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10 rifles against ZOMBIES

 

Number 10: Marlin Model 336

The Marlin Model 336 was designed in 1948 for hunters to effectively take down targets in wooded areas at ranges up to 300 yards. The rifle was a staple for the Marlin company because it introduced a few features that most Marlin firearms did not have; the semi pistol grip wooden stock, side ejection, and a solid top receiver. Chambered commonly in .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington, the 336 was heavier than most lever action hunting rifles of the time, a total of 7lbs, which gave a steadier base for accurate shooting. It’s one of the reasons Marlin is only second to Winchester for reputation amongst lever actions.
Number 9: Kel-Tec SUB-2000

The Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is an affordable, blow-back operated, magazine fed, semi-automatic carbine. It is chambered in the 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP pistol rounds, and a swappable frame allows shooters to not only exchange ammunition between their carbine and pistol, but entire magazines. Unloaded, the mainly synthetic polymer rifle weights four pounds, almost half that of most rifles. With it’s ability to fold in half for easy storage and share ammo with a pistol, the Kel-Tec has become a very popular option for Law Enforcement, offering quick firepower in a handy package. It’s a great carbine to extend existing firepower granted by a pistol, and a perfect low-profile bugout gun.

Number 8: Mosin-Nagant

Designed in 1891, the Mosin-Nagant was the answer for the Soviet Union’s struggle to find a repeating rifle to replace their single shot infantry weapons that had proved grossly outdated during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877. The historic value of the Nagant is virtually endless. The Mosin-Nagnt was the Soviet Union’s first reliable repeating rifle, and it was produced in large enough numbers to still be found on battlegrounds over a century later. Even in the civilian market, sealed rifles can be bought for less than $100 at most places.
Though far from comfortable out of the box, the Mosin is one of the more customizable surplus firearms on the market, and it’s upgrades can be just as cheap as the base rifle. Weighing in at roughly 9lbs, the Mosin-Nagant still kicks hard with it’s powerful 7.62x54r chambering. It’s a rugged rifle that takes a tough shooter to utilize well, but it’s reliability and low cost have made the Mosin a hot seller.
Number 7: Ruger Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14, often called the “Ranch Rifle”, was introduced in 1974 and designed to simply be a miniature version of the US military’s M14, hence Mini-14. With the ease of use and reliable action, the Ranch Rifle quickly became a popular choice of small-game hunters, ranchers, law enforcement, security personnel and target shooters. However, the design is not without flaws: the magazines are completely proprietary, the light barrel leads to a wandering zero, and the sights are not especially rugged.

Despite this, it’s inexpensive design has easily become one of the easiest to modify and accessorize, with a multitude of first and third party modifications available. The original rifle was made in .223/5.56mm, with variants as diverse as the AC-556 fully automatic assault rifle, or the Mini-30, chambered in the Russian 7.62x39mm.

Number 6: M1 Garand

The M1 Garand was the first semi-automatic rifle to become military general issue in any nation in the world. The Garand proved to be a highly efficient killer compared to the prior US service rifle, the M1903 Springfield, as well as other rifles of the era, such as the Karabiner 98 Kurz and the Enfield SMLE No. 4 (Short Magazine, Lee Enfield), it’s autoloading action giving a decisive edge in firefights. The internal magazine was loaded by means of an en bloc clip containing 8 rounds of .30-06 Springfield ammunition. By proving itself through World War II, the Korean War, and some of Vietnam, the M1 Garand earned its reputation as “the greatest battle implement ever devised”, as quoted by General George Patton.

