I recently attended a steel match in a nearby state and I had a blast! I think I'm hooked! I'm planning to build a 9mm 1911 with some lightening cuts for next year's match, they only do it once a year. Any way, I used my full size Charles Daly, I put a 14# recoil spring and I used 3.2gr of Hodgdon clays on a 185gr LSWC. 'don't know the actual velocity, but it was so accurate and kicks like a .22 cal. I placed 3rd B class in limited, not bad for a first timer! 'hope this help and safe shooting!