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The handgun is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. The gun is not very powerful, but with well-placed shots, can take down zombies with ease.

It can take anywhere from 2-4 shots in the chest to eliminate one zombie, depending on the stature of the target and precision of shots. As expected, a headshot kills a zombie immediately and it can take 5-7 shots in the limbs for a zombie to go down, again depending on the stature.

Zombie policemen can be found holding it throughout Fortune City and Still Creek.


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  • Main: Tap X button/Square button to fire at a nearby enemy.

  • Ranged: Hold Left trigger/L2 to go into aim mode, then tap X button/Square button or pull Right trigger/R2 to shoot at a manual target.


Case Zero[]

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  • In Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, there is a design error with Chuck's handgun-holding animation. His left thumb goes through the grip of the handgun.
  • The handgun depicted in-game is the CZ 75B with stainless steel finish.
  • A review of guns from Dead Rising 2 rates the handgun:
Holding up to 30 rounds, this is a great weapon to pass on to survivors, while its effectiveness in the hands of the player themself is minimal.
Blind-firing the handgun makes it highly inaccurate, and apart from headshots, it takes up to four rounds to down a zombie.
The handgun can be found in many places, from zombified Security Guards to various shop counters, making it one of the most abundantly available firearms.
Unless a player intends to pass on this weapon to a survivor or for some quick shooting fun, the Handgun is one weapon that a player should not waste his inventory slot for.
It gets a weak 5/10.[3]




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  1. Incorrectly not listed in the Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. In the PC file: datafile.big/tape_die.txt
  2. Template:Spawned
  3. Sam Willis, Weapons Guide: Introduction and Firearms Dead Rising 2– PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC,, (May 31, 2011).