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Primary Weapon if attacked by Zombies

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posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 07:42 PM
Frankly, I'd avoid relying on a melee weapon at all costs. A zombie in arm's reach is a deadly threat... a zombie 100 yards away is target practice.

My primary weapon would be a scoped M1 Garand semiautomatic rifle (easy to obtain, easy to maintain, common ammo), and I would ideally have a pair of MP5 submachine guns for use in close quarters or emergency situations.

If I had a good, reliable stronghold that I didn't have to leave I'd like a Bren machine gun and a scoped crossbow, for taking out large groups quickly and for making single, silent kills, respectively.

god i love zombie scenarios

posted on Nov, 6 2006 @ 08:45 PM
Fat end of a two piece pool cue , a good equaliser for Zombie infestation scenarios.

If it were legal here id probably supplement this with a Remington 870 shotgun.

[edit on 6-11-2006 by buckaroo]

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 03:43 AM
a mobile giant meat shreding grinding and squashing machine with katanas, assult rifles and grenade launchers as back up.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 04:25 AM
Ok since, I own The Zombie Survival Guide.

Here it is the Weapons and Combat Techniques:

1: Obey the Law.
2: Train Constantly.
3: Care for your tools.
4: Beware Display Items.

Close Combat
Hand-to-Hand comabt should almost always be avoided.
1: Bludgeons - When using a blunt weapon, the goal is to crush the brain.
The best Bludgeon weapon is a steel crowbar. Why you ask, is simply because not only is it heavy, and small, but it can be used to crush the skull, and also to pry open doors.
2: Edged Weapons - Blades in any form, have advantages and disavantages over bludgeons. They use up no ammo. One of my personal favorites is the Japanese Katana. Easy to swing, and when you simply need to slice off the head so you can get away fast.

If you want to know more about pick up a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide, by Max Brooks. Available at your local Borders, or Barnes and Nobles.

Also you need a long ranged weapon.

Of all weapons, nothing is more important than your primary firearm. Keep it cleaned, keep it oiled, keep it loaded, keep it close. With a cool head, steady hand, and plenty of ammunition, one human is more then a match for an army of zombies.

Stay away from Heavy Machine Guns, why give yourself the unecessary need of having to finsih off a mass of writhing and porentially dangerous body parts.
If you can, get yourself a Submachine Gun.

The problem with this is similar to that of the heavy machne gun: ammo expended versus living dead dispatched. It should only be used in a tight cuarters setting. Always keep it on the Single-Shot setting.

There are other firearms you can use, but your primary one should be .22. Why you ask, because not only is it small, but you can carry alot more ammo. And you can get .22 rounds at every sporting goods store.

When it comes to arming yourself with this type of gun, don't be fooled by the toylike nature of this firearm.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 12:29 PM
Zombies. What do we know about them? Well, the most important thing to know about zombies (I'm talking about the George Romero Zombies) is that they can only be "killed", stopped or, otherwise, dispatched by destroying their brains.
It is only by knowing your enemy that we can defeat them.

Using a sword, while flashy and fun to handle, can be quite tiring to use on a group of zombies. Also, to use a sword, we must be in rather close quarters. Frankly, I'd like to avoid being any closer to a zombie than I would have to be. Close in fighting with zombies, while unavoidable at times, increases the likelihood of zombie bites. As we all know, to be bitten by a zombie is not a good thing. It is a "undeath" warrant. That is, if you are bitten by a zombie, you will die and then turn into a zombie yourself. I believe that is definitely to be avoided at all costs.

When I think of killing zombies, Remington 870 tactical shotgun comes to mind. A shotgun is capable of a good rate of fire at a range which would keep the zombies at a distance. Also, depending upon the shells used, one can destroy the zombie brain with ease, efficiency and, when needed, a minimal amount of aiming.

For maintaining area security, keeping zombies at a "safe" distance, any rifle with a good scope which has been zeroed in should do the trick.

For personal back up, I'd have a .45. Even if I should happen to miss the vital brain on the first shot, the concussion should (if the movies are right) knock a zombie off of his feet giving me time to aim for the head. A .45 is simply my personal choice but any large calibre handgun; i.e. .357 magnum, should do the trick nicely. I would probably shy away from 9mm as the round is of such high velocity that it would probably pass through the zombie without knocking him over. When dealing with these things, you want to destroy the brain, as has been established, or knock them over buying time for a second, final, round.

I wouldn't bother carrying a baseball bat, golf club or other bludgeon weapons. These would be weapons of expediency if nothing else. If nothing else is close at hand, anything is better than nothing.

A few other weapons that might be handy would be grenades. Besides being fun to use, they can be handy when dealing with large clusters of zombies. While they might not kill zombies out right, a grenade would certainly immobilize them until they can be dispatched when things might not be as urgent.

One or two members of my party should certainly be armed with flamethrowers. A flamethrower can, again, be useful for dealing with large clusters of zombies but the danger of secondary fires, inadvertently set by scurrying incendiary zombies, demands greater foresight and care. Nevertheless, you gotta love a flamethrower.

For very close up defense....especially at windows and doors, a chainsaw might also be of great benefit. While you might not get a killing effect from a chainsaw, you would sever hands, arms and limbs rendering zombies less of an immediate problem. At least you can get that door or gate closed.

