What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Perpendicular Pistol Bayonet Edition

Here’s the scenario: you’re kicking in doors in a village in the sandbox, when your M4 gets a double-feed and you transition to your M9. After swappping shots with Johnny Jihad for what seems like an eternity, you realize you’ve run your gun empty. Johnny hears that you’ve stopped firing and sneaks a peek around the compound wall. Now is a great time to A) reload your M9 and blow him straight to Allah, or B) wait for him to charge you so you can stick him with the magazine-mounted pistol bayonet your mall-ninja nephew mailed you for Christmas.

If you chose B, you’ll love the Manly Innovations MBX pistol bayonet. Make the jump over to The Truth About Knives to learn all about it.


  1. avatar The Smiling Swordsman says:

    Tap, Rack, Bang is probably a bad idea with this thing.

  2. avatar peirsonb says:

    Actually, the full article at TTAK pretty much covered all the things I initially thought would go wrong…..leaving the gun empty to use the knife, dropping the knife through your foot…..

    Not to mention that that would be a pretty slow and awkward motion used to employ the blade…..

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      The motion is actually no different than holding a knife in a reverse grip, so that isn’t a huge deal. Everything else about it, however, sucks.

      1. avatar peirsonb says:

        What I was thinking, and didn’t actually say, was that when the gun runs dry and you try to employ the knife your arms will already be outstretched in a shooting position. If the BG is at bad breath distances that’s a bad position to be in.

  3. avatar James E Finseth says:

    I’ll pass. Thanks but no thanks. This is beyond stupid.

  4. avatar Joel says:

    Well gee whiz. This sure looks like; A. a self-inflicted accidental knife wound waiting to happen and B. “evidence” of your obviously overly aggressive nature in the event of an otherwise justified DGU incident. I’ll pass.

  5. avatar Commander Shephard says:

    Someone get a picture of this with a pistol bayonet attached.

  6. avatar Hal says:

    If for some reason you are retarded or are out of ammo, then you transition to a real edged weapon, not this crap.

  7. avatar tfunk says:

    If I bought that I would have to kick my own ass

    1. avatar ShaunL. says:

      It’s very likely you’ll stab your own ass on accident if you own it…. no need for kicking.

    2. avatar ropingdown says:

      It’s a suicide-preventer. Anyone dumb enough to buy it on impulse soon feels humiliated and wants to commit suicide. Wanting to commit suicide, he grabs his MBX-equipped pistol knife. Grabbing his MBX-equipped pistol knife, he can’t decide which part of his pistol knife to use on himself. Utterly indecisive, he eventually goes back to playing video games, relieved to know that he could have done it with either end of the thing, if he didn’t have a video game to finish before going to his local voting precinct.

      Thus the MBX should be mandatory according to Shannon Watts standards because, as I have demonstrated, it will likely reduce at least some gun violence.

  8. avatar Matt in FL says:

    The video was really, really horrible, and it’s a shame it got pulled. It was something you had to experience to understand. There’s a new video on their website that includes some of the footage from the original, but it’s not the same, and the new soundtrack is horribad.

    1. avatar Have Blue says:

      I was worried that they’d pull the video once more, so I snagged a copy for when I need a good cringe: http://we.tl/nLC7FPKQGP

      1. avatar MW says:

        Our hero.

      2. avatar Sixpack70 says:

        What the hell did I just watch?

      3. avatar Jus Bill says:

        If I gotta agree to accept cookies, I ain’t gonna watch.

  9. avatar Vhyrus says:

    If they could come up with a way to make this a switchblade that automatically deployed when the mag ran dry I think they would win some sort of nobel prize.

  10. avatar Kyle in CT says:

    Aww, be nice. I’m sure the 13-yr old that designed this put a lot of work into it …

    1. avatar James E Finseth says:

      HAHAA! Best comment so far.

  11. avatar DJ says:

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Over????

    Actual use of this in combat should result in at least an automatic Bronze Star (and probably a Purple Heart to go with it).

    1. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

      All posthumous.

  12. avatar TheSleeperHasAwakened says:

    Just pistol whip the dude…the knife will only impede you.

  13. avatar nemsis says:

    Great for the next Blade or Underworld movie!

  14. avatar Azman says:

    Equilibrium anyone? It would be perfect for a Grammaton Cleric.

    1. avatar DJ says:

      OMG – I saw that [email protected] on NetFlix. It was like the rape of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”. I felt stupider after I watched it.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        Fantastic guilty pleasure movie.

  15. avatar Gecko45 says:

    As Sergeant of a 3-man Rapid Tactical Force, this is exactly the sort of innovative equipment I and my team need to protect our nation’s retail shopping centers.

    1. avatar jsallison says:

      As Sergeant of a 3-operator Rapid Tactical Force, this is exactly the sort of innovative equipment I and my operators need to protect our nation’s retail shopping centers.

