Michael 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.Read More
Stewart 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.
Vic 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.
Watch an excellent introduction to this discipline at club level by Deanshanger Air Rifle Club.
Watch Michael Whapples demonstrating free-standing acoustic shooting at Holwell Rifle Club. This is a more advanced technique, as he does not have an assistant to help with loading and moving into the aiming zone.
The governing body for acoustic shooting is British Blind Sport, but competitions are run under the aegis of the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA). International competition is overseen by the International Blind Sport Association (IBSA).
An Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
List of clubs and other venues with acoustic shooting facilities
Joe Stinton of Helston & District RC - a blog article by Samuel Moore
UK Blind Veterans - BBC report and video of a shoot by visiting American blind veterans
Isle of Man - Manx TV video of the opening of the Manx Acoustic Shooting Club
Blind Biathlon at Winter Paralympics - IPC video shows how it is done
British Blind/VI Championships 2014 - report in BBC Radio 4 In Touch programme
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.
Read about how we are hoping to expand the range of international competitions open to disabled shooters, and let us know if you can help.
For most shooters, being able to see well enough to aim accurately is the key to our sport. Our Vision Section has lots of information to help all shooters who have vision problems, great or small.
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting? Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.
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.
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.