Have fun with your AA-12

First of all, this guy knows how to have some fun.  But who is he and how does he have access to all these weapons?  I’m afraid we are going to find out that he is the son of a Russian Drug Lord or the like some day.

Realistically this seems like an awesome weapon, but the size and weight become an issue if you have to be mobile.

I’d say your better off in terms of weight and bang for your buck with a smaller fully automatic machine gun if you have to go solo.  On the other hand, if you’re lucky enough to be part of a larger squad of survivors, where you can afford to have one member weighed down with a specialty weapon like this.

Obviously it will clear a room with ease, and open up doors for you, which could be very useful, and if you are lucky enough to be able to stock one in your safe house, go for it – on the other hand, if you are going to have to move solo or with one or two others, I’d pick a smaller, lighter weapon and carry the extra weight in ammunition.

Bite Proof

The number one cause of death when the undead infection starts is from bites.  People won’t immediately understand what is going on, and they will get bit, and then turn. This cycle will repeat through houses and hallways across the nation until a critical mass of infection takes place and the fight spills out onto the streets.

The best way to survive those first, very dangerous times, is to be prepared.  Bite resistant clothing will give you the ability to make one mistake and still survive.


How Many?

There are currently 311,228,791 million people in the United States.

The FBI estimates there are 200,000,000 guns in the United States in the hands of private citizens, and another 120,000.000 in the hands of the police and military.  That equals one weapon for every man, woman, and child in the States.

It is however a bit deceptive. The FBI estimates that only one in four people own weapons, but those that do, own four to six weapons.

The next logical step would be to figure out how man bullets are in existence? Its really hard to get this type of data, as there are so many manufacturers as well as people who reload their own brass.  Having said that we know that a single vendor, Lake City Ammunition ships over 1 billion small arms rounds a year to the military.  So its pretty safe to say there are enough rounds to take out the combined “turned” population of the States.

Of course, that’s only if you have them, and have enough people left to use them when the end comes, but its an interesting bit of knowledge when you think about it.

Choose the Right Vehicle for the Job

Even a well prepared undead survivalist can get caught with their guard down.

You’re at your in-laws for the holidays or you have to go out of town for work, and while your away from your secure nest outfitted with food and guns the outbreak starts, spreading rapidly through the streets.

Staying put until the worst of it burns out may not be an option if your family is back home or you think your chances of surviving in your current location are worse then trying to get moving.

So what do you do?

It depends a lot on where you are and what’s between you and your target destination.

Best Case Scenario – You’re out in the country and the land between you and “home” is fairly open farmland or other non forested land.

Vehicle Choice: 4×4 Truck

This is the best case scenario because you’ve got the ability to go off road if you need to, and the ground will let you use a fully enclosed 4×4 with a closed cab. Look for something with big tires and full time four wheel drive.

Mid Case Scenario – You’re out in the country but the ground is covered in woods and rough terrain.

Vehicle Choice: 4 Wheeler

This option will let you get through smaller trails a full sized truck couldn’t, while still giving you the forgiveness a four wheel platform provides. You can carry a decent amount of gear and still outrun the undead.

Worst Case Scenario – You’re in a well developed town or inside a city.

Vehicle Choice : Motocross Motercycle

Basically you’re screwed. The number of people around you his huge, and the streets are packed with undead and stalled out cars. Your only choice is to grab a cycle and wind your way out of town until you can get into more open country.  The motorcycle is the highest risk vehicle when the outbreak comes.  It’s easy to be pulled off the bike by groping hands, and that is only a small part of the danger.  Take a spill on blood soaked ground, or simply giver her too much gas, and you might be lying on the ground, bleeding and broken as the horde descends on you for an easy meal.



Tueller Drill

Great data to know.

How far away does a runner have to be for you to successfully draw and shoot? You might be surprised at just how much time it takes you to put a bullet on target.

Sergeant Dennis Tueller, of the Salt Lake City Police was able to show that it takes an average shooter 1.5 seconds to draw and fire.  He then showed that an assailant running at you (at 14 ft per second) can cover the ground between you and put a knife, or in our case, teeth, into you in that same 1.5 seconds.

Basically, if your weapon is holstered, anything within a twenty one foot circle has the potential to get to you before you can kill it.  Kinda scary when you think about it.

Instructions on how to measure your reaction time without a rig:

Many thanks again to John for the links!!