I question why one would consider a pistol a contact weapon when its still loaded?
I would use it as a club if it ran empty and there wasn't a bigger club at hand.
And standing beside a target while it is being engauged isn't something I would be doing. In fact I will not even do draw and move drills unless there are only 2 of us.
For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, But to us who are being saved, It Is The Power Of God. 1Corinthians 1-18