The manuals for some of the percussion guns suggest loading with a rather small powder charge, saying that anything more is just “showing off” (never mind that these replicas were originally designed for a full cylinder of powder and ball, else the cylinders would be shorter to save steel and weight).
By that reasoning, I suppose anything more powerful than a 22 Short is purely showing off. For that matter, using a gun at all is showing off. You should use a bow. But maybe that’s showing off, so you should use a slingshot. No doubt using a slingshot could be seen as showing off, so you should use a spear, but come to think of it that could be showing off, so use your bare hands. Someone using theior bare hands for something that would betterbe done with a gun is certainly showing off– no question.
The only proper choice then, if we follow this line of reasoning, is to never do anything, but that, for sure and for certain, is showing off your piety your restraint or your modesty. I hate it when people like to flaunt their modesty all over the place. Show offs!