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Breathing control is necessary to shoot accurately. As you breathe in and out, your chest rises and falls causing your arm to waver. Your firearm will also move, so it is important to control your breathing at the exact moment you fire.

  • When you are in a shooting position, with your cheek against the stock, take a deep breath, exhale a portion of it and hold your breath while you aim.
  • When your front sight is in focus and on target, squeeze the trigger.
  • If you hold your breath too long, you may lose control, start to shake and your bullet will not hit your point of aim. If you run out of breath before firing, relax, take a deep breath, and try again.