I'll admit I have been lurking the board for awhile to get some information. I also have a membership at TFL and at Hi-Point Forums. I have finally made the decision (actually I made the decision several weeks ago) to get a G17 w/ the Advantage Arms .22 conversion kit. I was also looking into a Springfield 1911 w/ the Kimber conversion but what sold me to get the G17 was the price, hi-cap mags, cheaper ammo costs (including .22LR of course), and GSSF. I want to be able to get involved in GSSF sometime next year after going to a few events first. My questions are: 1. How easy is it to shoot GSSF? I have never been to any shooting event so that's why I want to attend a few events before actually shooting in one. 2. Can you travel to other GSSF matches if they're not in your area? 3. Is a holster really necessary for GSSF? Anything else about GSSF that you can throw in would be appreciated. Thanks!