As sicky as I've been feeling (I'm going through our house's stocks of tea, and regretting not having visited the clinic this afternoon.), I'd better post this now, to make myself try to go:
Tomorrow, I plan to shoot the local inter-departmental police tactical match with my 2" Airweight Chief Special M37 .38 Special, if they'll let me.
They may very well not let me-- it's supposed to be a "duty gun" match, in which you shoot what you carry on duty. But I've carried this beat-up old airweight to classes, meetings, training sessions, administrative duties, etc, on duty, for years. I've carried that gun both as a backup and as an off-duty gun for years. I've qualified with it for two different departments, many times. Just this Tuesday, I wore it openly with badge-on-belt, with slacks and polo shirt, to an SFST update class all day, before dropping it into my pocket without a holster and with the badge put away that night, for my graduate classes at university.
I've got a few speed loaders and some speed strips for it, and a hundred or so 158g LSWC rounds. We'll see how I do against all those guys carrying their full-sized duty guns, which include some higher-end 1911s in the hosting PD. Seeing as how some stages will require multiple reloads for duty guns, this could get interesting for a 5-shot revolver. Then, too, there's the accuracy portion of the match, which usually requires 6 shots, reload, 6 shots in one minute, at 20 yards. (That one, I think, I can do fairly well at. This old revolver, even though it's a 2 inch, has some accuracy left in it, if I do my part.)
But it's going to be cold in the morning, and I'm sicky, and will have just gotten off duty. :(