Dawn of the Zombie Economy

The zombie apocalypse might be fiction, but the zombie economy is real - fueled by preppers buying all kinds of zombie paraphernalia.

Zombie gun

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Iver Johnson Eagle LR Zombie 45 ACP

Guns are de rigueur in zombie flicks. So naturally gun maker Iver Johnson now makes a zombie-themed firearm. The Eagle LR 45 ACP semiautomatic pistol is festooned with neon green pistol grips that have an eye-popping design.

"This zombie pistol has been selling very well," said Chad Holwerda, Iver Johnson sales manager. He added that many customers who buy the Eagle are first-time gun owners who are only buying a firearm to prep for the "pending zombie apocalypse."

Holwerda assures buyers that the .45-caliber weapon can "take care of any zombie in one shot."

- Last updated October 15 2013 02:09 PM ET
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