What's your competition, and why?
IDPA, though I'll shoot with most anyone!
About '80 or '81 a friend took me to a local PPC competition and I was hooked with the idea of competing with handguns. My eyesight never has been great so the shorter range certainly helped! Unfortunately life circumstances kept me from fulfilling my desire until a few weeks ago. I found a range, tried several pistols and bought "the one", and I've started shooting in their Monday night league. My contribution is that someone has to come in last, might as well be me. ;)
But I wanted to find a larger game that would be geared towards more action and let me compete with a mostly stock pistol. Heard about IDPA and after some reading I found one of the folks I had talked to 25+ years ago was into it so that's where I gravitated. Stock equipment, though it does seem a bit Glock centric, and not so active that my aging and well-rounded form can't compete. 45 is great as a caliber, questionable as an age...
After church today I'm heading up to my old stomping grounds to get introduced to the range commands and get some pointers on shooting. My ultimate goals are to have fun, not look too stupid, and leave with the same number of fingers/toes. Any targets scored would be a bonus!