Been debating a S&W 442 for around house carry and then began reading how .38 SPL +P was uncomfortable to shoot. If getting some 50 round sessions was uncomfortable in the 442, I'd likely not find this package workable for myself to become proficient. If +P .38 SPL from the 442 feels like a .357, that's not a direction I can see taking. Maybe the Shield or other sub compact 9mm, the HK P2000SK is what I'd really like. The 9mm Star Firestar has been great though recently it has had some extraction issues so I have relegated that as a range plinker with the hope of finding a replacement.