However, if you remove the zombies from the equation, the rest of it is definitely a possibility in a land that was impacted by severe disasters. If you throw in a nuclear winter, a massive volcanic eruption in Yellow Stone Park, an outbreak of a world ending virus, or a biological attack from terrorists, you could potentially find yourself in a situation where there are massive casualties of Americans, our infrastructure is impacted at a devastating level, and our ability to access food and water could be severely limited or destroyed altogether.
In these situations, while there may or may not be zombies, you can guarantee that hostile persons may be looking to steal your family's food, water, or even lives. You are also more likely to run out of food and water for your family, and having to face the possibility of starvation or dehydration.
Disaster preparedness is something that Americans have truly become complacent with, being at their lowest levels since the end of the Cold War. Do your research, work together with friends and family to ensure that your list is accurate and that your estimate amounts of supplies are sufficient.
Do what you can afford, and then store those supplies properly to ensure that they are ready and available when needed. Criminals will still exist during these emergencies, and they will do anything to get what they want, but even your average and unprepared persons will do desperate things when faced with death by starvation or dehydration.
I can carry a lot of 5.56 ammunition, which has excellent ballistics regarding effective range, velocity, and penetration. The 5.56 mm round is perfect for hunting small and medium game and can be used to engage persons trying to attack you and your family.
Throw in the .300 Blackout round configuration as a bonus, and you have a highly superior hunting and enemy engagement weapons platform. One of the most innovative shotgun designs to date, the DP-12 allows you to rapidly fire 16 rounds down range towards your target(s).
With top, side, and bottom Pica tinny rail system options, it allows you to customize the tactical configuration to your liking. With the ability for each KSG-25 in your arsenal to be custom configured with various projectiles, it becomes a very valuable hunting and tactical weapon platform.
The KG platform also includes a patented downward ejection system, which allows for ambidextrous use and doesn't shoot expended shells towards the person to your left or right. Whether you are hunting deer, or fending off a multitude of zombies, you will find that this weapon system is a gift that just keeps on giving.
When a family is protecting its home, property, or itself when mobile from one place to another, you need a versatility in weapons platforms. If you've ever seen or shot the Thompson sub-machine gun, you know just how difficult it was to control a fully automatic weapon system firing .45 ACP.
This platform, due to its patented Super-V Recoil Mitigation System, the force of the bolt's action and the explosion from the firing of the round no long drives the barrel up. The motion of the bolt instead is pushed downward towards the grip, allowing someone with a strong firing stance to fire the entire magazine, fully automatic, and place all the rounds in the tightest pattern they've ever placed on any other fully automatic platform at that speed.
With such tight shot placement of that many .45 caliber rounds, in such a short amount of time, the Kris's Vector delivers enough highly lethal energy and mass to knock multiple large male zombies (even if they're wearing body armor) into next week. Even if you have the semi-automatic model of the Kris's Vector in your arsenal, you're truly looking at a highly capable defensive weapon to keep zombies at bay while rounds are being reloaded for those carrying the above mentioned shotguns.
The GP100's weight and six-inch barrel, makes it one of the best firing revolvers of the .357 round in existence, and greatly minimizes recoil for any size of shooter. Another good sidearm secondary to draw from a thigh holster, the sound of it firing alone is enough to make any zombies to think twice before trying to harm anyone, or further engage anyone, in your family.
Many of us military service members have trained on, shot, and spent a multitude of hours cleaning this weapon system. They can all verify for you the effectiveness of this platform to pin down enemy aggressors down range and to provide your team with adequate cover while they shoot, move, and communicate.
The civilian version of this weapon system is only semi-automatic, requiring a trigger squeeze for each round to be fired. However, proper training with this platform enables you to accurately place rapid fire of 5.56 ammunition down range, engaging multiple targets, and allowing your family proper covering fire while they seek cover, engage, or relocate to better positioning.
I suggest carrying multiple belt drums, along with several backup 30 round magazines, if you're mobile. It utilizes the .338 Lap Mag cartridge, which has amazing stopping power and superior ballistics to other high caliber rifles.
The patented carbon fiber wrapped match grade barrel, custom carbon fiber stock, recoil lug, 20 MOA rails, Time trigger, Pathway recoil pad, and their 1/2 MOA accuracy guarantee, you are getting one of the most accurate shooting systems on the plant, weighing a fraction of other platforms, which has a proven durability. Whether you are using it to hunt large game, or using it to fend off zombies that are wandering into your safety perimeter around your secured location, you won't find a better tool to engage targets from a safe distance.
With the weapon weighing around 5 lbs less than most other .338 platforms, a muzzle break is an absolute must in order to keep from shooting the rifle being extremely painful. It has made appearances in numerous movies, and has become a proven weapon system to members of the United States Military.
The weapons are pricey, but come with M1913 steel optics rail, 10 round magazines, dual barrel springs, a lightweight quick detachable iPod, 20" or 29" fluted barrel, fully chromed chamber and bore, high efficiency muzzle break, upper conversion kit for the .416 Barrel round, and a custom fit Pelican hard case. However, you can buy their Red Ball 20 round magazines to increase your effective capacity.
