Right, it can’t be much worse than my s&w 642 with any kind of reasonable power .38 load. Probably less than the +p loads.The Hogue grip adds substantially to the thickness of the gun. Let me humbly suggest using a bike glove for range duty; it really softens the rap.
If, God forbid, you actually have to use the gun on the street, a couple shots won't kill you, and the gun stays small and flat. You can walk around around wearing one bike glove, but folks will look at you funny.
Again, it ain't a range gun. Shoot it for familiarization, and now and again to stay competent.