My father is a national match shooter and does teach new shooter classes on occasion.
To be a skilled shooter you need shoot frequently and get away from static booth/lane shooting. But anyone can obtain basic pistol competence with minimal training.
If you want to take a stab at it I encourage you to do so, find a certified NRA instructor which most area ranges will have on staff. That way you learn safety first and last. You can take individual instruction or with a small class. You will find your instructor eager to help you.
In states with concealed carry laws, most ranges will package together, for a very reasonable fee, the basic shooters class and the concealed handgun classes required by the state.