Aaron Moore joined his father Larry’s company in 2002. Shortly thereafter Laserlyte introduced what cheaperthandirt.com calls a “tongue-in-cheek pistol bayonet.” Apparently, there was much merriment to be had from this pistol-mounted pig sticker. And that’s before anyone discussed recoil or holstering issues. “[Aaron] chuckled and said, “Yes, That idea actually came up while having a few beers with someone from KA-BAR. We were initially joking about it at first, but the next day I kept thinking about it. I talked to my father about it, and he thought it was a crazy idea at first, but I kept developing it. I drew up a design and he still thought it was crazy, and when I went back to KA-BAR with it they thought I was crazy too. Eventually we got to the stage where we were tooling up for production, which is very expensive, and everyone still thought it was a crazy product. But, we stuck with it [so to speak] and people loved it.”

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19 Responses to What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Peace, Love and Paternalism Edition

  1. They could probably save a little on the production cost if they made the blade out of plastic because I’m pretty sure this item is only applicable as a gag gift. Is anyone out there seriously running around with a bayonet on their pistol?

  2. “This razor-sharp Ka-Bar blade fits any medium to large pistol with a rail and slides on and off easily with the press of two buttons. The blade handle is constructed from 30% glass-filled nylon for strength and durability. Its blade is sharpened to a fine edge and finished with a black Teflon coating for protection. A LaserLyte original, the Pistol Bayonet is ready for any situation – or just looking cool on your favorite gun.”

  3. It’s the only way to bring a knife to a gun fight. They should make it in a retractable spring loaded version, so it can be carried in any holster designed to accommodate a light, perhaps with a remote switch for rapid deployment. Either way, it definitely needs a bottle opener.

  4. When I first saw one in the store it was a lot smaller than I expected. Uncle Mike definitely needs to start making holsters for it.

  5. This is like Randall Munroe’s Pornography Theorem: Try to imagine a form of porn that is so twisted or infantile it can’t exist. But no matter what you try to invent, if you do a little research you will find people who are into it, no matter how far-fetched. Gun nuts, same deal. there is no product so stupid or useless they won’t line up and buy it.

  6. Do the guys who work in the receiving department at Cheaper Than Dirt use these to open incoming packages? You know, so as to stay with the company motif?

  7. All joking aside, this is neither an invention, nor novel.

    Some single-shot muzzle loaders (and later some revolvers if memory serves) from 200+ years ago had big honkin’ bayonets protruding.

    Aaarrrgh matey! Though most of the ones I recall seeing were more like a mini Cutlass they were potentially useful if you only have one shot and the enemy is right there.

  8. I am reminded of 19th Century “Apache” pistols that combined a peppermill, bayonet and brass knuckles, but other folks say those weren’t really used by criminals, just purchased by people for show.

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