Regarding the CDFA match cartidges, Old NFO asks in comments:
Interesting, I thought you just used primers..Ninety percent of what we shoot is powered simply by a shotgun primer. It's what we use for practice and club shoots, and there are some sanctioned shoots where primer-only loads are used. However, we like spectators, and spectators like to see gunsmoke, so the Association came up with a load that has smoke. Simply by using a large pistol primer to ignite a tiny charge of black powder substitute. I first stumbled across these cartridges at the Texas State Championship in April. Almost universally, it's Starline blank Brass which has a 0.140 flash hole. The primer ignites a small charge of black powder substitute and the wax bullet is seated 3/8ths below the mouth of the case. When the cartridge ignites, it gives a puff of smoke. In still wind conditions, that smoke tends to follow the bullet.
Spectators love it, and it makes for very nice pictures. Like this:
Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, I'm shooting from the right side when I get to Odessa. Simply an equipment issue, my southpaw holster drags a litle. When I get back from Odessa, I'll order a new southpaw holster, probably from Ken's Leathercraft. Ken made my right-hand holster and I'm very pleased with it.
While I'm ordering, I'll order a right-hand black holster for Milady. I have a black belt coming in from El Paso Saddlery in her waist size and she wants a Ken's holster to wear on the belt. Then, she'll have a black rig when she wants to wear black boots. We must be able to coordinate our accessories.