The .22 WMR versions, built on the magnum frame, are very easy to control. I also have a Pug
, which is built on the same frame except for no swing out crane. It is anything but difficult to hold on to when shooting. It gets carried as a backup. I subscribe to the "two is one, one is none" concept.
It's difficult to say just how loud it is since I always shoot with hearing protection. I've ran the Pug over a chronograph. I recorded 934 FPS from 37 gr CCI ammo (5 shot average). The barrel length is the same for both of them so I would expect about the same performance.
Here is the Pug from the business end.....