Silencers are a myth. You can suppress a shot, but not make it silent while in the movies. Even a small caliber pistol with sub-sonic ammunition will make an audible bang when fired.<quoted text>
rabbee: do they make, silencers for shotguns? since allegedly zombies, are attracted to loud noises. and may eventually attract lot more zombies, than you have shotgun shells. instead of being like joel, constantly making loud supramental noises hoping to be noticed.
That being said, the shotgun is a backup weapon against zombies. The primary way to deal with zombies is traps -- something often overlooked in zombie movies and comics.
Zombies are extremely predictable, adhere closely to a dogmatic pattern of reflex and taxis, and have no regard to their personal safety (mmmm... who does that sound like?).
Leading zombies into a situation where they self terminate is the best way of dealing with an infestation. After that, your only problem is waste disposal.