Sons of Guns season finale episode “Zombie Gun!” aired tonight 4/18/12 on the Discovery Channel. The goal was to created the ultimate Zombie killing gun for Max Brooks who is the author of “World War Z”, “The Zombie Survival Guide”, and happens to be Mel Brooks’ son. You can see more pictures from Max Brooks’ website http://maxbrooks.com/news.php.
The Red Jacket crew broke into 2 teams for a build-off to see who came up with the best gun for the Zombie Apocalypse. The owner, Will, and his team built an M16 Military Zombie Gun by converting an AR15 to a Select Fire M16 with a suppressor, the Zombie Stopper Holographic sight, a bayonet, high capacity magazines, and grenade launcher that would be ideal for soldiers. This gun packs a big bang, mass destruction, and awesome red laser optic sights which are night vision compatible. Team Max lead by Joe Meaux focused on making the ideal gun for civilians using .22 caliber ammunition since it is one of the most plentiful on this planet (you don’t want to run out of ammo) and it’s lightweight (since you might be carrying it around all day everyday). The .22 Caliber rifle dropped into a Bullpup stock body, with a suppressor, spike bayonet, and optics.
To decide whose team created the ultimate gun they fired on hundreds of zombie dummy targets each filled with 500 paint packets. They used 3 criteria to pick the best gun:
1) Ammo Capacity goes to Joe’s .22 at 281 rounds. Will could hold 200 rounds.
2) Accuracy was a tie.
3) Versatility showed off both guns bayonets and Will’s grenade launcher.
Big explosions and lots of twice dead zombies make the Sons of Guns season finale good zombie killing fun! Max Brooks chose the .22 caliber gun as the perfect civilian weapon for the Zombie Apocalypse. But for military use, Will’s gun is great!