Not all weapons are created equal. To help you decide which weapon is best to use in the upcoming zombie apocalypse, we've created a list of 10 of the best weapons. Our list takes into account a weapon's close range effectiveness, long range effectiveness, durability, stealth, ease of use, and how much of a badass you look like while using it. Keep in mind that these ratings are in our humble opinion. Best of all, we offer all of the products here at Tactical Katana.
1. Cold Steel Warrior Katana
The overall best weapon for the zombie apocalypse is the Cold Steel Warrior Katana. This weapon is extremely effective in close range combat. It's sharp blade will easily slice through any zombie. The Cold Steel Warrior Katana is fairly long meaning you don't need to be really close to a zombie to kill it. But, you'll be out of luck unless you're going to be running into a pack of zombies Rambo style. The best characteristic of this weapon by far is it's durability. It is made of extremely rugged steel. Check out the video to learn more. Stealth is another advantage of this weapon (why do you think ninjas use katanas?). The only down side to the Cold Steel Warrior Katana is that its user needs some experience with a sword. But you do look like an incredible badass while using it. Overall, we give this weapon a 9.5/10.
2. Boker Magnum Ziel 3 Piece Throwing Knife Set
The next best weapon for the zombie apocalypse is the Boker Magnum Ziel 3 Piece Throwing Knife Set. This weapon is extremely effective in long range combat. While it can be used to stab zombies in close range combat, this throwing knife set really comes into its own when distance is added to the equation. Long range targets can be easily taken down with this weapon. The Boker Magnum Ziel 3 Piece Throwing Knife Set is made of high quality stainless steel so it is incredibly durable. Like the Cold Steel Warrior Katana, the only down side to the Boker Magnum Ziel 3 Piece Throwing Knife Set is that its user needs to be experienced. But who are we kidding, you would look badass slaying zombies with throwing knifes. Overall, we give this weapon a 9.2/10.
3. Husqvarna Gas Powered Chain Saw
Could you imagine how badass you would look killing zombies with a chainsaw during the zombie apocalypse? So the third best weapon on our list is the Husqvarna Gas Powered Chain Saw. This is probably the most effective close range weapon available, unless you magically obtain super powers by falling radioactive waste, but that's a different story. Ripping through zombies is made easy because of the Husqvarna Chain Saw's 18-inch blade and 3.2 HP X-Torq engine. Long range effectiveness is minimal unless you decide to build a Chainsaw Launcher (not available...yet). Durability is quite good because of a centrifugal air cleaning system, an inertia activated chain brake, and a snap-lock cylinder cover. The Husqvarna Gas Powered Chain Saw may be a little difficult to use against zombies but this is undoubtedly overruled by the badassness of this weapon. Overall, we give this weapon an 8.9/10.
4. Barnett Predator Crossbow Package
We rated the Barnett Predator Crossbow Package as the fourth best weapon for the upcoming zombie apocalypse. This weapon is somewhat effective in close range combat but is extremely effective in longer ranged combat. The incredible 175-pound draw weight produces speeds up to 375-feet-per-second, enough to decimate any zombie with ease. The Barnett Predator Crossbow package has about the same effectiveness as a gun except that it is dead silent, and stealth is key in the zombie apocalypse. If just one of them finds where you live, you're done (haven't you seen I Am Legend?). The only down side to this weapon is that it must be reloaded which is time consuming and you will eventually run out of crossbow bolts. The GAM composite stock gives this weapon a well-built and durable feel. As with other weapons, this one takes some getting used to. If you want to go with the ultimate badass and stealthy load out, add this and the Woodland Ghillie Suit to your arsenal. Overall, we give this weapon an 8.6/10.
