I was wondering if the caliber of the bullet matter when you headshot a zombie could you use something ass small as a .22 because if you could that would seem a good round to use small light and easy to carry. Appreciate any insight anyone can give.
The Desert Eagle line is very overrated. They are not combat weapons but really Range queens. Also if you don't get he original IMI ones you get an 8 pound(Yes the DE tends to weigh as much as a AR15) paperweight. Better to go with something reliable in a lower caliber like a Glock 21 in a .45 or a Glock 17 in 9mm.
You couldn't give me a Desert eagle unless it was the only weapon left on Earth. I find a lot of people on here are speaking from their experience with video games and not real life. Maybe we should start labeling posts as relating to games or actual use and real weapons.
desert eagles suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are probably the worst handgun to ever possibly buy. only a select few gunshops have the ammo, it will be EXTREMELY prone to jamming, and breaking. it has crazy recoil, and it has such a bad firing system. i would go with a revolver if youre going with that caliber, a smith& wesson preferably, it has a lot of power, but also range enough that it can have a scope, and a tripod. it will stop anything, dead in its tracks. revolvers are much more reliable in an apocalyptic situation. they will rarely if ever jam.
I would avoid using a .22 platform. The round is just not powerful enough to consistently punch through much of anything.
Ruger and Beretta make some pretty good carbines. As a bonus, the magazines are interchangeable with Ruger and Beretta pistols of the same caliber. A shorter gun would also be less likely to be grabbed in tight quarters too.
Anything is better than nothing though, if a .22 is all you can get your hands on.
a .22 could totally punch through an inch of skull and flesh. Someone tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan with a .22 and it went in inches. It's the same principle as a baseball player throwing a baseball as opposed to a bodybuilder throwing a bowling ball. They both hurt, the latter possibly more so, but the former will have much, much more velocity, simply because of it's small size and aerodynamics.