This is NOT a light load. It had lots of roar and boom. I was impressed with the gun. It did shoot about a foot high at 50 yards. I am going to do the Mike Beleview trick and dovetail a taller front sight in the barrel so I can set the windage and elevation to hit POA at around 20 yards. Why Colt made these with such poor sights is beyond me. There is no secret to targeting a gun. Oh well. I will fix that and square the notch in the hammer to get a decent sight picture. One of these guns would never be a first or second choice for a SD gun. But with a good load and usable sights they will do when its all you have. This is the video I watched on installing a taller front sight.