Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gun "Crisis" and Zombie Defense

It's getting pretty scary out there. People are making a run on the gun dealers, snatching up anything black they can (saw the lack of black rifles first hand at 2 shops yesterday, everything was gone). While myself and Ash are already well prepared in the black gun department, neither of us are terribly well stocked in ammo due to a recent shooting trip which involved both an M16 and an AR-15 with a Slide-Fire stock.

Ammo isn't in shortage due to the recent election, like it was back when Obama first got elected into office. It's gone because people are stocking up on guns AND ammo in fear of bans. I don't think they fear ammo being banned, they fear being able to buy it in bulk. Ammo in .223 was 100% gone at a shop I was at yesterday (one guy there got the last 500 pack of wolf, all the brass cased was long gone). This is why alternate calibers need to be considered.

I've been given a hard time for too long about this. I love slightly odd calibers. One of my favorite rifles is a Winchester Model 70 (superior to a Remington 700 imho) chambered in .300 WSM. The ammo is expensive and hard to find. As a result, I hand load, which draws constant harassment. I have  quite a bit of this ammo on hand due hand loading.

As for smaller, shoot-them-in-the-head calibers, .22lr is not the most viable choice. Low cost .22lr ammo is near-impossible to find. While I have a ton of it, I've also procured a .17hmr. The ammo is significantly more expensive but still plentiful, something that was also easy to find during the last run on guns and ammo.

Getting to the point, stock up when you find ammo. If you don't have a black rifle, don't sweat it, get something else. Learn how to shoot quickly with a bolt rifle. Calibers such as .270 are very easy to find good ammo for and have taken many many many deer. They'll be fine for defense, at longer ranges too.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Z-Max Bullets

Hornady Z-Max Zombie Defense ammo has been out for a while now and let me tell you, everyone should have some. I picked up some .223 and some .45 ACP shortly after it came out. Recently things got better, with Hornady selling the bullets in bulk (500 count) packs.

This couldn't come at a better time. I have been developing an ideal .300 WSM round for longer range zombie head shots. Unfortunately they don't offer a .30 cal bullet at this time but they do have a bullet that will work very well in my long range .223 AR-15 with it's 10x scope and 24" stainless match barrel. Zombies don't stand a chance if they come in to my neighborhood.

Monday, January 2, 2012

zombies and deep fried goodness?

So, as you can see from the totally awesome picture on the right, Sergei and I broke out the deep fryer this weekend. From what I can recall, we fried the following goodies: fries, chips, tortillas, hot dogs, oreos, twinkies, bananas, mac n cheese, pickles, cinnamon rolls... and probably some other things that I'm forgetting about at the moment.

The point of this (what I realize is a very short) post is this, though -- do you guys think that if, given the choice, zombies would prefer deep fried human flesh to regular old human flesh? My suspicion is that they would DEFINITELY prefer deep fried human flesh, but that's just based on my observation that almost everything is better fried. And, since they're already dead, they wouldn't have to worry about the detrimental effects to your health of consuming too many fried foods! At least, I don't think they would. Do zombies need to worry about heart attacks? They bleed when you shoot them, based on my observations, so that makes me think the heart must be pumping blood. But maybe I'm wrong. So many unknowns when it comes to zombies. :(

And finally, there's the fact that the unfortunate little boogers don't actually have the mental capacity to run a deep fryer (although I can promise you that, speaking from experience, it doesn't take much). So maybe we'll never know whether zombies would prefer deep fried human flesh to regular ole human flesh. Which is unfortunate. Even more unfortunate (at least for them), however, is that those zombies have no idea what they're missing!

Anyhow. The holidays are over. It's a brand new year. Things are looking up (I'm told). But that doesn't mean you should be letting your guard down. Keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground. Look for the warning sings. The zombies are coming, people.