Friday, June 8, 2012

Zombified Shark?

Libertyman sends in this interesting news story:

Zombie Bullets In High Demand Following Flesh-Eating Attacks
DETROIT (WWJ) – Worried about a zombie attack? Buy zombie bullets. Talk about zombies and a possible zombie apocalypse has increased due to recent gory accounts of drug-induced, flesh-eating attacks in the news.

Stores across the U.S., including in Metro Detroit, are getting in on the undead action by selling Zombie Bullets, made by Hornady Manufacturing.
The story is actually relatively factual and devoid of PSH, a true rarity in an article in the MSM. Heck, there's even a link at the bottom of the page to the Hornady website in case you'd like to buy some zombie ammo

I don't think I'd run out and buy some, but if the good folks at Hornady wanted to send some for use at the Northeast Bloggershoot, I'd not say no...

That is all.


JD Rush said...

I'd like it more if they had some 6.8 bullets, say 120 grain SST. I mean ZombieMAX.
I was also surprised at the lack of PSH in the article.

Sorry if this is a double post-my phone had issues and I think it lost the first.

libertyman said...

Hats off to the Hornady folks for injecting a little fun into their sales. Will these become collector items? But if they send you some samples, you KNOW they will be shot!

Jay, your influence on your reader's purchasing decisions is probably far greater than you realize. I have certainly been influenced by your reviews, and I know that others have been as well.

libertyman said...

Let me clarify my remarks, the ammunition will be put to good use. The "they" referred to was the individual rounds to be shot, not the people at Hornady.

Misplaced modifier, English 101.


Anonymous said...

Here's another possibility for the popularity of Z-Max: Other than cosmetic differences - unplated brass cases and a different-colored nose cap - it's basically the same ammo as Hornady's "Critical Duty" and "Critical Defense" lines, but cheaper...and gunshop clerks might be pushing it for that reason.

I say this because one of the clerks at my local Cabela's told me that today when I was checking out a box of Critical Defense (in this case, the .44 Special version, which actually doesn't yet have a Z-Max counterpart). The guy blithely told me that I could always tell the prosecutor - should it be necessary - that Z-Max was the "same" as Hornady's regular defense ammo, and that if all else failed, I could just throw away the empty box and no one would be any the wiser.

I responded that if I actually had to shoot someone, I'd have enough to worry about without (1) using joke ammo and (2) concealing or destroying evidence.

--Wes S.