It is humbling and forces you to get better rather than waste ammo. After missing some poppers multiple times in a local USPSA match, I decided to go to my local public range that has a steel range. On a paper silhouette you can hit low, or low and left and still have a “center mass” hole in the paper. And you can reason that you would hit your target in a self defense encounter. Or in a match, you get a Delta, but you still get a point. But on steel, you miss completely and see a puff of dirt instead of hearing a ring. I became better at steel after a few more trips and only using my heavy CZ’s. But the range closed back in mid-March and only opened back up this week. I’ve been relegated to shooting paper again until today. I was a bit rusty to begin with and eventually got on track. Even shot my Glock 17 a little just to see if I could hit with it and did OK. Now that the outdoor range is back open, I’ll probably go once per week for the next month to try and improve my skill. Hopefully my local match will start back next week and I can start competing again. I only wish I had made the decision to try shooting steel sooner.