You're right. I've never shot a -real- match. I want to use the pistol for open class but it could work just aswell as a fun gun.
Regarding the Burris fastfire, how much am I looking at for optic and installation? If I'm right, I won't have a rear sight anymore either and I'd much prefer to keep a rear sight, but if I use a cmore sight mount I won't be able to use normal holsters.
I'm on a strict budget so that's why I wad considering investing in the more cheaper parts. Would it help putting a magwell on the gun? Also, any other less expensive parts suggestions?
Everybody in open uses a ghost holster anyways, and I certainly hope you aren't planning in using your open class race gun as a carry gun.
Again, I would strongly recommend you go shoot some IDPA and USPSA with your current setup, and see what others are using before you go spending all this money on an open gun.