I have a new post on my blog about a debate in the US army whether or not to continue bayonet training. I was surprised to discover that the bayonet is still used in combat, as recently as the Iraq war. The Brits also staged a successful bayonet charge in the Falkland Islands War. I'm curious to find out if anyone uses a bayonet in a home defense situation. I think that a shotgun or a low powered rifle outfitted with a bayonet would be a very effective weapon for the home. I'm uncertain as to its legality, though. I remember that part of the "assault weapons" ban had to do with outlawing bayonet lugs, which somehow made certain guns evil. Let me also recommend Cold Steel, a classic book on Marine Corps self-defense with the bayonet, knife, stick, and bare hands. It's an old book, but I don't know how you'd top it. I should also add that if you train with the long stick as I do, that it directly applies to the bayonet.