Best Weapons to Have In a Zombie Apocalypse

The Top Ten
1 Shotgun

Loud, but Effective. Relatively easy to get ammo for. Better hope you don't call in a horde with how loud they get, however. Make sure you know how to clean a gun Properly, else it might misfire or jam.

Best and most well known weapon ever. A katana would just chop off the zombie head and zombies must have a brain destroyed to be killed so the zombie head could flop around and bite you. Even so the katana requires you to chop 15 times to dice the brain into bits. Plus this is 2 weapons in 1. You have a shotgun and a club when you run out of ammo!

Fact is with weapons like a katana and bows, you still need training which most people don't have. Even with an assault rifle or pistol, you still need a certain amount of training to use it accurately. For a shotgun, the you just have to point it in the targets direction and pull the trigger.

2 Katana

Great weapon for slicing off limbs and heads. Just hope it's not a Decoration Weapon, instead of the Real Deal: Decorations don't carry an edge, and they're hard to Keep an edge. But even with the real deal, you have to keep it sharp, and baby that edge, else you could break the entire blade. It can get stuck in a zombie, much like any blade.

Shotgun ammo runs out. Do you know how to make gunpowder and cast the brass of a shotgun shell? Nope.
Do you have arms? Yeah? Well, then the Katana is a much better choice. No ammo, You can create a makeshift one with a grinding wheel and a plank of metal, it's fast, light, has a longer than arms reach, and can cut through a neck or skull (especially when decomposed). Someone wrote that you need to completely dice the brain into bits, which is foolish. If the head is removed, you could carry that head around by the ear for a decade and as long as you don't hold it against your flesh, you're fine.

Katana, Hands down, all day. Except for a Brush Axe, aka, ditch bank blade. That may be even better. Think a Naginata/ax made of tool grade material.

3 Chainsaw

This sucks because A. you would splatter zombie blood and guts all over you which will end up making you a zombie and B. you would be horrified to see what a chainsaw would actually do

Melee weapons could be useless if the infection is spread like in 28 Days/Weeks Later through contact with infected blood.

I watched myth busters. Axe vs. Gun vs. Chain saw. The chainsaw killed all the 190 out of 190 zombies. True story.

4 Spiked Baseball Bat

Spikes or no, this will do the job for you all day, every day. Durable, easy to wield, it'll break skulls and never run out of ammo. You could vote for Katana, but we need to vote with accessibility in mind. You will never find a real Katana in a zombie apocalypse.

It is a baseball bat. The spikes will shred the zombies while the bat will decapitate it.

It is the best I think. You have infinite ammo, no fear of taking back the bows.

5 Bow and Arrow

Just as good as a Crossbow, but even better; the reload is faster, especially if you've had practice. The only thing is it relies on the user's strength to fire it, and that could tire a person out. Also, the same problem as the Crossbow: the supply of Arrows could be a problem.

Its easier to use in my opinion than any type of gun. The bow and arrow can both be deadly weapon if combined and used properly. While guns have more power the bow and arrow can be upgraded. For example the arrows can be sharpened, longer, and or have poison on the arrow. If you did all those things there is no chance of a zombie living

You have close and long range covered. It is silent, it doesn't use bullets AND you can re-use the arrows and its perfect for most scenarios. Only useless in a hand-to-hand situation, unless you could stab the arrow. For me the perfect combination would be -Bow and Arrow and a Katana- just invincible

6 Axe

Any blade can get stuck in a zombie if you swing it hard enough, but at least this one can double as a tool. Still have to take care of that edge, but it's got Weight behind the swing to help deprive zombies of their extremities.

The axe is like a kitana, but is easier balanced, more powerful, and simpler to use. It's a classic apocalyptic weapon used for more than killing zombies, in ways ranging from hacking down doors to amputation. The force and weight supplied by an axe swung onto a human head is enough to either mash it or split in right down the middle. Overall, it's not just a good weapon, it should be one of the best.

It's quiet (unlike guns), It's strong (if it's not made with anything from china) and it can be used to push zombies back if you need some room due to 2 handed grip. Katanas are only so effective and, realistically, impossible to find. If you've ever played project zomboid (the most realistic zombie game ever made) you would know all this.

7 Assault Rifle

Guns are about the best weapons. Those of you who voted for a flamethrower have probably never used one. Feels like someone opened a damn oven in front of your face.

Accurate although there is an issue with reliability. If you are worried about reliability, us an M4 Carbine or an HK416

These are good for taking out hordes and they are more mobile than machine guns.

