There are two entirely different schools of thought when it comes to the use of firearms. Shooting to live (fight shooting) and shooting in competition (sport shooting). Fight shooting is a zero defect action, sport shooting can bruise your ego.
The shooter must choose to follow the correct discipline when strapping on a firearm. You have selected fight shooting (LEO) and your life depends on understanding the raw reality of this decision.
The three most important items that you MUST
And when it comes to training I like to remind my students of a quote from that famous philosopher, Yogi Berra; "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."
This applies equally to all firearms, shooting and handling. If your mind isn’t into it, DON’T
go to work, pick up and load a gun much less shoot it! Not only does your life depend on that decision but every living thing within range of your weapon will!
Start saving your pennies and get some professional training. Just like JTJ stated, you have no bad habits to break! You are the ideal student in the hands of a competent instructor. Find one and use them to mold you into a survivor.
Here are some suggestions for you to get started;
And the final suggestion, do what you did with this thread.