I know that this is kind of old news, but I am adding for completeness. I cannot fathom the purpose of this device. From the manufacturers website:
A LaserLyte original, the Pistol Bayonet is ready for any situation – or just looking cool on your favorite gun.
I can’t think of a situation where I need this, nor one where it would look cool. Some people have made the “weapons retention” argument, but I remain unconvinced. This is about as useful as a fish bicycle.
Even the manufacturer thinks this is a stupid idea:
This grip is intended to be used on long weapons.
When mounted on a glock or any other Polymer handgun, there is a risk that the grip will slide off during shooting – because of the flexibility of the handgun’s rail, so please do not mount the grip on a handgun!.
Is it just me, or does the photo not illustrate the folding fore grip on a pistol? Farther down the page I find:
• Designed mount on most handguns
I know that I don’t want to run my handgun with a hand in front of the trigger guard and I also know that I don’t want to fill out more ATF paperwork to do so (the manufacturer makes it clear that you need the paperwork to legally attach this to a handgun.)
I am guessing these guys really need to make a set of sling swivels for the Glock, so that once you have attached too much garbage to holster it you still have a way of carrying it around.
I do not see any point to this at all. Considering that a right handed shooter is going to need rack the slide with his left hand, he either needs to reach across the top of the gun (whereby he could simply grasp the slide and rack it) or the charging handle would need to be on the left side, which isn’t going to help your holstered carry.
This will change the slide weight and provide one more thing for the slide to hang up on while it is cycling. Thus making your reliable gun less reliable for the sake of some edge case where you are injured and can’t rack with your other hand. I guess the inventor of this monstrosity never heard of racking using the rear sight against equipment.
You can buy one here for $70 if you have more money than sense.