In both movies and comics, we’ve witnessed Captain America fearlessly fighting the bad guys while wielding his nearly unbreakable shield to wham a few of them in the head bringing most to their knees. But lets take a moment to consider this in reality: Could a shield like Cap’s hold up against real ammunition? Would the first Avenger be able to fight the likes of the Axis Powers in the real world, against real tyranny?

Jerry Miculek, 2o-time world record holder, and according to, “The greatest shooter of all time,” decided to give answers to our questions by shooting at an almost exact replica of Captain America’s shield. Since he wasn’t able to get his hands on any fictional vibranium, the replica is made out of solid titanium. To test how well it would hold up, Miculek, clad in his Captain American suit, rapidly fired eight rounds of .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol) at the 12-pound shield.

Check out Cap’s shield vs. real ammunition in the video below:


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Hey, not too shabby for a titanium replica; it’s a shame Jerry couldn’t find any vibranium.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.


Image: Marvel (Walt Disney Studios)