Shooting Breathing Techniques
Proper breathing is an important function that effects the accuracy of
your shooting. Breath control allows a shooter to remain steady.
Test Your Breathing Motion
Cup your hands together and extend your arms as in
aiming an imaginary pistol. Aim your thumbs at some target. Take a few deep
breaths. If you are like most people you will notice a vertical rise and
fall of your imaginary sights against the target. That is an example of how
breathing can effect your aim and why it is so important to control your
breathing when shooting.
To prevent body movement caused by breathing you
must hold your breath when you take your shot. If you hold your breath for
more than a few seconds you may begin to experience muscle tremors and start
Proper breath control allows a shooter to remain
steady The length of time a shooter should hold his breath will depend upon
the shooter but 4-7 seconds is typical. If obtaining the correct sight
picture takes longer than 10 seconds, the shooter should breath and try
Shooting Breath Control
Don't hold your breath for more than a several seconds when you take
your shot (no longer than 10 seconds).
Don't shoot at the pause of you inhale or exhale.
Take a half breath, let some out, hold it, then fire. Breathing
causes your body to move and disrupts your aim.
B.R.A.S.S. Method of Shooting
The acronym B.R.A.S.S. stands for:
B â€“ BREATH or breath control
R â€“ RELAX. When muscles are tight, they twitch
A â€“ AIM. Get the proper sight picture
S â€“ SQUEEZE. Press the trigger straight back using slow, steady pressure
S â€“ SHOT
Breath control in gun
requires practice. Before going to
the range for live fire, practice your breath control at home by dry firing
in accordance with the B.R.A.S.S. Method of Shooting. You will be able to
see if your sight picture changes with your breathing and trigger pull.
Learning proper breath control techniques will help you take accurate and
Shooting TIP Suggestion
February 10, 2012
B - breath
R - relax
A - aim
S - SLACK (wouldn't it be better to eliminate the gun trigger slack first
before breaking the shot)
S - squeeze (the trigger, not pull or slap the trigger in breaking the shot)
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