<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The guys with the 10rnd Para-Ords have a distinct advantage over my 1911 single-stack.[/quote]
True, up to a point. Depends on the course design.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The only solution? I have to buy a Para-Ord.[/quote]
I disagree. If you want to play the high-cap game, sure. You could play the game to suit you, though. Practice your reloads. Improve your accuracy. Eliminate wasted motion getting in and out of shooting boxes and setting up for shots, etc.
I shoot IPSC with a Kimber Compact using a Sparks IWB holster, and once I started focusing on basic skills, my scores improved. If I'm moving, I am reloading. The time I am reloading is spent moving closer to the target to ensure an A-hit. I'm now knocking on B-class Limited (NOT Limited-10). I don't practice as much as I should, either. Will the gear make a difference? Sure, but unless your upper B-class and higher, I don't think it makes as much difference as basic skills.
"If my feets are a movin', I'm a-reloadin'."