I just met Bob Marvel, nice man. But all my PPC autos have come from Springfield Armory. Debbie Esle and Dave Williams are great folks to work with and know the PPC game, rules and all. With the new rule change allowing 6" guns to shoot Dist. Auto maybe a rule review is in order an you can shoot two matches with one gun, like used to. I shot a 5" in the 1500 and the same gun Distinguished. I felt I was giving up too many points without the extra inch of sight radius (just my rational for a new gun)so I ordered a 6" gun at the SHOT show.
If you get south, check out the Las Vegas Metro PPC matches. Good group of folks too.