This thread, like many others, eventually turned into a s#!t show. I am more than happy to take a newb to a match to let them check it out and yes, I'll forgo trying to shoot well and walk them through their first match if they want to shoot. But it pretty much ends there for me. They either come back or they don't. I don't have the time to make the sport more appealing by nurse maiding them all summer.
We rarely see tactical nerds around our matches here. Most of those guys really can't shoot anyway and I was in the Army long enough to know there are more poor shots than there are good ones among actual military vets. Every unit I was ever in had a good sized group of troops that just couldn't shoot for crap. It's just not something everybody does well. Same goes for LEO. Carrying a gun all day every day for work does not equate to an expert with that gun. We have some pretty good LEO shooters around here but not all for sure.