Earlier this month, I was once again hunting wild pigs at night with a suppressed AR-15 chambered in .458 SOCOM. I was heading into some thick brush, following what sounded like a couple of large boars fighting, when I stopped dead in my tracks.
The full moon was overhead.
Idiot! I was armed with nothing more than an extended magazine of 15 rounds of Hornady’s 325gr FTX bullets, plus 13 more rounds of .45 Super in my modified GLOCK 21. What would any of that do if I encountered a free-roaming werewolf?
Maybe something. But probably nothing at all.
To some of you, this might seem ridiculous.
You think two shots aren’t enough.
I get it. After all, werewolves are legendary for their ability to withstand damage. But maybe that legendary ability is more like mythical ability.
Let’s look at the facts. Although they may seem invulnerable, successful defense against a werewolf attack involves 2 shots or less, within 2 feet, and in under 2 seconds. It’s the old “Rule of 2s.”
I was doubtful at first, but after decades studying the subject, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that there hasn’t been one single verified werewolf attack that’s required more than two large caliber silver bullets to stop.
Forget what you’ve heard, that’s the reality.
Nobody knows for sure why silver works, we just know that it does. That’s why Minuteman Ammunition’s Werewolf Defense bullets are are made of 99.9% pure silver. There hasn’t been one single recorded instance of a werewolf requiring more than two silver bullets to stop an attack. Not a single one.
There are a lot of advantages to the simple two-shot derringer design for dusting the furry devils. The way I see it, the speed and stealth of the common werewolf far exceeds that of most humans. Even a pup is likely to be right on you before you know it. There just won’t be time to draw a larger firearm, and the very notion of getting a rifle shouldered and your sights on targets in the middle of full-on lycanthrope charge is laughable in its naiveté.
No, the derringer is ideal. Held close against the body, it’s fast to deploy, easy to shoot, and infallible in operation. It will get the job done.
I know what you’re thinking. “Why bother with the silver at all? Just stake a local peasant down and hack at the distracted werewolf with a big knife while it’s feeding.”
Well, there are a few problems with the old “tried and true” way of doing things. First, have you seen the unemployment rate? It’s Trump’s America. Everybody’s got a job!
That means peasants are pretty few and far between, and those who are left are mostly clumped together on the west coast. Werewolves can smell Hep C a mile away, and they say no thank you.
Second, even in the few places they are legal, the sacred knives of our ancestors just aren’t socially acceptable any more. An easily concealable firearm like a trusty derringer is the obvious alternative.
In the old days, silver ammunition required special molds and the alchemical knowledge of specialty reloading that bordered on witchcraft. (Don’t get me started on witches.)
Werewolf Defense bullets make all that a thing of the past. Minuteman Ammunition doesn’t pour the precious metal into a mold, they turn each round individually on a lathe before loading them into Starline Brass nickel-plated cartridges packed with smokeless powder. Simple, modern, and effective.
A big thanks to Minuteman Ammunition and their Werewolf Defense line. Sure, at roughly $100 a round, it’s pricey, but the peace of mind I get from knowing that my family and I finally have the tools we need to deal with a lunatic lycanthrope is well worth every penny.