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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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1. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... points that came out of the conferences will be published soon.  The whole exercise has provided some very valuable insights that will be borne in mind in the DSP’s planning for 2013-17.  Our ...
Created on 25 April 2013
2. Vision - Use of Opposite Eye
(Vision)
... to the rearsight so that the other eye can be used whilst the line of sight is still along the axis of the rifle.        Offset sights Kits of parts are available for mounting ...
Created on 04 January 2013
3. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
...  Increasing light:     Eye relief     Iris/diopter     Duguid and Clearview sights Improving/maintaining visual acuity by: Managing shooting times Altering ...
Created on 03 January 2013
4. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... F Class Sights:  Any, including magnifying or telescope. Shooter’s equipment: Rule 206 - Spectacles, eyeglasses or contact lenses may be used, and/or a prescription lens may be fitted in the ...
Created on 03 January 2013
5. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
... ring). Solution B: Use of a magnification system for aiming; some people use devices fitted to their existing equipment, whilst others switch to a discipline for which telescopic sights are used (the ...
Created on 03 January 2013
6. Rifle - Sights - Use of opposite eye
(Rifle)
...  Offset Sights These are available for small-bore and full-bore target rifles, and for telescopic sights as well as iron sights.  Gehmann No. 857 – offset sight bases   For information ...
Created on 03 January 2013
7. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
(Rifle)
There is a wide range of devices on the market offering adjustable sight apertures, filters, polarisers, etc.  Browsing in good gunshops and on-line will provide plenty of information about them.  ...
Created on 03 January 2013
8. Rifle - Sights - Vision correction devices
(Rifle)
Prescription lens holder This attaches to the rearsight, and can be fitted with a corrective lens to the shooter's prescription.  Gehmann No. 501 – lens holder + iris Also available: 501A, ...
Created on 03 January 2013
9. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... at 15 yards with a .177 air rifle.  Last autumn we bought an Air Arms S400 MPR (with telescopic sights) to help Tom progress with his benchrest shooting.  Up to this point he had used a Feinwerkbau ...
Created on 17 August 2012
10. Introduction to Benchrest
(Disciplines)
... at a table and does not have to carry the whole weight of the rifle himself; this makes it very accessible for disabled and less-abled people.  Most disciplines employ telescope sights, which is helpful ...
Created on 24 January 2012
11. Introduction to Full-bore Rifle
(Disciplines)
... originally intended to allow TR shooters with impaired vision or other physical problems to carry on in the sport, by allowing the use of optical/telescopic sights, rifle rests, etc.  However, ...
Created on 12 January 2012
12. Peter Breheny
(Showcase)
... They take part sitting down, with the rifle and their upper bodies supported on a table.  For most events 'scope sights are used, which helps those whose vision is not good enough to use aperture ...
Created on 07 January 2012
13. How to get started
(Uncategorised)
... and trajectory of the targets.  For a more detailed explanation of these options from the CPSA (Clay Pigeon Shooting Association). Aiming Options Telescopic sights can be used in some disciplines, especially ...
Created on 02 January 2012
14. You CAN do it!
(Uncategorised)
... FOR THE BLIND if you cannot see through the sights at all. This uses an audio-signal through the shooter’s head-phones. Bones, Joints, Muscles You CAN: Use a stool or chair for standing ...
Created on 02 January 2012
15. NRA F Class Rifle Championships (2013-07-12)
(Events Calendar/NRA F Class Rifle Championships)
... a stand and a sandbag, so the shooter does not have to support its weight.  Telescopic sights are used, so it is suitable for those whose vision makes use of iron sights difficult.  National Shooting ...
Created on 14 November 2012
16. CTSA Air+.22 Benchrest Open (2013-11-23)
(Events Calendar/CTSA Air+.22 Benchrest Open)
CTSA Air+.22 Benchrest Open The Cambridge 300 Open Benchrest Any Sights .177/.22 meeting. The ranges are not wheelchair accessible, but less-able and disabled competitors who are able to negotiate ...
Created on 07 November 2013

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

Advice for Clubs

EFDS Inclusion Hub is a free on-line resource created by the English Federation of Disability Sport for clubs that wish to become more disabled-friendly and include more disabled people in their activities.
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Disability Awareness

For those encountering people who have various types of disabilities, we offer a round-up of some on-line advice and videos that may help to put everyone at their ease.