Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-25 of 27 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 12, 2008 4:13:12 PM PDT
This book is very effective in dealing with zombies, but what's the best way to handle S.W.A.T. soldiers when they ordered in to erradicate both zombies and humans??

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2008 9:59:35 PM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Feb 7, 2013 1:57:38 PM PST]

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2008 8:16:09 AM PDT
Sean Anders says:
if you played halflife you might know the answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2008 5:23:11 PM PDT
K. T. Dao says:
Aim for their leg just above their boots. Armor stops near the boots to afford manuverability. Or you could just wear a biohazard mask at all times so that they assume that you are not infected and thus not shoot you. By the way, they don't send in SWAT officers. They send in USAMRIID agents with biohazard suits, riot gear, and assault rifles, so you wouldn't stand a chance anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2008 10:46:41 PM PST
Shoes Macgee says:
your best chance may be while they are in a stack in the open advancing where the point is facing forward and the line is covering the flanks and the rear is covering... the rear,. Now you gotta be just as good and lightning quick and if you are, you'll probably be on the swat team anyway but let's say you're a swat guy on vacation and they come for ya, take out the point and with your super accurate combat shooting skills, start running up the stack taking the flankers from their flanks (from straight ahead) and keep going for all you're worth and hopefully you get the drop on them. Where do you start from? have your buddy fire at them from an elevated flanking position or if you can, have two from an elevated position on each side with the goal of getting them to react and you burst from cover from the front. More than likely they will maneuver to the walls and seek cover and/or just return some well aimed fire and you're screwed or they'll withdraw to cover and employ othe rmeans to get you and good luck finding them in a stack formation in the open in the first place and also that they are rushing into a location without first doing a long recon and knowing where you are before they even go in and you aren't fazed by any pyrotechnics and you avoid the sniper/countersniper cover they will more than likely have and more than likely, they would use less lethal means to incapacitate the whole lot of you in the first place and resolve the situation with the least amount of risk to themselves. Time is on their side don't forget...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2009 7:39:48 PM PST
Pearldrum1 says:
SWAT aren't soldiers. They are specially trained police officers. Being such I doubt their discipline will hold when they could easily abandon their job to protect their families when such an even arises.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009 12:25:34 PM PDT
Cover your front and back entrances with nail bombs at the neck, waist, and knee level. Should at least slow or incapacitate them. Make sure to camoflage your devices. Or in a perfect world claymore mines.

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 10:12:36 PM PDT
W. Wu says:
You guys are out there. SWAT is a life saving organization. SWAT saves lives. SWAT does not get sent in to eradicate "humans".

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 9:01:45 PM PST
Able1 says:
Threaten to take out all the donut shops within a 20 mile radius. Bad cop, no donut!!

Posted on Jan 18, 2010 9:02:38 PM PST
Able1 says:
Threaten to take out all the donut shops within a 20 mile radius. Bad cop, no donut!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 19, 2010 6:43:07 PM PST
W. Wu says:
You guys are talking about killing cops in some horrific ways... disturbing.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010 12:41:44 PM PST
In Half-Life the government send marines in to eradicate the alien infestation, and Gordon Freeman, scientist, spent most of the game sneaking around trying to avoid them and sometimes shooting them, or beating them with a crowbar.

So in answering the original poster's question from two years ago, you would need to be a stealthy scientist with a crowbar!

Posted on Feb 4, 2010 5:30:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 4, 2010 5:31:33 AM PST
Nelle G says:
The thing is -if- the military, not S.W.A.T (police), were going to eradicate the human population with in a infected zone.. they're probably going to do something rather annihilating such as dropping a small nuclear weapon or Napalm. Remember, most of the time they go for overkill, and why risk the lives of Soldiers when you can send in a drone armed with a nuclear payload.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 11:33:19 AM PDT
blade master says:
The best way would be to set alarm's and cameras in the area and set traps to slow them down hide near a wood or forest area so when the alarm goes of you can flee to the woods and make sure to map down the area so you can out-maneuver and escape the SWAT or army unit that is chasing after you

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2010 12:38:02 PM PDT
K. Donovan says:
they sure do a great job of "saving lives" any time there's a GTO meeting...

