Re: Find time to shoot that hand gun!
What I've found personally is it depends sometimes on the caliber of the handgun for me. I can take time away from shooting and take my Colt Challenger out in .22lr and within two shots it feels like an old friend, and I'm hitting things just like normal.
But... take time away from the .44mag, or .357mag, or jump back and forth between the two, and I get to where I'm having a devil of a time hitting, particularly with the .44.
I blame recoil, or to be more specific the lack of "consistent" control of said recoil. Once I shoot the .44 (10in barrel blackhawk) enough to get my muscle memory back, I'm right back to hitting what I'm shooting at again. When I start I'm usually hitting high right, so I know then to start stiffening up my grip a bit and it comes right back to zero.
But for most handgun shooting I think "Consistent" recoil control (whether light or stiff) is the key to consistent accuracy. Just my ten cents worth.
"Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like cutting my tongue out because I might yell `Fire!' in a crowded theater."
-- Peter Venetoklis