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phi1281
05-04-2012, 12:56
I am getting really sick and tired of seeing zombie this and zombie that everywhere I turn in my LGS and outdoors stores. Zombie ammo (thanks Hornady), Zombie shotguns (thanks Mossberg), Zombie Blogs at Guns & Ammo, Zombie Slayer handguns (thanks Ruger)... ENOUGH.

What really is at the root and getting me riled up is that we're getting things that are not toys... real firearms and ammunition that are being marketed as novelties. All it's going to take is some idiot and a liability lawsuit for it all to come crashing down. Anyone trying to make a buck off of this marketing machine is just crass and reckless.

None too soon either. The zombie fad will be gone none too soon for my tastes.

muscles
05-04-2012, 13:29
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phi1281
05-04-2012, 13:30
This thread makes me wanna rewatch the walking dead series and clean my zombie ar and inventory my zombie bugout bag while bbqing some rare cow flesh.

well played.

eracer
05-04-2012, 13:37
Come on October!

Gunhaver
05-05-2012, 01:37
I feel the same way about football. Still waiting on the fad to pass. Don't hold your breath.

AlexHassin
05-05-2012, 02:43
yeah, just waite poltergeist will be the next big thing

Lowjiber
05-05-2012, 07:58
I was having coffee/donut at my LGS last week, and the owner said that the Hornady Zombie ammo was hard to keep on the shelves. He makes $1.25 more per box and sells out every Friday night.

At the local indoor range (Discount Firearms in Vegas), the Zombie targets sell out the day the shelves are restocked.

Amazing!

rhikdavis
05-05-2012, 08:00
Come on October!

Zombie History Month!!

I heard they are starting a Zombie channel on DISH.

Ruggles
05-05-2012, 08:04
I heard about a range that has a "Zombie Night" where they set out zombie targets around dusk and then have some type of competition where shooters score points shooting them. Now that sounds fun.

I think the entire zombie thing is fun overall and good for the industry. People who are going to use it against firearms or the firearms industry would just find something else if not zombies.

Kingarthurhk
05-06-2012, 10:52
I suspect it is a silly fad of the twenty-somethings. I must admit it is retarded. However, I suspect it has its origins with the 2008 elections. That is when it first made its debut as referring to mindless drones that are willing to blindly follow any silly mantra without a great deal of thought.

If there is someone out there that is genuinely worried about actual zombies, then they are perhaps the most gullible people on the planet.

Keoking
05-06-2012, 12:56
If there is someone out there that is genuinely worried about actual zombies, then they are perhaps the most gullible people on the planet.

There could be Zombie members of Glocktalk, and they will have hurt feelings when they see your post. I hope you're pleased with yourself.

Bilbo Bagins
05-07-2012, 14:29
I hate to break it to the OP, but Zombies are the hot new thing right now and may be for at least the next few years. Look back a few years ago, and remember how hot Vampire were. You had..

Twlight
True Blood
Anne Rice Novels
Vampire Diaries
Goth Kids in the Internet acting like Vampires
Vampire related products

Now that has all been replaced with

Max Brooks - Zombie Survival Guide
The Walking Dead
The upcoming World War Z movie
Zombie Squad
Neon green and Zombie related products.

Kingarthurhk
05-10-2012, 05:08
I hate to break it to the OP, but Zombies are the hot new thing right now and may be for at least the next few years. Look back a few years ago, and remember how hot Vampire were. You had..

Twlight
True Blood
Anne Rice Novels
Vampire Diaries
Goth Kids in the Internet acting like Vampires
Vampire related products

Now that has all been replaced with

Max Brooks - Zombie Survival Guide
The Walking Dead
The upcoming World War Z movie
Zombie Squad
Neon green and Zombie related products.

Odd, I don't remember vampire bullets or werewolf bullets being marketed. When they came out with zombie bullets it went from silly to stupid.

TheJ
05-10-2012, 08:28
I think people need to lighten up about the zombie meme. It really is not hurting anything so it is probably best to try to maintain a sense of humor about it.

IMHO just because we are not talking about toys doesn't mean we can't have fun with firearms. Obviously, some see things as crossing a line for them but obviously many don't. It is honestly just NOT worth getting riled up over.

Sharkey
05-10-2012, 08:38
Zombies should NOT be treated as novelties. They are evil flesh eaters and should be treated as such. I blame the PC nonsense. We had to have green targets to qualify. I say lighten up.

eruby
05-14-2012, 13:00
But what if they ARE coming to get you Barbara? :supergrin:

4TS&W
05-14-2012, 13:04
I'm not taking any chances. Those walking dead do not take prisoners.. :)

Wil Ufgood
05-14-2012, 13:09
http://undead-earth.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hot_zombie-225x300.jpg

Bilbo Bagins
05-14-2012, 13:22
Odd, I don't remember vampire bullets or werewolf bullets being marketed. When they came out with zombie bullets it went from silly to stupid.


Ahhh but COLT, yes Colt, made not only silver plated bullets, but an actual Vampire hunter gun. It was a high priced Special order of course. It came with a silver engraved Colt detective special, Carved silver plated bullets, a wooden stake/cleaning tool, and a jar for holy water all in a coffin shaped box. It was hot about 14 years ago.

One set is on display at the NRA muesum.
http://www.nramuseum.com/the-museum/the-galleries/robert-e-petersen-gallery/cased-handguns/vampire-hunter's-colt.aspx

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/101001/GAL-10Oct01-5918/media/PHO-10Oct01-256382.jpg


http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/zoff12/Firearms/Vampire01.jpg

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r206/zoff12/Firearms/Vampire02.jpg

AZL
07-16-2012, 19:23
What are you....some kind of "zombie sympathizer"?

