Resident Evil 4 Remake: Which is Better to Use — Sentinel Nine or SG-09? Answered

It's a pistol showdown! Which one is the better starter handgun in Resident Evil 4 remake: the SG-09 R or the Sentinel Nine?

It's a pistol showdown! Which one is the better starter handgun in Resident Evil 4 remake: the SG-09 R or the Sentinel Nine?
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Resident Evil 4 remake has over a dozen weapons for you to try out, all while laying waste to countless foes. Still, there are a couple of sidearms that you might be wondering about. The SG-09 R is available by default, and the Sentinel Nine is DLC. But what you really want to know is which is better. Here’s the answer. 

Sentinel Nine Versus SG-09 — Which Handgun is Better?

The Resident Evil 4 remake SG-09 R is the default handgun, which Leon will have access to at the beginning of the campaign and use in the early shooting range in Chapter 3. It will serve you well throughout your run, given that there’s plenty of handgun ammo to be found. It has the following base stats:

  • Power: 1.0; becomes 2.0 at Level 5.
  • Ammo Capacity: 10; becomes 18 at Level 5.
  • Reload Speed: 1.0; becomes 1.4 at Level 5.
  • Rate of Fire: 1.0; becomes 1.52 at Level 5.
  • Exclusive Perk: 5x critical hit rate; unlocked by purchasing all upgrades or using an Exclusive Upgrade Ticket from the Merchant.
  • Possible Attachment: Laser Sight.

Related: How to Get the Bolt Thrower in Resident Evil 4

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The Resident Evil 4 remake Sentinel Nine, meanwhile, is a DLC weapon. It’s available if you own the RE4 remake Deluxe Edition or if you purchase the Sentinel Nine as standalone DLC. It has the following base stats:

  • Power: 1.1; becomes 1.9 at level 5.
  • Ammo Capacity: 19; becomes 31 at level 5.
  • Reload Speed: 0.9; becomes 1.3 at level 5.
  • Rate of Fire: 1.19; becomes 2.0 at level 5.
  • Exclusive Perk: 5x critical hit rate; unlocked by purchasing all upgrades or using an Exclusive Upgrade Ticket from the Merchant.
  • Possible Attachment: Laser Sight.

Related: How to Get Infinite Ammo

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So which gun is better to use, the SG-09 R or the Sentinel 9? The clear-cut winner between the SG-09 R and Sentinel Nine in Resident Evil 4 remake is the Sentinel 9.

Although the two pistols have the same exclusive perks and possible attachments, and most stats are nearly identical, the Sentinel Nine trumps its counterpart by having more ammo in a clip.

If you like having extra bullets to spare before reloading, especially in hectic firefights, then this is the option you’ll want. However, you do need to shell out some extra cash since it’s a DLC weapon.

And there you have it: which handgun is better between the Sentinel 9 and SG-09. Be sure to pick up the Red9 handgun in Chapter 4. Or the Compliance achievement in Chapter 12. For more on Resident Evil 4 remake, head over to our RE4 remake guides page here

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