Can we please give sidearms some major PvE buffs? I feel like they're fairly balanced in PvP (maybe a stability buff?) but are completely useless in any sort of PvE activity. Can we give sidearms the ability to roll Firefly? Maybe give them more ammo capacity, or bonus damage against some kind of enemy? Maybe give them an extra intrinsic perk slot that lets you choose between Bonus damage to Taken, Bonus Damage to Fallen, etc. (Much like Murmur can switch between Arc and Solar). Sidearms are garbage for PvE.
Your using a sidearms all kinds of wrong if you really feel they need a buff for PVE. Amo? Plenty of it,actually has more then a handcannon. Damage? Still good against all types,find multiple types for whatever burn or modified mode it is. Perks? Aim for ranged perks,just like that of a HC. Trust me,that damage falloff hits fast even with them,so look up some great range perks for them. Overall,I usually main a sidearm,HC & heavy machinegun in Pve. Not many say my dps is great,until I swap to a sniper for a boss fight & pop that heavy for my rockets or simply keep the bullet laser mg.