Captain America Shield for Reelz!

As a young lad, I was completely captivated by Bullfinch’s Mythology. (Click here to view or download.). So I fully appreciate and understand the deep not-to-say timeless appeal of comic book superheroes/villains/mutants. Not to start a civil war, the current crop of Marvel/DC movies doesn’t flick my BIC. I only enjoy the characters when they aren’t engaging in endless CGI battles. Anyway, Jerry “Get Some” Miculek sets out to test a real world (titanium) Captain America shield. You want to talk about real world heroes? Ladies and gentlemen: Jerry Miculek.

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  1. avatar JasonM says:

    <pocket_protector>
    Cap’s shield is made out of vibranium, not titanium. Vibranium has a special property that allows it to absorb nearly unlimited amounts of kinetic energy.
    </pocket_protector>

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      Ah… “vibranium” right there with “unobtanium” for giving the middle finger to Newtonian physics.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Pfffftpt.

        All that can be defeated with ‘Methyl Ethel Death’…

        1. avatar Timmy! says:

          That methyl ethyl death’ll get ya every time

  2. avatar cloud_1911 says:

    I love Jerry! Can you imagine having this guy as your uncle or grandpa?

  3. avatar Erik says:

    And where prey tell may I purchase this shield? I don’t want but need this to satisfy a new level of awesomeness.

  4. avatar yolo-naught says:

    Can you imagine how proud a little kid would be if this was his grandpa?

  5. avatar Cucamonga Jeff says:

    Why isnt Jerry running for president? The man is a national treasure!

  6. avatar JTPhilly says:

    Just freakin cool

  7. avatar jwm says:

    I watched the slow mo. Those rounds powdered when they impacted. I suspect skullduggery.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      Depending on the construction of the bullet and the muzzle velocity, it’s not THAT odd. 9mm more or less disintegrates when it hits hardened steel as well.

      https://youtu.be/KL0FQYhqCCg

      1. avatar jwm says:

        These looked like they powdered. Isn’t there range ammo designed to do that of it strikes anything thats hard? Like target holders, etc?

        1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

          Sure, frangibles are often used for safety. I had assumed that’s what these are.

  8. avatar playaplaya says:

    great, im sure this will help people take us more seriously now.

    this is just stupid.

    1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

      I thought part of the gun culture image problem was that we take ourselves too seriously? A little levity isn’t going to hurt, either way.

    2. avatar Defensor fortismo says:

      This is jerry freaking Michele we’re talking about. his record speaks for itself. if he wants to run a lane in a pink tutu and 8 inch pumps, I think he’s earned the right.

    3. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I didn’t get a “harumph” out of that guy!

      Also, I’m loving the idea of a guy calling himself “playaplaya” who’s upset that he’s not being taken seriously enough.

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        He shoots, he scores!

  9. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    I love it! Old guy kickin’ azz near my age. I’m subscribing…

  10. avatar Dr Brainwash says:

    CGI has ruined most movies for me. Even movies that I think I’ll like, I’ll generally avoid because it’s just a cartoon.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I felt the same way about The Lion King. I was supposed to be made with real lions, but then they ate the director, the focus puller and the key grip.

      It was sad.

      1. avatar Cliff H says:

        Many of these problems have been solved in Jungle Book. CGI is awesome when they actually try to make it look right.

      2. avatar jwm says:

        I’ll bet one of them lions was Cecil.

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      These cartoons and comics are science-fiction. (Which Jerry Miculek is not.)

      It is important to understand that in these stories the action adventure component, and in the movies the heavy CGI battles, are intended as the “hook” to attract and retain attention while they tell the deeper story. The important message in any good sci-fi is in the underlying story, not the action sequences. That assumes they are not written by lefty twits.

  11. avatar jwtaylor says:

    What a waste of time and effort. We all know Jerry would just shoot the incoming bullets out of the air.

  12. avatar Brian in WI says:

    He has the greatest job ever…

  13. avatar AR says:

    A new Superhero: Electric Finger. His superpowers are casting lead (HA!) and reloads so fast the Flash can’t see them.

  14. avatar Adub says:

    I wonder if the shield would have survived a mag dump of 10mm???

    Caliber wars… Assemble!

    1. avatar Desert Ranger says:

      44magnum…ready to Rumble!!!

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        Yeah, I’m pretty sure .44 Mag 180 grain JSP or JHP at 1600+ FPS would have that shield lookin’ like swiss cheese. I’m not at all sure it would even survive hits from full-power 9mm or .357 SIG FMJ loads. Those are pretty deep dents from a slow-a$$ cartridge…

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