In a previous article that I wrote a while back I discussed five weapons that people thought were great for fighting zombies, but in reality actually were not.
Since then I have been thinking to myself "what are the five best weapons a person can use for fighting zombies"?
Since then I have thought about it and have come up with a list of the five best weapons a person can use for killing zombies.
So in honor of the return of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead", and my friend Sean Munger's new novel "Zombies of Byzantium" I present to you the five weapons that are great for killing zombies:
Besides the fact that most katanas are lite weight (which makes them easier and less tiring to use, plus you can swing the blade at much higher speeds then with most other melee weapons of the same size), and it's single edge makes it safer to use then a regular broadsword, a well made katana can be extremely sharp and durable. Also, because of the fact that most katanas are lite weight, and their single edge makes them safer to use then regular broadswords, with enough training you could use two of them at once, doubling your chances of surviving a zombie hoard.
Besides the fact that the crossbow is much easier to aim and hit your target than the bow & arrow (and thus requires less skill in order to use) it also fires it at a faster speed, and at a much further range.
While you can fire more arrows from a bow & arrow then you can from a crossbow, it won't matter if you can't hit a zombie in it's brain to take it down. You have a much better chance of doing that with a crossbow.
Besides the fact that the grenade is easily portable, and the fact you can carry multiple grenades on your person, you can also throw them directly into a zombie horde, and take out several zombies at once (unlike with mines, which you have to place, and you pretty much just have to hope that a zombie randomly walks on the trigger, and you could also accidentally take yourself out with a mine as well.)
Also, if you find yourself in the middle of a zombie horde with no way to escape, you can use a grenade to take yourself out, rather than face the fate of being eaten, or turned into a zombie, along with taking out several other as well zombies.
2. Machine Pistol
The reason for choosing a machine pistol over the classic revolver is besides the fact that machine pistols can hold more shots, you can also reload them faster, and they are a tad bit easier to to aim and shoot as well.
1. Hunting Rifle
Besides the fact that they are easily portable, they can also shoot from a great distance, and many can be modified to increase range and accuracy, not to mention that obtaining ammo for hunting rifles is easier then it would be for obtaining ammo for military sniper rifles (which tend to use higher caliber ammo then standard hunting rifles, and thus is less common in most sporting goods stores).