Welcome to the fraternity, so to speak . . . .
Well, you're hooked now. Once you get the proper training under your belt and join the NRA take a look at more schooling. I am a Frontsight guy and Mike B. is a Gunsight guy, either will help you further your goals of more efficient and more productive shooting. They will also prepare you for actual encounters. Take a look at the IDPA and see if that interests you. It is a lot of fun and is competitive as all get out. You will have to take the initial course before shooting to compete. Is your ultimate goal home protection or are you going to carry? Anyway, glad to have you here. All the best and shoot, shoot, shoot!