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The M7 Bayonet was designed to be the standard issue bayonet for all M16 and AR15 rifles. Examining the M7 you can see it is closely related to previous USGI bayonets like the M4, M5A1, and M6. This standardized bayonet design made training, equipping, and maintaining bayonets in the field significantly easier when new bayonets were issued. Far from just being a desire to standardize, the US military bayonet design that the M7 is based on has been combat proven for decades with no compelling reason to change what works.
One of the most interesting things about military weapons is their ability to accept accessories. The one accessory that every owner of a military style firearm should own is the bayonet that would be issued with their rifle. Those who collected during the "Assault Weapon Ban" will remember the ban on bayonet lugs and how ridiculous it felt to ban this feature that was rarely ever used and never used in a crime. Now that you can have your choice of firearms with bayonet lugs, you need to ensure you have bayonets to fit them all. The M7 bayonet is a great choice as it will fit any AR15 style rifle that has a bayonet lug as well as the Mossberg 590 shotgun that is issued to the US Marines.