Rapid Deployment Bayonet: The Most Ridiculous Item at SHOT Show 2018

rapid deployment bayonet

Sure, it’s morning on the first day of SHOT Show 2018 and I’ve barely seen anything yet. No matter. The Rapid Deployment Bayonet from Paper City Firearms is the most ridiculous thing here. Probably. I’ve got $5 on it. T&E sample requested.

Rapid Deployment Bayonet

Rapid Deployment Bayonet



  1. avatar ORCON says:

    That’s amazing. What’s it weigh, like 8 lbs?

    1. avatar knightofbob says:

      Is that a gen 1 UBR? They’re probably not that worried about weight.

    2. avatar Nigel the expat says:

      A few years late for the Zombie fad. 😉

    3. avatar Anonymous says:

      Where is the rail mounted chainsaw?

  2. avatar mike oregon says:

    I’m pretty sure that I’d rather have a good white light mounted there instead.
    Is it at least a switch blade?

    1. avatar Brainman says:

      Dude, this product is perfect for you!
      It has a rail so you can mount your light right next to your automatic bayonet. Best of both worlds!

      1. avatar Retrocon says:

        It is not an automatic, the blade only deploys once per extension of the, well, whatever it is. The point is, if you call it automatic, you risk polarizing the conversation, and drumming up angst against semi-auto retractable bayonets, when full-auto retractable bayonets are the real problem.

  3. avatar James Wilson says:

    And yet, I kind of want it

  4. avatar Joe R. says:

    If you ban it . . .
    they will come.

    1. avatar Jack Moore says:

      Put a chainsaw on there, THEN you’ve got something.

      1. avatar Nigel the expat says:

        Pffft. Mount a blame-thrower.

        Way more powerful than a chainsaw, and doesn’t ever run out of gas like a flamethrower or chainsaw. 😉

        1. avatar Gunr says:

          And the huge battery pack, or 5 gallon gas can can be mounted on your back.

        2. avatar MyName says:

          Totally non-lethal but totally effective.

  5. avatar strych9 says:

    I have to admit, if used in self defense, a DBU would be one hell of a story to tell the cops.

  6. avatar Hank says:

    The size and weight of the 203 but, you can’t shoot fun things out of it. Or shoot anything out of it.

    1. avatar Retrocon says:

      You just made me think… you know that can thrower from X-products… it would be cool shortened and mounted like an M203.

  7. avatar Nanashi says:

    It’s not meant for you. They’re offering them in silver for the people attending ICMHP.

    1. avatar Em says:

      You sir, win one internet.

    2. avatar Jack says:

      …. I’m trying…. I got nothing. A little help?

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        International Conference of Monster Hunting Professionals.

        Check out the Monster Hunter International series by Larry Correia. Great action and great if you’re into guns, because Larry actually knows guns, so the gunplay is not idiotic like in a lot of fiction.

        1. avatar Jack says:

          Thank you! I was trying to figure why the Illinois children’s mental health partnership would be into automatic bayonets.

        2. avatar Lucas D. says:

          “I was trying to figure why the Illinois children’s mental health partnership would be into automatic bayonets.

          …See, I thought giving bayonets to a bunch of insane kids was an idea that kind of sells itself.

  8. avatar pieslapper says:

    The shake weight people had to diversify.

    1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

      I used to laugh my arse off when those commercials came on.

  9. avatar Removed_californian says:

    The memes about this will be enjoyable.

  10. avatar VerendusAudeo says:

    More realistic than a Kel Tec product at any rate.

    1. avatar Button Gwinnett says:

      1500 rounds through my PF9, 3 FTFs.
      Ugly. Hurts to shoot. But will get within a minute of bad guy every time.

      1. avatar Binder says:

        Untill the barrel brakes, made it 150 rounds and the lug broke off the bottom of it. To many small 9mm for under $300. I sent it in to be fixed and sold it. Still hated to do the second part, but needed the money. The first person who wanted to buy it was a armor car guard who wanted it as a BUG,

  11. avatar BLAMMO says:

    You think this is more ridiculous than the FA Reformation?

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      No. No, it’s not. The unrifled short barreled non-rifle is way more ridiculous.

      This thing, I want. If it has a spring and a button to deploy it like a switchblade.

      1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

        It’s also not more ridiculous than a Glock 19 with a Glock 17 grip.

      2. avatar knightofbob says:

        The 21st century Gyrojet isn’t ridiculous. In 21 years, when they’ve been out of production for 20 years, collectors will be climbing over their own mothers for an unfired Reformation with a case of finned ammo.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          I would also say that for those on a time/money budget it fits the role of a home defense SBR without the wait or the tax stamp. It doesn’t have to be very accurate to take people down effectively inside your house. Unless you live a mansion of course…

          [Comment depends on MSRP/street price obviously.]

