I did the 4 Day Practical Rifle class a few years back. We had several military, and LEO guys of
all types in the class. NONE of them scored Distinguished Graduate on the skills test on day 4. There
was only one DG that class, and it was me. However, I had been to several other classes, and had
trained rather extensively before the class to get ready, as I did not want to look like an ass there.
Sadly, most classes at most firearms training schools are little more than entertainment for the most part.
They are far more interested in you having a good time, and coming back and taking another class with a
few friends you brought with you. Front Sight is concerned with teaching skills and knowledge to further
your skillset. How well you score on the skills test determines which certificate you get awarded.
Most shooters grossly overestimate their level of skill. This is why a school like Front Sight can be a turn-off
for some shooters, as it is an eye-opening experience for them, because it will show them in no uncertain terms
what they lack, do not know, and that all the cool, fancy stuff they read and saw on the internet is pure bullshit.
Building real skill requires a lot of hard work, dedication, dry practice, and is not a very fun experience for most.
This is why there are very few true master level shooters.
But, as others have said, GO. If you are serious about gaining and building skill, it will be time well spent.