What Is The Best Weapon To Have In The Zombie Apocalypse?

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It’s the question on everyone’s lips – if the zombie apocalypse occurred tomorrow what would be the best weapons to have at your disposal?

Tech Insider spoke with a guy that should know – John Sanders, the prop master of AMC’s hit show The Walking Dead.

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Sanders has overseen all the props on the show and over its six-year history, survivors have used guns, knives, grenades, tanks, and even rocket launchers in their never ending battle against the undead.

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Sanders reckons the best weapon for taking down ‘walkers’ is the long range rifle with noise-dampening silencer which offers stealth as well as range and power.

He says it’s the silencer which is key to staying safe because both zombies and – perhaps an even greater danger – other people are attracted to noise.

A handgun with silencer isn’t a bad shout, but Sanders estimates the smaller weapon is only accurate up to roughly 50 feet.

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He told Tech Insider:

Long range rifles and hand guns where you can shoot things at a decent range [and] get away fairly quickly are very helpful.

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It’s a sad fact though, that you’re probably not likely to just stumble across high grade military weaponry in a zombie apocalypse.

Sanders admits this is a factor:

They aren’t readily available, you wouldn’t think you could find too many of those around.

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The other problem with guns is obviously ammo. This is when close-range weapons like Michonne’s iconic katana sword and improvised spears come into play.

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As ammunition becomes more scarce, survivors will have to rely more on close combat weapons.

“We’re going to see a lot more … melee weapons, bullets are a finite instrument in this world,” said Sanders.

So there you have it, a high-grade long distance assault rifle is ideal – if you can get it. Personally, I’m a fan of Daryll’s crossbow, but anything sharp enough to ram through a zombies brain will just have to do.


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