It's hard to compete with "potent aphrodisiac". Makes me think I should go back to a long handle.
I to shoot instinctively and I get the 45/380 thing but on a pistol you are thinking about the length of the sighting plane and the ability to hold onto the gun as it recoils. On a slingshot, if you are holding it right up around the base of the fork there is a chunk of handle that is sticks down below my hand. It's not a problem - except if the handle sticks up out of my pocket. (Remember, I have a slingshot in my pocket all of the time so being discreet is important to me).