Paintball is supposed to be "fun". carrying around a pistol with your main gun, then having to still carry the main gun while using the pistol is NOT fun. It's a game, people need to use some common sense when reffing. If that was me reffing i would have said you were fine as long as you dont grab the gun, you pick it back up and you're out.
Only time i think it should matter is in tournament play, rule is you can only leave i think pods and squeegees on the field, anything else, if you're more than 10 feet away from the part you're automatically out.
__________________ Feedback I don't always play pump, but when I do, I prefer a rotor.....stay agg my friends.