5. Martin Pantera Bow Package
Next on our list of the 10 Best Weapons for the Zombie Apocalypse is the Martin Pantera Bow Package. As with the Barnett Predator Crossbow Package, the Martin Pantera Bow Package is dead silent which is a great advantage to have in the zombie apocalypse. The close range effectiveness of this weapon is minimal but long range effectiveness is above average. It will shoot arrows at 315 to 320 feet per second and can kill any target in range. The compound stock and the Trophy Power Tough Limbs of the Martin Pantera Bow Package offers durability unmatched by any other bow of this type. Bows are notorious for being hard to use so you'll need some practice to become an expert bowman before choosing this weapon as your accomplice in the zombie apocalypse. Lastly, you will look like an extreme badass if you walk around slaying zombies with a bow. Make this weapon even better by adding New Archery Thunderhead Broadheads or Black Fiberglass Arrows. Overall, we give this weapon an 8.0/10.
6. Bushmaster M4A3
Coming in at number six on our list is the Bushmaster M4A3. Here at Tactical Katana, we don't really prefer guns as a weapon to killing zombies. The main reason is that guns require ammo that cannot be reused. Eventually you are going to run out of ammunition which will render the gun useless. Nevertheless, we still included the Bushmaster M4A3 on our list of the 10 best weapons for the zombie apocalypse. The long range effectiveness of this weapon is just plain ridiculous. If you can see a zombie from where you are standing, you can most likely kill it. And if you want even more range, consider adding a sight as this gun has multiple rails that allow you to do so. The Bushmaster M4A3 is effective in close range combat as well. While not nearly as effective as a katana, it can still get the job done. The durability on this weapon is just incredible. It is built to military specifications and is coated in Manganese Phosphate to protect against corrosion. Stealth is a downside to this weapon as it is extremely loud. A suppressor is a viable option but let me tell you now that suppressors do NOT work the same way in Call of Duty as they do in real life. The accuracy of the Bushmaster M4A3 is close to if not the best of the guns in our list. Now, the badass factor. Let's face it, you're not going to be the only one walking around with one of these to we can't give this weapon that great of a rating in this catagory. Overall, we give the Bushmaster M4A3 a 7.0/10.
7. Romanian AK-47
Number seven on our list is the Romanian AK-47. As mentioned before, we don't prefer guns here at Tactical Katana. Close range effectiveness is par. Long range effectiveness is above average. Durability is just plain ridiculous. This gun has been in production for 64 years, obviously they're doing something right. The number one problem with this weapon is that it has a lot of recoil. This means that it does not score well in the ease of use category. Stealth is nowhere to be found with the Romanian AK-47 because it is LOUD (wear ear protection). However, who doesn't want to hunt down zombies with an AK-47. Overall, we give this weapon a 7.5/10.
8. Mossberg 500 SP Shotgun
Next on our list of the 10 best weapons for the zombie apocalypse is the Mossberg 500 SP Shotgun. The shotgun probably has the best close range effectiveness when compared to any other weapon. One shot with this incredible weapon is enough to tear a zombie to shreds. However, long range effectiveness is minimal because shotguns just are not meant to shoot targets at range. This is a military spec weapon so it offers durability unmatched by most weapons. The Mossberg 500 SP Shotgun is not a stealthy weapon what so ever and should only be used for Rambo style campaigns. The overall badassness of this weapon is fairly high just because you look awesome while using it. Overall, we give this weapon a 6.7/10.
9. Smith and Wesson 500 Magnum
Number nine on our list of the 10 best weapons for the zombie apocalypse is the almighty Smith and Wesson 500 Magnum. This gun has been hailed as the most powerful handgun in the world. Therefore, this weapon scores high on the badass factor. It is extremely effective in close range combat but fails to perform in long range combat. Keep in mind the 500 Magnum is not easy to use. There is a ridiculous amount of recoil with this weapon. The 500 Magnum is not stealthy either. It's as loud as a freight train full of flesh eating zombies! Overall, we give this weapon a 6.3/10.
10. Barrett 82A1 .416 cal
Lastly, number ten on our list. It's the Barret .50 cal. 1+ mile effective use. Stealth is nowhere to be found. Durability is par. Ease of use sucks because this weapon weights in excess of 50 pounds. Let me remind you again that Call of Duty is NOT real life. Just look at this video. You want to carry that around with you all day in order to kill zombies? Didn't think so. We give this weapon a 6.0/10.