The early days of SWPL matches, in S cal, guys developed what was called an "open front' rig, the pistol was completely insecure. A strap was put across the front of the gun so you could walk around with the rig, but then the strap would be removed when they were ready to draw and shoot. A hand "hovering off the grip" start position was used. Cooper was INSENCED about this, and about guys using .38 wadcutter loads in combat matches, as well as using double stack P35's with 20 rd extension mags in order to win assault courses vs 1911's. So he saw to it that a power factor minimum of 9mm ball was built into IPSC rules, that the .45 got a scoring advantage, that only secure holsters could be used and that the hands started in some sort of "un-ready" positon, like 'surrender", or "hands hanging naturally at sides. and that extension mags were allowed only upon reload.