I just had probably my last gun qual and still didn't get Expert. Granted, I haven't been training but I always do well until the 15 yd target.I got cheesed out of an Expert medal in 45-cal many moons ago because of someone who couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.....
and somehow managed to put an extra hole in my target. Maybe they had that issue with their eyes ?
(Pissed me off but I never gave it much thought)
At the other end of my military career, I managed to equal that performance of nearly 20 years prior, with a 9-mm during 9-11.
Finally got my medal.