I've gone to a couple pin and plate matches, and it's a lot of fun. I looked into double-stack 1911 race guns, but they're pricey, return on investment is simliar to a racecar (low resale), and are probably more than I need for local matches. Reliablity is also questionable. I really like my Glock 21, but I'm lucky to get to the 2nd round against optic-topped single actions. Using the same gun with a .22 conversion would probably be a major bonus. Marvel seems to be the only company to make a kit for double stack 1911s, but they don't lock back on the last shot, so I might as well use my Ruger Mark II. Matches are all at 15 yards with 6" square plates or bowling pins. Do you think I could hang in with a race prepped G21, given some talent and practice? Are Glock race guns a total waste of time and money? I've wanted a G20 anyway, could use the "spare" frame to put the race stuff on/in, keeping the other for carry/IDPA.