GSSF has always been a sport for "out of the box Glocks." Just bring your Glock and some ammo and have a good time. Well, that does not apply to G38 owners. The G38 may not be used in Major Subcompact Category because Mr. Glock calls it a compact pistol and not a subcompact pistol. If you bring your G38 to a GSSF match you have the following options: 1. Load 8+1 in the furnished G38 magazines and take a 30 point penalty in the 5 To Glock, and accept a 2 shot disadvantage in the Glock M and Plates stages. OR 2. Purchase one or more G37 magazines at about $20.00 each (my estimate) just to be competitive with all other entries in Amateur Civilian, Amateur Guardian, Competition, Master Stock and Unlimited categories. If you exercise option two and purchase only one G37 magazine, it will sure slow things down while reloading at each stage. If you purchase four magazines, you will have spent an additional estimated $80.00 just to shoot the match and be competitive. Hmmm, starting to get real expensive. Perhaps the stages should be scaled back to 9 rounds maximum for those same categories, with the 5 to Glock only requiring one shot per string at the 25 yard target. Perhaps the G38 should be prohibited in GSSF Competition, which might adversely effect sales. Perhaps the G38 should be allowed in Major Subcompact Category afterall. Perhaps Glock should ship new G38's with two G38 magazines and either two G37 magazines or two #7151 bases. I have no answers to the dilema. I plan to use my G38 at Anderson because it is more fun to shoot than any other Glock I've ever owned. Maybe I can slip on some #7151 bases and make my capacity 9+1. Maybe GSSF should sell #7151 bases at the matches.