Dear sirs, Greetings. Seeking permission to join. Reading posts in this forum the past few months. Quite illuminating. Candid, too. I am new to guns (just a few months). I presently have a Glock model 21 which, I like to think, is for defensive purposes. This is not an endorsement of any kind, but I like the Model 21 very much. I am now thinking about entering competitions, IPSC or IDPA? And I plan to purchase a gun just for it. I am inclined towards the Glock Model 34 or Model 35. Also thinking about a 1911. I read somewhere that the Glock Model 34 performed quite impressively in competitions. A chap named Sevigny (?) won championships with it, out of the box. May I have your comments and advice about what gun to buy, please. Thank you very much. Nick. PS Where can I learn competition shooting? Is there anyone here willing to impart his knowledge, skills and experience to a tyro like me? How much is the fee? Thanks.