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Offline Snaketnk

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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #575 on: February 04, 2011, 17:00:22 »
I think I know which incident Haligonian us referring to; and in that particular village, insurgents would fire on us regardless of children being nearby (we had more civilian injuries as a result of their actions than friendly). If I recall correctly, the individual fixed his bayonet after the village became overtly hostile.

In my mind, I'd always keep the kids out of the way in case something happened.
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #576 on: April 21, 2011, 06:12:09 »
I think I know which incident Haligonian us referring to; and in that particular village, insurgents would fire on us regardless of children being nearby (we had more civilian injuries as a result of their actions than friendly). If I recall correctly, the individual fixed his bayonet after the village became overtly hostile.

In my mind, I'd always keep the kids out of the way in case something happened.

And now it all makes perfect sense. Its interesting how another perspective puts something into a completely different light.

Me personally, I'm all about my sweet Browning HP and carrying enough ammunition to get me through the hard times. You cant fit a bayonet to a Steyr carbine or an LMG unless you do it with a whole lot of black tape...
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #577 on: May 04, 2011, 04:10:06 »
I'd rather have a ******* Tomahawk than a bayonet.

Especially one launched from a missile frigate.

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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #578 on: November 01, 2011, 12:24:59 »


^^"Fighting requires the ability to attack their will to fight as well as their their bodies; I will still keep the bayonet"

Beautiful said Thucydides, I agree with your theory 110%
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #579 on: November 02, 2011, 08:50:46 »
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #580 on: January 12, 2016, 11:40:25 »
Kevin -  This one's for you  [:D

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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #581 on: January 12, 2016, 12:38:58 »
LOL Cute

 Bayonet's Save Lives -- unless the enemy has a belt fed weapon...

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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #582 on: May 21, 2019, 14:43:37 »
Have to go with carrying a bayonet. If you need to carry a knife it might as well fit on the end of your rifle.  The current issue seems well designed for other purposes as well.  The old C1 bayonet looked a little silly on the end of an SMG though.
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #583 on: May 21, 2019, 16:01:21 »
The current issue bayonet looks nice but is very fragile and routinely break when conducting bayonet training.
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #584 on: May 21, 2019, 16:49:51 »
The current issue bayonet looks nice but is very fragile and routinely break when conducting bayonet training.

Don't get me started.... I'm firmly on the Outrage Bus about this ridiculous state of our 'cold steel'!
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Re: Bayonet obsolete? Not yet, apparently -
« Reply #585 on: June 16, 2019, 01:00:21 »
The bayonet can't be done yet. Brad Pitt tapes a carving knife to the end of his hunting rifle in World War Z. 
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