Calico Light Weapons System
At the gun show I went to recently, I saw the most unique gun I have ever seen. I first thought it was a blaster from star wars or some other scifi movie, but upon further inspection and questioning I came to find it was indeed an conventional gun of very unconventional design.
The Calico, as the guy behind the counter refered to it, was a 9mm (also available in .22lr) carbine (pistol versions also available) that had a helical drum magazine located above and behind the receiver. The gun itself (carbine version) had an effective range of 300 meters, which is pretty good in my book since zombie encounters are expected to be less than 100 meters.
But here is the kicker: It has a 100rd capacity!
The sheer volume of rounds that can be held by this thing, in such a small package, was astounding. I could hardly fathom it. This is the kind of gun you just load once and fire all day long at the horde!
I now know that I MUST own one before I die (or they become banned, whichever comes first). Screw that leaver action in .45-70 I only thought I wanted, this thing is just too unique to pass up. Sadly, however, these things cost about 800-1000 dollars depending on who you buy from and what acessories are already attached. 100rd magazines also cost about 150 dollars. I suspect that the .22lr version cost less, but if I wanted a plinker I would go with a Ruger 10/22.