New to 1911's. No law enforcement or military background. Signed up for CCW course next month. Would like to have training particularly in defensive pistols skills and 1911 maintenance. My local range has a few 4-hour defensive courses ($100) each and one taught by Rob Pincus (Combat Focus Shooting). I'm actually leaning toward one of the 10-8 courses next year. The cost seems reasonable based upon what I would spend locally for just defensive handgun training and there seems to be quite a bit of gun maintenance and tuning involved. However, I think perhaps I'm too much of a noob for that course. Any recommendations? Time at the range and a CCW course doesn't get me close to where I'd like to be in terms of proficiency. Thanks.