Yes, you read that right. I went to an IDPA match and ran it with my Colt Detective Special! We're still looking for holsters for the .44 and we haven't a good source of .44 Spl ammo yet, so....I took my little pony instead.
What a blast. I was one of a whole two revolver shooters there, surrounded by Glocks and Kimbers and Springfields and H&Ks. And mine was the only Colt revolver :D . And I had the shortest barrel length on the range at 2", puny compared to the average 4-5" around me. I was the poster girl for "the Old School!" And yes, a DS is good for Stock Service Revolver because it has a 6 round cylinder.
I did better with it than I EVER did with my former Glock 23 I got rid of earlier this year. All that revolver training back in my LEO days paid off big time (I've never had formal automatic pistol training for defensive shooting other than in the military 20 years ago). I even nailed three steel poppers at like 20 yards with ONE SHOT EACH!! Woooohoo! With the Glock I'd have gone through a whole magazine on ONE of them, I just know it, I can't shoot an auto-pistol for crap. And even though I had to reload twice as often as everyone else I'm still more comfortable with HKS speedloaders than I was switching off magazines. Plus...no tactical reloads with a revolver. Gotta love that.
I ought to grab an old Police Positive Special for this stuff
for the extra two inches of barrel length. I'm never going back to automatics again for this kind of shooting, the wheelies are way more fun for me, I've a comfort zone with them under pressure that I just don't have with an automatic. The moral of this story is: Go with what you know.