Yes, he would. The fact that he does not tells us something about him. He seems ill trained and ill practiced in the art of the pistol.
Why he ruined a perfectly nice SIG-SAUER is beyond me.
Broaden your horizons and expand your mind. You think of a pistol as a practical weapon, a side-arm to be used in self defense or warfare. He clearly thinks otherwise. To him, the pistol is a status symbol; it's value is not in firing it but in having it. Its value is in its rarity, its expense, and in that it may be forbidden to 'commoners' in whatever arabic third-world hellhole he comes from. For him, tarting it up like that enhances its value.