.
Easier for me to just fix the M7...
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A few of my AK's and ALL of my SKS's never take them off, they just swing under..
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