"Load and make ready." - It's an IDPA command.
Elton, I (along with 17,000 others in 50 countries) compete in IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association). It's a shooting sport organization that conducts pistol competition matches that simulate self-defense scenarios and real life encounters.
The organization is highly focused on safe firearm handling, and training its members on developing defensive skills using common defensive handguns. Match Directors and Safety Officers control the matches, and many of our club's matches include several military, former military, and police officers as competitors.
Obviously, the competitive nature of the sport is a primary interest to most participants. Each competitor is scored based on accuracy and time within a 'class' of handguns. I compete in SSP (Stock Service Pistol) class and am ranked as a Marksman, which is a pretty average competitor - I have a lot of improvement opportunity!
Honestly, I have to laugh when I hear people talk about restricting handgun magazines to 10 cartridges (bullets). If you see an IDPA competitor hit 17 different targets in 9 seconds using a 10 cartridge magazine (which obviously necessitates changing magazines), you quickly realize that someone with a little training could easily murder a couple of dozen people with three or four 10-cartridge magazines in a minute or so. I can perform a tactical reload (swapping magazines) in about 3 seconds, and the fastest competitors can do it in about 1 second. But, laws against high capacity magazines make people feel better.
Here's a one second magazine swap (reload): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJpk0kbLedM
Here's a video of one competitor doing all 16 stages at the 2012 IDPA National Championships - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8iq9LTlPw4
It's a really fun and safe sport - you should try it!