From reader Robert H.:
TTAG is full of statements like, “placement is key” and “find a caliber you’re comfortable with and practice.” Understanding that there is no end to the quest for perfection, what is commonly held to be the standards to be considered a good shooter? Let’s stick to handguns for this. Is it putting all your rounds inside a 1″ circle from 25 yards out? Is it hitting a man-sized target from seven yards out? Is there a different standard for rapid-fire vs. slow aimed shooting? In short, what should I be able to do with my preferred carry weapon in order to be considered a competent shot with it?