I get a few questions and comments a day on my Zombie Preparation posts. Recently, someone asked if I would make any changes to weapons choices.

Yes. I have come across a few new weapons I would add to my zombie survival list.

The first weapon on our updated list just missed the cut for the last Zombie Preparation posts and after some serious consideration, it lands on top.

The Saiga-12 semi-automatic shotgun. This AK-styled semi-automatic shotgun is manufactured by the arms division of Izhmash, in Russia. The AK platform is the most widely used weapons platform in the world. The AK-47 was invented in 1946 and continues to be used worldwide due to it’s reliability and simplicity and Izhmash took the AK platform to the shotgun. While, the Saiga is a formidable weapon, it is known to have some flaws. But we live in a great country full of craftsman, so I knew there were gunsmiths that could take this gun to a whole new level. R&R Targets is just one of these gunsmiths. They offer a complete custom overhaul for the Saiga, making this it sit at the top of our list.


Switching gears for the technical to the primitive, we meet our next addition…the Shillelagh. The English banned the possession of the shillelagh in Ireland more than a few hundred years ago. However, those crafty Irishman just extended the length to make them double as walking sticks. Today, there is still a martial art surrounding the use of fighting shillelaghs. Traditionally, they are made from hardened blackthorn wood and can crush a cinderblock with a blow. I think for an everyday “walking stick” this might the weapon of choice for day to day.

And the final addition is called The Beast. This tactical katana created by John Gage swords is about a close as most people are going to get to a real katana. With a blade length of 18 inches and weighing just over a pound this sword is good to go.

Thanks for tuning in to this addition of Zombie Preparation Updates.