"...if you have great big meat hooks using a smaller pistol..." Change the grips. A handgun has to fit your hand to be able to shoot it well. Too small can be fixed with a change of grips. Too big can be, sometimes, but not always.
Had a 4" Smith 19 that I couldn't get to fit my hand right no matter what grips I put on. The 'K' frame is just too big for my wide, but short hands. My GP100 fits perfectly with no grip change required.
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