..just curious how everyone got started. I was shooting plates @ the NASA firearms range, in Florida, back in 99. At the time, I was shooting SIG P226 #2, and there was a gentlemen shooting a Glock next to me. ..he commented that he was preparing to go to a Glock match and that I should get a Glock and try it. I had just put my SIG back together, after mailing the slide to the factory, as it had cracked like SIG #1 and had also been taking a sound "lashing" from the Glock shooters @ the monthly IDPA matches in Orlando..and at that moment, I decided to buy a Glock. My dad actually bought it for me, a model 34, after I had PCS'd to Ft lewis, WA and fired my 1st match, in Roseburg, OR in 2001.