The ability to control the recoil of your pistol determines how fast you can trigger the next shot. For an IPSC competitor this means being able to control the recoil of a series of shots at the targets that are visible as you proceed through a stage. Different methods have been tried to control recoil. Different strengths of recoil springs, full length guide rods, tungsten guide rods have all been tried. STI European Team member Gregory Midgley has spent so time designing a recoil system and used it when he competed at World Shoot XVI.