        2. avatar Tim says:

          The Reformation is a joke. AR pistols serve the role it is intended for far more effectively. I can shoot my pistols much better than the 4-5 MOA Franklin is advertising. Oh, but you can get special ammo… supposedly… at some point. Yeah. No thank you.

        3. avatar Jasper Wylde says:

          Gyrojet… WOW! I knew the inventor of it back when I was a kid in California. I helped him with his old memorabilia, blueprints, pictures of Ronald Reagan, etc… and we printed up some info for it. He showed me one of the pistols once with 25 year old ammunition. Never fired it as even he wasn’t sure if it was safe to do so. He wanted to resurrect the brand and obviously didn’t get too much traction in doing so. This must have been 1991’ish. Very cool old guy and naturally eccentric.

    2. avatar TrueBornSonofLiberty says:

      At $2000 and a max range of 50 yards, the reformation might be the most ridiculous product I’ve seen in the last 20 years. Yes, there have been some ridiculous things offered, but when considering price alone, everything else just pales in comparison. It’s compounded by the fact that extremely high quality, accurate and reliable AR pistols with braces are available, at a third of the cost with 10 times the range are widely available.

  12. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    That is approaching Mr. Garrison’s IT for practicality and style.

  13. avatar Bfg says:

    Does it come with detachable head, for tactical (STUFF)

  14. avatar The Rookie says:

    It slices! It dices! It can impale your enemy!

    1. avatar Arandom Dude says:

      Is that a reference to the slap chop?

      1. avatar The Rookie says:

        I wasn’t thinking of any one product specifically when I made my post, but I think you’re right.

  15. avatar MLee says:

    Some maker has his eyes on his slice of the American dream. I doesn’t matter how ridiculous or impractical an item is. All that matters is if people will buy the thing and it’s marketable. But wait there’s more: If you call in the next 6 minutes (insert idiotic clock timer) we’ll include an LED blade light so you can see what your stabbing in the dark FREE, just pay separate processing and handling. But wait, we’re not done: If you’re one of the first 50 callers, we’ll include this handy blade sheath, a $60.00 dollar value, at no extra charge! So call now. Offer not available in stores.

    1. avatar Astigmatism says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if it has a depleted uranium tip.
      Looks like a 105mm sabot.

    2. avatar jsallison says:

      Forgot to insert the clip showing incompetent moron stabbing himself in the foot with a traditional bayonet.

      1. avatar MLee says:

        Don’t let this happen to you! Ouch!

  16. avatar ironicatbest says:

    take a 6.5 lb. Rifle, keep adding crap , now I’ve got a 26 lb piece of crap.

  17. avatar Cambo says:

    More believable if it had a big purple dildo.

  18. avatar Astigmatism says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it has a depleted uranium tip.
    Looks like a 105mm sabot.

  19. avatar bobo says:

    I’ll wait for the lightsaber one!

    but look out Dracula I got your number now!

  20. avatar David Bill says:

    What rail is that?

  21. avatar Thock says:

    I see this being use in “Blade 4 – The Ventilation””

  22. avatar Defens says:

    It needs to be integrated with a bump stock, for reciprocating stabby action.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Replace the blade with a dildo and *then* fire it with a bump-stock.

      Video yourself firing it while *snickering* maniacally…

  23. avatar Hannibal says:

    This will scare the pants off CNN viewers

  24. avatar DJ says:

    They copied my idea…except mine would fire the bayonet laced with poison frog blood.

  25. avatar Cliff H says:

    It’s obvious all the gun grabber politicians are now going to have to re-define the meaning of “bayonet lug” as a factor in “assault weapon” bans.

  26. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    It is regrettably not a chain saw although it probably weighs about as much.

    That said, if they really wanted to be innovative they would have integrated it into the hand guard.

  27. avatar Erik says:

    I so want. Also what happened to Geisel’s rail bayonet adaptor. It’s things like this I want. Have an answer before the question.

  28. avatar Gabe says:

    This abomination is probably more useful than the new Franklin Armory Revolution straight grove nerf football shooting waste of money it shure is a letdown.

    1. avatar Gabe says:

      * edit. Reformation

  29. avatar auldzalt says:

    No. The Abominator is infinitely worth more than the Reformation. The Reformation dances around the NFA like a little fairy man in a tutu, To quote Abominator’s builder; How many gun laws does it break? All of them.

