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So here I am.... A bit pissed but I was wondering,if a zombie apocalypse happend would it be woth shooting the scabby twats with your airsoft rifle,pistol,grenade?

I reckon if they've been dead for a while (should be able to tell by the stench) then the putrid flesh would be easy to penetrate....especially if you can put a few through the eye socket!

oops gotta go....time to close the cell door and take my pills!!!

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Depends on what film/comic/book etc you base "your" apocalypse on.

 

Walking dead... You see some of the characters simply push a slightly point bit of wood straight through a zombie's skull like it's made of cardboard...

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Mine would be quite good, but it only manages 3 rounds per minute, and requires quite a bit of prep time to make the cartridges up in advance.

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yea i wouldnt bother unless i had one trappped and was bored... would go for my crossbow/bow/ dads shotguns/ baseball bats/scythes etc....

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I think I'd be more likely to cut my own limbs off with a scythe than do a zombie any damage with it!

 

I have no idea whether a BB in the brain would actually stop a zombie, but you have to imagine that 20-30 might. There'd be precious little to laugh at in a real zombie apocalypse so I expect I'd have a go. My sword in one hand and bill hook in the other FTW...

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If you got them in the eyes how would they know where you are because they can't see, and if they don't need their eyes to see how do they know where you are? Smell?

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as said it depends on the zombies the senario is based on, some thories of eyes being pale because of decay means reduced vision etc so they use a mix of senses. and that generally a zombie itself is not a threat its the injuries that cause the infection to spread and zombie hordes that are the real threat, and if theres alot of zombies good luck shooting them all in the eyes(if it even works at said point. if theres only one /2 the thory is melee weapons ftw, if theres lots run...(use guns to clear escape paths/ rescue) but as said depends on the zombie base...

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I'd just stand in a doorway with one of my katanas.

 

Ain't no zombies getting through there then.

Airsoft guns vs 28 Days Later style rage-zombies? You are fucked my friend.

Walking Dead style, been rotting for a few months, you'd probably have a fair chance against them. Though, not as fair a chance as you might get from, say... A hammer. Or really, anything else.

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I'd keep my GBB pistol but to scar off other people not zombies. I have a sharpened samurai sword so would use that and a bat to get to my dads and then he has ALOT of shot guns and rifles of various power! I'd prob then opt for the 44 winchester rifle. Dam accurate and packs a hell of a punch!

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I love how when these topics come up everyone owns a sword and, having swung it around in their house, assumes they know how to use it.

 

Using any sword, especially those requiring very specialised technique like a katana, is not easy.

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tis true, i go for my baseball bat first even with what training i have.... course a machette would make a good backup...

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and a further quote from the Mask of Zorro

 

Don Diego de la Vega: Do you know how to use that thing?

Alejandro Murrieta: Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man.

Don Diego de la Vega: [sighs] This is going to take a lot of work.

but basically any form of european straight sword it's just a case of pointing it at the eye and sliding in.

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give me a tanto knife and a ruger 10/22 semi!

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I'd just stand in a doorway with one of my katanas.

 

Ain't no zombies getting through there then.

 

Airsoft guns vs 28 Days Later style rage-zombies? You are fucked my friend.

Walking Dead style, been rotting for a few months, you'd probably have a fair chance against them. Though, not as fair a chance as you might get from, say... A hammer. Or really, anything else.

In all fairness though, the last thing you would want is close contact with infected flesh and body fluids flying about.

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specially in a doorway where you lave limited swings due to space and the boddys start stacking up around you making it more difficult....

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I love how when these topics come up everyone owns a sword and, having swung it around in their house, assumes they know how to use it.

 

Using any sword, especially those requiring very specialised technique like a katana, is not easy.

Most of what people own wouldn't really be up to the job anyway.

A good sword costs thousands

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part of why id like to try blacksmithing and give making one a go. would likely be worse but would still love to try...

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I'm fairly sure that anyone can kill something with no functioning brain, with a sword, without training.

 

Also, I chose a door because it limits the number that can get to me at any one time, plus every time I took one down, it'd make getting through harder for the next one.

 

If you need training to see the tactics of that and be capable of utilising a sword to aid you, then you'd have to have been immensely dense beforehand.

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I'm fairly sure that anyone can kill something with no functioning brain, with a sword, without training.

 

Also, I chose a door because it limits the number that can get to me at any one time, plus every time I took one down, it'd make getting through harder for the next one.

 

If you need training to see the tactics of that and be capable of utilising a sword to aid you, then you'd have to have been immensely dense beforehand.

This all just further compounds my earlier point about people who own swords (read: shaped pieces of metal, because as Tariq points out they are not the same thing) thinking they know how to use them when they clearly don't.

 

You think you would "stand in a doorway with a katana," a katana being a sword which is primarily designed as a slashing weapon and which requires long slashing motions (and therefore space) to be effective, and even then requires a hell of a lot skill to (a) angle the blade correctly and strike with the right technique to achieve the cut and (B) not just end up with the blade lodged into your opponent (who in this scenario would then just see you as some some of treat on the end of a long metal stick and eat you). Have you ever tried to actually complete any kind of cutting exercise on a solid target with one of these swords? Or will this skill set just materialise magically?

 

Moreover, since most of that skill set comes from watching movies, have you ever seen any movie where anyone 'stands in a doorway' whilst effectively wielding a katana? Even Hollywood suspends the suspension of disbelief when an idea is that bad. And what kind of magical doorway is this anyway? Surely after you somehow completed the amazing space-defying cut that fells the first zombie it would just collapse into the room, rather than somehow floating all over the place and blocking anything at all. At best it would cause a lump on the floor that the next one would just walk across. Moreover its fall would likely just further push you into the room, thus defeating the whole object anyway and possibly trapping you in the room, and all of this is if it didn't just yank the sword from your grip as it fell.

 

I'm sorry for the rant, but If you need training to see how the 'tactics' you've described in utilising such a sword in that way to aid you aren't ridiculous then you'd have to have been immensely dense beforehand.

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