Fancy stuff will not win the zombie war.
Here's my stand on the zombie-themed items that have been making noise in recent months. I've been following these products for some time and all of them have left me pulling out my hair in disbelief.
Ruger LCP Zombie-Slayer edition
This .380 caliber pocket pistol is quite popular with folks who carry concealed firearms, either as a primary defense weapon, or as a backup gun. Thing is, Ruger is charging us an extra $50+ or so to get a limited-edition that has the words "zombie slayer" painted on its slide. Dude! I'd rather buy the regular version and use the savings for extra ammo.
Paint don't kill zombies. Bullets kill zombies. Sheesh.
And speaking of which...
Hornady Zombie Max ammo
I do not endorse the purchase of namby-pamby specialty ammo to take on the zombie threat. Hornady claims that these are proven zombie killers. Don't believe the hype. Save your money and get plain old Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) or Jacketed Hollow-Point (JHP) ammunition.
If you buy cheaper ammo, you'll have more ammo. Just don't forget to buy quality stuff.
Taurus Zombie Responder
This is one big bark of a gun.
A heavy, slow-firing weapon with limited ammo capacity does not make an ideal zombie-killing weapon. I heard this will be chambered in .454 Casull, .45 Colt and .410 shotshells in both 2.5” and 3”. For those not in the know, those are monstrously large bullets. Not to mention expensive.
And when you see that green paint on anything, be sure that it will cost you an extra $50+ at the least compared to the standard models.
What is ideal?
1. Affordability AND reliability. Both of these characteristics must exist in any zombie-slaying weapon. There are oodles of choices for these.
2. The ammunition used must be commonplace. Caliber is not so important. Anything bigger than a .45 won't give you as much "bang for the buck".
Even the humble .22LR can punch through a zombie skull. Don't believe me? Check this out.