Death to Zombies!

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 12:36 PM
You people need to stop quoting that stupid "Zombie Survival Guide" and start developing your own strategies.
And try to keep in mind, that you can wish for all the weapons you want, but if it all really goes down, think about what you have access to and plan around that.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 12:42 PM
I would use a Halberd no doubt. Here is an informative video guide on surviving a zombie attack, including different weapons which may be useful.

Edit - If you'd like to see the guide go to and search
"Danger 50,000 Volts: Zombies" *warning: bad language*

[edit on 7-11-2006 by Xeros]

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 12:48 PM
when zombies attack?

being that they need to be taken out via the head, i'd love to crack a few with some nunchaku! (old school style)
but, that would be creepy close quarters and the oh # factor would be higher than i'd be comfortable with.

a shotgun would be fun, just to watch the exploding heads.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 01:06 PM
If I had to fight zombies, then my answer would have to be with my recurve bow, but I'd rather use a longbow for ease of reloading, and as they are better for traditional fun armour piercing heads to get the brains. Failing that, a molotov cocktail perhaps? I don't know the effect of fire on zombies.

Oh, and in fantasies of my mind, a good old AK-47.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 08:55 PM
A bunker, a place where me and a cloning machine can hide out until there is no food left for the zombies, and then let them all starve. When the infestation is over, I will start up a machine, and repopulate the world. but if I encounter any of them.....

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 12:03 AM

Originally posted by DezertSkies
what do you call a "herd" of zombies anyway?

Good question. Very good question. And one to which the good folk on The Collective Noun Page do not seem to have an answer.

This is a mystery, and like all good mysteries, it deserves a thread on ATS (or, at least, BTS)

And now, thanks to me, it has one.

What do you call a 'herd' of zombies anyway?

If you know what a 'herd' of zombies is really called -- or if you think you know what it should be called -- here's your chance to tell the world.

Who knows, you may even end up with your own entry in the dictionary...

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 06:57 AM
Well, if a group of geese is called a gaggle, a group of crows is called a murder, a group of lions is called a pride, why not call a group of zombies a Feast?

A Feast of zombies.

What say you people?

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 06:18 PM
If zombies attacked my neighborhood I would kick some butt. I would get a crowbar for short end situations... when the zombies came into my home I'd do this. I would get a shot gun, to stun their attacks, then probably use some other weapons to make them immobal.

If I had a rocket launcher I would use that too, and if I would use a sniper rifle, that would help as well.

The most prominent situation that would nevertheless take my stakes in the game would be to fight it with a huge ass sword and cut its head off.

All of this would help.


posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 08:06 PM
LAWNMOWER! If you doubt the power of the 'Victa' mower, I dare you to watch THIS! (*Warning, Graphic zombie death*)

[edit on 8-11-2006 by Beelzebubba]

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 08:50 PM
hmmm three sylibols come to mind minigun. But that would be for a class 4 outbreak. For a class 3 or below id have my metal pipe and a fortified place with 5 friends.

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 11:35 PM

Originally posted by wu kung
Well, if a group of geese is called a gaggle, a group of crows is called a murder, a group of lions is called a pride, why not call a group of zombies a Feast?

A Feast of zombies.

This people say very good indeed.

Why not post it on my other thread (see above), which was created specifically for this? Come on, join the fun.

posted on Nov, 8 2006 @ 11:41 PM
I reckon a 3 to 4 foot metal pole with nails welded to the end would be fun.

So would a 3 foot Barbed-wire whip... nice and short for maximum flesh tearing.

Given the decaying state of their body though, a slap in the face should bust that skull right open, what with internal pressure and all. Trust me, I used to be an undertaker.

posted on Nov, 9 2006 @ 04:02 AM
LOL what has counter-strike done to the public? Counter-Strike's weapons are totally unrealistic as to how they reall operate and damage in real life. An M249 para would be extremely heavy and in a situation such as "Zombie Pandemic" would be totally unrealistic and unpractical. You are not going to have a squad with you most likely, so having a squad weapon is stupid. Think special forces extraction team in a "Zombie Situation." With that said...

If I was just protecting myself in a building I would probably choose one of the following....

1) Short barelled or sawed off shotgun either pump or auto with buckshot ammunition, and a huge shell belt. B+

2) Tavor, Tar-21 rifle with plenty of magazines and a drum magazine. A+

3) Glock 18 with plenty of high-cap magazines (and use it mainly on semi... full auto is for tight situations). B

4) Baseball bat. D

5) MP7 PDW with plenty of magazines. A

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posted on Nov, 9 2006 @ 10:16 AM
My main weapon would be no doubt a van helsing style crossbow by far.

Secondary weapon would be a machette.

Fighting side by side with Chuck Norris.

With the secret weapon being the president. He can call in the army and use Donald Rumsfeld as a human shield.
[edit on 9-11-2006 by spinstopshere]

[edit on 9-11-2006 by spinstopshere]

posted on Nov, 9 2006 @ 12:37 PM
I would like a 12 guage personally, and my trusty .270 Remmington, and a machette backup. What could be more fun than sitting on a roof, picking off zombies? Nothing.

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