Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

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Not ideal but can you make it work

1. Single shot 12 ga shotgun break action with 18" barrel
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45%
2. Single action copy of Colt Peacemaker in 45colt with 6 " brl
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55%
 
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by flybynight » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:44 pm

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wamba wrote:I'll take the Peacemaker, I have a longtime love affair with single action revolvers. Plus if I can get (or fashion) a holster I'll have both hands free.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by The Twizzler » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:39 pm

I was thinking about the break action shotgun. If both guns run out of ammo at least with the break action I have what is effectively a Steel Mace once I take the barrel off. With the revolver it's just a normal everyday hammer.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by 2now » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:02 pm

We can't change guns, but can we pick up [trade for] more ammo?
If yes 12ga is way more common than .45LC

But if we are stuck with 50 rds for 'reasons' it's a close call.
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Post by The Twizzler » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:03 pm

Nope. 50 rounds is all you get for the trip home.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by flybynight » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:21 pm

The Twizzler wrote:I was thinking about the break action shotgun. If both guns run out of ammo at least with the break action I have what is effectively a Steel Mace once I take the barrel off. With the revolver it's just a normal everyday hammer.
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If you take your cold chisel to the end of that barrel. You could make a wicked cool lobster fork :v: :v: :v:
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Post by SCBrian » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:12 pm

I voted Shotgun for the fact that it can be used as a weapon empty. Wonder if it'd make an effective blunderbuss-ish thing without blowing off your hand...
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by yossarian » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:41 pm

longy wrote:and just exactly WHY do i only get such lame choices? If the issue is shortage of money, I''d sell both and get a used Marlin Papoose Takedown .22lr and a Phoenix Arms HP22 and put silencers on both of them. But, in reality, I'd do whatever it took to get the money to get proper weaponry) and skill with same. All you have to do is go sign up for a semester's classes at your local jr college. Such, including the books run about 3k per semester. They will give you a 3k grant and a 6k loan. the loan is at 7 %, does not come due for a year, you can defer it for 4 years if you stay in college. (8 years if you go half time) They will accept $60 a month as payment on a 6k loan, and you can make $240 a month selling your blood plasma. If you have any brains, you'll take firefighting, police work, nursing, or teaching, cause you dont have to repay loans for such careers. Poof, end of money shortage for prepping.

Well you just Dave Ramsey'ed the shit outta that one didn't you. Zantra and Twizzler threads = peanut butter and jelly.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by Stercutus » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:13 pm

longy wrote:people are limited only by their imagination. The OP has nearly none, so he's VERY limited. My post was to anyone with half a brain. Which apparently, leaves you out of it, too.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by Stercutus » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:45 pm

yossarian wrote:
longy wrote:and just exactly WHY do i only get such lame choices? If the issue is shortage of money, I''d sell both and get a used Marlin Papoose Takedown .22lr and a Phoenix Arms HP22 and put silencers on both of them. But, in reality, I'd do whatever it took to get the money to get proper weaponry) and skill with same. All you have to do is go sign up for a semester's classes at your local jr college. Such, including the books run about 3k per semester. They will give you a 3k grant and a 6k loan. the loan is at 7 %, does not come due for a year, you can defer it for 4 years if you stay in college. (8 years if you go half time) They will accept $60 a month as payment on a 6k loan, and you can make $240 a month selling your blood plasma. If you have any brains, you'll take firefighting, police work, nursing, or teaching, cause you dont have to repay loans for such careers. Poof, end of money shortage for prepping.

Well you just Dave Ramsey'ed the shit outta that one didn't you. Zantra and Twizzler threads = peanut butter and jelly.
I didn't know those professions did not have to pay back student loans. I know quite a few people around here that are going to be happy as hell when they get the word.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by The Twizzler » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:37 am

LOL :lol: .Longy I think you must be a pretty smart guy, but some people can't see the forest for the trees. It was a thought exercise for fun. Zombies aren't real but sometimes it's fun to place ourselves in imagined situations. It harms no one and it's great fun. You should try it sometime. :words:


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longy wrote:people are limited only by their imagination. The OP has nearly none, so he's VERY limited. My post was to anyone with half a brain. Which apparently, leaves you out of it, too.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by woodsghost » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:57 pm

The Twizzler wrote:LOL :lol: .Longy I think you must be a pretty smart guy, but some people can't see the forest for the trees. It was a thought exercise for fun. Zombies aren't real but sometimes it's fun to place ourselves in imagined situations. It harms no one and it's great fun. You should try it sometime. :words:
Just to add on; while I was thinking about all this, I realized most of the difficult situations I have faced in life had me going in with less than I would have preferred. I usually had to make what was on hand work, and Twiz's threads push some of that same Macgyver thinking.

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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by Foolbard » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:06 pm

I'll take the shotgun. It has more uses for survival if I run dry on ammo. That probably won't happen, but just in case.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by solrac7 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:58 pm

I took the Colt.

Enough power to take a deer,dog,or small creature, as well as a man/zombie. Light enough (I assume I'm walking 250 miles) and the ammo is lighter as well - less weight for gun = more weight for food/gear. No holster ? tuck it in your belt, or make one out of string/paracord.
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Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Post by NamelessStain » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:56 am

12g for me. I can keep 3 reloads between the fingers like cigarettes. I used to have a breech 10g with a full choke for hunting geese. I could get 3 rounds off in less than 10 seconds. The shoulder bruises were quite colorful if you didn't make sure to pull it in tight :)

Also as others have said, better weapon if I run out of ammo or do not have enough time to reload.
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