Have been hitting 3G matches when I can, and my M9A1 has been along for the ride. I'm using 17 rd Steyr mags for this. Pistol is de-emphasized in these matches; while my IPSC skills help me make up time against the average 3-gunners, it's my CQB rifle and my shotgun reloading skills that need work. I find the M9A1 very well suited to the pistol requirements at the 4-5 matches I've hit so far. It's not too big or heavy for riding along in the holster, the capacity is ample, no power factor issues and it shoots fast/accurately enough to get the job done. Go Steyr!