This article is a list of weapons and equipment that appear in Metal Gear.
Handgun (Beretta M92F)
A semi-automatic pistol that is the standard-issue sidearm of the United States Army. Can be equipped with a suppressor.
Submachine Gun (Ingram MAC-11)
An American submachine pistol. Can be equipped with a suppressor.
Grenade Launcher (M79)
Rocket Launcher (RPG-7V)
Plastic Explosive (C4)
This can be placed on the ground or on walls and is detonated shortly thereafter. It can be used to destroy weakened walls, in order to find certain equipment or alternate pathways.
A remote controlled missile that travels at ground level. Solid Snake uses it to disable control panels that are connected to electrified floors. It can be used in the battles with Machinegun Kid and Fire Trooper so that Snake can attack from a safe location.
A mine that is set off by a proximity sensor. Once primed, it cannot be retrieved, and will explode if Snake walks too close to it. Equipping a mine detector, will reveal its location to the user. A maximum of three mines can be set in the same screen.
Allows the user to send and receive communications within enemy jamming zones.
- "You can send and receive communications using the antenna, even when you are in an enemy jamming area"
- ―Antenna description in Metal Gear
Used to counteract scorpion venom.
Allows surveillance of the surrounding area. Used to look out at distant terrain and check enemy positions. Cannot be used in small spaces.
Halves the damage caused by enemy weapons.
Bomb Blast Suit
Protects the wearer from strong winds and explosive blasts. Protective clothing for bomb disposal work.
Used to open doors. The required card number depends on the door’s security level.
Used to hide from cameras and other enemies in plain sight.
Surgeon General's Warning: Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health. It does have a limited use in revealing the location of infrared sensors.
- "Use this to cross the desert."
- ―Compass description in Metal Gear
Allows navigation through uncharted deserts.
- "Useful when walking down subterranean passageways."
- ―Flashlight description in Metal Gear
Illuminates underground passages.
Required for survival in gassed areas.
- "Wear these to discover the location of infrared sensors"
- ―Infrared Goggles description in Metal Gear
Used to detect infrared alarm sensors.
Identifies the location of enemy mines.
- "Oxygen Cylinder
Using the oxygen cylinder in the water will preserve your LIFE gauge."
- ―O2 Cylinder description in Metal Gear
Allows the user to breathe underwater.
Allows the user to safely descend from elevated locations.
Emergency food supplies that replenishes the user’s health.
Reduces the noise generated by firing a gun. Can be attached to the handgun and submachine gun. Snake will immediately attach this item when obtained.
Used to successfully bypass enemy checkpoints.
Contains ammo for all four of Solid Snake's firearms. Contains 20 handgun bullets, 20 submachine gun bullets, 6 grenade round, and 2 rocket rounds.
Gives the user infinite ammo for all weapons when equipped. Unlocked by completing the game.