Should I use a third gun for the centerfire stage?
Most competitors shoot “double .45” – that is, they shoot the same pistol in the centerfire and .45 phases of the match. There are several compelling reasons for this, not the least of which is cost. It’s much cheaper to buy and maintain one pistol for both phases. Also, adding a third gun means another grip to learn and another trigger to master. Many top shooters find that they get better results by concentrating on the .45.