I think the problem arises when we look at the price of a tier one firearms course ($200/day) plus the cost of ammo (generally 1,500 rounds for a 2 day course) and we go "Smokes, that is nearly $1,000!!" Or maybe even more depending on what caliber you shoot. Plus if it isn't local, there are travel and lodging expenses to boot. So instead of seeking out quality instruction so that we can practice well on our own time, we just go hit the nail harder with the same old hammer and end up bending the nail.
I have had a lot of firearms instruction in the 4 years I have been shooting, 296 actual contact hours with an instructor in some form or fashion related to the use of a firearm (mostly handgun). It is that quality instruction that brings the value to my personal practice sessions. Knowing how things are supposed to work and concepts behind them, knowing what I am supposed to do and how to execute it properly is what enables me to practice doing it properly and becoming better at it. If I didn't know how to do something properly, how could I possibly practice it correctly.
To get good instruction though, doesn't mean you have to pay the $200/day price to attend a course by a big name instructor. There are plenty of good instructors out there who can get you set on the right road, so that 4-5 years from now you can take that class from the big name instructor. In my local area, I can name two instructors who are pretty decent. They aren't the greatest, but they know what they are doing and can get you a little ways down the road for about $100 for an 8 hour course.
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