This is a great question, so I will follow this thread. I caught the shooting bug last year and get to the range at least once a week. Another question is, "How do I know if I'm good enough for a competition?" I hear about guys shooting 3" groups all of the time but is that really necessary to be competitive? Is speed necessary? How should I practice at a range to prepare for competitive shooting? Most guys I meet up with at my range aren't shooting 3" groups even at 10 yards. When I look at their targets in the trash bins, my groups look tighter than theirs and I know I'm shooting from an equal or further distance. How do you know you're ready for that step? Are their novice categories for shooters?
Any and all answers and suggestions are welcome.