Hey Bill, I see where you're coming from. But I also see where the rest of them are as well. I understood the discussion as a "two or three gun match". I have shot a number of them here in Southern Ontario. The course of fire is designed to incorperate the use of a shotgun or "tactical rifle" (aka "the evil black guns")and then transition to the sidearm.
Yes the asso. name states pistol but in the "spirit of the matches" we shouldn't be ignoring the application and practice of such a vital tool.
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