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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Competitions
(Category)
... Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant governing bodies' websites.    Airgun - Air Rifle and Air Pistol Benchrest - Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Blind/VI - Air Rifle Clay Target - Skeet, ...
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2. UKBR22
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
UKBR22, Discipline governing body, The Association of Rimfire & Air Rifle Benchrest Shooting administers airgun and .22 benchrest in Britain, under the aegis of the NSRA.    ...
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3. NSRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
NSRA, NGB, The National Small-bore Rifle Association is the national governing body for airgun, .22 rifle and pistol, and crossbow disciplines.  In conjunction with British Blind Sport it administers ...
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4. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... front, Acoustic Sporter Crossbow, which has been demonstrated at several of the DSP's promotional events, is becoming popular.  Blackburn Acoustic Airgun Club are getting so keen on it that they would ...
Created on 07 March 2014
5. British Blind Championship 2014
(Events News)
... Airgun Club - 575 (17x) Class C - M Harris, Blackburn Acoustic Airgun Club - 559 (14x) Free-standing Champion - Michael Whapples, Holwell Rifle Club - 587 (36x)    New Rules At the ...
Created on 05 March 2014
6. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... we’ll encourage them to add target airgun shooting to the sports they offer. A brand new initiative in the county, launched in November 2013, is PING – Physical Inclusion Network Gloucestershire, which ...
Created on 24 January 2014
7. Leicester & District Smallbore R&PC
(Focus Clubs)
A thriving large club with four ranges from 10-metres to 100 yards, offering a wide variety of airgun, .22 and Gallery disciplines, Leicester & District became the DSP's first Focus Club in August ...
Created on 22 November 2013
8. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... Rifle Club – Kent A .22 and airgun club with benchrest facilities. It is wheelchair accessible and further disabled-friendly development is on-going. SportsAble – Berkshire An inclusive multi-sport club ...
Created on 21 November 2013
9. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... supply. Havant R&PC – £50,000 for the addition of a new 10-lane airgun range to their existing range complex, enlargement of the club room, and improvement of disabled accessibility throughout. Oundle ...
Created on 21 November 2013
10. Introduction to Field Target
(Disciplines)
This is: Field Target Shooting This airgun discipline takes place entirely outdoors, and as its name implies, in fields and woodland.  It is the target shooting discipline that comes closest ...
Created on 19 November 2013
11. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Kenny, Airgun Section Leader at SportsAble – for being a key member of the airgun coaching and development team at SportsAble, and frequently an ambassador for disabled target shooting.   Coach ...
Created on 11 November 2013
12. Team for European Benchrest 2013
(International)
The NSRA has announced the team selection for the European .22 and Airgun Benchrest Championships 2013.  The event will take place at Plzen, Czech Republic, from 3rd to 16th August.   The ...
Created on 23 February 2013
13. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... permitted in the following disciplines governed by the NSRA: Small-bore Rifle “Any Sights” competitions Small-bore and Airgun Benchrest – see UKBR22 website for details and rules. Field Target ...
Created on 03 January 2013
14. Vision - Eye Protection
(Vision)
... It is available in the Downloads section of our website.  Full-bore rifles Small-bore firearms Airguns Modern locking breech mechanisms on these types of guns are very safe, and ammunition is ...
Created on 03 January 2013
15. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... shooting.  This is a huge loss for the sport as a whole, and the close-knit benchrest community in particular.  Andy has been one of the top British airgun and .22 benchrest shooters for ...
Created on 23 November 2012
16. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... gossip too!  So you see, these big championships are the best place for me to go to see and be seen.  So far this year I’ve managed to provide an official DSP presence at the Airgun Championships ...
Created on 22 August 2012
17. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... used for 10-metre airgun. Why pool and Kit Kats? The ethic of our club is based on good shooting and an enjoyable evening.  The pool table gives a break from shooting and the Kit Kat is the incentive ...
Created on 17 August 2012
18. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... spring” model; a selection of home-made stands is often very useful when people are experimenting to find what suits them.     Airgun is usually the discipline that people start ...
Created on 12 August 2012
19. DSP at DAD, Warrington
(DSP News)
... was strategically placed right by the entrance to the Sport Zone, with Ken’s airgun range on one side, and our friends from the Dwarf Sports Association and British Blind Sports on the other.  Although ...
Created on 21 July 2012
20. Do as you would be done by
(DSP Blog)
... shoot .22 rifle in the prone position, but also has an airgun range.  For safety reasons there’s a strict limit on the height of rifle barrels from the ground on the .22 range, which is constructed ...
Created on 15 June 2012
21. Starting out on the road
(DSP Blog)
... so nobody comes more than once.  Almost all of the participants are in wheelchairs; just a few are ambulatory.  Airgun shooting is one of a wide variety of sports on offer, alongside archery, ...
Created on 20 April 2012
22. Downloads
(Information)
... It contains key information about the current rifle, pistol, shotgun and airgun target shooting disciplines, and is a very useful reference work.  It can be viewed HERE.  ...
Created on 28 January 2012
23. Rules
(Information)
... important rules for disabled shooters in the UK.  Airgun IPC rules - for Paralympic shooting IPC rules for Classification of international shooters with disabilities ISSF rules - for international ...
Created on 28 January 2012
24. Benchrest Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Benchrest  Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can ...
Created on 28 January 2012
25. Crossbow Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... has a Dispensation may take part in them.   Details are set out in Airgun Competitions. Target or Field Crossbow Competitions under National Crossbow Federation rules are open to competitors ...
Created on 28 January 2012
26. Airgun Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... competitions which are known to be accessible/integrated.  The British Airgun Championships, organised by the NSRA in February, are shot under ISSF and IPC rules, and shooters who cannot comply ...
