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The Zombie Survival Guide - Weapons and Combat Techniques: Slings and Arrows through Firearms Summary & Analysis

Max Brooks
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Weapons and Combat Techniques: Slings and Arrows through Firearms Summary

Weapons such as bows or slingshots can kill at a distance with minimal sound. Slingshots are more accurate but don't hit hard enough. Blowguns are worthless, since zombies cannot be poisoned. Shuriken, throwing knives, longbows and compound bows are useful but require extensive training and expertise. However, flaming bows may be effective. Crossbows are better sniping weapons, but they are heavy and may be best as a primary weapon.

Firearms are the most important weapons, allowing a human to kill scores of zombies. Heavy machine guns are a waste of ammunition against attackers when only a head shot will kill. Machine guns cannot effectively decapitate or dismember a group of zombies. Submachine guns may be useful in close fights. Assault rifles, while they have improved range and accuracy, are no more...

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