Since the December Newtown, CT shooting and resulting "ammo drought":
GSSF match attendance 2012 vs 2013:
Clearwater, FL - 2012, 487 entries. 2013, 487 entries. No gain/loss.
Las Vegas, NV - 2012, 331 entries. 2013, 299 entries. Down 32 entries.
Orlando, FL - 2012, 680 entries. 2013, 683 entries. Up 3 entries.
Griffin, GA - 2012, 876 entries. 2013, 713 entries. Down 163 entries.
The average size of the above matches is 545 entries!
Add in this past weekend's (new for 2013) Prospect Hill, NC match at 420 entries and GSSF is averaging 520 entries for five matches!
So, is the ammo drought having some effect?
Are the matches still monsters in size?
I would guess that people are dialing back their practice sessions, and shooting their available ammo at the matches , where the awards are.