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.
The special equipment for acoustic shooting has been installed at the clubs and organisations listed below. Where possible links to their websites have been provided. Contact details for all of these bodies can be obtained from the Membership Department of the NSRA.
It is advisable to contact the venue before visiting, because some clubs may not currently have any blind/VI members using the equipment, and some notice will be needed to make it ready for use.
This list is updated as new facilities are set up. More information on all of them can be found in the Clubs section of this site.
8th Warwicks (Stratford) Home Guard Rifle Club – near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Beccles Rifle Club – Beccles, Suffolk
Bedfordshire Small-Bore Shooting Association – Thorn, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Blackburn Acoustic Rifle Club - Lancashire
Bon Accord Rifle Club – Aberdeen, Scotland
City of Truro Rifle Club - Cornwall
Box Rifle Club – near Chippenham, Wiltshire
Deanshanger Air Rifle Club - Northamptonshire (near Milton Keynes)
Dorset Acoustic Shooting Club - Wimborne (run by Dorset Blind Association)
Felixstowe Rifle Club – Felixstowe, Suffolk
Helston & District Rifle Club – Helston, Cornwall
Holwell Rifle Club – Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
Manx Acoustic Shooting Club - Onchan, Isle of Man (hosted by the Manx Blind Welfare Society)
Modern Print Inclusive Target Shooting Club - South Wales
North Cotes Butts Shooting Club - near Grimsby, Lincolnshire
North Wales Society for the Blind - Bangor
Okehampton Small-Bore Club - Okehampton, Devon
Orkney Shooting Association – Kirkwall, Orkney
RNIB New College – Worcester
Scottish War Blinded - Edinburgh
SportsAble - (formerly Windsor & Maidenhead Sports Association for the Disabled) - Berkshire
St Austell Rifle & Pistol Club – St Austell, Cornwall
The 49th Rifle & Pistol Club - Saltley, Birmingham
Tondu Target Shooting Club - Mid-Glamorgan
Tubslake Shooting Club – Near Hawkhurst, Kent
UK Blind Veterans (formerly St Dunstan's) - Ovingdean, Brighton, East Sussex
UK Blind Veterans (formerly St Dunstan's) - Llangollen, North Wales
West Midland Regional Shooting Centre (formerly NISC) – Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
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.