Does Steve ever use a gun?

#1 Posted by Glabal500 (922 posts) - - Show Bio

i was watching the captain america trailer again.. and there is a scene were steve and a bunch of guys bust in, and start shooting.. steve has a gun to...

my question-  is that accurate, has Captain America (steve ) used a gun before??

#2 Posted by GTG12 (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah as americas top cop and in the very beginning of world war 2. But besides that no not really he only uses his shield nowadays.
#3 Posted by PowerHerc (86084 posts) - - Show Bio

I remember him shooting at enemy aircraft in the Invaders and the narrative stating he was a soldier who did what he had to do when it was required.  Based on this, I say yes. 


A soldier fighting a war would most likely find himself in situations requiring use of firearms, no matter what any modern revisionist or anti-gun person might desire, prefer or like.

#4 Posted by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

rarely but yes he's been known to use firearms, especially his ult counterpart...

#5 Posted by War Killer (20780 posts) - - Show Bio

Steve actually used a gun just last issue of Captain America.

#6 Posted by Billy Batson (59077 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by joshmightbe (25870 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap has used guns a lot 

#8 Posted by AssertingValor (6383 posts) - - Show Bio

only when necesary.......................
#9 Posted by Deranged Midget (18230 posts) - - Show Bio

He was a soldier in WW2, he would be insane not to have a gun.

#10 Posted by biggkeem89 (1478 posts) - - Show Bio

In WW 2, Cap most definitely used a gun. He has used guns on occasion in modern times, but mostly prefers his shield. He's not above busting a cap.

#11 Posted by OmegaHans (228 posts) - - Show Bio
@ebuchanan said:
" only when necesary....................... "
#12 Posted by Paracelsus (1895 posts) - - Show Bio

As an infantryman in the WWII U. S. Army, Private Steve Rogers was most likely trained to use a rifle(and has used it on the battlefield), but as Captain America, he usually preferred to use his shield( which was virtually indestructible) as a weapon-remember he was meant to serve as an individual counterpoint to what the Red Skull symbolized(namely the evils of Nazism) NOT simply as a killing machine. That being said, he HAS used a gun but only in situations where his own self-defence or that of innocent people is an issue and his shield is otherwise not available!


#13 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
He does.
#14 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19148 posts) - - Show Bio


#15 Posted by lorex (995 posts) - - Show Bio

Captain America is a trained soldier so using a gun would be second nature to him. Some writers have portrayed him just using the shield combined with the super soldier formula and his own skill he is usually able to deal with most
threats. More resent renditions of Cap have shown him using a gun, and Bucky as Cap is certainly not gun shy.

#16 Posted by Warlord (73 posts) - - Show Bio

he was trained to use a gun so why not?
#17 Posted by PeacemakerZ (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Check out Fear Itself book 4 that came out today for your answer.

#18 Posted by spystreak (2160 posts) - - Show Bio

well this was War and he needs his shield to stop rounds from varous german weapons he can't throw it or he'd end up getting torn to pieces so the most logical sense is to use a Thompson submachine gun or the M1911 A1 which is the hand gun he uses in that part of the trailer
#19 Posted by Tigerstriper (461 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anyone see the issue where he fights Rhino and fires a rivet gun at him?

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