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OK, so it’s for a good cause. Hornady is auctioning off this Zombie Max Ammo Plant to benefit the USA Shooting team. Fine. As we’ve documented in excruciating detail, there’s evidently no end to the puke green crap some people will buy. But even with zombie pistol bayonets and zombie lasers hitting the market, you get the feeling that – just like Jell-O –  there’s always room for more brain-eating fun. So before you’re de-cephalicized, put on your thinking cap and answer this one: what would be the worst gun-related zombie product possible? Or have we already seen it?


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  1. RCBS should have jumped on this sooner, they’re only a few shades away from that color. 😉

    I love zombie movies and games as much as anyone else, I even like the zombie targets, but green-colored zombie guns and ammo boxes are dumb. You’ll never seeing me pay any kind of premium for terribly colored products. They should come at a discount for the extreme tackiness.

    • I agree. Zombie targets are as far as shooting gear can go before it becomes stupid.

      The Zombie targets are fun, a human sized, morally-safe target that you can get plenty of self defense practice in without your more liberal family members trying to start a ethics/politics debate if they see them in your truck.

  2. I thought the zmax ammo was cute even bought a few boxes but thats as far as Ill go. To answer your question I propose a version of spray-able Rem Oil that is extra tough on dried on zombie brains!

    • I’ve found the Zmax ammo to be fairly cheap in my area going as low as $15 a box at local gun/trade shows and about $18-22 bucks at the local stores. So all and all its turned out to be a cheap self-defense round. So now I have about 500rds of Zmax ammo sure it has a green tip and its marketed toward COD fanbois but at the end of the day its a critical defense round minus the plated case and about $2-5 bucks cheaper.

  3. To answer the question, zombie “adult toys” would probably be the worst conceivable zombie crap.

    Other than that, I am actually all for this zombie idea.

    It’s just a fun fad. It potentially makes target shooting novel and appealing to a large and fresh demographic of people (videogamers, movie nerds), or at least catches some attention. It’s a bit of tongue-in-cheekiness in what we must admit is an often old and stodgy culture of B-16 25 yard target faces. (though I do personally believe this to be the “best” target!).

    The “zombies” excuse is great to throw about when you just “want” that overly large knife or that Beta C-Mag for no practical purpose (likely!) other than “for fun”. The “zombies” excuse is a fun way of admitting the frivolity of a new acquisition to your friends.

    Also, the zombie archetype is a morally “safe” hypothetically enemy. This is useful in that it provides a means for some people to comfortably think about self-defense scenarios without having to feel guilty about invoking a stereotypical “real-ish” enemy when imagining a potentially violent attacker. It allows a person to run over potential defense scenarios in their mind (a useful activity) without prejudice and with extended limitations over “real-ish” enemies.


  4. For me, I think the zombie pistol bayonet was really when the layers of self-parody collapsed and it just became unforgivably lame.

    • same here…gotta go with the pistol bayonet…imho it was a bad idea all around..but to slap some green on it and “zombieify” it was lame.

  5. i would say zombie themed adult diapers for cases one loses control of their bowels in the face of the undead would be pretty bad.

    but bob’s Zombie rubbers provides pretty horrific imagery… well done.

  6. Zombie tampons, for plugging wound channels effectively. And for that special time of the month, of course.

  7. I Can see it now: In an effort to cash in on the latest zombie craze, some enterprising scientists design, develop and market a zombie target so real that you’d swear it was the real thing.

    Until it turns out it actually is. And it gets all bitey. And well, you know the rest.

  8. “what would be the worst gun-related zombie product possible?”

    All of them – past, present and future.

    What is this, second grade? When do the de-cootifiers hit the market?

  9. Hornady isn’t selling green presses. Just ONE green press and for the USA team.
    The folks at Hornady are fantastic, generous people.

  10. A zombie/vampire solar lamp. Some zombies are known to be aversive to direct sunlight, and some are even outright killed or blinded by it. Vampires also traditionally don’t like it (real vampires, not sparkly ones).

    The next craze I’m waiting on is werewolf and vampire gear. I can see the day when Hornady will market a JHP with a silver jacket and garlic stuffed in the HP. Of course it will also be sold in a puke green box, with fangs down the sides, and a full moon in the corner. It will me marketed as “Superstition Duty”.

  11. I actually enjoy the zombie craze. Its fun to watch how people relate to the whole “zombie” idea.

    I feel that everyone has their own image in mind when “zombie” is mentioned. It might be the crazed liberals coming down to take our last bit of freedom. It could be the red Chinese that are amassing in northern Mexico, just waiting to strike. It might just be that dreaded pink slip that is in the next paycheck in a company that is on its last legs.

    Regardless of what form your personal “zombie” comes, its always better to be prepared than not.

  12. Zombie ammo storage boxes. Same exact thing as a regular ammo box, with a zombie sticker. Oh, and it was bright green instead of OD green.

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