Sunday, August 5, 2012

5 Weapons People Think are Great for Fighting Zombies, but Really Aren't

Thanks to the movies, there are a lot of weapons that most people think are great for killing zombies, but in reality, they really aren't that useful for killing zombies at all.

So now, here is a list of five weapons that people think are great for fighting zombies with, but really are not:

5. Shotgun

While most people believe that the shotgun is the best gun to use against a horde of zombies, in reality, it actually isn't.

A shotgun might be effective at close range, but at a distance, or if you're using bird shot, it isn't that effective.

Shotguns have a more limited range then rifles, plus, shot scatters, so if a friend is a middle of a zombie horde, you could hit them and either kill them, or cause them to get eaten. Also, because of the scattering effect of shotgun shot, you might not even hit the brain or brain stem of a zombie. Then of course there's bird shot, which might not even be effective at all against a zombie.

4. Axe

A lot of people might think that an axe is a good weapon to use against a zombie, but because the best way to kill a zombie with an axe is either with an over head swing, or a side swing to the head, it might not be the most effective melee weapon you can use.

Beside the fact that you could easily injure yourself if you miss hitting a zombie with an axe, you could also get your axe stuck in a zombie's head, costing precious seconds, and if you're battling a zombie horde, you may not have that much time. Also, because you have to swing an axe, you can leave yourself open to attack.

3. Baseball Bat

While a baseball bat might be less likely to cause serious injury then with an axe if you swing and miss, and it won't stuck in a zombie's head, it still has some of the same problems that an axe has, such as having to use an over head or side swing to the head in order to kill a zombie, which can leave you open to attack.

There is also one problem that a bat has that an axe doesn't have, and that is with a bat it can take multiple swings at a zombie's head in order to kill it, and that can leave you more vulnerable to getting killed yourself.

2. Chainsaw

While in the movies the chainsaw is often depicted as the most effective melee weapon to use against zombies, or at least the most fun, they're actually probably one of the the most ineffective weapons to use against a zombie horde.

The fact is, is that a chainsaw requires gas in order to work, and usually a certain gas mixture at that. So if you run out of gas, your chainsaw is no good. Plus, there are a bunch of mechanical problems that can go wrong with a chainsaw as well, and there is a chance you could seriously injure or kill yourself using one.

Besides all of that, a chainsaw will throw bits of zombie everywhere, and depending on how the zombie virus is transmitted, if you get any pieces of zombie on you, or in you, you could very well turn into a zombie yourself.

1. Flame Thrower

Considered one of the nastiest weapons of war, flame throwers are also considered a great weapon to use against zombie hordes, but in reality, it's not a good choice at all.

While it might be able to take out large amounts of zombies, depending on what type of fuel you use, it may not kill them outright, so you might end up having to deal with flaming zombies!

Also, like with the shotgun, you have a limited range with the flame thrower, plus if a friend is in the line of fire (no pun intended) your friend is dead. And also, like with the chain saw, it has a limited amount of fuel, and it can malfunction, making it either useless dead weight, or in some cases, a giant bomb strapped to your back. If the fuel tanks are hit by a stray bullet, it can also become a giant bomb that way as well.

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