On the barrel, looks like he's dropped it a few times
I don't know about anyone else, but I have had 2 guns pointed at me, no more than 2 feet away. 1 was a .25 auto and the other a .38. Both looked huge.
It's not just you, I've had several pointed at me, they seem to expand greatly when they're staring at you and the longer they stare the bigger they get.