Plus, this site is about concealed carry, so it only makes sense to focus on the best handgun for zombie defense. Additionally, World War Z is an exception because those zombies are freakishly strong and fast.
It’s time to face facts, most automatic reloading pistols have magazines that carry double or even triple that of their revolving counterparts. Manipulating the ejector rod to dump spent casings and aligning cartridges with the chambers makes reloading a chore.
Second, eventually you’ll need to scavenge ammunition (or reload spent casings) no matter how much ammo you have in reserve. Since headshots are required to stop a zombie, you’ll need a round that can reliably penetrate the skull.
Although a horse’s skull is thicker than a human, you still better be a crack shot to ensure penetration. Many people take the availability of ammo for granted, as evidenced by the recent shortage of popular calibers.
However, 9 mm NATO rounds are over-pressured compared to the 9×19 Parabellum ammo sold in the civilian market. Because the 1911 is one of the most popular handgun models, chances are higher that you’ll find another gun enthusiasts’ stockpile with this caliber ammo.
In my experience, common malfunctions are far more frequent in rimfire ammo when compared to center fire cartridges. Additionally, you don’t want a “prima donna” gun that’s finicky about what ammunition works.
You don’t want a handgun that relies on Remington 124gr ammo as a condition of reliably firing! Speaking of maintenance, you’ll probably be doing a fair amount of shooting to fend off hordes of the undead.
Unless you come across a gunsmith shop that hasn’t been raided, chances are you’ll need to scavenge gun parts too. Thus, easily finding parts will be directly tied to the number of a particular model of handgun in circulation.
Theoretically, you’ll be reloading in a pinch and won’t have time to keep track of your magazines like you do on the range. Another fine choice for a zombie hunter would be the SIG Sauer P320, whose modular design makes scavenging parts easy.
If something breaks, just find a part that works, and you can easily swap out the trigger, barrel, or various other components to get your pistol operational. Military application, chambered in common round, and easy to maintain make this the #2 best handgun for the zombie apocalypse.
While there can be no denying that rifles and shotguns have distinct advantages in both power and reach, it is the handiness and convenience that makes the handgun indispensable when the excrement hits the wind generator and the dead start walking the earth. What I'll call Romero zombies are what we have all seen in such documentary films as Night of the Living Dead.
Afflicted with any number of viruses or plagues which turn them into mindless killing machines, the infected are in many ways the most dangerous of the three. Matching the tool with the job is important no matter what you're doing, whether it is auto repair, or clearing the undead from your lawn or your town.
Severe trauma to their central nervous system (i.e. brain and upper spine) will put them down. If you're using a pistol, this means that you need to have something powerful enough to penetrate the human skull reliably from any angle.
They have no beating heart, which means that even if you shoot them full of holes and there is not a drop of blood left in their bodies, they will keep on coming. It has been suggested by some in the scientific community that shooting out the eyes and ears of Voodoo zombies will reduce or eliminate their ability to track you.
Besides, the history of Voodoo zombies shows that they are quite frequently controlled by other people, so maybe they aren't even using their rotting eyes and ears. Broadswords, or better yet, two-ton dump trucks traveling at highway speeds would do a better job of this than a mere pistol, but we have to work with what we have.
Magic or science, their bodies are still made of flesh and bone, and if you destroy their joints so that they can't come after you or grab you, you've eliminated them as a threat even if they are still animated. To do this, you'll need to use a caliber powerful enough to not just reach the center of the body, but break bones.
The infected are not dead per se, but are mindless attackers who feel no pain. Many police officers have had to deal with suspects out of their mind on drugs who were in the same condition.
In groups, they can surround you and break down your barriers through sheer body weight. They are too big and heavy to carry for any length of time, so much so that getting them out and aimed at the threat with any speed is a losing proposition.
Stockless, short-barreled versions of America's rifle, these light recoiling weapons are fed by high-capacity magazines, and no one doubts the .223/5.56 mm round has enough oomph to reach the brain stem. The ability of the undead to hear and pursue sounds is well documented, so many people might think that using a suppressed pistol is the answer.
This inability to be holstered is what eliminates any suppressed pistol from consideration, as far as I am concerned. I have heard several people suggest that a suppressed .22 is the ideal zombie pistol.
Low recoil and noise, combined with cheap and plentiful ammo, are admittedly good arguments for this platform. The ideal zombie pistol should be powerful enough to reach the brain the first time more often than not, or any bone in the body.
The traditional 1911 payload of 8+1 .45s is significant, and high-capacity double-column versions of this design can hold twice as many rounds of .40 S&W with extended magazines. Once the world falls apart, paper money will be useless, but until then we all have bills to pay and food to buy.
I carry a Glock 34 every day, and if I had been asked last year to pick what I thought was the bestzombiepistol, I would have chosen just that. The XD(M) also features interchangeable back straps in three different sizes to fit all sorts of hands.
Twenty rounds before you have to reload will get you out of just about any zombie problem you might encounter shy of a World War Z -level chain swarm. That price should leave enough money in your wallet to buy ammo, not just for FMJ for practice, but the high-end hollow points for when the zombies show up.