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Post by dsandula 4/10/2015, 5:18 am

What's the latest on breath control advice and differences for slow, timed and rapid fire?

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Post by DavidR 4/10/2015, 9:35 am

check out the articles on the bullseye encyclopedia site, many thoughts on this from great shooters
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Post by Vociferous 4/11/2015, 8:43 am

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Post by Rob Kovach 4/11/2015, 1:37 pm

Zins says it's different for everyone, and you need to develop a breath control method that works for you. He did say that shooting after exhale is correct.
For me, it's:
Is the line ready? Inhale deeply then exhale. That breath is over just as the command
"The line is ready" starts so I do another deep breath. When that is done, the command
"Ready on the right" starts so I start another breath and raise the pistol 1 inch off the bench and put all the right tension in the muscles of my arm. When that breath is over the command
"Ready on the left" is beginning so I start another big breath while raising the gun to the top of the target when my lungs get full. As I exhale the sights arrive at the aiming area at the same time as my lungs are empty. Just as that happens, the command
"Ready on the firing line" begins so I start my last breath and as my lungs get full, the sights rise to the top of the scoring rings, and I start exhaling start moving the trigger, settling in the aiming area all while exhaling and moving the trigger. When my lungs are almost empty the targets turn and when my lungs are empty the shot breaks.

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Post by BE Mike 4/11/2015, 3:43 pm

Vociferous wrote:Abstinence
That'll really make your hold steady, but the death grip might not allow you to have good trigger control or should I say any trigger control? Shocked
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Post by GrumpyOldMan 4/15/2015, 1:21 am

Vociferous wrote:Abstinence
Well, yeah, bearth control using that method is absolutely the most reliable.

But stopping the breath for bearth control carries that death grip and trigger control problem mentioned above.

I'm glad we got so many smart people hear.

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Post by sixftunda 4/19/2015, 7:12 am

This spring I found that I needed to inhale more in order to make it through the strings.  My theory is that is was due to gaining some weight in the Winter or that I had unconsciously began taking in less air.
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Post by james r chapman 4/19/2015, 8:04 am

Grumpy, I'm going to hire you a Navajo spell checker lol!
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