When loading for pistols with normal length barrels I am trying to figure out how to understand powder burn rate and bullet weight vs muzzle blast. As an example when loading 4.0 grains of tight group under 115 grain rounds in 9mm I get zero flash. Even at a max load i get none. With power pistol at 6.5 grains under the same bullet it's a flame thrower. I get like a 10-12 inch flame and a huge amount of blast. My first thought was that the powder may be to slow but what I'm really curious about is if i go to a heavier bullet if it will reduce the flames. My thought being it may accelerate slower and maybe burn more in the barrel. Is a 4 or 5 inch barrel of a pistol to short to effect this or is it a reasonable goal. Will a 124 be enough to change, or would I have to run 147 heavies.