Today I had a test round with start chars vs. mundane thugs. One of the thugs drawing a weapon and hitting by quite a margin, but only doing 3 damage on his damage roll (normal light pistol .22 so only 1d6 damage). What I'm wondering there is with thugs also having 14+14+14 = 42 stamina a single gun (without eplxoding its dice quite a lot) would need over 7 turns to get a target to run out of stamina (as you can't get above their fortitude defense anyway).
Thus my question here is am I correct here or am I overlooking something there with handling a weapon (in this case a gun)?
Also am I seeing it correctly that light guns are weaker damagewise than melee weapons (due to the attribute dice also counting for them)?