I confess that I’m addicted to Social Media. As such I’m in a couple firearms / shooting related groups. I’m constantly amazed when people post questions about what accessory to get for their gun looking to fix an accuracy or handling issue. For example, a recent post about someone who had too much muzzle rise with a GLOCK 17 and was looking at adding weights to the magazine plates or getting a new trigger. Um, save your money, spend 5 minutes with a GOOD instructor who will probably address grip issues and you will be a lot happier. The other way you have a more expensive gun and still have your shooting issues. (If you aren’t a GLOCK person, and there are a few, the 17 is the full size 9mm. Not easy to have a recoil issue if you are gripping it correctly).
Other examples are I’m shooting to the left, so I want to add a laser, new sights, …see above. Shooting is a skill. Get your fundamentals down, then if you want to accessorize, have a ball! Goodness knows that possibilities are nearly endless. But don’t expect a new accessory to fix your fundamentals. Put your cash with a good instructor, who can probably spot the issue quickly, then practice. Remember the adage “Practice makes perfect”? Well, practice makes habit, perfect practice make perfect.