Where would the gun industry be without accessories? From scopes to lasers, to grips, to bipods and bayonets and iPhone holders, it seems that you can mount just about anything short of the proverbial kitchen sink. The amount of accessories you can slap onto any given firearm is only limited by rail space, weight, and the size of your bank roll—and occasionally common sense. That said, there are perhaps some items that may earn you a few stares the next time you visit the range.
These are the five most ridiculous things you can actually buy for your Picatinny (or any other) rail. Keep in mind that many (if not all) of these are novelties and are meant to be used accordingly. However, that does not stop them from looking any more outlandish.
1. Bottle opener
We’re pretty sure that nobody advocates drinking while shooting, but someone actually took the time to design this bottle opener for Picatinny rails. Range soda anyone?
2. Chainsaw grip
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? While much too unwieldy for anything other than very specific situations, the chainsaw grip has found popularity among some enthusiasts for its style and intimidation factor. It also looks pretty fun to operate.
3. Actual chainsaw
So you saw the chainsaw grip attachment and wondered why not add the real thing a la Gears of War. Well the Zombie X Chainsaw has got you covered. Just don’t be too surprised if you get any disapproving looks at the range, or get asked nicely to stop sawing through the pile of wooden pallets you brought from home.
4. Cup holders/battle mugs
We’re not sure who thought it was a good idea to attach a cup holder to a rifle, but it sounds like a pretty good way to get coffee all over your ejection port. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the Battle Mug comes with its own rail system so the operator can mount whatever they want to it. Yes, that includes a “bayonet for close quarters, high risk operations.”
5. Tactical Axes
Ever wish that modern warfare or home defense came with more close range, hand-to-axe combat? Yeah, probably not. Yet this didn’t stop the dreamers over at Melee Mods from designing the Tact-Axe and Gatchet. Sure, you can get a flimsy old bayonet, but this isn’t the 1910s anymore. The future of trench warfare is rail mounted axes wielded by cyborg Vikings.