Well, on 2/1 used my new M9-A1 in my first IDPA match (First Coast IDPA, Gateway range, Jacksonville FL) which was also my first pistol competition. VERY FUN and something i plan to do again for sure ! A very friendly and relaxed group. Overall, i was 47 out of 83 shooters, though i was really just trying to be deliberate and smooth, not get DQ'd for safety, and not shoot a toe off ! Success on all fronts. Sort of. I was the only shooter with a Steyr (no surprise) and most everyone else had glocks and 1911s. Looking at my scores, I had the most points down (53) of any shooter at the match. In other words, despite by fancy schmancy Austrian wonder gun, and 500 rounds of practice, I did not exactly burn it up in the accuracy department. I think my accuracy suffered most simply because I rushed it, and secondly because I just aint that good yet. lastly, however, I think were the sights on my M9. I was wearing sunglasses, and found it difficult to rapidly acquite a sight picture. The white did not stand out as much in the sun, versus in shade where I practiced. Do any of you use trijicon or other sights for comp ? Has anyone tried painting or otherwise modifying their stock sights to make them more visble in direct sunlight ?