Today, though more expensive than before, Garands are not horribly uncommon. Compared to other designs, the En-Bloc feeding system is pretty cumbersome, but one would be hard pressed to find a rifle that would hit as hard, or as accurately in a reasonble package.
Number 5: AR-15/M16

The modern AR-15 is the civilian legal version of the ever popular US military M16A2, M16A4, and M4 Carbine service rifles. Being the first rifle to use modern polymers to reduce weight, the AR-15 has an incredibly easy method for field stripping and cleaning, requiring only the user’s fingers to disassemble. Firing the 5.56x45mm NATO round, the effective range of the AR-15 is 600 yards, and speaking from personal experience, hitting a torso sized target at 500 yards is rather easy. With numerous accessories, receivers, and models available, the AR-15 is probably the most prolific rifle of the civilian market, and a dominant force in the field of law enforcement. It’s controls are also suited to many kinds of shooters, being easy to manipulate in all types of conditions.
One would be hard pressed to find, an if not more perfect rifle, then most definitely a more flexible one.

Number 4: Heckler & Koch G3

The H&K G3 was born out of the combined ideas of 3 foreign weapons manufacturers towards the end of World War II. The German company Heckler & Koch borrowed ideas from CETME of Spain and Fabrique Nationale de’Herstal of Belgium to create the first long lasting battle rifle of Germany’s history. Technologically, the G3 introduced firearms enthusiasts to safety features that modern militaries consider standard, such as a select fire mechanism (safe, semi, and fully automatic) and a spring system that prevented the bolt from bouncing off of the breech while a new round was being chambered. Chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, the H&K G3’s roller delayed blowback created a reliable, accurate action, though one with a tendency to destroy brass. (not a concern for the military, bad for those on a budget!)

It’s variants span weapons like the famous MP-5 series of sub machine guns, the H&K 21 belt fed machine gun, the H&K 33 5.56mm assault rifle, and the MSG90 and PSG1 precision sniper variant. As sign of effective design, the G3 still serves as a front-line infantry rifle in 56 countries.
Number 3: Remington 700

The first true “sniper rifle” on the list, the Remington 700 has more variations than any other firearm listed here, including the AR-15. First produced in 1962, the 700 was intended to be mass produced in many different platforms to fill the needs of varmint hunters all the way up to anti-light armor applications in wartime. Chambered in 28 different calibers ranging between .17 Remington through the colossal .338 Lapua Magnum and .458 Winchester Magnum, with a staggering variety of stocks, barrels, and accessories, the average shooter is hard pressed to find a Remington 700 that doesn’t fit their shooting needs. Currently, 90% of the United States’ law enforcement agency’s sharpshooters use a Remington 700 or a similar rifle based on the original Remington 700 design, earning it the title of the most widely used modern tactical bolt-action rifle.

Number 2: AK-47

You’re now looking at the one gun that has killed more human beings than any other in the history of existence. With the Soviet Union facing the brutality of Nazi Germany’s weapon technology, namely the StG-44 assault rifle, the Red Army began designing a weapon with that would bridge the gap between sub machine gun and rifle. It’s sheer effectiveness was demonstrated in the Korean War against crack American G.I.s in the hands of Chinese troops, and the Russians were saddled with a rifle not only iconic of their own nation, but of war itself. Through seventy years of use as the most widely used assault rifle in the world, the AK-47 has become a symbol of terror and oppression, as well as that of revolution and change. It is one of the strongest symbols that humans can conjure.

While the “true” AK-47 is chambered in 7.62x39mm, the sheer number of countries that have recreated this weapon have opened the shooting world to a wide variety of calibers and accessories for the AK-47 while still making it affordable enough for the average civilian to own more than one. Aside from the ingenious design, the AK-47 is extremely cheap and easy to manufacture, is incredibly durable, and is almost childishly easy to use. It is commonly criticized for low accuracy at range, but an AK-47 is a rifle that will fight just as well or better as a comparable design at anything up to three hundred yards.

