Resident Evil 4 Remake Blacktail Location, Upgrade & Guide

Blacktail is one of the strongest handguns in Resident Evil 4 Remake. It can be bought from the merchant in chapter 7 for 24000 Pesetas.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake: Blacktail

You can get Blacktail from the merchant in Chapter 7 at the earliest. It will cost you 24000 Pesetas on the initial purchase.

Additionally, selling it out will return you 12000 Pesetas. But first, you must progress the campaign and meet the merchant. 

Key Takeaways

  • Blacktail can be bought from the Chapter Seven merchant for 24000 Pesetas. 
  • Selling Blacktail will pay 12000 Pesetas in return.
  • Blacktail has a high fire rate and reloads faster, helping you in tough situations with bosses and enemies.
  • You can upgrade the gun from any merchant station.
  • Four statistics of Blacktail can be upgraded, which include Power, Ammo Capacity, Reload Speed, and Rate of Fire.
  • Blacktail gives tough competition to Red9 regarding damage and precision, as Blacktail proves better in some outcomes.
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Blacktail Handgun Statistics | Captured By: VeryAliGaming
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Visit Merchant over there to buy Blacktail | Image Courtesy: VeryAliGaming

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Blacktail Upgrades

Like every weapon, you can upgrade your Blacktail handgun by getting to any merchant location. But before that, you must ensure you have significant Pesetas to invest in the weapon.

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Upgrading Blacktail gun statistics | Picture By: VeryAliGaming



Ammo Capacity


Reload Speed


Rate Of Fire


Exclusive Upgrade

After you upgrade the four attributes of this gun, you can buy the complete Blacktail upgrade, which amplifies your gun power by 1.5x. It can be purchased for 100,000 Pesetas.

Comparison With Red9

Comparing Blacktail with Red9 will give a definitive answer on which gun to keep. How many bullets both handguns shoot to knock down an enemy will be seen initially.

It takes seven Red9 bullets and nine Blacktail bullets to kill the enemy. But I see a different outcome when both guns are maxed.

When guns are fully upgraded, it takes three bullets each to eliminate. These were the results when the opponent was in its standard form. However, both handguns took 11 shots to kill when the enemies were in Plaga Mandibula form.

From these results, we conclude that when Blacktail gets upgraded, it becomes more potent than its fellow handgun. Moreover, during the testing, we also saw that our desired pistol Blacktail was more precise and accurate, and it had a higher fire rate giving it an advantage over Red9.

Is It Worth Buying Blacktail

People crave high fire rates in any weapon they choose to shoot with. Other factors are also crucial, but fire rate gives you more advantage as you fire more bullets in less time. Blacktail gives you that. Additionally, its accuracy statistics are excellent in close range, providing a solid reason to buy it.

Every gun has drawbacks; for Blacktail, it’s the ammo capacity. After all the capacity upgrades, you get moderately enough space. But this is left unnoticed when its advantages are put into the equation. Plus, lower inventory size is also a plus point.

In conclusion, keeping Blacktail with you will not disappoint once you get used to playing with it. It’s a perfect companion that gets you out of a tricky situation where you might die without this gun. 

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