I figured I’d post this up here as a little fun entertainment for you as I was entertaining myself as the kayak fishing season is winding down. I stumbled across an article on The Art of Manliness a while back about the ultimate zombie apocalypse survival gun. It totally captured my attention and instantly wanted to do it, myself. However, I left it alone for several months and now that there is not as much fishing going on with cold weather, storms, and high water, now is as good a time as any. I started with my Mossberg 500 all purpose and ended up with something pretty kick ass!
Mossberg 500 All Purpose
I already had my 12 ga Mossberg for duck hunting. As I was reading all the mods done to it, I started to worry that I might have one of the ones where the forend was a singular piece and couldn’t be taken off. After a little closer inspection, I found the castle nut and got it off after removing the slide and unscrewing it. The forend came right off. From there, it was just a simple matter of attaching the mods that I wanted with very few tools. Here is a list of the mods that I’ve already added:
- ATI Pistol grip butt stock
- Swapped out 28″ barrel for 18″
- Phoenix Technology forend with quad rail system
- Tactical foldable 5 position foregrip
- Ka-bar serrated pistol bayonet
- Nebo flashlight laser combo with presser switch
Now it looks like this.
Zombie mods to Mossberg 500
It is still a work in progress. I have several additions I’d still like to add to complete it. The butt stock, pistol grip, and foregrip are all hollow and can be used to store survival gear and/or small tools, etc. There are 3 more additional mods I’d like to add:
- 5 shot shell butt stock side saddle
- 6 shot shell receiver side saddle
- A 25 shot shell sling
That might add some significant weight, but in a survival situation, I’d like to start off with as much ammo as I can. I’m combining that with 2 full bandoliers and a shot shell belt. I have a good supply of bird shot, 00 buck shot, and rifled slugs at the ready for a variety of survival needs. This was a fun project and I’m going to stretch it out a little further. It’s totally easy and anyone can do it. The aftermarket parts for guns like the Mossberg 500 and Remington 870 are quite numerous and inexpensive. You can have fun mixing and matching different parts for what you’d like to do. Now that I’ve converted it, it is extremely easy to convert back for duck hunting. Although I think I will keep the pistol grip butt stock because I like way that feels.
If you’ve done something like this, post a link to a pic for us in the comments section. I’ll probably follow this post up with a future update as I add the last few mods. Be on the look out for that if you’ve enjoyed this. And be sure to download a copy of my Zombie Apocalypse Survival Handbook.