Not my preference in pistols, but the Croates do build nice guns. Lighter recoil spring would help, but then you would need to change it back for full power carry. Just dump some more powder in when you reload seems like the best answer. Personally, I don't see the benefit of practice with significantly lighter loads than you carry for PD. As I carry 230gr +P HSTs, I have no use for anything that gives me less than 850fps for target shooting. If I just want to plink, I shoot my Ruger 22/45.