You are off to a good start.
You have a solid shooter to build your experience.
You are asking the right questions. Your questions indicate that you have a good understanding of the mechanics of shooting.
And you came to the right place for answers when you have a question that can't be answered on the range. There are some very serious shooters on this forum who know what they are talking about. Those who respond love the way of life and are happy to share.
The first post in this forum is a good one to read for a great wealth of general knowledge.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson