Monday, November 7, 2011

Certified Zombie Ammunition


Zombies are hot right now, and not just in our gaming sphere, nor entertainment media...the firearms industry is taking notice as well. Welcome to Hornady's new line of Zombie Max bullets. As it says on the front of the box; these are not toys.


So you know what you're getting into, the box is clearly labeled "certified zombie ammunition". Not just your generic Zed-head 'sploders such as heavy hollow points, Z-Max are the pinnacle in Undead defense and come in a large variety of calibers.


I gotta say it is very refreshing to see a serious product, such as real life bullets which really aren't anything but serious, being given such a fanciful treatment. Especially this "Zombie 101" crash course posted on the back of the box!


These particular specimens come in the .40 cal variety, but there are all kinds of Zombie Max ammo available; two different assault rifle rounds in very common calibers, sniper rifle ammo, shotgun slugs, and three different types of pistol ammo. If you can find it in the rubble of a Zombpocalypse ravaged city, chances are there's a ZMax round for you.

Left to right; ZMax, target round, and defensive hollow point

As you can see above, the ZMax has a very pointy, ballistic tip to it, which is an interesting configuration for being a hollow point. In the middle is a standard "semi wadcutter" round that you would see for every day use like recreation shooting and target practice. Finally the right shows a heavier bullet packing a large cavity hollow point.


The green impact tip on the ZMax round is very unique in that it does some kinetic mumbo-jumbo that makes for lots of "boom" action. Frankly, it just looks cool and green is my favorite color.

The zombies that these rounds are designed for will never know what hit them. The large hollow point on the right would still be put to excellent use in defense of the undead (so will the middle round for that matter) so the bottom line is that in the case of Zombolocaust, you've got choices.

Everyone comes out a winner, and in zombie terms winner = survivor.

14 comments:

  1. That's terrific! I'll probably have to get some .38s

    I just wanted to thank you for finding this before I head off to follow the link!

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  2. Ok, I followed the link. No .38s? What is the meaning of this!

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  3. That is really weird. But I am not responsible to own a firearm beyond my powder actuated nailer. Any poor fool who steals my pistol cases will be very disappointed by the blood bowl teams held within.

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  4. @CFett: First, I like the new avatar! Secondly, yeah I was surprised at the lack of .38, revolvers are the 'go-to' gun of the Zombageddon.

    @Eriochrome: That's so funny, I have a huge number of gun cases and they're all packing heavy metal, err, and plastic...miniatures too. Ironically enough, I'm not deemed responsible enough to own a powder actuated nailer by my wife. And doing a Google search for "powder actuated nailer" gives some very cool sci-fi looking guns!

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  5. I think I just decided what my brother-in-law is getting for Christmas.

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  6. That's amazing! I also am not responsible enough to own a gun (or even a paint ball gun for that matter) but that is just cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. You have got to go out and set up some sort of explodable "Zombie Head Equivalent" (should be able to get pumpkins on the cheap right now) and fire off a few of these babies. Then you can report the results right here on Mik's Minis so we will not be going into the coming Zombie Apocalypse without some good hard data.

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  8. @Mike: Nothing says the holidays like hollow-point anti-zombie ammo!

    @Shelexie: I do have a couple of paintball guns, I guess I'm kinda responsible!

    @Brian: I priced ballistic gel a while back, very steep, but like you said, a pumpkin is next to free. Empirical research for the coming Zombageddon is a must!

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  9. Personally, I'm not too impressed. Guns are pretty serious stuff, and I would wonder if a guy at the range with this stuff was actually taking it seriously.

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  10. I don't trust anyone at the range, regardless what color box their ammo came in.

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  11. Andy get a life buddy. The Harry potter page is the next one over. This is some awesome ammo. I've not got the zombie load but I have the hornady home defense ammo which is the same thing but the plug in the hollow point is red and not green. Give this ammo a 10 outta 10 but they should be nothing less then that at about a buck and some change a shot for my 40cal glock.

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  12. Its a suitable information to us and every one. It has all things regarding to theme and much more what ever you want.
    40 cal ammo

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  13. Well said anieb, thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Well said, glad to find this information before, because i am about to buying ammo for my Gun.

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