Being too close to hit enemies happens to me alot. It's really annoying when that gets you killed. I've never really had a problem hitting low lying enemies before, but I'm pretty good at aiming off-lock anyway, so it might just suit my playstyle. The worst thing about the weapon, though, is the dash R1. It's good for chasing and closing in on a distant opponent, but it sucks for dodging a mob of grunts. You carefully step back, safely out of the way of the attacks as they begin to launch their startup animations, then go to punish with a quick R1...only to run directly into two or three attacks as you lunge face-first into the crowd. The solution I found is to use the dash R2 instead. It's not as fast a normal R1, but the dash R1 is kinda slowed down by the face-first lunge anyway, so it all works out in the end...unless you hit the wrong attack button.