[quote="TheLastRifleMan"]As far as a practical weapon, It may be if properly used. Against the undead, a baseball bat would work as well. A shotgun would be better yet.[/quote]
No doubt. Just try walking around with one slung over your shoulder. Or a baseball bat. At least with a CS War hammer or long Rifle hawk, it can be spattered with drops of various paints and grease, slipped into a well worn carpenter's belt with a few other tools and passed off as a regular wood handled roofing hammer. Same problem with a crowbar. Post PAW, who cares? But right now, it's more like 4 to 5 pounds bouncing against your leg.
My son, you will travel far, but never be alone, for I am with you, my M14 and battle axe comfort you.