What do you get when two experienced teams come together with one goal in mind?
The BAYONEXTTM Leadership Team is comprised of four talented men; two with 50 years of combined Military service, and two with 40 years of machining, fabrication, design and production. BAYONEXTTM was born from an idea to provide our Nations defenders with a viable solution as a back-up weapon for their rifles. The bayonet used today was not much different than the ones first used in the 17th century.
Michael Smith & Chris DeLoach
Chris and Michael are licensed firearms manufacturers in Claxton, GA. Chris and Michael have forty years of combined experience in manufacturing and machining processes. Their families have grown in and around the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, just a few miles out of Bellville, GA. Three years ago, Michael and Chris opened Trinity Precision & Arms inside the Smith Hydraulic shop. The business was named “Trinity Precision” to pay respects to the church that saved and baptized our family. Michael and Chris, along with the founders Shirley and William Smith, own Smith’s Hydraulic, and Trinity Precision & Arms. Smith’s Hydraulic was founded in 1983 and since then manufacturing and repairing hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, and firearms, with precision, is our specialty.
Doug Maddi & Ben Carpenter
Doug and Ben are retired Army serving 50 years between them and have extensive Special Operations Experience serving in the elite 75th Ranger Regiment. Ben culminated his career as the Regiments Acquisitions and Requirements specialist. Doug ended his Career at the Army's Program Executive Office Soldier acquiring equipment for Soldiers. Most recently Ben's has worked as a Project Manager for a major ammunition manufacturer and Doug has been consulting since his retirement.