Bayonets and Bullpups

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

QBZ-95 rifle

The above photo shows Chinese UN peacekeepers performing during a medal ceremony in Lebanon. It is interesting to see how they hold the bullpup to use the bayonet.

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  • Jay.Mac Jay.Mac on Mar 28, 2008

    The L85 obviously doesn't give you a lot of length to work with but we're talking about a bayonet- the idea really is to thrust it into the target; and having run through the training you can deliver a good hefty blow.

    It's long enough to work with- striking targets lying on the ground for instance is no problem at all.

    The only real disadvantage is if you're going to end up engaged in bayonet combat with someone who has a much longer rifle than you- and that's a price I'm willing to pay in return for the L85's long barrel/compact package.

  • Herro prease Herro prease on Sep 25, 2011

    What bayonet are they using? Is it the american m9 bayonet or is that some sort of locally made bayonet?