What part of the country are you in?
2/14 to 3/8 packing, local matches, area matches. Locally I think there is more competitors that don't even have permits vs those who do.I've discussed this with buddies who live elsewhere, they see the same.
Here in the God-fearing, gun toting, southern states? Even our gamiest Open guys will at least toss a pocket-holstered LCP or J-frame into their pants and call it defensive carry.
I’ve always liked keeping my competition gun and carry gun similar. That’s part of the reason I went from Tanfo to the Hwansik special; dryfire with a Q5 Match transfers over well to the PPQ/PPS.
Even as a B-class, the difference between myself with a bone stock G19 and everyone else in one of Massad Ayoob’s LFI classes was a hilarious contrast.
(Competed with a 34 at the time.)