etphoto, on 22 March 2012 - 05:02 PM, said:
I'll admit I don't have the zombie fighting experience in Iraq as you apparently do and I'll admit accuracy is important. Yet, accuracy is MORE important in shooting at targets hiding behind objects. The slow moving, out in the open zombie, does not present as much a difficult target. I'll stand by my handgun as the best weapon (asI previously pointed out) as the best weapon in the world of the Walking Dead.
The AR-15 (if u wish, you can use the AK) would have its place in a zombie infested world. But, it'll take a back seat to the handgun.
Maybe if you are a real shooting pro ,your handgun holds at least 13-18 rounds and know how to speed reload maybe I'll agree with you but the reality is a short barrel tactical rifle(M16-M4-Ak-416-Aug Steyr -G36 to name a few) outperforms a handgun any day.
Range,accuracy ,stopping power and for the not so dead the visual deterrent (eg. somebody see you with a handgun he may attack you but if you holding a tactical rifle may give that person second thoughts before attacking you).
Again it takes a while but after you get used to it is like is another arm like part of your body, anybody who has been in the service and used a rifle can attest to that.Even the people that carry the 249 Saw get use to it and that is heavy is like 18 pounds empty and is long and cumbersome specially with the protruding charging handle, my respecst for saw gunners.
If i were to choose a round i would go with .223 NATO the one most Ar15's and M16's uses plus many other rifles.The reasons .308's and 7.62's are usually twice as expensive,weight more and take more space vs the .223 ,readily available ,sound is not so bad,military uses it so easier to scavenge ammo from dead soldiers,not as powerful as the other 2 but it gets the job done of killing Z's.
22's not bad you can carry a gazillion bullets and for half the price but like one member mentioned inconsistency with rounds not so powerful this have been proven in real life a guy shot 14 times still managed to take gun away from owner and kill him(if someone remember i think it was in NC not sure , i know it was on the East coast).In a Zombie situation you may have to deal with both the living and the pretty much already dead.
Edited by maximus_pr, 22 March 2012 - 07:21 PM.