Hey guys, I have been lurking here for a while now, finally registered a few days ago and figured I'd say hello after the warm welcome the dude from Longmont got (I was born in Boulder, grew up outside Longmont!). I picked up a 4.5 XDM 9mm about 3 or 4 months ago and have about 600 rounds through it. First pistol, and absolutely love it. I'm not too bad of a shot either, but always reading / talking to people trying to improve as much as possible. I'll continue reading and what not, but after seeing a lot of the IDPA videos and talking to a friend who shoots competitions, I must say, I'm more than intrigued and want to try it ASAP! No idea really how to get started though, what gear a new guy should be looking at, practicing, etc. etc. etc... Any info, comments, etc. are welcome and I'll get back to reading and reading.