While it doesn't relate directly to big handguns, reading about the poor guys on the lanes to the left and the right of you reminds me of a story.
A few work friends and I were shooting handguns at an indoor range in Oceanside CA (this was probably 7 years ago) and there were some, well I'll say novices shooting next to us with one of the pistol caliber carbines that they had rented. Well, they were kind of loud and obnoxious and were borderline unsafe (not quite violating any rules, but coming pretty darn close), and I might have happened to bring my Winchester 94 TC in .450 Marlin (18" ported barrel). It also might have convinced them to leave.
To bring it back to handguns: .357's out of a 3" SP101 tends to make quite a bit of noise.