      Fixed it for ya. Nice to know all those unemployed Ma Bell employees can now find gainful employment.

    2. avatar Jared-Tampa says:

      Beat me to it. + a thousand trillion.

    3. avatar S.dogood says:

      well im with you gecko also did you ever figure out about how to properly carry trauma plates …..

      1. avatar ShaunL. says:

        “how to properly carry trauma plates”

        Zombie themed duct tape???

  16. avatar sean says:

    This takes all the fun out of pistol whipping someone.

  17. avatar Fionn MacCumhail says:

    You’re all missing the point. This nifty device allows you to eject the magazine when it runs dry, and then easily retrieve it later. You’ll find it conveniently stuck upright in the floor, without the danger of it skidding away.

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      …or perhaps conveniently stuck in your own thigh or foot, depending on your position when you drop it.

  18. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    Why in hell do my shirts always get cut up every time I concealed carry?

    1. avatar ShaunL. says:

      Or your car seats.

      1. avatar Vhyrus says:

        Or your elbows.

        1. avatar Gunr, from Oregon says:

          Or your wife’s new $500 dress when she’s in the car with you!

  19. avatar JasonM says:

    I think it’s a fantastic idea!
    As an NRA basic pistol instructor, I’ve always wanted a way to get students to stop using the cup-and-saucer grip. I think this could do it.

    1. avatar LordGopu says:

      Lol, this is the only practical use.

  20. avatar Jus Bill says:

    This must be manufactured by Acme. Meep, meep!

    1. avatar Gunr, from Oregon says:

      Custom made for the Road Runner, Beep Beep!

  21. avatar Hannibal says:

    Looks like something more for a glock.

  22. avatar jsallison says:

    What, isn’t that what the f’n pic rail is for? Well, that and a cupholder.

  23. avatar Jay says:

    This might be the dumbest thing to ever make any a million dollars. There are enough tactical douches out there who would leap at this. Ooh, let’s paint it lime green and put a zombie biohazard sign on it while we’re at it.

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Artic white is the new zombie, haven’t you been reading this site?

  24. avatar ShaunL. says:

    If they make one for a .380 mousegun you won’t need to complain about “that pinky that hangs off the bottom”…. it would be “that pinky on the floor”.

  25. avatar DD says:

    Black coating, serrated edge, extra attachments for OC, tazer, pliers, seat belt cutter, re-holster the blade with the mag attached then re-load with fresh belt attached upright mag and fresh blade. This could be really big stuff. When they get publicly traded I’m buying shares.

    1. avatar peirsonb says:

      A rail on the blade for your backup blade…

  26. avatar Mediocrates says:

    That kind of weapon is only useful in The Three Musketeers.

  27. avatar A-Rod says:

    The M9 does enough damage without this thing. The nub at the base of the pistol grip is sufficient for skull cracking and the blade front was designed with the potential for slashing in mind. Thanks but my M9 is just fine the way it is.

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      Glock fanboys just don’t understand why their plastic wunderwaffens aren’t suitable for military use. An M-9 or a 1911 is suitable for driving nails and cracking skulls. We don’t need no stinkin bayonet.

  28. avatar Az9mm says:

    I’d rather not risk the chance of stabbing myself in the crotch.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      I think I need to double-feature Ultraviolet and Equilibrium.

  29. avatar lolinski says:

    I always thought about something like this as a joke, never knew it would sell.

    1. avatar ShaunL. says:

      If this thing sells just think of the possibilities the Armed Inteligencia could come up with. We could all be millionaires!

      Tactical pic rail mounted pencil sharpener.
      Tactical bubblegum that smells like napalm in the morning and tastes like victory.
      A rifle mounted tactical paper shredder to maintain OPSEC while in the field.
      Zombie themed ghillie suits IN arctic white!!!
      Mag mounted lasers for “backup targeting” just in case your primary, secondary AND tertiary lasers fail.
      Pic rail base plates for magazines… The ULTIMATE in customization! You could even put a bipod on your magazines!!!

      Now all we need are investors…lol.

      1. avatar lolinski says:

        Dont say it out loud, they will copy our ideas. At least patent them first.

  30. avatar Nick says:

    POS Garbage. Even the marketing video is garbage.

  31. avatar Piet Padkos says:

    Actually, this is a great idea! Multiple attackers, fists and knives. Gun runs dry. About to reload when guy 3 metres to your right charges you with fists. OMG what now?! Flick wrist to the right when you eject the mag. Bayonet goes flying through the air into his chest. Bad guy dead.


    Slap fresh mag home, finish off attackers. Somehow cause building to explode when you exit. Don’t look at explosion.

    Go home and have crazy hot sex with twins that look like Shannon Watts, but younger and sexier.

    Smoke Cohiba while playing mad guitar solo.

    And that, dear friends, is how you use a pistol bayonet.

  32. avatar FoRealz? says:

    It would be more effective to use the Wudang of the Intercepting Tiger Fist.

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