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I'm at a complete loss here.. zombies, really?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by LRS_Ranger, Mar 21, 2010.

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  1. LRS_Ranger

    LRS_Ranger Member

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    Has anybody been? Is it a serious event? I don't even know what to make of it.. is is a bad or good thing (as far as PR is concerned)? Is it a bunch of serious shooters or a crowd of zombie killing video game nuts that shoot too? Opinions, thoughts etc, my mind is still reeling..
     
  2. kingpin008

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    No, but I want to go!

    Yup.

    Why would it be a bad thing? Nobody's being irresponsible with firearms - just shooters having fun.

    Yes to both, I'd imagine. The two are not mutually exclusive, you know.

    It's a simple shooting event. Shooting sports are supposed to be fun, remember? Not everyone is into boring ol' 3-Gun, IPSC, etc. :neener:
     
  3. c919

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    Yeah I think it sounds like a blast. I personally would love to go. It's something different than paper punching.
     
  4. LRS_Ranger

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    Yea, I just finished reading the stages and the rules, and it DOES sound like some fun.. Sounds different. I bet a bunch of people might get the wrong idea looking at it though.. Even I thought what the hell when I first saw it. ;)
     
  5. kingpin008

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    Some people will get the wrong idea no matter what we do. For some, it might as well be a sport. We as shooters can't be bothered with idiots like that.

    As long as everyone is being safe and responsible with firearms, who cares what the game looks like, ya know?
     
  6. hso

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    Just a zombie apocalypse themed shooting event. It's just intended to make it a little more interesting than a simple 3 gun match and it might draw more people to the sport.

    Some won't like the idea (Too frivolous!) and some will love it (Kewel, Zombies!).
     
  7. MachIVshooter

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    That sounds like a blast. I'd definitely partake if it were closer.
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    It's a bit of political correctness really, this whole zombie thing.

    Many of us talk about self defense shootings but the reality is that we are talking about shooting other human beings.

    That's not something that is really fun to discuss, yet if you believe in self defense it is, at the end of the day, something very real.

    So, by choosing a fictional thing that resembles humans we can speak of shooting these theoretical things instead of speaking of shooting actual people.

    Some people have taken political correctness way too far. I have seen many anti gun groups try to label IPSC shooters as "racist" because the brown cardboard side is the "shoot" and the white cardboard side is the "no shoot".

    That's just ridiculous. So, we can speak of shooting "zombies" and avoid the political aspect of things.

    It's a way to have a "bad guy" that no one can take offense to since they are not real.
     
  9. NinjaFeint

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    or some people just thinking a zombie themed shooting event is fun
     
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    Looks totally sweet.
    I'd go if I could.
     
  11. TexasRifleman

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    Sure it's fun, but the origin of the "zombies" in shooting was political correctness.
     
  12. NinjaFeint

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    The origin doesn't necessarily define why people are participating at this particular event.
     
  13. rocky branch

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    The zombie menace cannot be trivialised.
    It's open season on the undead.
     
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    awesome i want to go
     
  15. hammerklavier

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    Wow, a zombie thread that actually has a basis in reality (sort of).
     
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    Aww this kills it!

    It's in the their rules. No rapid shooting zombies! That really kills it for me.
     
  17. Stradawhovious

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    Save your time and money!

    I went last year, and was SERIOUSLY disappointed. luckily it's a short drive for me. The stages were very crowded, and not scored. the rifle stages consisted of several paper targets from 50 to 100 yards, which were not changed between shooters, nor could you inspect targets after your stage. There was one rifle stage with steel gongs, but i didn't see the need to sit in line for 2+hours to shoot it. the pistol stages were sad at best. IDPA style setup which were also unscored, and untimed. The ROs were harboring a "Good ole' Boys Network" approach as to who they allow to shoot, making the other folks wait while their friends shot stages two and somethimes three times before moving the line. The only decent part of the entire event was the shotgun stages (lots of reactive steel to shoot), the vendors and the people watching (many people were dressed in tacticool garb and zombie killing attire), the freebies and the drawings. They did give away quite a few firearms and cans of "Tactical bacon". Other than that, it was long lines, all the while being swept by muzzle after muzzle by idiots who would be hard pressed to know which end of the gun the bullet comes out of.

    My opinion, not worth it. The total lack of firearms safety with many of the folks attending, and the poorly planned downright boring stages will be enough to keep me away this year. Just imagine, 2,000 people walking around shoulder to shoulder, each with more than one firearm strapped to their body, or hanging from a one point sling, or simply being carried, and pointed at anyone in front or behind as they meandered from stage to stage. Now add the fact that many if not most of these people have had minimal training...... I'm amazed there hasn't been an incident there yet.

    The good news is that it seems that this year they have split the event into two days. If in addition to this they employ more ROs to keep the unbelievable safety violations to a minimum, start scoring stages, and maintain better order throughout the day it might be worth returning. The idea is a great one, I simply think it grew too big, too fast and DMPS wasn't prepared, or didn't know how to handle it.

    I'm sorry for the lenght of this rant.
     
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    Consider this, many are getting excited over killing those things that are already dead! The ultimate in bloodthirsty!
     
  19. ChefKristian

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    It seems like a poorly planned good idea.
     
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    It just looks unsafe....While it seems like a big waste of time and money to me, to each his own, hope you enjoy yourself if you go....
     
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    So its going to be bad PR for the shooting sports for a bunch of guys to shoot at Zombie targets at a 3-Gun match, but its NOT bad PR for a bunch of fat old guys with beards to dress up like Hopalong Cassidy and play out their boyhood "cattle russlin' and injun killin' fantasies" at a SASS shoot?

    For the record I don't think either type of competition has any negative effect on the shooting sports and some of y'all need to lighten up.


    Frankly I think the "bluebloods" shooting trap with 5 figure Italian shotguns and the completely humorless chaps shooting bullseye and freepistol with .22s do less to grow the shooting sports than SASS and IDPA/IPSC have done in the last few years (nothing wrong with Trap of Bullseye either ... that's the great thing about the shooting sports, there's a sport for every shooter and a shooter for every sport).
     
  22. Owen

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    charliehustle, what's unsafe about it?
     
  23. Ben86

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    That looks sorta fun.
     
  24. TexasRifleman

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    OP asked if it was serious or not and he specifically asked about the PR angle.

    The PR angle is that zombies are an acceptable humanoid shape to shoot at without upsetting very many people.

    That it's fun is a big side benefit. And yes, it's a serious match with a fun back story. Sounds like a win win.
     
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    Looks like a fine time, not much different than SASS in some ways.
     
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