Category Archives: guns.
Probably going a bit too technical, especially into things which solely exist to kill and maim other people… but…
While watching The Walking Dead back to back leading up to the finale, it struck me how woefully unprepared the U.S. Military is for combating undead. Seeing the abandoned tanks and barricades surrounded by corpses is spot on. The military isn’t prepared for such an event, part of the reason a zombie apocalypse is so palpably terrifying. Between the War on Terror and Katrina, we can make some speculations on government planning and reaction times. If zombies existed, there would be neither the contingency to contain the outbreak, nor the proper weaponry to take them out.
It’s a common theme for firearms aficionados (“gun nuts”) and rabid fanboys to start up threads asking “what’s the best gun for [insert hypothetical horror/fantasy/SF situation here],” especially for a zombie outbreak. This is my take on it.
Are you bored? Are you on the internet? Do you happen to like guns? If so, Pimp My Gun is probably as good a time killer as anything. While the graphics are a little on the clipart-y side, the technical-mechanical side is pretty hardcore. Your list of parts includes upper and lower receivers, barrels, gas blocks, flash hiders, suppressors, and more. And the original version has pistols, shotguns, and an M14. Choose from a wide array of prebuilt weapons, and modify them from there, or just cobble together a nonsensical collection of parts into something vaguely resembling a firearm (see below).
It’s probably not the best use of my time. But, really. Where else can you go to make the bastard offspring of an MP5 and some kind of M4 in a couple of minutes? And it doesn’t even have a rail to mount the M203 on! If this kind of talk gets you excited… this is something you should look into.