8 Baseball Bat

Wood flexes, so it might last a little longer than a metal baseball bat--which will dent over time. But you'll have to worry about the wood splintering off eventually--or even breaking. And you certainly don't want to put spikes on it; one good swing into a zombie, and the spikes will get stuck--then you're out a weapon.

Much more practical than a gun. Guns make a lot of noise, require ammunition, practice, maintenance, and can overheat. With a simple item such as a baseball bat, it requires no practice; just whack the zombie over the head. They make less noise and are more reliable. Bats are easier to find as well. Get one made of a strong light metal as wood will wear and crack, and may give you splinters.

This is easily the most practical weapon in a zombie apaocalypse. Guns require ammo, make a lot of noise and you need training to use them so not the best option. Plus where will you find weapons like guns and swords as most people don't own them. Baseball bats on the other hand are easy to access so if zombies suddenly appear you shouldn't find it that hard to get one.

9 Crossbow

Silent and deadly. It's a little slow to reload, but if you're picking them off at a distance, that shouldn't be a problem. Doesn't rely As Much on the strength of the user's arm to fire--just to reload it. A Supply of Arrows could be a problem, however.

These are silent but deadly and they have more range and attatchments than bows.

You can reuse the ammo

10 Pistol

Simple weapon, incredibly easy to get ammo for. Still a loud weapon, even if it's not as loud as a shotgun or assault rifle. Improvised Silencer/Suppressors don't last long, and you can't Buy one either. Also, hope you know how to Clean a Gun Properly, else it could build up gunpowder and misfire or jam.

Although jt has less ammo and smaller bullets than the average gun, it's easy to carry, can be held in your pocket, and it more accurate when shooting, as it doesn't spray all over the place.

If your knocked down you could grab this lightweight gun and blast a few zombies away and their rounds are common.

The Contenders
11 RPG

Great for large-scale zombie killing.

12 A Nuke

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13 Machete

Compact, easy to take care of, multi-use tool. You have to take care of the edge, and the blade could get stuck in a zombie if swung hard enough, but a great tool.

A long blade, lighter in weight, easy to carry, more common. Many weapons are great but you can actually get this one and it can be extremely useful.

Think about it. A baseball bat, but with a blade instead of a aluminum bludgeon. Also, shotguns should be taken off the list, and a lot of other stuff, too. See cracked.com Seven Zombie Weapons which would Get You Killed.

14 Hammer
15 Throwing Knives

You don't have to buy ammo for them. You can learn to use them fairly quickly. If I had to choose, I'd say throwing knives and bow.

Throwing knives? You throw them and have to pick them back up.

Knives are left in stabbing victims for a reason, they are hard to pull out again, and may not be all that effective without training

16 A Tank

Do I have to explain? It is really heavy duty and really protected.
Also it has huge tracks to run zombies over.

Where are you going to get one?

Tonk go vroom

17 Minigun
18 A Metal Baseball Bat

A little more durable than the wooden baseball bat. You don't want spikes on it, because the zombies could get stuck, and then you're out a weapon.

A metal baseball bat is easy to find, doesn't require much skill to use, and are usually pretty lightweight.

A wooden one would also work, but there's a risk of it breaking, and it's typically heavier than a metal one. If you're strong enough and have more than one ready, then opt for a wooden one, for more oomph.

Because it more better that a wooden one and its with not break.

19 A Grenade

If you've got a crowd and a place to hide from the shrapnel, a great weapon. It's Really loud, however, which might deafen you in closed spaces, and may not kill All of the zombies--it might even cause them to be dismembered and become an ankle hazard. Used sparingly, and in the right situations, a great tool.

Think of it as an explosive baseball you can throw it real far if your skilled.

20 Drill

Ya so you can drill through the zombies flesh.

21 Flamethrower

Also effective on vampires.

22 Molotov Cocktail

Easy to make, very deadly in close quarters (try not to burn yourself in the process)

23 Machine Gun

I vote for the machine gun. It's lightweight, easy-to-get, requires no practice(just spray them with bullets), efficient, has less recoil, and there's tons of ammo everywhere. Now I know that some of you think that katanas are more useful at killing zombies. But a zombie's grip is powerful and they will steal it from you eventually. So there. (Oh, and the machine gun looks kind of cool)

Light machine guns are juggernaut style. No zombies stop the juggernaut.

They use a lot of turds

24 Frying Pan

Frying pans are everywhere; every house, shopping mall, etc. They are probably as useful as a baseball bat except for range. A pan is also strong and with enough force you can probably blow a zombies brain.
Plus, look at Rapunzel.

25 Maxwell's Notebook

Yeah, just make a giant flaming shotgun help by a kraken with it

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