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Old 02-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #231
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And a machete or katana.
Sounds great, and looks good on film, but these weapons should be extreme last resort weapons only. They allow the enemy to get WAY too close (I can legally justify shooting a man with a knife when he's 21 feet away, consider that). They are very physically demanding to use (huge downside). They break. They need to be sharpened. Bladed weapons have been backup weapons ever since guns were invented. I don't see how a "zombie" attack changes that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #232
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Sounds great, and looks good on film, but these weapons should be extreme last resort weapons only. They allow the enemy to get WAY too close (I can legally justify shooting a man with a knife when he's 21 feet away, consider that). They are very physically demanding to use (huge downside). They break. They need to be sharpened. Bladed weapons have been backup weapons ever since guns were invented. I don't see how a "zombie" attack changes that.
Silence. Guns are not silent and attract more zombies, which can hear gun shots from about a mile away. Bladed/melee weapons are meant to be used while creeping around to scavenge for supplies and put down a zombie, hopefully, before they notice you. This is where crossbows (like Daryl's) also come in handy.

Guns are only for escaping.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #233
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Whaddaya think about flishet (sp?) rounds? Basically shotgun shells full of little nails.

Sure, you have to pump the shottie after each shot, but I've heard stories from Vietnam of seeing men tacked to trees and even each other...

Same guy also told me he was one of the first to use a silencer on a M16 in a top secret beta testing in Dien Bien Phu, in which the rifle was now whisper quiet in a closed room, so take that at face value...
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #234
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You guys see this? It was in the beerstreet journal. More SweetWater On The Walking Dead
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #235
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Whaddaya think about flishet (sp?) rounds? Basically shotgun shells full of little nails.

Sure, you have to pump the shottie after each shot, but I've heard stories from Vietnam of seeing men tacked to trees and even each other...

Same guy also told me he was one of the first to use a silencer on a M16 in a top secret beta testing in Dien Bien Phu, in which the rifle was now whisper quiet in a closed room, so take that at face value...
Flechette rounds would probably work in so much as you pin a zombie to the wall, or take out the brain stem. Silencers obviously make any gun better. All my nonsense comes from The Zombie Survival guide, which I highly recommend to zombie fans and may be the single greatest book for reading while on the throne.

The book is written very seriously like a wilderness survival guide, breaking down individual weapons and pros cons (flamethrowers only make flaming zombies, etc) and is very funny.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:03 PM   #236
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...or while getting getting avery painfully located tattoo. That's when I read it.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:53 AM   #237
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Whaddaya think about flishet (sp?) rounds? Basically shotgun shells full of little nails.

Sure, you have to pump the shottie after each shot, but I've heard stories from Vietnam of seeing men tacked to trees and even each other...

Same guy also told me he was one of the first to use a silencer on a M16 in a top secret beta testing in Dien Bien Phu, in which the rifle was now whisper quiet in a closed room, so take that at face value...
The ONLY Bad-assed thing (other than the chick's agreeable awesome ass) in Resident Evil 4 (resuscitations, or regurgitations or whatever it was called) was when she admitted to collecting coins, and then unloaded a sawed off into a monster's groin with a handful of the coins. Definitely dis-emboweling it.

 
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:28 AM   #238
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I always thought this would be an awesome zombie crowd killer


But you'd need multiple ball bearing bombs 4 sure. And a place to hide while suckling on Halle.

 
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #239
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what i want to know is why it seems like no character in a zombie movie or show seems like they have ever seen a zombie movie or show. i would think if there were a zombie apocalypse, unless you've been in a cave for the past thirty years, you would at least have a pretty good awareness of what to do, zombie behavior, etc. They don't even know that when you have a long drawn out fight with a zombie and just barely kill them before they kill you, not to relax and catch your breath- because if they do that the camera will pan in for a close up, and when it pans back, there will be a zombie sneaking up on you. somebody should step up and say- "wait - i saw dead alive"- or something...
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #240
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Most movies and shows, including the Walking Dead have no zombie culture/knowledge/lore previous to the zombie apocalypse.

It's also known as genre blindness.

 
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