The gun of my dreams is a pink Ruger 10/22. I like the .22 because it’s lightweight and easy for a tiny girl like me to shoot, and the pink is just personal preference – something pretty for me to distract myself with in between sunken eyes and rotting limbs.
I always get into arguments with people who try to tell me that a .22 will be useless when it comes to fighting zombies. First of all, if I can’t lift/shoot the thing, it barely even counts as a weapon. Second, if I hit a zombie’s eye socket, it’ll do the trick. Third, I actually found a whole forum thread dedicated to this topic, with nearly everyone agreeing that a .22 would do just fine. Several people pointed out that it might actually be ideal, since it has enough power to enter the skull, but not enough to leave, so it would ricochet around the inside, scrambling up the remaining brain. Another good point is if you get yourself a sniper rifle or something rare/illegal, it’s going to be much harder to find extra ammunition if you survive long enough to run out.
If you’re looking for the toughest gun, the one that will never fail you as so often tragically happens in zombie movies, apparently a Glock is the way to go. Perfect for the apocalypse, since it’s almost impossible to destroy, but in order for it to be effective you really need to be well trained before using it. Just don’t drop it…
For long range/mob attacks, you really can’t beat a rocket launcher or an automatic weapon. The M249 claims to shoot 850 bullets a minute! This would be ideal for people without much sniper training (or just people panicking more than usual), who could use more of a chance to kill without aiming.
Once you (inevitably) end up in close-range with a zombie or two, most people recommend a fire axe. Easier to master and more effective than swords, plus the long handle means you’re out of biting range. (Or, do what this guy did, and mount a chainsaw bayonet on your rifle!) I would strongly advise you NOT to try and fight off hordes or even one zombie with a butcher knife. Even if you destroy it, you’re bound to come out of it with their saliva running through your veins.