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"M92F Custom. A custom handgun made for S.T.A.R.S. It uses 9mm parabellum rounds."
— Item examination - English
"M92Fカスタム S.T.A.R.S.用に作られたカスタムハンドガンだ 9mmパラベラム弾を使用する "
— Item examination - Japanese

Hand Gun (ハンドガン handogan?) is weapon in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. It is a gameplay representation of Jill's Samurai Edge in lore.

Gameplay

The Hand Gun starts as part of Jill Valentine's inventory on the Hard Mode. In Easy Mode, it is in the Item Box.

The weapon has a magazine capacity of 15 H. Gun Bullets. It is a preferred choice when fighting lesser enemies such as zombies and Zombie Dogs. However, due to the limited power of its bullets, it tends to be rather useless against stronger enemies such as the Hunters.

The gun is also able to chamber enhanced ammunition, which increases its firepower.

M92F Enhanced

"Enhanced M92F Custom. It is loaded with enhanced 9mm parabellum rounds."
— M92F Enhanced examine description - English
"M92Fカスタム強化版 強化した9mmパラベラム弾が装填されている "
— M92F Enhanced examine description - Japanese

The M92F Enhanced is created by loading H.G. Bullets E into the Hand Gun.

While the enhanced ammunition does not change the Hand Gun's appearance or its magazine capacity, the weapon has a noticeably different "boom" when firing.

In performance, the M92F gains stronger firepower. The gun also gains stronger recoil, but unlike the M3S Enhanced, it doesn't cause Jill to move back significantly.

With the Hand Gun's enhanced power, it often knocks back a zombie with one shot and requires less rounds to kill it. It is also now ideal for fighting stronger enemies, even Nemesis.

  • The bullet counter of this weapon in the inventory screen changes to red to denote that it is loaded with Enhanced Hand Gun Bullets. The ejected shells have a darker color as well.
  • When the Hand Gun is loaded with normal bullets, enhanced ammo cannot be uploaded until the weapon is empty. Combining the enhanced ammo with the weapon must be made in the status screen.
  • When the player wants to change the type of ammunition from enhanced to normal, he/she must follow the same rules.

Ammo comparison

Standard and enhanced ammo have the same characteristics, with the exception of damage dealt to enemies. Here is the table for comparing how many bullets the enemy can take before dying:

Comparison of the ammo
Enemy Standard Enhanced
Zombie 4-10 2-6
Zombie Dog 5-9 3-5
Drain Deimos 6-10
Brain Sucker 6-10
Giant Spider 6-10 4-5
Hunter β 6-8 3-5
Hunter γ 6-8 4-6
Grave Digger
Nemesis-T Type

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