Perusing through the many threads here gives me a distinct impression that the fabled GSSF matches have lost some of their glamour; as in sudden cancellations and a general air of uncertainty. A long-time pal from my other hobby recently became interested in shooting. We got him a G17 and he's coming along very well with his training. I was thinking that a GSSF match would be just the thing for him. Now, I wonder. I am NOT being critical here; I am asking questions. We live just north of Baton Rouge, and know about the GSSF match in Shreveport, LA. Are there any others in this region? And, most importantly, I'm wondering if we should skip GSSF and get him into the local USPSA match. The last thing I want to do is drive a couple of hundred miles for a bad experience. Even though he has no interest in competing for competition's sake, he is excited at the prospect of attending a match. So, what's the skinny? I've read the company line; I want to hear what you guys think.