Last Sunday I took USCCA’s USCCA Introduction to Defensive Shooting and USCCA Increasing Practical Marksmanship classes for a total of 4 hours of training. It is not a secret that my shooting skills are rusty as hell for lack of trigger time, so it was good to diagnose how bad I was and what I needed to do again. No surprise: go back to basics and get it right was the answer.
If you just bought a gun, I would not recommend this class just yet. I would ask you to take NRA’s Basic Pistol class first to get yourself used to the proper manipulation and safety standards and then go to a class like this. Even if this class is quite basic and you are all Ninja and sh**, it is never a waste of time to revisit the basics and to expose yourself to new techniques that may or may not work for you, but finding out is part of the fun. Did I learn anything? Well yes, it seems my trigger work sucks, and I need to practice more the right way.
PS: Check your sights as in “can you see the frigging front sight clearly?” I haven’t retouched the paint of darn thing, and I kept losing it making for truly shitty accuracy.