Does anyone hold classes on how to properly utilize a pistol bayonet?
LaserLyte Zombie Pistol Bayonet Review
Are you a fan of the Walking Dead on AMC? Well, I had a little fun with this review. Who wouldn’t like to have a Zombie Killing Pistol Bayonet on the end of their XD? If you are out clearing the woods of zombies, and run low on ammo – this little guy will do the trick! Like Col. Jeff Cooper says “The purpose of the pistol is to stop a fight that somebody else has started, almost always at very short range.” If you are in extremely close range, and the ammo runs low – this bayonet may get you out of a sticky situation. Granted, I would not advise anyone to depend on such an implement without training in knife fighting. Does anyone hold classes on how to properly utilize a pistol bayonet? Perhaps a niche market is open, ripe for growth. Ha!
Now, I do not know if LaserLyte created this bayonet as a serious weapon or some type of novelty. You know, that stocking stuffer for the “gun-guy who has everything”? I will tell you this, even if it was just for fun – they created a very strong knife.
The Zombie version is neon green, but it also comes in black. The carbon steel blade is made by Ka-Bar, with a full tang, is sharpened to a fine edge and finished with a black Teflon coating for protection. The handle is constructed from 30% glass-filled nylon for strength and durability. It has a universal quick detach design that fits any medium to large pistol with a rail. The Bayonet will slide on and off easily by pressing buttons on each side of the handle with two fingers. A custom polymer sheath is included. The sheath is easy to use, but on the serrated version, you have to be careful so it does not get caught in the teeth while replacing the sheath after use. The Blade is 2.75” long, with an overall length of 5.75” for the entire knife. This knife is fairly strong, yet weighs only 2.6 ounces. It is an original design, constructed and distributed by LaserLyte. This particular design, the PB-3ZK, is the 3rd Generation of the Bayonet that LaserLyte calls a “mini survival knife” and features a serrated blade on one edge.
I guess the question we are all wondering, does it work? I thought about all the ways I could test it, and what would the potential buyer really want to know? My favorite suggestion was to get a pumpkin, cut eyes and a nose with the bayonet and then shoot a smiling mouth onto the oversized orange squash with the gun. This would have been an amazing plan, if only I could find a pumpkin this time of year! I decided to connect the bayonet and simply shoot at “zombies” so you would see it in action. Watch the video below to see it in action, but beware – the content of the video has graphic zombie violence!
The bayonet clipped easily and securely onto the rail of my XD45. It had very little play. I could see that the blade was in no way obstructing the opening on barrel, so I shot a full magazine through it. I had zero problems with this bayonet, even with the recoil of the .45 – the bayonet stayed in place through all the rounds I fired.
This is an entertaining accessory that does have some value as a knife. It is the perfect size and price to give it as a gift in that gun-club gift exchange or for your Zombie Apocalypse preparations!