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I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It – Manly Innovations MBX – Magazine Base Interchange System


The Manly Innovations MBX (Magazine Base Interchange System) is a baseplate replacement for magazines that functions as a quick attach/detach for select attachments. Initial attachments will include the ‘Manly Bayonet’, Glass Breaker/Seatbelt Cutter, and a Picatinny rail.

The proprietary ‘Manly Bayonet’ allows the user to deploy a blade in a low or no-ammo scenario without holstering the sidearm and reaching for a fixed blade. The bayonet appears to come with a dedicated Kydex sheath that mounts to PALS webbing, which allows the user to mount and detach the blade during drawn and holster.

MBXs will be available for magazines of the following models of pistols:

Beretta M9/M9A1/92FS
Glock: .40 models – 22/23/35
All single stack 1911s

There’s also a video (embedding disabled by request) of the Manly Bayonet in action. Enjoy!


24 Responses to “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It – Manly Innovations MBX – Magazine Base Interchange System”

  1. Ben C says:

    Is this so you can deal with multiple self-inflicted knife wounds after you run out of ammo?

  2. Mike D says:

    Surely they can’t be serious…

  3. SSD says:

    Ya gotta love the name “Manly Bayonet.”

  4. John says:

    Brings a whole new dimension to malfunction drills…

  5. Joe momma says:

    I wish ssd had a sign or something to let us know that it’s a serious post or a comedic one

  6. DI says:

    You’ve got to be F’n kidding!
    It is way too early for April Fool’s jokes.

  7. Matthew Kime says:

    Every now and then… I’m forced to check the calendar…

  8. Patrick says:

    Never bring a knife to a gunfight.

  9. defensor fortisimo says:

    For some reason, I can just picture someone forgetting this was attached when they do a magazine change and it dropping into their boot

    • Tom says:

      Its not attached to the magazine, its attached to the gun.

      • Joshua says:

        So you’re saying the “Magazine Base Interchange System” that clearly looks like it attaches to or replaces the magazine baseplate, is actually attached to the gun and is terribly photographed and misleadingly named?

  10. DI says:

    Tap, rack, oh f**k!

  11. Marc says:

    That was hilarious but the sad part is I think that he was actually serious. Now he took the video down 🙁

  12. reader says:

    doesn’t look practical

  13. Eric B says:


  14. Riceball says:

    That thing looks like a battery case for power tools, maybe they need to develop an actual battery version that would allow it power any light or laser attached to the gun. Yeah, a power tool battery would probably be overkill but just think how long that kind of battery could power a high lumen tac light for.

  15. Brian says:

    Got to go back to the drawing table. I would love to see the owner of this try to make his dohicky work in a real case scenario. Know that would be worth posting on you tube.

  16. Joe momma says:

    Would rather have the knife bayonet on the rail and the light on the mag base bad then this configuration

    • defensor fortisimo says:

      Which works out great until you’re taking a spiral stairwell and flag the person above you.
      Although now that I think about it, that would solve some of the problems associated with finding a light holster…

  17. Dave Noice says:

    If you don’t know how to fire at close retention, you surely don’t have any idea how bad of an idea this is if the bad guy manages to get ahold of your handgun. There is no good direction for you to maintain your handgun AND have the blade away from your body.

    Blade forward? Muzzle your head!

    Muzzle forward? Blade can be pushed into your leg or torso!

    Reload? Don’t grab the mag and rip it out. You’ll lose fingers.

    Gun FTF? How many man-hours have been spent teaching tap-rack-bang, not tap-ouch-fuck?