Time for a quick poll: other than military bayonet drills, how many of you have ever intentionally attached an edged weapon to a firearm? Unintentionally? I thought so.
If only the dudes at Melee Mods had taken a similar straw poll before launching their $120.00 ‘Tact-Axe’ shown here.
The idea of attaching a knife to a gun is of course not a new one. Bayonets played an important role in combat for many centuries, until the widespread adoption of self-contained metallic ammunition.
The bayonet may still have a place in the hearts of military men and science-fiction writers, but its place as a weapon on the modern battlefield is questionable.
The Melee Mods ‘Tact-Axe’ isn’t even a bayonet, however. Is an AR delta ring or free-float rail even strong enough to absorb the impact of an axe blow? You can test that with your AR, because mine shoot just fine the way they are.