Well A bayonet would be nice for close range fighting so even when your out of ammo or they get to close the weapon could be like a spear. The only downside is the bayonet isn't a slashing weapon, its ment for quick jabs in and out of the human body, puncture wounds. Now its going to be hard to thrust this through a human skull, the average adult forhead bone can be almost two inches thick and human bone is harder than concrete. You could always use it for taking out the kneecaps. Dead or alive it can't walk without knees. Another advantage is that you will have a long range to keep those rotting mother fuckers a safe distance away from you. Givin you an oportunity to run or the like. Aside from bayonets there are other attachments such as umm....an M203 or 40mm grenade launcher could have its uses as an attachment. Although you really want to stay away from explosives in a zombie situation. They might cripple or stun the zombies but the effectivness of actually pulling off enoguh force in the explosion to cause enough head trama to kill the zombie is hard. Alot of the time the concussive force of the explosion will stun poeple. Living poeple. Not dead ones so you have to take away that factor to the effectiveness. It will cripple them howver and slowing down slow zombies will be effective. But trhe loudness will be a bad thing, as it will attract mroe zombies. And it could possibly start the zombie on fire wich is never a good thing (in most cases). So overall I wouldn't go looking for one. Attachments such as flashlights or laser pointers could provide usefullness for obviouse reasons :P. Hope this helps fetters. [=
it's a matter of getting used to it like any other attachment. Realize this was developed for use in the late 60s. It isn't used as much today as it was in the 80s. It adds no more weight than an M203 grenade launcher. It isn't as modern as a lot of weapons out there but if you look at what we are talking about, Zombie Apocalypse. Something that's never expected to happen. Something that most people would think was a ruse. This platform would be the most available to someone who, like me, has been out of the military for 22 years. Has access to these weapons separately and has more then enough knowledge and skill to put it together. The shotgun is not meant to be an accuracy weapon. The .223 is. Today's military has a lot more high-tech stuff that I'm sure is readily available to active duty and reserves but the guy on the street can do this. Now a lot of folks on the street may not even have the availability of the M-4 or AR variant but they can get a pump shotgun.
When I look at weapons I look for practicality and availability. I personally sold my BushMaster a couple years ago when I left our CRT. I did it for 4 years and it was time for a change. I was doing UC work at the time and it was conflicting. If you look at the photos in my album you'll see what I collect today. I still have a couple semi-auto pistols around but I "LIKE" the old stuff.
we did test a MasterKey on my CRT a few years back. We stayed with the MP-5 because they are just more suited to civilian CQB and the 9mm round was considered safer in CQB indoors by our leadership. Our sniper spotters use M-4 and ARs.