i went to a lighter weight bullet in my Airweight for that very reason. the normal weight +P .38s were uncomfortable to shoot in such a light pistol w/a short grip. (my wife HATED them, and refused to shoot after just 2 rounds) they say the gun you will carry is the best one to carry because you WILL have it if you need it. as a downside, i've walked into banks, bars etc with it because i forgot it was in my pocket. ooops!Yeah, no need to add noise. Hmm, wonder if it can be left down. My hands are pretty wide yet the conceal-ability of the gun is great because it is so small. More than likely if I need to use the gun it will be in close quarters and it won't be an issue. Thought it was a good idea for a little more control though, because it is a .357/.38+p and it bucks good.