Rapid fire and breathing - your take on it?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by flw, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. flw

    flw New Member

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    When firing more than one round quickly, what is your take on breathing to keep sight on target(s)?

    i.e. with rifle single shot, you fire between the natural pause between breaths to keep sight on target.
     
  2. RufusTFirefly

    RufusTFirefly New Member

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    I think more info is needed. For starters...

    What weapon are you shooting?
    What are you shooting at?
    What is the range to target?
    What kind of sights?
    Is this for competition matches? or... ?
    What is your shooting posture? Standing? Prone? Benchrest?
    Define "quickly"
     
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  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Real question is:
    1. Competition shooting
    2. Fight shooting

    If one, yes you should pay attention to your breathing. Paper targets don't shoot back.
    If two, who breaths?
     
  4. flw

    flw New Member

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    Glock 23

    Popup targets

    Range is up to 50 ft.

    Standard sgihts

    Not for competition just for enjoyment

    Weaver stance

    Overall just trying to shoot safely, and accurately but quickly. i.e. not waiting for the natural pause between breaths.

    Hope that helps
     
  5. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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  6. Intheshop

    Intheshop New Member

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    Rythm method.....try dry runs where you make a boom sound for every trigger squeeze.Start with about a 90%,full breath....letting out just a bit of air with every "boom".Practice your timing......lungs are muscles as well(muscle memory).Shopnut
     
  7. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I always shoot during my natural breath pause even during rapid fire. I was taught that way and it's a hard habit to break unless someone is shooting at you then that's a different story.
     
  8. Nighthawk63

    Nighthawk63 New Member

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    Depends on type of shooting you are doing. In close quarter combat sometimes no time to take to many breaths. Myself for long distance. "One Shot, One Kill". I spend a large amount of time shooting 500+ yards. I have only 2 assault rifles. Mostly long range weapons and close quarter combat weapons. My belief that when you are rapid firing you tend to miss more than you hit regardless if advancing or retreating while firing. If I was in a defensive position it was take your time and make every shot count. I never thought about how I was breathing. After you practice enough or you have been in a few fire fights you breathing is just as natural as pulling the trigger. Experience and practice is what allows you to be more accurate with you shooting.
     
  9. Nighthawk63

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    Killing

    Killing in combat is easy, dealing with it later is the problem. That is where I have my problems.
     
  10. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla Active Member

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    I shoot as fast as the front sight returns to index. I develop a kind of rhythm in shooting. I have honestly never even thought about my breathing other than to calm down before I hear the "Beep."