Mossberg 500 'Zombie Apocalypse' buildup

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Superkrates, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Superkrates

    Superkrates Active Member

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    Hornady has introduced new ammunition into the US market, Zombie Max, and for good reason. I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in Georgia (USA) - where they film The Walking Dead - there is a population increase of Zombies!

    So far, they're as friendly as can be... not much to look at, but decent chaps to have a drink or get some exercise with (apparently the film company is feeding them very well). That said, I believe in the 'better to have it and not need it...' philosophy, and designed a purpose-built shotgun for a good friend this past holiday season - just in case the Zombie Apocalypse happens.

    Build Specs:

    Mossberg 500 12ga, 18.5" barrel, 6+1 capacity, marinecote finish
    UTG LS268 red laser w/pressure switch activation
    TechLite High-Intensity Tactical LED Flashlight(light/bright light/strobe)
    P.O.S. stainless steel combat knife ($10)
    ATI Tactical buttstock and pistol grip
    ATI Sidesaddle shell holder +5
    Blackhawk Sling/shell holder +15
    Winchester 1" fast-detach swivel sling mounts
    ATI barrel heat shield with ghost ring sights (marinecote)
    Laserlyte Shotgun Tri-Rail barrel mount
    NcStar 30mm low-profile scope rings
    Leaping Squirrel custom embroidered foregrip strap
    Hornady Zombie Max 12GA 2-3/4" 00buck, 70mm, 690BAR (+5)
    Federal 12GA 2-3/4, DOVE#8 (+15)

    Photos by Sean McCarthy of Twisted River Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved (so give credit where credit is due when reposting)



  2. Akiriano

    Akiriano New Member

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    Ok, this is now officially the single biggest reason I wish I lived in the states
  3. Stuntman Mike

    Stuntman Mike Active Member

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    Very tacticool. Bring on the walkers/lurkers/biters etc.
  4. purifier

    purifier New Member

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    Nice baby, I own a 590 which I've equipped with an Aimpoint t1 replica (I know what you're thinking about airsoft crap, but I can assure you it holds the zero even after hundreds of rounds, even a couple dozen Federal 12 magnum powershok!) and an Extrema Ratio Fulcrum Bayonet (Italian made, costs more than the Mossy itself...), unfortunately though the Z-Max ammo is nowhere to be found here in Italy, I wanted a pack for my USP.45 too
  5. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    Nice setup. Looks like fun!
  6. Womble

    Womble Member

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    Yup. Here in Australia, the only people allowed cool weapons are the police, bikie gangs, rival underworld gangs, drug traffickers and insane mass murderers. :confused

    LOVE the Z-shot ammo. "Just in case".

    This is ideal for home defence.
  7. formula388

    formula388 Well-Known Member

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    This looks like a really cool build. I went to sports authority here on Long Island yesterday and they sold out of all short barrel guns. People are really afraid of looters and home invasions recently. The guy told me he personally sold 42 guns in 4 days. He was also sold out of all high brass ammo.
    After the whole hype of the storm dies down I plan on building a nice zombie gun like yours.
  8. FakeBritishAccent

    FakeBritishAccent Sr Member

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    Taking down copious notes right now...
  9. GrenadeKing

    GrenadeKing Sr Member

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    That harbor freight survival knife is is a decent buy for $9 I think. That's certainly an interesting use for it. I can't say I ever thought of that. :lol

    You could probably stash some cleaning supplies, small parts, or maybe a shell it in the handle couldn't you?

  10. wwbubba0069

    wwbubba0069 Member

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    Nice build

    Spotted this at the NRA show in St. Louis this year in the Duracoat booth. one of these days I will get around to building one of these for a the heck of it LOL

    Full on 16" AR15 with a Ruger 10/22 action strapped to the front like a grenade launcher, but for solid aluminum tipped crossbow bolts. The line to get a pic with this was deep.

  11. fre9397

    fre9397 New Member

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    Both very nice!!!
  12. DS Operative

    DS Operative Well-Known Member

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    Looks very "front end heavy"!!!

    But very cool indeed!
  13. Sir Angus

    Sir Angus Well-Known Member

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    I've been toying with the idea of building a tatical "home defense" shotgun, but thought the Kel-tec KSG or Saiga 12 would make a great platform.

    I don't like the idea of having to pump my way through a herd of walkers.
  14. The Mad Professor

    The Mad Professor Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice build!

    However, it would be bad for practical use unless you removed the hunting knife. The shot spread would destroy the knife in no time.
  15. Dracosfire83

    Dracosfire83 Well-Known Member

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    I'd stay away from Kel-Tec since its over priced under produced and mostly plastic. Now the Saiga that is a great gun easy to maintain and plenty of aftermarket parts to go taticrazy with plus the detachable mag's allow for more rounds carried and faster reloads.

    The shot will never come anywhere close to the knife so the knife is fine. The shot stays with the wad for so many feet before the wad drops and the shot starts to spread out.
  16. Deaderpool

    Deaderpool Member

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    Been down to the film set, I live in Asheville NC, just over the mountains. I love the signs they have around town saying, "Sorry for the length of the grass here, due to the filming of The Walking Dead, we have not mowed it."
  17. Sir Angus

    Sir Angus Well-Known Member

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    I've got the Kel-tec PF9 and P-3AT and I'm pretty happy with both. The lack of availability of the KSG is irritating.

    I can get my hands on a modified Saiga with a mild tac setup for about $1k. That might be the way to go.

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