The DPS output of a secondary-weapon Flenser is really, really high in the early game. Manticores with even enhanced stock armor have huge difficulties with these things, and station guards are completely outclassed. The buff to their gun was just too large.
Solution: Downgrade revelations secondary weapon to a single AK15 Partisan, to replace the flenser. This reduces damage per second, and also makes dodging easier.
Edit 30/07/2017: The RK15 would also suit this role, and be more suitable to get omni weapons in use in the game...or could be rarer to make them harder to find (personally I disagree with using omnified non-omnis univerally because it hurts freighter players)