“Quick hit him in the head before he turns your neck into his spaghettios.”
Ok so zombies have infested the earth, you have 10 minutes to pick whatever weapon you want, then you can go kill zombies for a few hours, eat alot of food, and have hot nasty end of the world sex. But first things first, how you gonna kill the bastards?
the standard slow walking “Braaaaaains” zombie
the scary full sprinting Dawn of the Dead // 28 Days later zombie
For type one i think a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire would be the most fun, for type two a belt fed fully automatic chaingun, yeeehaw.[/quote]
For the record, the things in 28 Days later were not actual zombies, they were people with a mind-altering infection that caused them to kill everyone around them except, for some reason, other infected people (A Grand Canyon-sized plot hole that was never explained).
1)They could be taken out by body shots and injured/incapacitated like any other human.
2)They needed to eat or starve to death; not a factor for classic, Romeroesque zombies who get no nourishment from eating flesh, but seem to just keep on going with no energy source.
3)They needed to breathe.
Now, to answer the proposed question, I’d much rather be facing zombie type #1 (although how they could take over the world is beyond me). With them, nearly any mid-caliber firearm is acceptable. My trusty 9mm and .38 would do nicely, as I could pretty much just walk up to them and shoot them at my leisure. Ammo low? As suggested already, I would have a good quality edged weapon as well as a blunt force trauma weapon (the maces varqanir posted in the 100 people versus a bear thread would be ideal). The key, though, would be to keep moving until a defensible position is found to use the close range stuff.
Type #2, well, I can’t think of anything better than what the OP suggested. Since we’re in fantasy mode, Jesse Ventura’s gun in Predator would be awesome (realistically, even if one could tote around a 100 lb. gun and a 250 lb. ammo backpack, no human on earth could fire the thing and remain standing unless it was mounted on a tripod).