1. Almost everybody gets good enough with a little.
  2. Almost everybody can get better regardless of where they are. Way, way, waaay too much attention is given to equipment.
  3. Improvement is an asymptotic curve: if you’re a meatball shooter, two days with Hack and 30 other students will make you a LOT better. If you’re a competitive shooter or a guy who’s in peak training for one of the tougher Agency quals, you will get something out of it, but because you’re nearer the imaginary point of zen perfection, the improvement will naturally be subtle.
  4. A two-day cattle call class is not optimum from a training viewpoint, but it’s what’s possible.
  5. Training without reinforcement and practice is perishable.

Read the full article:http://weaponsman.com/?p=9513

I’ll also add…

Most “training” are really classes offering instruction and are only training for those at a novice-level (“meatball shooters”)

No amount of class attendance or instruction (even if it’s called training) will improve skill and capability unless it is followed with organized, on-going practice and training on your own.

This is the true value of competition shooting. It provides the motivation and means to measure the organized, on-going practice and training. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t perfect for you, regardless of how many lies cowards attempting to hide their lack of skill say otherwise. It exists, is readily available, and is always better than the random plinking you call “practice” (or nothing) you’re doing now.