Friday, September 28, 2012

Zombie Packages... NOOOOOOO!!1!!

It's no secret to regular readers that I work in a 'big box' firearms store. It has its ups and downs but anytime I can fit a person to a firearm it's a good day. Before I get too far off subject; let's get to the heart of the matter. The 'big box' format comes corporate folks. I have nothing against them but more often than not they make my head hurt. For example our District Manager and Vice President came into the store and were all giddy about a recent meeting they had down south where they saw some "new and exciting" things.

Photo via Cheaper Than Dirt
"Do you have any Zombie Packages set-up?"
My sole died a little when they asked me this. They informed me that 'Zombie Packages' were selling like crazy and that this "New Trend" was going to reach me any day. I told them that their new and exciting trend was over five years old and was most likely on its way out. They looked at me like I was crazy and asked if I had any Zombie Targets. I think that is what bugs me the most about corporate folks; they like to think they have their finger on the pulse... you get the point. (insert witty comment about a zombie's lack of pulse)

Don't miss understand me; I enjoy a tacti-cool rifle as much as the next gunnie but I don't think we need to embrace Zombie Everything. I think it's great that it has helped get some new folks into shooting but I believe those folks would have found their way to our ranks in one way or another.
Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC SD
If Zombies are one their way out; what's the next 'big thing'?
Eric at GunmartBlog agrees with Cheaper Than Dirt's opinion that zombies are dead... *ugh* (they write themselves) you know what I mean. He has proposed that Suppressors are the next wave and I can't say that I totally disagree. I have an NFA Trust and plans to own a couple cans (as soon as I save up enough pennies) but I don't think suppressors are it. To be honest I have nothing to offer up as I haven't seen anything really exciting in the industry as of late. Our community is ever changing and because of that the next big thing may not have hit the market yet or maybe it's already here and we just don't know.



  1. oh, I don't know... I think the new drop-in archery barrels are pretty cool.

  2. I agree on the zombie thing. The more products that come out about it, the lamer it seems to get.

  3. Yes, zombies are dead and so is everything that has to do with them, Please clue me in when there's anything exciting out there. I'll just be around shooting my gunnie heart out. Thanks for sharing.

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