Here are a few alternative weapons vs. a loud gun.
First off, I would like to say that I would trade almost any of the weapons in the list for a scope and silencer for my gun, but this is in case all of the bullets ran out. (Which they inevitably will).
The famous crossbow
This one, anyone could have come up with, but I am just listing some obvious ones to start.
Pepper spray and stun gun
This is for non-lethal fights, but hey you still want to win those.
You probably knew this one was coming… The BB gun
But not any BB gun, I am talking about a CO2 propelled BB gun with metal BB’s. I would pick one without an orange tip, because the orange tip means it is not lethal. This is for hunting purposes, not to be used against zombies. Why waste your precious bullets when hunting small game?
A blade or a bat
Decide which here. If you choosing a sword, I suggest having it full tang and combat-ready.
This is for smashing/cutting through decomposed brains. (AKA zombies.)
This one is for the protection of your base. (Non-lethal)
Smoke mines and pressure activated training landmines.
A reliable hunting knife, for hunting purposes….
This is one that will work for a long time. I mean, the ammunition is everywhere! Being that they are rocks. Use this one only if you can use it effectively, and don’t try to kill a zombie with this, it wouldn’t work. Sling shots don’t have enough penetration power to travel through a skull, even a decomposed one.
Either compound or re-curve. I prefer compound, because that way I can actually hit the targets.
A trusty hatchet
My favorite is the United Cutlery M48 Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk. The only down side is that it doesn’t have a hammer on the other end for a 2-in-1 multi-tool.
If you have any other ideas or alternatives to guns or other cool weapons for a zombie apocalypse, please let me know down in the comments!