Strangest, dumbest, or most useless gun accessories?

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by MisterMcCool, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What is the strangest, dumbest, or most useless accessory ever built into or attached onto a gun?
    I'll start with the coffee grinder stock. I guess it served a purpose at the time, just seems strange in current times.
     

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  2. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Wow, I think this would definitely take the cake if it were a modern day weapon lol
    Dang...
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, the complaint was that troops were damaging the butts crushing coffee beans- but there were only about 6 prototypes built. There was a suggestion of 1 to a squad...
     
  4. HockaLouis

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    I can only think of the anti-aircraft sights on the Arisaka at the moment tho it isn't really an accessory per se, is it? Maybe the cleaning rod in Trapdoor Springfields, and even the rod bayonet version -- they just didn't know what to do with a gun that didn't need a ramrod any more!
     

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  5. trip286

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    I thought of the AA sights in the Arisaka too. Novel idea. But I just can't see anyone taking down even a WWII plane with a bolt action. Maybe a lucky shot to hit the pilot.
     
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    Bayonet stud.
     
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    The pistol bayonet i've seen advertised in SGN.
     
  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I expected that one to come up.
     

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  9. GeneralPatton

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    This has to be the single biggest waste of money on earth. Short of the Zombie end of the world, worthless
     

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  10. JonM

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    Shooting at aircraft wasnt done by just one guy. It was done by everyone with a firearm. It was quite effective when done by a lot at one time. We lost a lot of planes to groumd fire.

    Cleaning rods are still issued with firearms today. Its not just for ramming a bullet onto black powder

    Early ww1 there was a lack of blade makers to keep up with need so the rod bayonet was born. It wasnt ideal but it met the criteria of a pointed object to stick in the enemy when they got in your trenches.
     
  11. manta

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    I can see times were a bayonet could come in handy. Some manufacturers do offer them as accessories.
     

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  12. chloeshooter

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    I'd hate to miss when re-holstering
     
  13. trip286

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    I think I can see a use for a pistol bayonet. I just couldn't imagine a holster that would work, and I wouldn't be taking the time to fix bayonets in a SD situation.

    Chainsaw bayonet? I would get that in a heartbeat.

    But the chainsaw grip for a shotgun...
     
  14. Yunus

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    Read up on Operation Paul Bunyan, that would have been useful for that mission.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axe_murder_incident

    But yeah it definitely should be in the running for most useless.
     
  15. sdiver35

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    So the hottest gun on the market is the S&W Shield you say...what about the original Shield-gun. :confused:
     

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  16. shouldazagged

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    Maybe .22LR chain shot?
     
  17. AR10

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    7 round mag in a Glock is about as stupid as it gets.
     
  18. drvsafe

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    Sorry, but I have to say the Slide Fire stock...I see so many of them for sale second hand.

    If I were a rich man, I would buy a few dozen and rent them out at local gun ranges. Let people get their jollies for $50 a pop. And you know I'd get it too...
     
  19. trip286

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    That's really not a bad idea at all...
     
  20. HockaLouis

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    I'm pretty confident saying that the Arisaka anti-aircraft sight never was the root cause of successfully taking out a plane if they were ever actually used. They're right up there with the dustcovers...

    A Trapdoor had to look like what came before or it wasn't a proper gun -- needed a rod of some kind under the barrel and the action had to mimic a caplock. The silly rod bayonet in the (breechloading) Trapdoor replaced the cleaning-rod-only long before WWI (and even The SPanish-American War for that matter) and they never found their way back here. Not into the Krag, the 1903, the Model 1917, Garand, M-14, M-16... I know cleaning rods exist(ed).