Are you a colaborator?

Are you...GASP....FRENCH?

LOL...j/k.

I know it has gone a bit silly...but as I explained to my wife...the "zombie" is basically a metaphor for bad guys period. Though I DO agree slapping "zombie" on everything is kind of tired.

The same way as I HATE "tactical" getting slapped on EVERYTHING.

I was SWAT for 14 years...and now that I am old, retired, and creaky...I don't consider MYSELF "tactical", and I don't have it plastered over everything I own.

I leave that stuff for the high-speed-low-drag-operators in the insurance cubicles who have to make a "tactical exfiltration everyday at 1700 to their urban assault Subaru wagon"

Let us have our zombie fun, and when it's all over...who knows...maybe we will have Bigfoot Ammo.

AZL
07-16-2012, 19:25
http://undead-earth.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/hot_zombie-225x300.jpg

I'd still do her. No oral of course...but you know...

countrygun
07-16-2012, 20:18
Aw c'mon folks the OP has a point.

compared to people playing video games in their living room with simulated guns, and others playing other games with weird avatars swinging sword on a monitor, why shooting guns with ammo that comes out of funny looking boxes makes us look like we have nothing better to do.


:whistling:

harleytech
07-17-2012, 01:39
I'd still do her. No oral of course...but you know...
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

AZL
07-17-2012, 01:50
Yes harley...there is a DEEP and abiding wrongness within me. Just thought I'd mention it.

et45
07-17-2012, 11:33
I remember 10 yrs ago trying to get my local IDPA club to have a zombie stage,they balked at it saying it was too silly.:upeyes: Fast forward to the present (I quit shooting the match 5 yrs ago) and friends tell me they have zombie stages about every other month now.:supergrin:

countrygun
07-17-2012, 11:46
I remember 10 yrs ago trying to get my local IDPA club to have a zombie stage,they balked at it saying it was too silly.:upeyes: Fast forward to the present (I quit shooting the match 5 yrs ago) and friends tell me they have zombie stages about every other month now.:supergrin:


You were "prematurely anti-zombie":supergrin:

SK2344
07-31-2012, 00:38
Zombies and Vampires are all over the TV and Movies. What does this say about our Culture and Society in general? IMO, a Zombi is a person with NO BRAINS and the real Zombies are the people who watch them on TV and the Movies! As far as Vampires go, the real Vampires are the Politicians!

Woofie
08-01-2012, 09:08
The real annoyance is you guys who accessorize your ARs like a Barbie doll to take to the indoor range twice a year and shoot targets at 25 yards.

Still waiting on that fad to go away.

John Rambo
08-01-2012, 10:03
Lets see, one of the largest religions on Earth bases its entire belief system on a zombie. We know there is a fungus that has been around for a lot longer than us which turns lower lifeforms into Zombies and has negative effects on people. We know there has been a rash of people running around eating eachother lately.

And you're sick of seeing provisions for fighting zombies?

Sounds like we know who's going out first when Z-Day comes.

MoparMan1991
08-01-2012, 12:26
I am getting really sick and tired of seeing zombie this and zombie that everywhere I turn in my LGS and outdoors stores. Zombie ammo (thanks Hornady), Zombie shotguns (thanks Mossberg), Zombie Blogs at Guns & Ammo, Zombie Slayer handguns (thanks Ruger)... ENOUGH.

What really is at the root and getting me riled up is that we're getting things that are not toys... real firearms and ammunition that are being marketed as novelties. All it's going to take is some idiot and a liability lawsuit for it all to come crashing down. Anyone trying to make a buck off of this marketing machine is just crass and reckless.

None too soon either. The zombie fad will be gone none too soon for my tastes.

News Flash!

The industry doesn't care what you think about it. They are making loads of money from all of it.:tongueout:

MedicOni
08-01-2012, 12:35
I really wanna go pick up another couple boxes of the Hornady Zombie ammo now lol

MoparMan1991
08-01-2012, 13:23
I really wanna go pick up another couple boxes of the Hornady Zombie ammo now lol

Agreed. It looks pretty cool, regardless of the name.

TheExplorer
08-01-2012, 13:26
I think it's funny how quickly it became a regular term used in gun culture. Non-gun folks here you say zombie and they look at you like you are from Mars.

rudybunt
03-13-2013, 09:14
I'd still do her. No oral of course...but you know...

Well if she promised not to bite I may let her :tongueout:

Dalton Wayne
03-13-2013, 09:33
I would love to have my Glock 22 loaded up with Hornady Zombie ammo, not because of the name, but I hear through the grape vine that aside from the name it's great ammo,
but won't buy any because of the name....

countrygun
03-13-2013, 11:57
Lets see, one of the largest religions on Earth bases its entire belief system on a zombie. We know there is a fungus that has been around for a lot longer than us which turns lower lifeforms into Zombies and has negative effects on people. We know there has been a rash of people running around eating eachother lately.

And you're sick of seeing provisions for fighting zombies?

Sounds like we know who's going out first when Z-Day comes.

Don't worry, the Chemtrails will kill them.

:rofl:

Ruggles
03-13-2013, 17:53
I would love to have my Glock 22 loaded up with Hornady Zombie ammo, not because of the name, but I hear through the grape vine that aside from the name it's great ammo,
but won't buy any because of the name....

I carry in two of my guns (.40 & .380) and it seems like great ammo. :) The name is no big deal to me.