Don't get too frustrated. Shooting a handgun well takes more practice than most people realize, especially a semi-auto. Is this your only handgun? Like acrashb said, pick up some snap caps and practice with them. Do not look in the mirror while you're practicing. And while your practicing squeeze the trigger nice and slowly while your focusing in on the front sight. Keep the top of the front sight in line with the top of the back sight, but the back sight should be fuzzy to your eye. Find some good books on shooting or buy some videos, like the ones from GunSite. They'll help you a lot. And if there is someone local offering training, you might take a class. Just my thoughts.