@Edheler, great that Appleseed is so affordable. A lot of people offer hyped up “training” for ridiculous prices. Not a big friend of this.
Appleseed can get away with its prices because all of the instructors are volunteers. No-one in the whole organization is paid for their time. I personally think that professional training which costs less than $400 per day is reasonable. Many professional firearms trainers are geared towards providing a service to the law enforcement community and charge much higher prices because they can afford it. Unless a higher priced course comes very highly recommended I would generally stay away. There are also a lot of interesting things offered all over the country for fairly low costs. It also doesn’t usually cost much to enter a competition where you at least simulate some pressure by having to perform on demand. I really wish there were more steel matches in my area as it would be great handgun practice.