After I did quite a bit of training. I started getting into smaller pistol comps around locally where I was stationed. I took my step-son and taught him some of the techniques I learned. Then had him do the local comps as well. Great way to spend some quality father son time by the way. When he went into boot camp he out shot most everyone including the instructors.
Training and classes are great, but, if you don't practice you will loose it. When you practice what you've trained in a semi-stressful & stressful environment such as competitive shooting it gets 100 times better. If you haven't, look into the USPSA.com and others as well.
I say USPSA because anyone no matter what firearm you own, can shoot there. Not to take anything away from other competitive shooting organizations out there, as anything is better than just taking a class and thinking you are all good to go after that.
My blackwater (when it was called that) instructor told us all a story first thing. He was a Ranger shot well. Got out went to do local comps and was blown away at how "bad" he was compared to all the civilians who shot competitively. He thought he was hot shit at first coming from a military background and shot quite a bit. His eyes were opened. So take a class no matter what your background is. You will learn something. After my classes, I definitely out shot all the Marines I deployed with. They were quite upset the squid out shot them all. lol....
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