Created on 28 January 2012
27. Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant governing bodies' websites.    Airgun - Air Rifle ...
Created on 28 January 2012
28. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp
(Places)
The Lord Roberts Centre is the headquarters of the NSRA, housing the Association's offices and showroom, as well as the .22 and airgun ranges that were built to full international specification for the ...
Created on 27 January 2012
29. International Competition
(International Events)
... have been held for non-Paralympic disabled shooting disciplines.  For example, there is an annual European Championships for Blind/VI shooters, which is an airgun-only event.  In 2011 the first-ever ...
Created on 27 January 2012
30. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
(Disciplines)
... or pistol) or by calibre (.22 rimfire or .177 airgun).  Whether one is shooting .22 rifle, air rifle, .22 pistol or air pistol, there are quite a few different options available for competitions, ...
Created on 24 January 2012
31. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
(Disciplines)
... option for use on 10-metre airgun ranges.  The Sporter Crossbows are lightweight and inexpensive, and the discipline is proving very popular.  The the blind/VI shooters who have tried it say ...
Created on 23 January 2012
32. Introduction to Air Rifle
(Disciplines)
... the images of the air rifle and pellet are not up-to-date!   The national governing body for airgun shooting is the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).  ...
Created on 12 January 2012
33. Introduction to Air Pistol
(Disciplines)
...  The national governing body for airgun shooting is the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).   New Developments The national governing body in Germany, the DSB, recognises a discipline ...
Created on 12 January 2012
34. Finding somewhere to shoot
(Uncategorised)
...  Rimfire and airgun benchrest UKBR22 can provide details of clubs offering these disciplines; contact them via their website.   ...
Created on 05 January 2012
35. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... conventional small-bore rifle, pistol and airgun competitions run by the NSRA, county associations, leagues, clubs, etc. If a competition is held under ISSF rules, a shooter with a dispensation will ...
Created on 03 January 2012
36. How to get started
(Uncategorised)
... for shooters with lower limb disabilities, because they can take part without requiring any modification of the rules or equipment.  Details of .22 and airgun benchrest can be found HERE, and ...
Created on 02 January 2012
37. You CAN do it!
(Uncategorised)
... enjoying your sport for as long as possible.  There is a solution for everyone, so please ask! I don’t just want to compete against other disabled people. 99% of .22 and airgun competitions are ...
Created on 02 January 2012
38. English Small-bore Shooting Union
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting organisations)
The primary function of the ESSU is to select English representative teams for International Small-bore and Airgun competitions, specifically the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Federation Championships. ...
Created on 12 February 2012
39. National Small-bore Rifle Association
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting organisations)
The NSRA is the national governing body for all Small-bore Rifle and Pistol Target Shooting in the United Kingdom, including Airgun and Match Crossbow Shooting.  ...
Created on 20 December 2011
40. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: Storage of Airguns
(Phoca Download / Storage of Airguns)
Storage of Airguns: Guidance issued by the NSRA following implementation of the Crime & Security Act 2010.    ...
Created on 15 January 2013
41. Other magazines: Airgun World - August 2012 - Headley Court at BFTO
(Phoca Download / Airgun World - August 2012 - Headley Court at BFTO)
Airgun World - August 2012 - Headley Court at BFTO ...
Created on 14 November 2012
42. Reference library: The Art of Shooting
(Phoca Download / The Art of Shooting)
The Art of Shooting: An introduction to target shooting with rifle, pistol, shotgun and airgun.  ...
Created on 31 January 2012
43. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: NSRA Rules & Regulations 2011
(Phoca Download / NSRA Rules & Regulations 2011)
NSRA Rules & Regulations 2011: Rules and regulations governing smallbore (.22), airgun and crossbow disciplines.   ...
Created on 28 January 2012
44. Geoff Partridge Open Airgun Meeting (2012-01-21)
(Events Calendar/Geoff Partridge Open Airgun Meeting)
Geoff Partridge Open Airgun Meeting West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre, Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton Tony Taylor, Manager, WMRSC  ...
Created on 10 January 2012
45. Entries close for British Airgun Championship (2012-02-01)
(Events Calendar/Entries close for British Airgun Championship)
Entries close for British Airgun Championship National Small-bore Rifle Association, Competitions Department.  ...
Created on 10 January 2012
46. British Airgun Championship (2012-02-24)
(Events Calendar/British Airgun Championship)
British Airgun Championship Fully integrated competitions and Disabled Championships in air rifle and air pistol. Organised by the NSRA, the Championships are held at the Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley ...
Created on 10 January 2012
47. Dwarf National Games (2012-05-06)
(Events Calendar/Dwarf National Games)
Dwarf National Games The Games are run by Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAUK).  Airgun shooting events take place at the WMRSC range.  Other sports take place at the main Aldersley Stadium. WMRSC, Aldersley ...
Created on 10 January 2012
48. ESSU Championships (2012-06-02)
(Events Calendar/ESSU Championships)
ESSU Championships This event includes all airgun and .22 disciplines. Please note that it is being held one month later than usual in 2012, due to the Olympic World Cup on the May Day bank holiday weekend ...
Created on 10 January 2012
49. Sporter Air Rifle Championships (2012-07-07)
(Events Calendar/Sporter Air Rifle Championships)
Sporter Air Rifle Championships National meeting for this very popular airgun discipline, organised by the National Small-bore Rifle Association. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 ...
Created on 10 January 2012
50. UKBR22 National Benchrest Championships (2012-08-24)
(Events Calendar/UKBR22 National Benchrest Championships)
UKBR22 National Benchrest Championships This is the championships for airgun and .22 rimfire benchrest, and will be hosted by the Paul Lane Rifle & Pistol Club Mirfield Rifle Ranges, Paul Lane, Colnebridge ...
Created on 13 January 2012

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