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Sunday, April 1. 2012
Note from a friend:
As if we conservatives don't have enough to worry about (Obama, Biden, Michael Moore, Pelosi and the list goes on), I have been prepping in case of a zombie attack. Now I know some may think it trite or not possible, but if the Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp coming out in May is successful, we may be in for a run of the un-dead, dead.
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You are probably aware, but since you didn't mention; aim for the brain, zombies only go down if hit in the brain/brain stem.
If you have surely hit the brain and there is no effect, its not a zombie, its a liberal. A common mistake.
Need I link to the Bob Hope clip on the subject?
Auto-Ordinance is manufacturing current replicas of the WWII classic. it is not cheap, $816...
I have a 1944 carine, a really sweet shooter. recoil non-existent. \
Don't forget that Audie Murphy relied on the M1.
The Carbine is a very interesting and historic weapon and almost useless for anything but plinking. It MIGHT stop a cat.
I am not one to pee in another man's Zombie Apocalyse bowl of corn flakes. But if you really are out to ward off zombies, I would think that you'd go with more firepower.
I would think the M1 has enough. But the .38 is underpowered and would take forever to reload.
A SigSaur 40 would give you much more stopping power and you could reload it a lot quicker if you had extra clips in your pockets. If you don't have extra clips, can you REALLY say you're ready?
Wonder about that .40 ammo tho --seems Homeland Security (man there is something seriously wrong with that name --why don't they just say ''Fatherland" and be done with it?) has ordered some huge chunk of the normal production.
I disagree with the more firepower. High calibers are great for breaking contact and getting away, but at some point you need to find a good perch and just exterminate them. That means lots of accurate low powered ammo.
The M1 Carbine is a great choice, just stockpile lots of ammo. A Garand or other full-powered rifle is going to beat the hell out of your shoulder before a hundred zombies are dead.
I have a .40 carbine and a .22 target rifle. If I can get someplace high and safe, I can shoot bricks of .22lr all day without getting sore.
another option in the battle rifle zone is the AK-74, 5.45x39 caliber. Surplus Polish AK-74s are running $389 at J&G sales, and the ammo in bulk is like 14 cents per. I have 74, a great shooter, recoil not much more than a .22LR, and 20 or 30 round mags.
Discussing emergencies in terms of zombies is such a good teaching tool that professionals are using it. The type of reasoning and debate that comes out of zombie discussions is exactly what you need to survive a natural disaster or such.
AVI beat me to it. Here is a ]Zombie Survival Quiz. Spam thingy won't let me embed it.
You might be surprised.
Once you finish with zombie remediaton remember to burn the bodies. And what ever you do, don't add the ash to the garden as a soil supplement.
.38 Special is a fine round and is not underpowered. The correct ammo will change your attitude. Think +P.
You are correct that a semi-automatic pistol would be faster to reload, and a better choice. You could keep the Commando as a backup piece. You always need a wheel gun to back up a semi-auto. Revolvers never jam. I actually prefer a revolver. I keep several handy; but you do get much more firepower with a semi-automatic.
The M-1 carbine is a nice weapon, but is light-years away from the AR-15. 30 round magazine. .223 ammo.
For close range defense work I prefer a shotgun with 00 buckshot. Take a zombie (or a commie--oh, wait, they are zombies, aren't they?) head right off. A nice Remington 870 comes to mind.
You do need more ammunition. You can never have enough.
Note to self: don't mess with pilots (as if i ever did)
Loud noises attract zombies. A can on a .22 with sub-sonic rounds might be a nice addition to your kit for those moments when you don't feel it wouldn't be prudent to ring a dinner bell. I know, I know...a .22 is underpowered, blah, blah, blah. Well, if it's good enough for the mafia it's good enough for you. Sometimes you're just going to have to get up close and personal, okay. This isn't some namby-pamby dance recital. We're talking about killing a gosh darned zombie in the middle of the apocalypse. You'll have to get out of your comfort zone every once in a while and take some risks. If you can't, well, you're going to end up being a meal-ready-to-eat waiting for an appetite.
