We are just starting ppc in se idaho. My Sheriff is a revolver ppc shooter from a few years back, and when elected this year is trying to get guys excited in the competition. I shot the nationals in 2009 with a stock match kimber .45. my first match in ppc. what an eye opener. another deputy in our department is excited about ppc also is a 1911 gunsmith and willing to help me out in building an auto. What are some things i should be looking for? rib sights? 5 or 6 inch slide? twist barrel? ramped or nonramped barrel for 9mm? What seems to be a common bullet and load for ppc in 9mm? I should have paid more attention at the nationals but i was a little overwhelmed to begin with.