Yeah, still but I doubt people are going to be running around killing zombies with six-shooter pistols. There's still all kinds of semi-automatic weapons out there. I don't deny that using simpler weapons like an ax would be better simply because they wouldn't need to be maintained or need you to keep/find ammo. Just that I think the type of gun Jamie was given was too big of a handicap. To have to stop and re-cock the gun wasted valuable time and added another step in the process making him have to completely aim again from scratch. Different than simply moving your arm and firing again.