I had to google "black badge course", so ok.
The top IPSC (or USPSA, down here) shooters with a single stack and full power ball ammo will outshoot most of us with fancy guns and barely-major power factor ammo. Its the Indian, not the arrow. Beyond that, it is a game. And single stacks do not shoot in the same division as as open guns.
I reload my own ammo simply because I shoot so much that factory ammo cost would be prohibitive. Paid for that Dillon 550 in a few months. Some of the top guys shoot 20K+ rounds a year. It adds up.