Obviously since I am asking, I have never been to a gssf match, or any shooting match for that matter. In the plates competition, at what distance from the firing line are the plates set up? and how many are there? About what kind of time frame am I going to need to get into to even have a chance of winning? Also since I don't have a bunch of spare plates laying around I was thinking of making a stand and setting up clay pigeons to practice on (my theory is that since the clay pigeons are smaller than the plates, if I get good at shooting the clay pigeons then the plates should be much easier)let me know what you think of this? Thanks in advance for you help.