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So I finally saw Dawn of the Dead

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Wingshooter, Apr 8, 2005.

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  1. Wingshooter

    Wingshooter Member

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    I know the Zombie topic has been beaten to death, no pun intended, but I just had to comment.

    Any time I've read one of these threads I always chuckled to myself and thought my 1911 would be just fine. After watching the movie and seeing the volume of shooting done (due to the number of targets), I feel that I need to make a retraction. My 1911, while nice, would not serve my purposes well at all. I would feel severely undergunned with anything less than a .308 semi auto of either the HK/CETME/FN-FAL genre (I know I'm grouping too many together, but you get my drift) or the SOCOM 16 <drool>. Or perhaps ordnance.

    I'd still want the 1911 with a few mags, but it would definately not be a primary weapon. I have learned from my mistakes.

    My sincerest apologies to any of you that I (not so)silently scoffed at while reading those amusing threads. :) This is obviously tongue in cheek, but it was interesting just watching the sheer volume of hostiles that were there. Wow!



    p.s. Andy is my hero, well except for that part at the end where he died. Apparently he never heard my horror movie/gaming mantra, "live throught this part!"
     
  2. Silent Bob

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    Dawn of the Dead was the best movie of 2004 IMO. I left the theater mentally compiling a shopping list from Ammoman.com.
     
  3. ScorpioVI

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    Now it's time for you to take the Zombie Survival Test and see how you fare. (I only managed 78% for some reason).


    Oh yea, and go see Shaun Of The Dead to see how the UK guys do it. Effin hilarious!
     
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    Fun test, I got 88%...
     
  6. DontBurnMyFlag

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    i got 81% probably because i own the zombie survival manual :D
     
  7. Blackburn

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    87%, compared to people my age I got a 97%. Probably because of my firm belief in always choosing 'all of the above' whenever available.
     
  8. scout26

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    Haven't seen any Zombie movies nor read the book. Got an 89%.


    All that Army training finally paid off.
     
  9. natedog

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    And now to introduce the caliber war:

    .223 and 9mm would be way better for zombies; the only way to kill them is a head shot, so anything that makes a hole and punches through a skull is fine :D
     
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    No no nate, you've got it all wrong! :evil: The best caliber for zombie hunting is a subsonic .22 fired out of an armored wheelbarrow... :p
     
  11. q102josh

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    that movie was awesome
     
  12. cslinger

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    I think it's a safe bet we are all "Official Surviors".

    Heck I have been to THR parties where there was more firepower then most police stations. :D

    Ehh Zombies, find a large vehicle (garbage truck, bus, semi, armored car,dump truck crane, etc.) drive around running the suckers over while your buddies in back plug whatever they can and act as perimeter defense for the gas, pee breaks and munchy stops.

    Chris
     
  13. TarpleyG

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    Looks like y'all should ride with me...

    My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

    You scored higher than 90% on survivalpoints

    Greg
     
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    Wee.
     
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    86% tracking one variable.. . . .whatever that means?
     
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    I scored 86% tracking one variable. I scored the 93% higher than others based on my age and gender.
     
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    84%!

    Whether through ferocity or quickness, you made it out. You made the right choice most of the time, but you probably screwed up somewhere. Nobody's perfect, at least you're alive. :D
     
  18. Beren

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    This is my all-time favorite thread topic, though it might end up closed at some point. ;)

    Consider:

    1. The vast majority of zombies, both fast and slow, can be stopped by a shot to the head.

    2. Unless their ears are gnawed out, zombies can hear pretty well.

    3. Chances are if you've had to engage one zombie, he has twenty friends in the immediate area.

    I think your best bet is a suppressed 9mm AR-15 with a short barrel. This lets you fire 147gr subsonic ammo, with pretty much no noise except the cycling of the action. (Yes, it's still loud and clacky, but nowhere near as loud as unsuppresed, or even a suppresed 5.56mm.) Naturally, you'd want a nice Aimpoint on that. ;)

    For backup, the suppressed 9mm of your choice would allow you to tote only one caliber of ammo. I'd go with a Glock 17 for the magazine capacity. Remember to save the last two rounds for yourself. One for after you get bit, and another in case you flinch and miss the first time!
     
  19. Bigdog57

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    I need to study a bit more. :rolleyes:

    My score:

    Official Survivor
    Congratulations! You scored 62%!
    Whether through ferocity or quickness, you made it out. You made the right choice most of the time, but you probably screwed up somewhere. Nobody's perfect, at least you're alive.
    You scored higher than 71% on survivalpoints!
     
  20. Faithless

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    Looks like being a kleptomaniac pays off.

    When it came to picking transportation I picked the pick up.

    Put some roo bars on that baby and there would be a hell of a lot of squished zombies. Hell if it was a red truck even better, I wouldn't have to clean it.
     
  21. boofus

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    A zombie scenario would be plenty enough to convince me to drop my .45s and pick up some Glocks. All those nice little 9mm rounds in the 33rd mags can put down alot of zombies. As it seems all you gotta do is hit them in the head, caliber doesn't seem to matter as much as shot placement. Or those Calico pistols with the 100 .22LR drums. :rolleyes:

    I got a 93% on the zombie test. It seems to favor packrats. :evil:
    I'm thinking choosing AR15 for choice of firearm and pitch fork on the last question brought me down. :neener:
     
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    A bit OT, but I thought the re-make was terrible. It was bleak (the undead baby thing was just...uncalled for), the characters (especially Vingh Raimes) were forgettable, and the ending was hopeless. Worst off, they forgot the main point of zombie movies--they're not about the zombies, but the people affected.

    The original George Romero version had more heart and a really black streak of humor. There was an undercurrent of social commentary in that the zombies in the mall were no different in their habits in death, and the constant underpinning of Muzak made it even more apparent. Plus, much better ending.

    +1 for Shaun of the Dead. They nailed the genre perfectly, and if you watch closely, they do alot of name-checking along the way. The part where the Brits actually find a rifle and don't know how to use it is brilliant.

    The first Night of the Living Dead is also a classic. Absolutely terrifying without any real gore.

    If you're into comics at all, Robert Kirkman's doing a series called the Walking Dead, which is brilliant. An ex-Police officer leads a group of survivors across the ruins of America in search of refuge, and meets some really screwed-up folks along the way (it takes place in the South). The whole idea is that when the world as we know it falls apart, we have to start fending for ourselves and learning to live. The big plus is that it's the first comic I've EVER read that has a really pro-2A message. Most comics portray guns as tools of either criminals or psychotic vigilante types.

    Beleive it or not, the whole zombie genre has a long tradition, and there's some really classic work along the way. I'd hate to think that folks only think of this godawful remake when they think of it.
     
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    Got 89%, maybe not the best zombie killer......
     
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    I scored a 74%. I think I lost points for living in suburbia.

    Jubei
     
  25. Wingshooter

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    Beren, I'm sure the sheer repetetive banality of it would probably warrant it being closed outright. I did, however, want to go on record as saying I was wrong about something. I know, I know, it doesn't happen often... but it had to be done.

    Of course, the whole point of the post was about firearms. Well, sort of... Anyway, I'm just happy that I finally posted a topic that has more than 2 replies. Hooray me!




    p.s. I scored 74% on the test but was 89% better than those in my age group. Darn urban living (if you can call Fort Worth urban). I guess I should have helped a few other people as well.
     
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