I usually chuckle a bit whenever I see a younger couple going to the range I visit on Dale Mabry Avenue in Tampa. Eight times out of ten a guy while try to impress the girl by rapid firing (I think against range rules) or fires at a target beyond their ability to hit it....result: few hits on target. Usual excuses: the sights must be off or there's something wrong with the gun.
They just need to do a little reflecting and self-assessment as to their actual skills, slow down and remember front sight-press-follow through......and not try to impress their friends with bad habits. Asking for help is also a good thing too.
Good luck Longshot and don't get discouraged! Keep training and remember that ammo is cheap so stock up and go to the range frequently. There are lots of experienced shooters on this forum that can help if you have any questions to ask. So fire away!