Below you will find a brand new video that I’ve produced for the Zombie Research Society, with special thanks to the Colonial Shooting Academy of Virginia Beach; and it’s all about firearms! In keeping with the theme, I’ve also written an article on my top five personal picks for all of our members, friends and followers to read and debate. Of course, everyone has their own opinions about firearms; but at the end of the day it’s important that each of us find something that’s both comfortable and sensible. So without further ado, here are Cameron Carlson’s Top 5 Firearms for the Zombie Apocalypse!
Ruger 22/45 Lite (In red of course):
Many people think the .22 may not be the most reliable or effective round during a zombie outbreak, but this is far from the truth! If a .22 penetrates organic tissue (living or undead), it’s definitely going to bounce around inside and cause some havoc! The ammunition is light, easy to carry, and you can get 500 rounds for about twenty-four dollars. The Ruger itself is basically a simple-to-operate, staple gun; which I LOVE due to its simplicity and operation. Almost anyone can pick this up and be on target. Plus, it’s awesome to shoot!
SIG Sauer P226 Legion:
This is one of the most amazing handguns I have shot to date! The 226, in general, is a phenomenal handgun; but SIG decided to listen to all the gripes about the 226 and fix them. What we have here is the Legion, chambered in 9mm and just an all-around great gun to carry. Like the Glock, it is reliable to a fault and very easy to operate. However, this is a much larger gun compared to the Ruger and has more recoil due to the 9mm round. If you are just starting to shoot, start small and then the next step is 9mm. What a sweet gun!
Do I need to say anything else? Anyone who knows anything about shooting knows that the Glock 19 is one of the best handguns available. This is chambered in 9mm and is the MOST reliable handgun on the market. Just look up some of the torture tests on YouTube and you will quickly become a believer. This still has a full-size slide and barrel, but the magazine holds two rounds less than the Glock 17. It’s very easy to operate, and you can customize EVERYTHING on your Glock (making it the Barbie of handguns). Boom! The Glock 19; you can’t go wrong! If you think I am wrong, then you probably like Hi-Points.
One of the first Short Barreled Rifles that I shoot in the video. This is also chambered in 9mm (are we seeing a trend here?). What’s awesome about this, other than the way it looks, is that the magazines hold 30 rounds, and it’s a blowback system rather than gas-operated like the AR-15. What does this mean? It means that the gas and debris from the rounds do not fly back in your face and cause hate and discontent! The rifle is also small and light, which makes it good for close quarters and easy to carry around for long distances. The CZ Scorpion is a great little rifle that’s easy to control.
AR-15 10.5” SBR:
I’ve saved the most popular for last. The AR-15 is not only the Barbie of the rifle world, it is also the MOST used rifle in the United States. Easily adaptable and very tough, this rifle is chambered in .223/.556. The round itself is just a slightly bit larger than the .22, but has a lot more power. You can get a good bit of range with this if you need it. Now, it’s also easy to carry and one of the more reliable weapons that you can find in a rifle. Building one is easy, and you can ALWAYS find ammunition or parts; making it easy to build and repair!
Well, I hope you all liked my suggestions, and please feel free to comment on what you think are the most reliable firearms. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to find the weapon that’s most comfortable, and ultimately works best, for you! Thanks for reading, be sure to check out the video below, visit our friends Bobby Horne of DOA Arms, the official website of the Colonial Shooting Academy; and remember… what you don’t know can eat you!