I just signed up for private lessons at a large range. It is the range I took my carry class at. Probably do 1 hour lesson every 3 or 4 weeks.
I am partially disabled and during my CCW class they said they could help me with different stance, ways to hold, grip etc, to compensate for my lack of strength etc. They actually helped me a lot during the CCW class. I've been waiting for my custom holster to come in before I could start my lessons. The holster should be here next week, so I have my first lessson set for 3 weeks from now.
background - I used to do a lot of backyard target shooting with various revolvers, 22 rifle, 12g. shotgun.. but after my nerve injury in 2001, I didn't shoot again until recently. And, I have not done much defensive stuff at all. Have done a lot of reading. Been doing a bit of dry fire lately. The vibration from actual firing 38's and higher is quite painful though, so I will never be one to go and shoot 100 rounds at time. I do have a small range at my house (live in the country) and will be able to shoot a small amount often, instead of a lot - less frequently.
I know I need to learn how to draw, best place for me to use my new holster, to try to use speed strip or speed loader (probably won't be able to do either, but will try), and work on grip and stance.
Is there anything I should be sure to ask for training on? The instructor said I should bring a list of things I would like to learn.
The other major question I have is, in addition to the fee they charge for the class, do you "tip" the instructor? Any instructors that can tell me if this is customary?