Evil Princess and I just got home from a long trip in time to catch the latest episode of “The Walking Dead.” If I was to take this test question …
“’The Walking Dead’ is:
“A: A television fantasy.
“B: A documentary.
“C: A training film.”
…My answer would still be “A.”
But it’s always fun to look at it as “C.” If a plague of zombies overtook society, what would we arm ourselves with? I can tell you that the Darrel character, who tackles it for the most part with a crossbow, is a better man than me. Something like a Ruger 10/22 semiautomatic rifle would have been my first thought: if you need brain shots to do the job anyway, the .22 seems logical: you can get reliable 25 to 50 round magazines for it and still have something light and handy for constant carry, and LOTS of those teeny little cartridges on your person. But then you start thinking about how often .22 Long Rifle rounds have been known to ricochet off human skulls that haven’t been rotted soft, and the .22’s well known impotence against living bad guys…
We had several handguns with us in the vehicle, and because we had just shot a Glock match that finished up our two-class tour, a good bit left of the thousand-plus 9mm rounds and assorted .45 ACP, 10mm, and .380 ammo we’d started out with. Would have been a good start.
But, just for the hell of it, if “Walking Dead” became “B: A documentary,” what would YOU arm yourself with?