I'd like to say I'm decent with a pistol.
How I got decent is because I tend to play a good portion of my games with a pistol only. Mind you, I have 6 magazines for my pistol so it's not that bad. Try dropping your sniper rifle for the next say, five games and go pistol only. The experience gained should be enough to give you somewhat of a primer on using your pistol effectively.
It'll be heaps better to do that than to stand in your basement shooting at a stationary target over and over with zero stress.
Age Verifier - Unionville and Markham.