  30. avatar tiger says:

    Well………. it has been 100 years since World War I. 1903 Bayonets must be in short supply?

  31. avatar Guidoc says:

    Paint it Red and call it “The Pecker”

      1. avatar IdahoBoy says:

        Better yet, the uncircumcised pecker.

    1. avatar Scoutino says:

      Bigger, longer and uncut!

  32. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

    ok. Hey can somebody let me know how to download that GIF of the product in action? I gotta a idea for tellin MRS.ATFAgentBob exactly what’s gonna go down after the kids are tucked in to bed tonight….

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      You are a sick, sick man.

      right click on gif
      Save image as…

      1. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

        Every guy here thought it. I’m just the only one brave enough to say it out loud. oh and thank you by the way, soon as she recovers from falling to the floor laughing I’ll let you know how it was received.


  33. avatar Mikey Ravioli says:

    Make it out of wood so it can kill vampires and I would buy it.

  34. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    This will go nicely on my Spikes Tactical build with my Punisher dust cover but where am I supposed to put my Tac-Sac?

    1. avatar ATFAgentBob says:

      simply mount that critter at the back of the sliding grip at the bottom of the unit for that majestic swaying action as you activate the blade.

  35. avatar johnny go lightly says:

    I believe it is intended for LE use. At car stop officer/ mil can stab tire to get rapid deflate. Lots of application in the sandbox.

  36. avatar Matt says:

    Just what I always wanted! An Uncircumcised Bayonet with a D.P.D., “Dog Pecker Deployment” system. And here I thought the Auto Glove was the most ridiculous. The only use I can see for this would be impaling my dignity.

  37. avatar MyName says:

    Is the spike solid or cylindrical (like a syringe)? I hope it is cylindrical so I can dub it “The Core Sampler”.

    For those situations where a hand held object that spits out tiny missiles at 3000 fps just isn’t scary enough.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      I thought it looked like a giant hypodermic needle.

  38. avatar Joe says:

    Does the spikey thing come in red?

    Red rocket! Red rocket!

    1. avatar retrocon says:


  39. avatar ThatGunGuy says:

    The Anti’s are already formulating their Ban Legislation, you will have 3 months to turn them all in, or risk becoming a felon…

  40. avatar PeterK says:

    I’m not sure what problem this solves. I see several it creates. Hilarious.

    Great find.

  41. avatar Marcus says:

    You’re all laughing or mocking it now but when the zombie apocalypse comes you’ll be dying to have this against the undying!

    1. avatar RMS1911 says:

      Or you could just use a sharp shovel handle to bludgeon and stab.
      Or sharpen the shovel head and slice and dice those spuds.
      Take a round point and make a giant spork of freedom to purge America of evil.
      Oops now the gun grabbing commiecrats will want a ban on assault shovels.(they’re painted black)
      Ever noticed commiecrats don’t want to ban white guns?

  42. avatar Andrew says:

    I had to close the door to my office. The comments, you guys!! I laughed so hard I ended up in tears. All I need is my team of 20 business graduates seeing me laugh my ass off looking at my phone. They’d never take me seriously again! How would I be able to overwork them after something like that? You should put a warning on posts like these before I have to fire someone just to regain my air of unapproachableness… which has taken me years to cultivate.

    1. avatar Guidoc says:

      You can take the boy out of Jr. High but you can’t take Jr. High out of the boy.

    2. avatar Gunr says:

      Just as I thought, that’s not a real word. The red squiggly lines underneath tell me it isn’t.

  43. avatar Jim Macklin says:

    Inconvenient for slicing bacon. A bayonet designed by hillary?

  44. avatar Jasper Wylde says:

    I bet Anthony at Microtech is already jumping on this idea but his will cost $1500 bucks and will come in vermillion damascus , be auto-vibrating, and can only be attached to an MSAR.

  45. avatar Rimfire says:

    My girlfriend asked for the ribbed version

  46. avatar Aaron says:

    Maybe those poor Californians can get the less-lethal version, which comes with a boxing glove attachment instead of a bayonet….

    Seriously, though, this device is about as purposeless as male nipples.

  47. avatar Judge says:

    Hhhhmmmmm, add a Bumpstock and you can do the Hokey Pokey…….

  48. avatar JB1000 says:

    If you happen to be in Vermont in early spring you could use it to tap the Maple trees for collecting sap.

  49. avatar Rimfire says:

    Stickin’ it to da man, bro

  50. avatar Retrocon says:

    Why not just pit a pig sticker just inside of a floating handguard with a small sliding lever to extend it?

    This seems overkill.

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