Has there been a discussion about why Pistoliers are 'poor against armor'? I don't like it I tell you. They are musket ball firing pistols not buckshot! On TT they had armor piercing and higher strength just like the handgun rifles.
Personally, I would be happy to reduce the rate of fire to 12 seconds per shot at the benefit of AP missile shots if a compensation is in order.
Any reason they are not AP?