Watching a Nat. Geo. series called Barkskins. They use quite a few flintlock pistols, carried in their sash. They NEVER show one being "loaded" by the carrier, just yanked from the sash, cocked and fired. I'm wondering how practical it was to carry a loaded flint pistol full time? Could they be reliable enough to carry all day and still fire when needed or would the owner need to refresh the priming charge and re-tamp the ball from time to time. What really was the issues with carrying one daily?