I am a firm believer that to become a good shot or to maintain proficiency one needs to shoot a standard course of fire highlighting the fundamentals of marksmanship
I tend to agree, and that's why I prefer USPSA for pistol. Plan, move, draw, shoot, transitions, reloading, wide target assortment, high pulse rate and lots of fun.
I also like like steel for speed and accuracy. Another term for some of it is the real truth--hosing.
[M-14, Maybe 69-70 ish?]