A Handgun is a firearm capable of being wielded single-handed. These relatively short and compact weapons are designed for close range combat and easy carrying.

Handguns are one of the basic weapons of the Resident Evil series, and often the very first weapon the player has access to alongside the knife. These guns come in many designs and calibers, but are often loaded with 9mm Parabellum rounds in the Resident Evil games.

In most of iterations, the handgun are ill-suited for boss encounters due to their lower than average firepower. Nevertheless, the sheer abundance of ammunition allows it to whittle down and outlast even the toughest bosses in the hands of patient/ expert players. This trend has seen slight descent as from Resident Evil 4 onward, handguns are given special gimmicks to further their viability compared to other heavy hitting weapons.

An expert player looking for a challenge might use only handguns to complete a game; knowing these firearms offer high accuracy, low recoil, and plentiful ammo.

Handguns are often a standard issue weapon of many police and military organizations:

  • The main sidearm of the elite S.T.A.R.S. team is the Samurai Edge, a customized variant of the Beretta 92F pistol.

Gameplay specifics

All the handguns in Resident Evil: Survivor and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles have infinite ammunition.

The "Handgun" in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles has infinite ammunition and appears different guns (but functionally the same) for each playable character.

In Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Resident Evil 6, the player can equip certain Skills effect how effective Handguns are.

In Resident Evil: Revelations, enemies have a specific set of resistance and vulnerability to each weapon type, in particular, Ooze and Scarmiglione are weak to Handgun damage. In Raid Mode, Jill, Parker, Raymond, and O'Brain have inherent skills that make them more effective with Handguns.

List of Handguns

Image Name Game
BerettaRE1.jpg Beretta Resident Evil
Re2 BrowningHP lg.jpg Handgun (Claire's) Resident Evil 2
ITPS 0002 copy.jpg Handgun (Leon's) Resident Evil 2
2 Beretta-1.jpg Handgun (Chris') Resident Evil 2
RE2 Colt SAA.jpg Colt S.A.A. Resident Evil 2
RE2 remake MODEL - Matilda.jpg Matilda (RE2 Remake) Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - SLS 60.jpg SLS 60 Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - JMB Hp3.jpg JMB Hp3 Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - M19.jpg M19 Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - Quickdraw Army.jpg Quickdraw Army Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - Broom Hc.jpg Broom Hc Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - MUP.jpg MUP Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - Samurai Edge (Original Model).jpg Samurai Edge (Original Model) Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - Samurai Edge (Jill Model).jpg Samurai Edge (Jill Model) Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - Samurai Edge (Chris Model).jpg Samurai Edge (Chris Model) Resident Evil 2 Remake
RE2 remake MODEL - Samurai Edge (Albert Model).png Samurai Edge (Albert Model) Resident Evil 2 Remake
HandgunRE3.jpg Hand Gun Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Merc's Handgun.jpg Merc's Handgun Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
STi.gif STI Eagle 6.0 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Survivor Handgun A-1.jpg Hand Gun A Resident Evil Survivor
HandgunB.jpg Hand Gun B Resident Evil Survivor
HandgunC.jpg Hand Gun C Resident Evil Survivor
HandgunD.jpg Hand Gun D Resident Evil Survivor
RECV Beretta 93R.jpg Handgun (Claire's) Resident Evil CODE: Veronica
Glock17CVX.jpg Handgun (Chris') Resident Evil CODE: Veronica
Calico.jpg M-100P Resident Evil CODE: Veronica
GoldLugers.jpg Gold Lugers Resident Evil CODE: Veronica
400px-RE0 army handgun.jpg Handgun (RE0 Billy) (Billy) Resident Evil 0
RE0 STARS handgun.jpg Handgun (Rebecca) Resident Evil 0
Dead aim beretta.jpg Handgun Resident Evil: Dead Aim
Dead aim gun.jpg Silenced Handgun Resident Evil: Dead Aim
Semiautohg.jpg Semi-Automatic Handgun Resident Evil: Dead Aim
REOF1 45 Auto for Kevin.png 45 Auto for Kevin Resident Evil Outbreak series
Beretta.png HANDGUN Resident Evil Outbreak series
Outbreak Beretta 92F.JPG HANDGUN FOR MARK Resident Evil Outbreak series
Outbreak Browning Handgun.JPG Handgun HP Resident Evil Outbreak series
Handgunsg.jpg Handgun SG Resident Evil Outbreak series
Handgungl.png Handgun GL Resident Evil Outbreak series
Bursthandgun.jpg Burst Handgun Resident Evil Outbreak series
Revolver.png Revolver Resident Evil Outbreak series
RE4 shop Handgun.png Handgun Resident Evil 4
Red 9.jpg Red9 Resident Evil 4
Punisher close 1.jpg Punisher Resident Evil 4
Blacktail.jpg Blacktail Resident Evil 4
Matilda.jpg Matilda Resident Evil 4
Bursthandgun.jpg Burst Handgun Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Matilda Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
RE592F HG.jpg M92F (HG) Resident Evil 5
RE5P8.jpg H&K P8 (HG) Resident Evil 5
RE5SIG.jpg SIG P226 (HG) Resident Evil 5
RE5M93R.jpg M93R (HG) Resident Evil 5
RE59000.jpg PX4 (HG) Resident Evil 5
Weapon img501.jpg Handgun M92F Resident Evil: Revelations
Weapon img502.jpg Handgun Government Resident Evil: Revelations
Weapon img503.jpg Handgun G18 Resident Evil: Revelations
Handgun PC356.jpeg Handgun PC356 Resident Evil: Revelations
Jill gun.png Jill's Samurai Edge Resident Evil: Revelations (Port only)
Parker gun.png Parker's Government Resident Evil: Revelations (Port only)
Jessica gun.png Jessica's G18 Resident Evil: Revelations (Port only)
Wingshooter.jpg Wing Shooter Resident Evil 6
Picador.jpg Picador Resident Evil 6
Nine-Oh-Nine & 9mm Ammo.jpeg Nine-Oh-Nine (909) Resident Evil 6
Tripleshot.jpg Triple Shot Resident Evil 6
Handgun HP REORC.jpg Handgun HP Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Matilda REORC.jpg Matilda Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
UBCS REORC.jpg UBCS Standard Issue Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
UBCS silnced REORC.jpg UBCS Silenced Issue Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Handgun REORC.jpg Handgun Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Handgun SP REORC.jpg Handgun SP Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Lightning hawk REORC.jpg Lightning Hawk Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Samurai Edge REORC.jpg Samurai Edge Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Revelations 2 RE NET - Handgun MPM - 0001wYNl.jpg Handgun MPM Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Samurai Edge icon.jpg Samurai Edge Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Handgun P10 icon.jpg Handgun P10 Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Handgun Triple Shot Revelations 2.jpg Handgun Triple Shot Resident Evil: Revelations 2
G18 Resident Evil: Revelations 2
Grey Fox Umbrella Corps
Blackjack Umbrella Corps
Albert 01.jpg Albert-01 Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Re7 glock 17.jpg G17 Handgun Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
MPM Handgun.png MPM Handgun Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7 Teaser Beginning Hour M19 Handgun examine.jpg M19 Handgun Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
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