‘Captain Louisiana’ Gets Some

Captain America: Civil War, the Marvel comic-book flick, is in theaters now, so speed-shooter Jerry Miculek takes a page from the movie and dons a tight Captain America costume to find out if a replica titanium Captain America shield will fight off .45 ACP rounds fired from a 1911 pistol. With his quick trigger finger and incredible-slow-motion camera, Miculek hammers the shield with eight shots.

Then, in Part II, he sees if the shield itself can become an offensive — rather than solely defensive — weapon in “real life.”

We would point out that if Captain America were a Law Shield member, and if he were arrested for shooting someone or injuring them with the shield, his legal protection would kick in for either the gun or other weapons charges, including hands and feet.

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