Sorry, I know pistols have been done to death, but we are still confused.
1) With a brace of pistols, and say three attacks, can you fire a pistol and use your other attacks with an axe for example in the first round, then switch to a second pistol and use your axe for the remaining attacks in the second round? I am thinking not as somewhere there appears to be a rule that pistols can only be used in the first round of H2H (?), though I am not finding that rule anywhere I look.
2) Is it possible to reload during H2H, so you could then effectively fire every turn in H2H with a brace? I am guessing not but in the base book under prepare shot it says you can fire every turn if you have a brace, and doesn't say only when ranged... Or is reloading in H2H listed as just not possible somewhere else?
We are thinking there is little point to having a brace of pistols if you have 3+ attacks, as if you use them both in the first round of combat you would actually lose attacks (though you would get the -2 armour save which could be handy in some circumstances).
My guesses are (in case it saves time to say you are right/completely wrong!);
#1 You cannot switch TO a pistol after the first round of combat
#2 You can't reload during H2H
#3 You would lose attacks if you fired both pistols in H2H but gain the armour save mod