When i first heard of IPSC i assumed that the people in the competition would be using factory ammo and a stock pistol. Instead I find out that they have fancy modified pistols and they load there own ammo, such as 40 cal, but load it so it has less recoil for easier shooting. They do this to get the Major rating. To me that seems like cheating. I would have more respect for a guy that can walk out and shoot the lights out with a stock gun and factory ammo. Cause thats what is available to most people. Well just my opinion.