The L. Hawk (MAG) is a Magnum appearing in Resident Evil 5. It appears identical to the magnum featured in Resident Evil 2, but with an added laser sight.


The L. Hawk can be found during the first encounter with Wesker in Chapter 5-3, in an upstairs room, in a sarcophagus with two jewels. The player will need help from their partner to move the lid. If missed, it can be purhased after completing the chapter, costing ₦5,000.

It has a starting firepower of 1400, a reload speed of 1.70, a capacity of 5, and a piercing value of zero (3). Fully upgraded, it has a firepower of 3000, a reload speed of 1.36, a capacity of 8, and a piercing value of three (7).

It has the weakest firepower of all the magnums, but it has also the highest piercing power, making it easy to penetrate multiple enemies. The recoil is the easiest to control as well. The L. Hawk also reloads using magazines, giving it the fastest reload speed of all the magnums. It also costs the least to fully upgrade.

After fully upgrading the L. Hawk, the infinite ammo option becomes available for 15,000 Exchange Points in the Bonus Features menu.

The weapon also appears in the Mercenaries minigame as part of the loadout of Wesker in his S.T.A.R.S costume. It also appears in Mercenaries Reunion as part of the loadout of Sheva in her Business costume.

The weapon can also appear in the Lost in Nightmares side story.

Upgrade chart

It takes a total of ₦76,000 to buy and fully upgrade the L. Hawk, or just ₦71,000 if the player takes the one available in-game.

Level Firepower Cost Reload speed Cost Capacity Cost Piercing Cost
1 1400 Default 1.70 sec. Default 5x Default Star-silver.jpgStar-silver.jpg (3) Default
2 1600 ₦2,000 1.62 sec. ₦2,000 6x ₦1,000 Star-gold.jpgStar-silver.jpg (5) ₦5,000
3 1800 ₦3,000 1.53 sec. ₦3,000 7x ₦2,000 Star-gold.jpgStar-gold.jpg (7) ₦10,000
4 2000 ₦4,000 1.45 sec. ₦4,000 8x ₦3,000 N/A N/A
5 2300 ₦6,000 1.36 sec. ₦6,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
6 2600 ₦8,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 3000 ₦12,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A



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