I have always thought that any handgun tactical training is pointless. In a situation where I had time to plan or grab something, I would reach for a rifle or a shotgun. In a situation where I didnt have any sort of time to think, my training would go out the window and my adrenaline would be pumping like a mofo.
My uncle who has been a police officer since 1982, and is now on Dallas homicide said that in every shootout he has seen, you do not have time to aim but rather shoot from cover.
If I were to take a handgun course, I would want it geared more toward competition like IPSC or something, where I could really get competitive and improve my speed/accuracy while on a course.
If you are ever able to take a force-on-force gunfighting class, I think you will change mind. IPSC is great if you want to play shooting games. Don't get me wrong, I had a great time and met a lot of friends shooting IPSc. But in the end, it is just a game, nothing more. F-O-F is much closer to the real thing.
Force-on-force is a full contact martial art with an emphasis on shooting. Think of it as MMA with a gun. It involves house clearing, shooting from cover, shooting on the move, grappling, etc. In a typical F-O-F course, you will get kicked, punched, stabbed, thrown, shot (airsoft) by your opponent and you will do the same to him.
It's not about getting a high score, it's all about living to see another day.