Due to its firepower, the ammunition for this weapon is scarce, and is recommended to save the ammo for boss fights.
The Magnum will be found in one of two places. The first is the locker in the S.T.A.R.S. office of the 2nd Floor of the Police Station. If it's not there you will find a Grenade Launcher, and instead the Magnum will be found in the Substation. (you need to unlock both of the shutter doors there. One room will contain the Fuse, the other the Magnum)
- Magnum ammunition can be made by mixing three Gun Powder C together, then combining the mixture with the Reloading Tool (this will create 24 Magnum Bullets).
- Already-made ammo is available in only two areas: 2nd corpse at the back gate of the park, and the communications tower of the dead factory. This was done to balance out the addition of Gun Powder.
- If the player decides to exterminate the defeated Nemesis after the final battle, Jill Valentine will pick up a Magnum from a dead trooper and fire all six shots into the monster.
"S&W M629C. A large stainless steel revolver. A classic type equipped with weights to reduce the recoil. It uses .44 Magnum bullets."
The following are weapons appearing in other games with the name Smith & Wesson M29 or with similar design: