While pistol competitions can be a good promoter of gun ownership and shooting skills, they too often end up becoming a battle among rich guys who show up with race guns that look like these. A dingus of those feathers may be easy to shoot, but of what practical value are those toys?
Here’s my suggestion for a pistol competition that would be a genuine test of skill: Participants are all given handguns supplied by the organizers. The same model will be given to everyone. Ammunition will be whatever the organizers can find at the local bigbox store. No add-ons, strap-ons, modifications, or whining allowed.
Nobody said it would be easy. But that’s the point, no?