Martial arts, using your body as a weapon. Better?
A little creation of my own that I like to call the chainwhip-hooksaw..
I am partial to the longsword, though I'm better with a Quarterstaff....my modern weapon would be me J-fr<x>ame Model 60 .357 Magnum I have.
They are only cowardly in the hands of a coward. I don't use a revolver for nothing. It's heavy enough to use as a club and whatnot...
In today's world, you have to carry a comparable weapon to your enemy, however, I like a good balanced knife too. An underhanded throw is is accurate as a bullet and just as deadly...dear old dad taught me well ...with a screwdriver at that.
Actually, a throwing knife is a luxury. I was taught how to use an unbalanced tool first. Dad told me if I could throw that, I could land anything. It's all in the follow through, try it with a good sheath knife, under handed, put your finger along the flat of the blade, and when you throw, let your arm slip outwards from your body a little to give it the accuracy to stick in your target.
SLBMs great for surprising you enemy with a great big nuclear can of whoop ***!
It's a very powerful weapon...liable to do more damage than my beloved saturday night special