Well, I had my first 3 Gun match last Saturday. I was under-prepared to say the least but it was a learning experience. If I had it to do over, I'd go to a few matches and maybe RO one before going to the line unsure about what the heck I was doing. Everyone said the shotgun stages would make or break me on my first time, but the A5 did great. Of all things it was the pistol stages that I did poorly on. I used my BEC 9mm Colt 1911, and was shooting low all day. If there's one thing you don't want to do to make a metal popper fall, it's hit it low. I did pretty well with mag changes, but the experience definitely drove home that I need a double stack. Which brings me to consider what pistol I should buy. Practically everyone out there had a tricked out G34 except for a few CZ Shadow 2's. I had the only single stack. If anyone used a caliber other than 9mm I didn't see it. So I'm guessing a double stack 9mm is the way to go, maybe just use a heavier bullet next time. I greatly prefer steel to polymer guns, but do see the upside to the Glock. Appreciate any thoughts and experiences.