Every gun is loaded. Every gun is to be assumed as loaded, even if it's not. Don't point it at things you don't want to kill.Believe it or not, I've been investing myself and reading through the forums. I must say, I noted a trend which consists of people drawing their weapons while someone is aiming at them, or while they're not near any suitable cover or concealment, or generally anything that allows them to gain the upper hand (bar the element of surprise because the other person is, say, typing or some such). And I think that the approach is... ridiculous. So, I've taken the liberty of getting into this. And, this is what a majority of players see.
And you're not entirely wrong. It's a 9x19mm pistol, it's commonly roleplayed across various SAMP communities. Yes, it's no secret that pistol rounds aren't as hard hitting as rifle rounds, be that in-game or in real life. But this doesn't mean that they're harmless. A .22 can kill you. Point is, it doesn't matter what the other person is packing. It doesn't matter if your firearm is more powerful, or has more ammo. The point is that they have it out, and you don't. So, how do you approach this in the most realistic way?
Well, believe it or not, even if your character is a goodie two-shoes good Samaritan Iraq/Afghanistan veteran, this is how you should realistically be looking at it.