During the second chapter of Alan Wake I ran into a situation where I was running low on ammo. Luckily, I managed to kill the last enemy with my last bullet and the episode ended shortly afterwards, but I was wondering what would've been my options if I did, in fact, run out of ammo and still had to face enemies.
As far as I could tell, the only way to defeat enemies is either by shooting them or getting to a safe spot, but is there always a safe spot to escape to? Are there alternative "ammo-independent" methods of killing enemies which can be used in case I run out of ammo? Could I possibly get stuck on the same checkpoint without enough ammo, forcing me to restart the whole chapter?