I've finally sent away for my pistol license and am looking at IPSC production division. Other than hand loads, what ammunition do you reccomend?
I figured I would post something on topic...
First smenkhare, I think you're going about it in the right way. Until you learn the fundamentals, get your black badge, and shoot a few matches, you're not at the stage where you require the competitive edge that custom loads will give you anyway. You probably wont notice much difference at this stage between bullet weights either with commercial ammunition. So like other posters said, get what's cheapest and most available and go have fun.
Your degree of involvement in the sport will eventually dictate whether you need to reload for yourself. When your wife catches trying to sell the family car for a crate of ammo, well that's about the right time...