A smuggler without an AC.
Both Hon and Luke were level 6 at the start of the OT. Luke overleved on Hoth by fighting the Wampa elite and got his AC on Dagobah. Han just became worm food and a mantelpiece.
The argument can not be settled by weapons slots. Solo does not dual wield, nor does he have a hidden shotgun.
Not to thread ninja, but does anyone know where the shotgun idea came from? Is there someone in the EU who used one, or was it just the obvious derivative of the whole outlaw cowboy motif they went with?