"Browning HP. Manufactured by FN, Belgium. It uses 9mm parabellum rounds."
— Item examination - English
"ブローニングＨＰ ９ｍｍパラベラム弾を使用するベルギーＦＮ社製の体型拳銃だ "
— Item examination - Japanese
The Hand Gun (ハンドガン handogan ) is a weapon in Resident Evil 2. Claire finds it in the glovebox of Patrol Car "102" in the starting cutscene of the game. The weapon is identified as a Browning Hi-Power.
The Hand Gun carries 13 H. Gun Bullets. The Hand Gun is, like Leon's, most effective on lesser enemies like Zombies and zombie dogs, but unlike Leon's it cannot be upgraded and thus becomes much less effective against larger B.O.W.s later in the game.
Claire Redfield aims the weapon in a standard fashion while Ada Wong wields it horizontally and fires more rapidly than Claire, allowing her a slightly better chance to take out tougher enemies such as Web Spinners in the sewers.
During any scenario of the main game, Claire begins the game with it in her inventory. Ada also carries this weapon.