I have come to the conclusion that I'm a terrible student when it comes to things that require hand to eye coordination. All of my life, anyone who has attempted to instruct me (memories of examples: tennis, racquetball, golf, bowling, and now shooting) have gotten frustrated that I can't seem to quickly grasp what they are trying to explain.
It's both disconcerting because I want to learn, and discouraging because it makes me feel really inadequate really quickly. I think with my astigmatism that what seems dead on to some, isn't for me. I do struggle with the sights. Plus there's a lot of variations on where the round site should be when I'm told "level with the top of the rear sight." I also am certain that my glasses need adjusting.
My first time out shooting wasn't bad. My second time was dismal. We got a laser sighting in tool and my sites were really off (due in part to me misinterpreting how to sight in last time). I think the gun is now sighted in to how I see it, and we'll go to the range here in a bit and see if that helps.
I'm the worst student in my yoga class, I'm coming to terms with that. I don't mind practicing to be better. I think I have a talent for shooting, but I'm still learning better ways to hold the pistol, finding the best stance, and how to actually sight the target. After all this time, I just learned that the place I want to hit should be just above my gun sight (instead on dead on the target, which blocks the view). It makes sense, but I didn' t inherently know that.
I think that my wrists are strong enough that I don't have to "shoot like a girl", and I don't think I flinch (but I need someone to check to see for sure). So I should be able to get good with practice.
EDIT: The first shot I took today was about 1/8" from dead on center. Something must have stuck in my head.