Guns are a new thing to me. I’ve just started getting into guns and the various variables related to them. That being said, guns are an inevitable part of dealing with zombies. Fact. At some point if you want to survive you better know how to shoot a gun. For this reason I felt it would be a good idea to include gun segments into this blog. Keep in mind you are reading the thoughts of someone who is just learning. Any “advice” I give here is what I’ve heard from other people and I have not tested it from a professional stand point. Also anything expressed in this blog are the thoughts and opinions of myself and are not necessarily shared by Grim Crew, Raven Warren Studios or any of it’s affiliates. Grim Crew does not support the use of firearms on any living human, and nor do I. A zombie on the other hand…
I mentioned on Wendsday’s blog that I wanted to do a gun review featuring Zombie Max bullets. Anyone who has gone to a gun shop recently have probably seen these things and have been at least curious.
With the wide spread popularity of the zombie recently it was just a matter of time before ammunition manufacturers jumped on the band waggon. I had a previous blog in which I was upset that there was a Ruger LCP that was being marketed as a zombie gun. I had been upset because the gun specifically used in the sale looked cheep. To this day I still haven’t seen this gun sold so I don’t know why there was an advertisement for it, however my point was that I don’t like the zombie name being used just to sell products. That being said, I don’t feel that way towards the Zombie Max bullets.
The Zombie Max ammunition comes in various calibers. 9MM Luger, 40 S&W, 45 AUTO, 223 REM, 7.62X39 (for AK47), 308 WIN, and 12 gage shot. If your interested in the ballistics analysis on each caliber, you can visit Horandy’s website for more details. If you actually compared the ballistics charts for the Zombie Max ammunition to Horrandy’s Critical Defense line, you would see that they are the same. So really this is the statistical proof that they are descent rounds.
The difference really comes in the casing. Zombie Max is brass cased, as compared to the Critical Defense line the has nickle plated brass casings. The difference (besides color) is that nickle plated casings are more reliable for the feed from clip to chamber. Some also argue that a nickle plated case is easier to see in lower level light, so if you needed to check if you were chambered, or needed to police your rounds, it would be easier to do that. However most handguns now come with indicators telling you if you have any rounds chambered and in a self defence situation, you won’t really be worried about policing your rounds, you will be more worried about saving your hide.
Besides the casing Zombie Max bullets also have a green flex tip. This really doesn’t matter, just a matter of preference of color. Critical Defense has a red flex tip. Either one is going to go through a zombie skull the same way so it really doesn’t matter.
The pricing for these rounds are about the same price as the Critical Defense line as well. You are looking at about $20 for a box of 25 rounds in the 9MM. If you had to choose, for the money I would go with the Critical Defense for your every day practice and self defense just because of the nickle plated casing. If you find the Zombie Max on sale, go ahead and get it. It is a quality product and will work just as well. If you want them just for the novelty factor, well that’s your preference.
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