Anyone who has seen a zombie movie, or heard someone talking about a zombie movie, or ever watched a program that references zombies in anyways knows…
- Aim for the head.
Destroy the brain.
Go for the grey matter.
I wouldn’t go that far. First off, always aiming for head shot is gonna “waste” a lot of ammo, unless you are a crack-shot or get up close and personal. Becoming a crack shot can take some time, and even crack-shots can miss one target in a firefight, and getting all up in the zombie’s business sort of defeats the purpose of a projectile weapon.
That being said, the brain is the sure fire way to kill a zombie, as well as pretty much everything else. A well placed bullet in that reanimated nun’s noodle will do the trick, but a spine or leg shot will slow that bitch down.Killing every zombie that crosses your path is a good way to end up zombie food, most people will agree. In a world of 7 billion people, you aren’t gonna put a huge dent in the zombie population.
In most cases, a firearm should only be used when absolutely necessary to avoid attracting attention, and missing a critical head shot could mean your ass, or someone in your group. Going for a crippling, but not fatal spine/leg shot that you can hit 100% of the time, is better than a head shot you can hit 98% of the time. That extra bullet will be a very generous price for a life.
When in doubt, put them down, then out.