Why not bring Bandit weapons back but not as a gun, but as melee?

Say like gray to blue weapons can be those that the usual psychos run around with (nailed bats/buzz saws etc) but epic/legend rarity can have special effects like a dashing attack, increased move speed on kill or even something like Halo 3’s Gravity Hammer?

I do not think there is much interest in making melee fun and viable.
Be ranged or forsake, seems to be the only choice.