Is there a Up/Back A delay?

Just wondering because it was my go to in Gow 4 when battling on a corner piece, but now it’s like when I shoot I see my pellets for a brief second hit the enemy that is pushing but they always land their shot first and I’m gibbed. Same goes for my Up A’s.

Edit: when I see my pellets/ hit marker they don’t do damage, and I’m not viewing it from the death cam.