Thanks for the cheers, all. I'm definitely feeling good about progress. The real test will come in two weeks - my local range's monthly IDPA match is on 12/1, and for the first time I'll be shooting with my own gear. (Previously, I used a borrowed Glock 34) We'll see how I do. Hoping to squeeze in one more range trip between now and then to run some targets at longer distances, since the Match Director for our IDPA club likes those 35-yard steel shots an awful lot...
Savannah, I've never tried skeet shooting, but it looks like a heck of a lot of fun.
Tammy (in Santa Barbara County)
"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace." ~ Amelia Earhart
"Experience is what allows you to recognize a mistake the second time you make it." ~ Unknown