Number 1: M1 Carbine

Often said to be a miniature M1 Garand, the Carbine was actually build from scratch by the Winchester Gun Company during World War Two. However, the relation wasn’t totally unfounded, as the M1 Carbine maintained a very similar outward appearance, and even bore size. The M1 Carbine was never designed to be a general issue infantry rifle, but a weapon easier to handle than a rifle, but granting longer range than a pistol or sub machine gun. That’s right – the M1 Carbine is the same class of weapon as the P90 or the MP7. At the time of it’s implementation, the Carbine replaced the M1911A1 pistol as the defense weapon of cooks, drivers, and non combat personnel. However, it’s ideal handling characteristics and increased range made it a favorite for high-mobility troops such as paratroopers. Nearly thirty years later, the Carbine was still being used in the Vietnam war, with a thirty-round “banana magazine” and fully automatic fire, as the M2 and M3 Carbine.

Being the first weapon to use non corrosive primer ammunition, the M1 Carbine was a godsend to the Marines in the Pacific campaign where barrel and chamber corrosion was a major factor in weapon efficiency, effectively ushering in the age of modern non-corrosive ammunition. The M1 Carbine was also highly praised by paratroopers over France due to the mobility offered by an optional folding stock which at the time was an original idea for a rifle. The mix of high mobility, mid range accuracy, and ease of use made the M1 Carbine a very popular choice for soldier and civilian alike – not bad for a design that hasn’t changed in over seventy years.

 

Number 10: Marlin Model 336

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The Marlin Model 336 was designed in 1948 for hunters to effectively take down targets in wooded areas at ranges up to 300 yards. The rifle was a staple for the Marlin company because it introduced a few features that most Marlin firearms did not have; the semi pistol grip wooden stock, side ejection, and a solid top receiver. Chambered commonly in .30-30 Winchester and .35 Remington, the 336 was heavier than most lever action hunting rifles of the time, a total of 7lbs, which gave a steadier base for accurate shooting. It’s one of the reasons Marlin is only second to Winchester for reputation amongst lever actions.


Number 9: Kel-Tec SUB-2000
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

The Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is an affordable, blow-back operated, magazine fed, semi-automatic carbine. It is chambered in the 9mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP pistol rounds, and a swappable frame allows shooters to not only exchange ammunition between their carbine and pistol, but entire magazines. Unloaded, the mainly synthetic polymer rifle weights four pounds, almost half that of most rifles. With it’s ability to fold in half for easy storage and share ammo with a pistol, the Kel-Tec has become a very popular option for Law Enforcement, offering quick firepower in a handy package. It’s a great carbine to extend existing firepower granted by a pistol, and a perfect low-profile bugout gun.


Number 8: Mosin-Nagant
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

Designed in 1891, the Mosin-Nagant was the answer for the Soviet Union’s struggle to find a repeating rifle to replace their single shot infantry weapons that had proved grossly outdated during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877. The historic value of the Nagant is virtually endless. The Mosin-Nagnt was the Soviet Union’s first reliable repeating rifle, and it was produced in large enough numbers to still be found on battlegrounds over a century later. Even in the civilian market, sealed rifles can be bought for less than $100 at most places.


Though far from comfortable out of the box, the Mosin is one of the more customizable surplus firearms on the market, and it’s upgrades can be just as cheap as the base rifle. Weighing in at roughly 9lbs, the Mosin-Nagant still kicks hard with it’s powerful 7.62x54r chambering. It’s a rugged rifle that takes a tough shooter to utilize well, but it’s reliability and low cost have made the Mosin a hot seller.


Number 7: Ruger Mini-14
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

The Ruger Mini-14, often called the “Ranch Rifle”, was introduced in 1974 and designed to simply be a miniature version of the US military’s M14, hence Mini-14. With the ease of use and reliable action, the Ranch Rifle quickly became a popular choice of small-game hunters, ranchers, law enforcement, security personnel and target shooters. However, the design is not without flaws: the magazines are completely proprietary, the light barrel leads to a wandering zero, and the sights are not especially rugged.

Despite this, it’s inexpensive design has easily become one of the easiest to modify and accessorize, with a multitude of first and third party modifications available. The original rifle was made in .223/5.56mm, with variants as diverse as the AC-556 fully automatic assault rifle, or the Mini-30, chambered in the Russian 7.62x39mm.


