I hate horror games and I've played this game like 8 times so far, that's how much I love the handguns in this game... and Leon's bloody shotgun.
I try my best to go through the entirety of the game using no other weapons, I don't think I've even once used Claire's MQ-11 SMG. Although before knowing you could pop the weak points on Ivys I had to use the flamethrower\flame rounds.
Do you keep the laser sight? I actually never use the JMB-HP3 because of the laser sight, I like to play the game without any sort of crosshair.
The model itself won't have a laser sight attached to it, but when you aim you'll see a laser coming out of nowhere... I dislike the laser sight myself so I'm looking for a way to remove (aside from using CT)