I've been shooting since I was little. Went into the military, learned I love handguns, became an M9 instructor. Thought I could shoot like boss. Got out of the military. Thought of myself as a "defensive" shooter. Heard about competition, looked up some videos and realized I fucking suck. I took a year off from all shooting because I changed states (from Upstate NY to KY) and had no range to go to. I got into serious dry fire practice in November2016 and now make weekly (mostly weekly) range visits and dry fire about 3 times a week. KY has like two USPSA clubs and wintertime. So I'm going to move to FL soon so I can shoot more USPSA (and the whole family moved there.).
I've shot a few local club steel matches, but haven't won yet. Which is gay. I want to get into USPSA shooting my G17 from AIWB, ala Gabe White. Pretty sure that makes me a retard because I'm not exactly going to spank anyone shooting limited minor concealed. When Gabe started he was already winning shit. When I start I'll just be another dumbass trying to "git gud".
I feel like a good shooter when I get to shoot next to really old people, small children, the weak, people shooting snubs at distance, and guys who have expensive guns that will never break 200 rounds. So I got that going for me at least.
I'm on a ton of other forums. But only one is about actually improving as a shooter. Ben was on a podcast somewhere and said this forum didn't have training wheels, and occasionally some shooting advice came from it. So I signed up.