Let’s face it, you’re not going to be successful at fighting zombies with a katana. I don’t care how many movies you’ve seen, learning to fight and win with any kind of edged weapon takes lots of training. Unless you’re going to spend a year of weekends studying the art of the blade, the first zombie to shuffle by is going to have you for lunch.
By all means, have a pistol and a rifle. You might get lucky and headshot a zed way out there with your .223, and a good pistol or large-bore revolver slows them down up close. But real zombie hunters know – it’s the 12-gage or nothing.
Can’t have too many, either. I keep one for myself and my wife, as well as one per vehicle. Pump shotgun, 12-gage, everybody needs a couple. Puts the dead back in Undead.