There was a particular nugget of truth dropped about halfway through this interview with Chris Tilley over at the Triangle Tactical podcast. One thing that practical shooting drills into your brain more than anything else is consistent performance with your gun. Shooting a match also gives you a reason to shoot your gun on a regular basis, in much the same way that golf gives you an excuse to go out with your buddies and drink beer or fishing gives you an excuse to go out into the outdoors and drink beer.
Want to get better at shooting? GO SHOOT!
Worry about such things as “training scars” later, because a “training scar” implies you’re training, something that is most assuredly NOT happening if you’re on the couch binge-watching Netflix.