Number 6: M1 Garand
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

The M1 Garand was the first semi-automatic rifle to become military general issue in any nation in the world. The Garand proved to be a highly efficient killer compared to the prior US service rifle, the M1903 Springfield, as well as other rifles of the era, such as the Karabiner 98 Kurz and the Enfield SMLE No. 4 (Short Magazine, Lee Enfield), it’s autoloading action giving a decisive edge in firefights. The internal magazine was loaded by means of an en bloc clip containing 8 rounds of .30-06 Springfield ammunition. By proving itself through World War II, the Korean War, and some of Vietnam, the M1 Garand earned its reputation as “the greatest battle implement ever devised”, as quoted by General George Patton.

Today, though more expensive than before, Garands are not horribly uncommon. Compared to other designs, the En-Bloc feeding system is pretty cumbersome, but one would be hard pressed to find a rifle that would hit as hard, or as accurately in a reasonble package.


Number 5: AR-15/M16
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

The modern AR-15 is the civilian legal version of the ever popular US military M16A2, M16A4, and M4 Carbine service rifles. Being the first rifle to use modern polymers to reduce weight, the AR-15 has an incredibly easy method for field stripping and cleaning, requiring only the user’s fingers to disassemble. Firing the 5.56x45mm NATO round, the effective range of the AR-15 is 600 yards, and speaking from personal experience, hitting a torso sized target at 500 yards is rather easy. With numerous accessories, receivers, and models available, the AR-15 is probably the most prolific rifle of the civilian market, and a dominant force in the field of law enforcement. It’s controls are also suited to many kinds of shooters, being easy to manipulate in all types of conditions.


One would be hard pressed to find, an if not more perfect rifle, then most definitely a more flexible one.


Number 4: Heckler & Koch G3
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

The H&K G3 was born out of the combined ideas of 3 foreign weapons manufacturers towards the end of World War II. The German company Heckler & Koch borrowed ideas from CETME of Spain and Fabrique Nationale de’Herstal of Belgium to create the first long lasting battle rifle of Germany’s history. Technologically, the G3 introduced firearms enthusiasts to safety features that modern militaries consider standard, such as a select fire mechanism (safe, semi, and fully automatic) and a spring system that prevented the bolt from bouncing off of the breech while a new round was being chambered. Chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, the H&K G3’s roller delayed blowback created a reliable, accurate action, though one with a tendency to destroy brass. (not a concern for the military, bad for those on a budget!)

It’s variants span weapons like the famous MP-5 series of sub machine guns, the H&K 21 belt fed machine gun, the H&K 33 5.56mm assault rifle, and the MSG90 and PSG1 precision sniper variant. As sign of effective design, the G3 still serves as a front-line infantry rifle in 56 countries.


Number 3: Remington 700
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

The first true “sniper rifle” on the list, the Remington 700 has more variations than any other firearm listed here, including the AR-15. First produced in 1962, the 700 was intended to be mass produced in many different platforms to fill the needs of varmint hunters all the way up to anti-light armor applications in wartime. Chambered in 28 different calibers ranging between .17 Remington through the colossal .338 Lapua Magnum and .458 Winchester Magnum, with a staggering variety of stocks, barrels, and accessories, the average shooter is hard pressed to find a Remington 700 that doesn’t fit their shooting needs. Currently, 90% of the United States’ law enforcement agency’s sharpshooters use a Remington 700 or a similar rifle based on the original Remington 700 design, earning it the title of the most widely used modern tactical bolt-action rifle.


Number 2: AK-47
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

You’re now looking at the one gun that has killed more human beings than any other in the history of existence. With the Soviet Union facing the brutality of Nazi Germany’s weapon technology, namely the StG-44 assault rifle, the Red Army began designing a weapon with that would bridge the gap between sub machine gun and rifle. It’s sheer effectiveness was demonstrated in the Korean War against crack American G.I.s in the hands of Chinese troops, and the Russians were saddled with a rifle not only iconic of their own nation, but of war itself. Through seventy years of use as the most widely used assault rifle in the world, the AK-47 has become a symbol of terror and oppression, as well as that of revolution and change. It is one of the strongest symbols that humans can conjure.

