Okay, during a zombie apocalypse, it’s pretty much a given that you’ll need to use some sort of weapon at some point. Here we discuss the best type of weapon to use, weighing up the pros and cons of each.
High portability, high devistation at close range, everybody should carry one of these with them in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
Depending on the type of sword you use, this can be an excellent weapon. Something large and heavy may seem like a good idea, but there’s too much risk of it getting stuck in a zombie’s skull or ribcage. Ideally, use something light and extremely sharp like a samurai sword, and where possible, always aim for the neck.
With this weapon, one well aimed blow could be devastating against a zombie, but a badly aimed or poorly timed swing can cost you precious time, or even your life when using a heavy, close proximity weapon such as an axe. It would be handy to have a few lying around your base for emergencies, but no good for carrying around.
Arguably the best weapon you could carry around with you, as they can be light (depending on what they’re made from) and incredibly sturdy. As a blunt weapon, the bat massively reduces the risk of getting caught in all that zombie flesh, although compared to a sword or an axe, it would require a lot more effort to take a zombie down.
An excellent long distance weapon, this would require good aim, but holds the potential to bring down several zombies from a distance. Quicker to load than a crossbow, the bow should be a staple weapon in any zombie apocalypse survivors armory. And without all the usual societal constraints such as a job, there’s no excuse not to practice your aim.
Although considerably slower to load than a bow, the fact that this can be carried around pre-loaded makes it a great weapon to take with you whetever you go. As with the bow, the fact that it is also silent makes it ultra essential to have, if you can get hold of one (or more).
Having both major upsides and downsides, a handgun of any sort remains sitting on the fence. It’s portability is a bonus, but the noise will attract more zombies. And of course, there’s the problem regarding ammunition. If possible, carry one with you as a back up.
Although much more powerful than a pistol, there’s still the problem with the noise. Keep one in your base if you must, but only use it as a last resort.
Fantastically devastating at close range, but slow to reload, the shotgun should only be used as a last resort, as with the rifle.
Although many, many more weapons could be included in this list, the ones discussed here are the ones most people are likely to use.
Although the best weapon set essential boils down to personal opinion and preference, an ideal personal armory would consist of:
Bow or crossbow
Pistol (if available)
These weapons allow the greatest portability while remaining effective against any zombies you may come accross.
What are your thoughts on suitable weapons?