The object of breath control is to enable the shooter to hold his breath with a comfortable feeling long enough to fire one shot slow fire; 5 shots in 20 seconds timed fire; and 5 shots in 10 seconds rapid fire. I recommend taking several deep relaxing breaths immediately prior to extending the pistol, and as you extend it, take another breath and exhale until your lungs feel normal. Hold until you fire the required shots. If you have too much air in the lungs, you will feel the pressure and it will interfere with your ability to hold. If you completely empty the lungs your arm will begin to shake in about 5 seconds. You are likely to have more trouble in the timed fire stage than the others. In order to be comfortable for 20 seconds, you must time your breathing just right and prepare for the string beforehand by taking several deep breaths. Take a deeper than normal breath at the command “Ready on the right”; take another at “Ready on the left”; at the command “Ready on the Firing Line” extend your pistol and take another breath and exhale to the point of comfort just as the targets turn.