Conclusion: Shooting While Pregnant
Although I know that competitors and female law enforcement officers must continue to train and practice, my advice is to err on the side of caution.
You can always dry fire at home or use a laser-training target.
Discuss any worries you may have about shooting while pregnant with your doctor.
Share any tips you’ve heard about shooting while expecting with us in the comments section.
Note from the editor: This post first appeared in March 2013. It has been updated for clarity and accuracy.
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Safe Ways to Train During Pregnancy
If you choose to forego shooting while expecting, that doesn’t mean you can’t carry on with your training. There are methods of exercising that won’t subject you or your unborn child to noise or lead contamination.
Without using live ammunition, dry fire practice with snap caps or dummy rounds is a great way to get comfortable with shooting. It will assist in maintaining crucial shooting fundamentals like grip, stance, trigger control, and sight alignment. For all shooters, pregnant or not, dry fire practice is a great way to maintain and advance these fundamental abilities.
To strengthen muscle memory, you can keep practicing drawing and holstering your unloaded weapon.
Additionally, airsoft weapons offer a secure training alternative for expectant shooters worried about taking a nine-month break from the sport. These toy guns closely resemble real firearms in terms of appearance and feel in some cases. Even an airsoft option that matches the design of your service or personal carry weapon might be available.
Because they fire lead-free plastic projectiles, produce little recoil, and are relatively quiet when firing, airsoft guns are safer than traditional firearms. A fun way to hone tactical abilities, accuracy, and shooting fundamentals is through airsoft. There are even airsoft tournaments to scratch your competitive itch.