Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Billy Bones

    This zombie craze is absurd!

    • David/Sharpie

      Why? Because it’s a fun part of firearms ownership? Painting a gun a weird colour and writing “zombie” on it shouldn’t be allowed? Same with firearm accessories then?

      Well thank god we all have the freedom to choose what we want to do to our own guns, and you can decide what no to do to yours.

  • Joseph

    “I’m too mainstream for zombies.”

    • hojo

      If you look at the proliferation of zombie crap around, It’s clear that zombie IS mainstream.

  • Slim

    What can I say that has not already been said one too many times lately on here about how ‘bad/overused/tiresome/wtf were they thinking” this whole zombie craze is. They must truly be scratching the bottom of the barrel and I hope it stops…. sooner rather than later.

  • So let’s recap…

    You can now reload your emergency zombie ammunition with your zombie edition reloading bench, load it into your zombie-themed quad-railed Mossberg tactical lever-action (completely with EOTech biohazard sight) and keep at your side a green-handled Taurus .454 “Zombie Responder” in your neon green/black striped truck so when the zombies DO actually come…

    …they will make a breakthrough in zombie restoration to human-level thinking when they start laughing at you for being so pathetically tacky. And wasting all the money you could have spent training and preparing on green things with biohazard stickers.

    • JM

      Sounds like fun! Which is partly what my firearms are for.

  • Martin

    Next up, silver bullets and silver colored craze for the Ware-wolf scare of 2013+

    • David/Sharpie

      Haha nah, I think the next craze will be aliens, like from the last Indiana Jones movie

    • W

      no werewolf craze. the twilight series undoubtedly made vampires and werewolves off limits for malice 😀

      • David / Sharpie

        Only with teenaged girls

  • PanFriedPipeBomb

    So I’m wondering why mossberg hasn’t really gotten onto this bandwagon…hmm.

  • Munkfish

    I’m not tired of the zombie thing, but I am tired of zombie marketing.

  • hojo

    I don’t want the zombie obsessed loading their own… or really even owning guns.

    • Bob Z Moose

      Nothing wrong with liking zombies. They’re an interesting change up from the normal. Been a while since they had new novelty targets. Let em have their guns… They’ll have to follow Max Brooks’s suggestion and save up their ammo.

    • JM

      Luckily, the U.S. Constitution doesn’t give a crap what closed-minded people think.

      • hojo

        I support the 2nd amendment wholeheartedly. Just because I want the right to keep and bear arms, doesn’t mean I think every idiot should have a gun. If you want guns that are decorated like toys, you are an idiot, and hence, should not have guns.

      • David / Sharpie

        So someone who has a colorful gun shouldn’t have the right to a gun.

        Last time I checked having a lame coloured gun wasn’t a prerequisite for ownership, those that think it should be are the douchebags who destroy rights and freedoms

      • hojo

        No, irresponsible jackasses shouldn’t own guns. It’s a subtle but important distinction. Let me know if you get it.

      • David/Sharpie

        How is having a green gun irresponsible? And I agree, irresponsible jackasses shouldn’t own guns, but I still don’t see how me, or any other zombie fan is irresponsible for thinking up hypothetical situations and making (OUR OWN DAMN..) guns look fun.

      • JM

        hojo, I’ll say the same thing to you that I say to the other libnews parrot, SpudGun: the way you make wild assumptions, I have my serious doubts about your threat assessment skills.

        Since you want to cherry-pick to whom the Second Amendment applies, let’s make a deal. No idiots with guns…and no self-righteous cunts with concealed handgun licenses.

        Enjoy your tunnel vision, commie.

    • David/Sharpie

      I own 10 of my own guns, at 19. I am also part of a Zombie Survival site.

      Good thing dumbasses like you aren’t in government….oh wait

      • hojo

        Thanks for helping make my point.

      • David / Sharpie

        Tell me how I did? I don’t want assholes like you telling me what I can and can’t own. You want to try and take them from me? Go ahead, see what happens to you…

      • hojo

        Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

        At present, you can legally make or purchase guns that look like toys. That doesn’t mean your not an idiot for doing it.

        I don’t need (or want) to take them from you. You keep it up, and the anti-gun crowd will do it. But they won’t just take your stupid guns, they’ll try and take my practical, responsible guns too.

        You irresponsible behavior hurts us all.

      • David/Sharpie

        But there isn’t anything stopping me from doing it is there? No.