While the “true” AK-47 is chambered in 7.62x39mm, the sheer number of countries that have recreated this weapon have opened the shooting world to a wide variety of calibers and accessories for the AK-47 while still making it affordable enough for the average civilian to own more than one. Aside from the ingenious design, the AK-47 is extremely cheap and easy to manufacture, is incredibly durable, and is almost childishly easy to use. It is commonly criticized for low accuracy at range, but an AK-47 is a rifle that will fight just as well or better as a comparable design at anything up to three hundred yards.


Number 1: M1 Carbine
Top 10 Rifles for the Apocalypse - Zombie Survival & Defense Wiki

Often said to be a miniature M1 Garand, the Carbine was actually build from scratch by the Winchester Gun Company during World War Two. However, the relation wasn’t totally unfounded, as the M1 Carbine maintained a very similar outward appearance, and even bore size. The M1 Carbine was never designed to be a general issue infantry rifle, but a weapon easier to handle than a rifle, but granting longer range than a pistol or sub machine gun. That’s right – the M1 Carbine is the same class of weapon as the P90 or the MP7. At the time of it’s implementation, the Carbine replaced the M1911A1 pistol as the defense weapon of cooks, drivers, and non combat personnel. However, it’s ideal handling characteristics and increased range made it a favorite for high-mobility troops such as paratroopers. Nearly thirty years later, the Carbine was still being used in the Vietnam war, with a thirty-round “banana magazine” and fully automatic fire, as the M2 and M3 Carbine.

Being the first weapon to use non corrosive primer ammunition, the M1 Carbine was a godsend to the Marines in the Pacific campaign where barrel and chamber corrosion was a major factor in weapon efficiency, effectively ushering in the age of modern non-corrosive ammunition. The M1 Carbine was also highly praised by paratroopers over France due to the mobility offered by an optional folding stock which at the time was an original idea for a rifle. The mix of high mobility, mid range accuracy, and ease of use made the M1 Carbine a very popular choice for soldier and civilian alike – not bad for a design that hasn’t changed in over seventy years.

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Leather Armor

The other day i was thinking about how to protect my body from any ZOMBIE bite. I thought about Kevlar, plastic, iron and other stuff, but my real problem was not to decide which one to use, my problem began when I thought….”In a ZOMBIE outbreak, will I be able to find Kevlar or some powerful armor to protect myself?” Then it hit me, Leather, I could find leather almost everywhere, it’s easy to work with and flexible to move without problems.
I surfed the web looking for some information, with 3cm wide leather armor, ZOMBIES would bite the armor but won’t get pierced, saving you from getting infected.
The human jaw is able to make 77kg for centimeter square, that’s enough to break bones, but not enough to pierce leather. Think for a minute, leather is strong and soft at the same time, even when you try to pierce it with a knife it gets hard, imagine trying to pierce it with your teeth, almost impossible unless you got vampire fangs.
Now, which part of your body would be the best to protect? Almost everywhere, when you get attacked by a ZOMBIE it really doesn’t care if he bites your ass or your arm. Best body parts to protect for me would be: Arms, Chest, Legs, Back, and Neck.
Of course the idea of using armor is only to get to the city or someplace to gather supplies, unless you are totally insane and want to use it all the time. Which brings me another question, if you use your leather armor all the time, I suppose you get really really hot under there, will you get dehydrate more quickly than the usual?. If that’s the case, you better have plenty of water with you.

