"My rifle and pistol are tools, I am the weapon. "
Would have great respect for that 'weapon', even if that 'weapon' carried only a 44 cal cap and ball M1858 Remington Army revolver.
If you can shoot like Bill Hickok, you have my blessing, feel free to carry your Old West six-gun.
Some folks can. Most can't.
For 20 years the sea was my home, always recall the sun going down, and my trusty friend, a 1911 pistol, strapped to my side.