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Enough With Zombies Already

Discussion in 'The Furball Forum' started by phi1281, May 4, 2012.

  1. phi1281

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    I am getting really sick and tired of seeing zombie this and zombie that everywhere I turn in my LGS and outdoors stores. Zombie ammo (thanks Hornady), Zombie shotguns (thanks Mossberg), Zombie Blogs at Guns & Ammo, Zombie Slayer handguns (thanks Ruger)... ENOUGH.

    What really is at the root and getting me riled up is that we're getting things that are not toys... real firearms and ammunition that are being marketed as novelties. All it's going to take is some idiot and a liability lawsuit for it all to come crashing down. Anyone trying to make a buck off of this marketing machine is just crass and reckless.

    None too soon either. The zombie fad will be gone none too soon for my tastes.
     
  2. muscles

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  3. phi1281

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    well played.
     
  4. Gunhaver

    Gunhaver the wrong hands

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    I feel the same way about football. Still waiting on the fad to pass. Don't hold your breath.
     
  5. AlexHassin

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    yeah, just waite poltergeist will be the next big thing
     
  6. Lowjiber

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    I was having coffee/donut at my LGS last week, and the owner said that the Hornady Zombie ammo was hard to keep on the shelves. He makes $1.25 more per box and sells out every Friday night.

    At the local indoor range (Discount Firearms in Vegas), the Zombie targets sell out the day the shelves are restocked.

    Amazing!
     
  7. rhikdavis

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    In Remembrance
    Zombie History Month!!

    I heard they are starting a Zombie channel on DISH.
     
  8. Ruggles

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    I heard about a range that has a "Zombie Night" where they set out zombie targets around dusk and then have some type of competition where shooters score points shooting them. Now that sounds fun.

    I think the entire zombie thing is fun overall and good for the industry. People who are going to use it against firearms or the firearms industry would just find something else if not zombies.
     
  9. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I suspect it is a silly fad of the twenty-somethings. I must admit it is retarded. However, I suspect it has its origins with the 2008 elections. That is when it first made its debut as referring to mindless drones that are willing to blindly follow any silly mantra without a great deal of thought.

    If there is someone out there that is genuinely worried about actual zombies, then they are perhaps the most gullible people on the planet.
     
  10. Keoking

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    There could be Zombie members of Glocktalk, and they will have hurt feelings when they see your post. I hope you're pleased with yourself.
     
  11. Bilbo Bagins

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    I hate to break it to the OP, but Zombies are the hot new thing right now and may be for at least the next few years. Look back a few years ago, and remember how hot Vampire were. You had..

    Twlight
    True Blood
    Anne Rice Novels
    Vampire Diaries
    Goth Kids in the Internet acting like Vampires
    Vampire related products

    Now that has all been replaced with

    Max Brooks - Zombie Survival Guide
    The Walking Dead
    The upcoming World War Z movie
    Zombie Squad
    Neon green and Zombie related products.
     
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  12. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Odd, I don't remember vampire bullets or werewolf bullets being marketed. When they came out with zombie bullets it went from silly to stupid.
     
  13. TheJ

    TheJ NRA Life Member Lifetime Member

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    I think people need to lighten up about the zombie meme. It really is not hurting anything so it is probably best to try to maintain a sense of humor about it.

    IMHO just because we are not talking about toys doesn't mean we can't have fun with firearms. Obviously, some see things as crossing a line for them but obviously many don't. It is honestly just NOT worth getting riled up over.
     
  14. Sharkey

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    Zombies should NOT be treated as novelties. They are evil flesh eaters and should be treated as such. I blame the PC nonsense. We had to have green targets to qualify. I say lighten up.
     
  15. But what if they ARE coming to get you Barbara? :supergrin:
     
  16. 4TS&W

    4TS&W 2A RKBA 4EVER

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    here and there...
    I'm not taking any chances. Those walking dead do not take prisoners.. :)
     
  17. Bilbo Bagins

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    Ahhh but COLT, yes Colt, made not only silver plated bullets, but an actual Vampire hunter gun. It was a high priced Special order of course. It came with a silver engraved Colt detective special, Carved silver plated bullets, a wooden stake/cleaning tool, and a jar for holy water all in a coffin shaped box. It was hot about 14 years ago.

    One set is on display at the NRA muesum.
    http://www.nramuseum.com/the-museum...ery/cased-handguns/vampire-hunter's-colt.aspx

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  18. AZL

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    What are you....some kind of "zombie sympathizer"?

    Are you a colaborator?

    Are you...GASP....FRENCH?

    LOL...j/k.

    I know it has gone a bit silly...but as I explained to my wife...the "zombie" is basically a metaphor for bad guys period. Though I DO agree slapping "zombie" on everything is kind of tired.

    The same way as I HATE "tactical" getting slapped on EVERYTHING.

    I was SWAT for 14 years...and now that I am old, retired, and creaky...I don't consider MYSELF "tactical", and I don't have it plastered over everything I own.

    I leave that stuff for the high-speed-low-drag-operators in the insurance cubicles who have to make a "tactical exfiltration everyday at 1700 to their urban assault Subaru wagon"

    Let us have our zombie fun, and when it's all over...who knows...maybe we will have Bigfoot Ammo.
     
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