Breath Control During All Other Combat Situations

A Marine in a combat environment may not have the time to fire a shot during the natural respiratory pause.

It may be necessary to take several deep breaths before holding the breath. A Marine should not make an exaggerated effort to perform breath control. A natural respiratory pause will help stabilize the shooter's sight picture. The basic technique is as follows:

i Take a deep breath filling the lungs with oxygen.

Note

It may be necessary to take several deep breaths quickly before holding the breath.

i Hold the breath and apply pressure to the trigger. i Fire the shots.

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