For zombies, you need big holes, the bigger, the better. Blow off a leg, you have an even clumsier zombie than normal. Blow off a head, and you've eliminated one zombie problem.
So: Any reputable pump 12 gauge loaded with double or triple ought buck will work well. A handgun like the Taurus Judge, which fires .45 Colt and .410 3" magnum shotshells is an efficient hand weapon for similar large-hole purposes.
Of course, a 20 mm magazine fed semi-auto grenade launcher with integral 5.56 mm assault rifle will fulfill the hole-making requirements even more efficaciously.
A good flame thrower should also be a part of any fully equipped zombie-slayer's tool kit.
That carbine is one sweet rifle. One gun nut I talked with some 30 years ago said the only thing it had going for it was its "pointability." When I hold that thing, it just feels right.
As for side arms - semi-auto is the way to go and in a larger caliber 0.40 and up.
For the record, and it's an opinion on some of the other comments, it is in bad taste to talk of shooting liberals. Really - shooting people because of their political persuasion? That's historically what the fascists and communists do. Self defense is a moral obligation, so shooting back is the morally responsible thing to do. It is rare but possible that shooting first is justified.
Shall we be the nice principled people simply committed to protecting our God given rights?
All this is subject to being quoted and taken out of context, so being careful with words is only prudent.
I assume your referring to me.
I didn't suggest or joke about shooting liberals (not even for double points) but attempted to warn people of the danger of mistaking them for zombies.
"...it is in bad taste to talk of shooting liberals. Really - shooting people because of their political persuasion? That's historically what the fascists and communists do."
I agree that it is in bad taste to talk of shooting liberals, even in fun. Communists and Fascists, as are zombies, are our sworn enemies. It is our inalienable right to protect ourselves from them. In this day and time it seems that some of our liberal brothers and sisters, though appearing as zombies, are actually Communists and Fascists. This creates a Joseph Heller Catch 22 dilemma. It could happen here.
Capt. John Joseph Yossarian
Nice comments all around. However, let me congratulate you and all the other proud firearm enthusiasts who insist on publicly displaying their babies. Practice saying, hello officer, what can I do for you? Cause you will be the first ones on the list, when that day comes. And spare me the macho drama about cold dead fingers, cause that won't make any difference.
Surprised it has not been mentioned but as the M16/AR15 platform has been around for about 50 years now(I'm 49) it strikes me as pretty "old school" in itself. I will admit, however, the M1 carbine will always be cooler.
I still beat myself up over not buying that original frame Blackhwk in .30 carbine when I had the chance. Live and learn.
As for "cold dead fingers" one should read "We the Living" by Ayn Rand. Any resistance to the brownshirts would have stopped the communist revolution in it's tracks.
...but once the secret police are in control, the game is over --unless the rest of the world is willing to spend a ten-year hot WW2 or an interminable Cold War to break the secret-police state regime --or more likely, to just seem to force it to pretty itself up a tad for awhile, so it can colonize your brain and then break your currency, economy, and political system from inside your politically-corrected energy-dumping undead green head.
SEIU maybe? There is nobody in this old world to help us, if this were to happen here.
"...break your currency, economy, and political system from inside your politically-corrected energy-dumping undead green head."
Gosh, do you mean to say you think this could happen here? Golly! Have to kill a lot of friggin' zombies. I is old and ready--dyin' don't mean much at this point.
I is old and ready--dyin' don't mean much at this point
--i'll rally on that sentiment --if not gladly then what the hell, not gladly.
not gladly for me, thanks. i want to get all the mileage i can out of this old set of bones.
but, as far as the zombies go: better dead than red!
--i hear ya --naw, i'm no kamikaze either. But the commie belief system, institutionalizing shamelessness as it does via contempt for life & love, truth & beauty, looks an awful lot like the worst side of human nature --that temptingly evil 'power' side that an individual wanting to live in the world of hope must self-task to fight against and to try to defeat.