The two things every gun owner should do (at least once in their lifetime), is take a pistol shooting course, also, take a long distance shooting course. Now, if your active, or, former military, you might scoff at this idea, but remember, shooting is a ‘perishable skill’. What I mean by that is, unless you practice frequently, you might lose your edge and if push comes to shove in a tight situation, that’s something that you don’t want to have happen, because, your life might depend on it.
Incase anyone is interested, you can go online to the NRA and see what they have to offer in firearms training. Whether you’re a new, or prospective gun owner, or hunter in search of training, whatever your age or level of expertise, whatever type of firearm you’re interested in, NRA has the course for you. The NRA has opportunities to learn and sharpen shooting skills for women, youth, those just starting out, or gun owners who have been shooting all their life. Remember…ALL training is GOOD training.
Long range shooting is a collective term for shooting disciplines where the distance to target is significant enough that shooter has to put effort into calculating various ballistic factors, especially in regards to the deviating effects of gravity and wind. In the U.S. Army, we went to the rifle range and zeroed-in our M-16’s at a distance of 300 meters. That would be a good point to start with, but if you plan to shoot at targets at a greater distance, it’s always good to get further professional training.