Wow! The muzzle blast with full-power loads in a 16" barrel has got to be ungodly.
I shot just a couple of 3 rd. groups off the hood of the truck so far. Had plugs in and muffs on. Yes, it was a little loud. It also had more "snap" recoil-wise in the pistol than I expected. Not severe recoil but more muzzle jump than I thought it would.