        So? You can make toy guns look real. What’s your point?

        At present, all my guns are stock (Except my 1911, OD frame, black slide. My Lee-Enfield No. 5, the guy before me painted it white….crap sporter job. And my SKS, which just has a Tapco stock on it) and I’m not saying I would paint any of them green or red with “Zombie” on them, but I want to be the one to make that decision for MYSELF, not some idiot politician or you stopping me.

        See above what I said about irresponsibility

      • JM

        hojo, you seem hell-bent on being the king of the idiots. And with that atrocious spelling…you are well on your way.

        (See what I did there? Here, make yourself less idiotic:

    • Bloodyspartan

      Well then you sure would not like me cutting heads and legs off and watching them crawl around.

      Besides HORNADY are probably the Only folks who will kill more zombies than me.
      They are some strange wonderful folks out that way!

  • Bob Z Moose

    And so it begins.

  • gir6543

    eh. There has to be a pretty good reason for me to attack something, even if its silly, if its goal is to be charitable.

  • Bret

    So Steve, have any of the manufacturers coming out with this Zombie stuff been willing to talk to you about whether sales are meeting their expectations? Surely you’ve got some contacts in the industry that could give you a little anonymous scoop about how their Z-themed stuff is selling. Personally, I have no interest in it, but there is so much Zombie stuff coming out that I really wonder if it is actually selling well for the industry. Come on man, go work your sources and get us some info!

  • Big Jay

    I am 99.5% convinced that the majority of sales behind the “Zombie craze” were people bored with everything in the firearms world being stainless or black. The Glock, M&P, XD, Sig, AR, FN, and etc. are/were like the Model T when Henry Ford said “People can have the model T in any color, as long as it’s black.”

    Yes, there was always Duracoat, but it’s expensive, most people don’t want to do it themselves, and a few companies will void your warranty if you paint your gun. Pink guns sell and now the Zombie green guns sell.

  • Lance

    Never got this Zombie craze but nice reloader though.

  • Mat

    Sometimes I feel like a zombie after a couple of hours reloading but the last thing I want is a reloading press that looked like someone vomited on it.

  • CM

    A few points here.

    I think what we’re ignoring here is that the term “Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse” is just a more politically correct way of saying, “Preparing for the possibility of a complete breakdown of society and the eventual emergence of roving bands of young thugs seeking to take advantage of the situation by raping and pillaging from those who did a better job of preparing for said situation.” It’s also just easier to say the former than the latter.

    Furthermore, as a fan of the Zombie genre and its many variations, (28 Days Later, The Walking Dead), I really don’t mind the Zombie craze. If it helps to contribute to people at least thinking about preparing themselves for SHTF TEOTWASKI situations, they’d be less of a burden on rescue efforts during less mundane disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes. And as it has been stated before, if it does help us in the longer term by bringing in new people to the world of shooting and firearms, then we’re better off for it.

    Lastly, it is as Munkfish stated earlier, the marketing towards the Zompocalypse that’s going over the top. The only real advantage I see is the reduced likelihood of anyone actually stealing any of this ugly colored Zombie themed merchandise. I only hope it leads to more realistic marketing of ammo and firearms to one of long term preparation and storage.

    • David / Sharpie

      Some of the guys from the walking dead are gonna be at the Calgary comic-con and I think Max Brooks will be too.

      Also maxxy will be on this weeks Sons of Guns about weapons to use when zombies rise, I’m anxious to see if it’ll be mall ninja weapons or ones that will actually be good.

      And I agree, we’ll still have to deal with all other disasters after zday.

      PS I don’t ACTUALLY believe zombies will rise, but it’s fun to talk about

    • David/Sharpie

      This is a zombie YouTube series that is friggen hilarious. This is the very first episode

      Cannot say how funny it is

      • David/Sharpie

        I lied, this is the first episode:

  • Chris

    A point of correction, it is one of, not one off.

  • Mike Knox

    Zombie stuff, when are they gonna’ stop?

    • David/Sharpie


      Nah, just when the next craze hits, judging from “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” it MIGHT be REAL vampires, just not the “sparkly douche in a tree-pire….” but I think it may either be Vampire, Aliens, or Werewolves

  • tommy2rs

    If zombie merchandise didn’t sell the companies wouldn’t bother with it. The bottom line is what rules, like it or not. Don’t like it, don’t buy it, simple as that. All the “I don’t like it so it shouldn’t be done” has less impact than a week old fart.