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Choosing Your Zombie Killing Weapons

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in How To Choose Your Zombie Killing Weapons, Weapons

When all hell breaks loose, when the widespread pandemic of flesh-eating zombies is at your doorstep, clawing and possibly gnawing on remnants of the hottie next door, you will not have time to pick and choose what weapons you deem to be the most efficient zombie killing tools.

Ideally, you have already prepared, having trained your mind and body (see Conditioning), and assembled your bug out bag and survival gear in a position of easy access.

Either way, whether you’ve prepared your bug out bag or not, a knowledge of weapons for future scenarios where you may be faced with the decision between a handgun and semi-automatic rifle or machete or baseball bat, may be the knowledge that keeps you from becoming them…one of the walking dead.

Zombie warfare should be approached with careful consideration. When choosing the right weapons to defend yourself and your loved ones, or group against the incessant hordes of the living dead, you must consider a variety of variables:

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1. Stealth Capabilities
Large caliber weapons may give you the confidence and reassurance in your firepower that you’re looking for, but consider the advantage of a weapon that will not give away your position to other zombies. Loud noises attract zombies. The louder the gunfire, the larger the radius is of incoming zombies. When choosing a gun, consider silencing capabilities.

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2. Availability of Ammunition & Magazine Size
Your ultimate goal is to put down/ kill zombies by way of decapitation (separating the head from the body) or otherwise destroying the zombie brain or brain stem (where the infection or control center of the zombie is housed). Choosing the right weapons is not necessarily about choosing the ones that will inflict the most damage.
A crossbow or bow and arrow may be ideal for the first variable, but what about the availability of arrows in the zombie apocalypse. If you have made friends with your inner caveman, no problem…just make your own, but if you’re like most of us you may need to simply focus on magazine size and the popularity/availability of the rounds for that gun.
Also, how many rounds can your magazine hold? A shotgun, though it may sound like a zombie-devastation-machine, requires frequent reloading…and reloading in the middle of a high-threat zombie attack could make the difference between life and unlife.

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3. Ease of Carry
Consider the weight and barrel length of the weapon and whether or not it would be ideal for traveling. A 5 lb. weapon will feel like 30 lbs. after a day’s travel on foot, whereas a 2 lb. weapon may only feel like 10 lbs. The weight of your weapon will affect the efficiency of your travels and your stamina.

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4. Variety of Long Range, Short Range and Melee Weapons
Always be prepared to handle all attack scenarios, from long range to short range and even melee attacks. Carefully consider at least one weapon to combat each range.

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5. Skill & Strength Requirements
A bow and arrow, though silent, requires a lot of practice and dedication to master…and let’s not forget loading speed – there’s a reason weapons have evolved to enhanced rebound and power machines. Strength requirements mostly relate to melee weapons, as that’s where the real weight of your choices factor in. A 20 lb. sledgehammer may turn that zombie’s head into mush, but a blade may be more practical if you can master it.




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