S&W Pro shooter BJ Norris explains why he chooses to shoot a pistol at Minor PF for Single Stack matches. One of the interesting bits from his post is this line:
For me, I can deliver better hit factors shooting a minor PF single stack than I can a major PF gun. Most of my practice revolves around hitting nothing but the A-zone, so the reduced points don’t bother me much, as my goal is always no more than 2 C’s on stages over 16 rounds, and no more than 1 C on anything less, and as easy as minor PF 1911’s are to shoot, it’s a very achievable goal.
That’s what we like to call “perfect practice”. If you devote your practice time to smoothly delivering A-zone hits, the speed will follow that.