The new beginning II

With the first basics rules applied we can start thinking about everything else.  We are going to talk about which professions would be the most effectives in times like this.
If you were smart and read some survival guide, you should have by now some books on farming and some seeds to sow. Why do this first?
Because it will take you some time to make preparations, choose the right spot, think water flow, etc, and most of all, it will take about 6 month to have a crop that can satisfy the group needs.
To have a person who knows about Farming/Agricultural in your group would be ideal, first profession we named.
Hunting/Tracking: would be awesome to have one in a group, it could track animals for food, Humans and ZOMBIES to stay safe.
Having a Doctor/Nurse a person with First-Aid experience is crucial for your survival and everybody else. A Math Teacher or Accountant could keep efficiently all the supplies in the camp, this is very important if you don’t want to starve to death. We need someone who knows about Construction, he will help us making shelters and defenses to keep the camp save, is really important to have someone to talk too, about all the things and bad feelings you have since the outbreak started, a Psychiatry would be perfect, but I think we are asking for too much now.
Teachers can make the trick too, we need people to educate young kids and most of all they have good people skills.

If we manage to have all this professions in our camp, we are ready and going towards surviving.
This unless some crazy asshole feels like god and start destroying everything we worked for.

Once you got mostly everything working up, protect it with your life.

The new beginning

We always talked about how to survive on a ZOMBIE outbreak, but what about surviving after one? Let’s imagine for a second that we found the perfect place to stay, like a deserted island, to your knowledge it looks that you have everything you need to survive, so, what would be the first steps to make this happen and which professions we need?

As usual, first of all we need to create some rules for the community.
Imagine the ZOMBIE outbreak was generated by a Virus, even if people die from natural causes they will turn into a ZOMBIE after dying. This would be one of the worst things it could happen.

1.       Everyone will have a job to do. No excuse.

2.       Teams of two all the time.

3.       Patrol Schedule for everyone.

These three rules are the basics to keep the community safe.
1.-  Everyone will have to work at least to attend the basics needs  to survive, the most important jobs at first would be searching for food, water and make shelters.
2- Everyone will team up with somebody else, if something happens when the team search for food or water, there’s always one that can alert the community.
What if someone can’t deal with all that had happen and wants to commit suicide? It would put the community in great deal of danger. Teaming up two persons should fix this, maybe not.
3.- The patrol should keep safe everyone from ZOMBIES but if most of all, it would keep everyone safe from other people that want to have all what you worked for.

To be continued.

Smith & Wesson SD9

Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 158-year old firearms maker, announced that the company has unveiled a new line of firearms designed to assist with personal and home protection needs – the Smith & Wesson Self Defense (SD) Series. Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W, the Smith & Wesson SD9 and SD40 semi-automatic pistols offer a variety of features requested by individuals for use at home and for personal defense applications.

“The new SD9 and SD40 pistols combine the best of both price and functionality in a reliable, ergonomic firearm engineered with one specific goal in mind – self defense,” said Tom Kelly Vice President of Marketing for Smith & Wesson.

More information later on.

Desert Eagle Baby

Magnum Research of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is well-known by anyone who has ever touched off a round from a handgun. Big semi autos in Desert Eagle .50 , .44 Magnum and .357 Magnum quickly captured the imagination of recreational hand gunners, handgun hunters and silhouette shooters around the country.
But even Arnold Schwarzenegger would have trouble toting a Desert Eagle all day, so Magnum Research offers a line of more normal-size pistols. These include the Baby Eagle and subcompact Micro Desert Eagle–and now a new polymer-frame pistol called the Baby Desert Eagle Fast Action.

The Baby Desert Eagle Fast Action is a polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol with a unique “fast-action” trigger mechanism. When you chamber a round, the striker is held in the cocked position and the first shot can be fired with a long but very light stroke. After firing a shot, the trigger moves a short distance forward to reset, allowing subsequent shots to be fired with a single-action-like stroke.

When you are done firing, you depress the decocker, an oval-shaped button at the left rear of the slide. This allows the striker to move forward, where it is held in place. Firing the pistol in normal double-action mode now requires a significantly heavier trigger stroke.

Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle Fast Action
Type: locked breech semiauto
Caliber: 9mm Luger (tested), .40 S&W
Capacity: 10, 15-round (tested) magazines (9mm); 10, 11-round magazines (.40)
Weight: 24.8 oz.
Price: $699.