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 8:22:20 AM PDT
Mechwarrior says:
I think what the original poster meant to say was: evil corporate mercernaries in full tactical gear. IED's would certainly help, as you are in a defensive position. Also, tungsten core ammo in .308 will go through anything, even armored vehicles.

Posted on Nov 5, 2010 2:38:32 PM PDT
NEVER prescribing we fight law enforcement on legal duty, however, bad guys wera body armor too.
7.62x 25 russian or eastern european handun ammo. or expensive FN 5.7
both defeat most soft amour, aimpoint is below waist wear armore is thinner or non existant
the TT-33 is a cheap military grade handgun in 7.62x25
ammo costs is less than 9mm

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 10:13:07 PM PST
Watch the HBO series The Wire - At the beginning of season five (I think), Chris Partlow gives a lesson on shooting people in body armor " aim for the d(ck, belly or legs"' " put em down, then walk up for a head shot".
The Wire: The Complete Fifth Season

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 2:54:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 6, 2011 2:57:40 AM PST
You people are so... not so smart. Really? Nail bombs? Pyrotechnics? You have no idea how SWAT operates. SWAT stands for Special Weapons And Tactics. They will not fall prey to a crudely made nail bomb, and when they enter buildings, they send in shield and shotgun carrying units called "Breachers". Your molotov will not phase them, and your bombs will be detected long before anyone bashes through a door. In fact, SWAT rarely actually uses doors. Windows are their preference. Even walls. People watch doors and low level windows. So they go for structures that are not as monitored. Dumbass. You fail.
Anyhow. SWAT would not likely be organized to take out civilians. That would more than likely be done by a Ranger clean up crew. Its sort of what they do. First in, first out. No questions asked. Though these guys are more armed, more trained, and more efficient than SWAT. The idea that the United States government would unleash this upon its citizens means one thing. Last resort. It means that the government no longer has control of the situation. And in that event, I would say the least of your worries are these specialized soldiers that put the Russian Spetsnaz and US Marines Corps to rest. The Rangers are possibly the most elite force in the world. A team of five has been sent in to eradicate whole villages of war lord followers in Africa. If they are sent into to the area of which you are a resident. Hide. Simple. You will not be able to take them down with petty explosives that will more than likely either get you killed, severally injured, or even worse, give away your position to not only those who seek to hunt you, but those who seek your flesh.
The book itself is horrible in the way it describes the perfect methods of survival. But that isnt the topic of discussion. If a clean up crew were to be sent in, they would more than likely get in and out as quickly as possible, as they are trained. To give away your existence to them by setting traps is about as stupid as you can be. In fact, they would be doing you a favor. They are eliminating the zombies. Whats wrong with that? The best possible thing for you to do in that event, is hide. Lay low, remain unnoticed. This happens to also be the best survival method for the zombie apocalypse itself. The bigger you are, the easier it is to see you. Dont make loud noises, dont cause massive explosions, get what you need, and lay low. Simple enough.

Posted on Mar 30, 2011 6:08:47 AM PDT
tlegu says:
a couple of issues here Karen,
1. no one puts the USMC to rest.
2. I wish you had told the insurgents in Kosovo, Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan (including the Spetsnaz during the russian occupation) just how over powering and invincible special forces are.

War sucks.
People die.
Including the highly trained and dangerous.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011 6:24:07 AM PDT
Watch the movie "Right at your door"

Posted on Jul 3, 2011 1:06:49 PM PDT
Sand Man says:
you dont defeat S.W.A.T. S.W.A.T. defeats you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2011 4:37:48 PM PDT
W. Wu says:
Chuck Norris defeats SWAT while SWAT is defeating you. SWAT calls 9-1-1 when Chuck is in town. Zombies simply disintegrate in Chuck's awesome presence.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 5:34:08 PM PST
Scooby D. says:
omg O.O mind just blown!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 8:59:33 AM PST
Rex Danger says:
I don't know where your from boy but them army boys gonna have a hard time handling this here texas boy. I pack alot a heat you know what I mean, handy with the steel.
‹ Previous 1 2 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in


This discussion

Participants:  24
Total posts:  27
Initial post:  Oct 12, 2008
Latest post:  May 12, 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 2 customers

Search Customer Discussions
This discussion is about
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks (Paperback - January 15, 2004)
4.4 out of 5 stars   (1,440)