Thursday, November 19, 2009

Favorite Zombie Weapons, Pt. 1

A fellow law student and blog reader asked me today what my favorite zombie kill in Zombieland was. It took me a while to think about it (banjo, ultimately), but really, I had to think about the weapons used. It got me thinking about my own zombie defense strategy; specifically, what weapons I have and would like to have when the zombified crap hits the fan. So, here are a few of my favorite weapons with the explanations accompanying.

Tactical Shotgun



Cost: $400-$1200
20 Gauge
Pros: The tactical shotgun is great for close- to medium-distance encounters. Its strong blast does the trick, and its compactness and engineering make it lightweight and ideal for a primary weapon.
Cons: The shells can be heavy and take time to reload, and distance factors highly into efficacy.

Hatchet



Cost: $20-$35 for a quality non-wooden handled model
Pros: In addition to being light and powerful as both a sharp cutting and blunt force weapon, the ax also boasts the added functionality of serving as a hammer and even prybar as you travel or hole up somewhere. You will never regret having a hatchet around when society breaks down and you're forced to face all of humanity with only what you can carry on your back.
Cons: A wooden ax handle would be more prone to breaking or rotting, so these should be avoided. Full-tang metal handles or hard plastic handles are preferable. Also carry a small whetstone to keep it sharp.

Glock 23 .40 S&W Caliber Pistol


Cost: $450-$600, used or new
Pros: The Glock 23 is a great pistol known for its durability and accuracy. Seriously, it is almost impossible to damage this gun to the point of not firing. I've seen shows where they drop it off a 4 story building, batter-dip and fry it, freeze it in ice for two weeks, and run over it with a car. The Austrians know how to engineer a pistol, and when every shot could save your life, you need to be confident that your gun will fire every time you pull the trigger. Additionally, the .40 S&W caliber allows more power than a 9mm and less weight and size than a .45 . It is a sharp, reliable weapon that you will love having in your arsenal.
Cons: Some people don't like the trigger safety on the Glock, but in a post-apocalyptic situation, having a trigger safety is a huge advantage over a thumb safety. Other than that, I can't really think of any downsides to including this gun in your zombie defense plans.


Rocket-Propelled Chainsaw



Do I really need to explain this one? It's a freaking rocket-propelled chainsaw. Come on.


1 comment:

Micah said...

Hey, what's the deal with the new format?