Really? Well, given that WB FMJ functions just fine in my Hi-Power without that coating, I think it might be time for a switch.
Also, I just found that Double-Tap's Gold dot .357s are cheaper than Silvertips. They're probably a good bit stiffer on the recoil end of things, though.
I might try them, anyway. I'm not that big a guy, (170 lbs.) but I work out every day, and I wear out a set of those grip-strength spring thingies every month or so, so I think I can probably handle them in a 30+ ounce gun. Definitely NOT going to be a regular practice load, though. Too much flame-cutting, regardless of comfort level.
Hehe... I wonder what kind of fireball a Double-Tap Gold Dot is going to throw out of a 2.5" barrel.