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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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. UKBRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
UKBRA, Discipline governing body, The UK Benchrest Association administers full-bore benchrest disciplines.    ...
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3. Olaf Jones
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Olaf Jones, DSP Working Group - Fullbore + F Class, Olaf is the NRA's Disability Representative.  As a result of losing part of his left arm in a motorcycle accident, he shoots full-bore target rifle ...
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4. 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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5. NRA
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
NRA, NGB, The National Rifle Association UK is the national governing body for full-bore target shooting, and runs the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, Surrey.  ...
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6. Liz Woodall
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Liz Woodall, DSP Co-ordinator, Liz first picked up a target rifle at the age of 14.  Since then her involvement in the sport has ranged through smallbore rifle, air rifle, full-bore, service rifle, ...
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7. Keith Morriss
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... since 1986 at international level and has twice been a World Champion, and also a European Champion in both air rifle and small-bore rifle.  He has competed in four Paralympic Games, winning a ...
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8. F Class UK
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
F Class UK, Discipline governing body, F Class is a disabled-friendly full-bore rifle discipline which is administered in Britain by F Class UK.    ...
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9. Dave Froggett
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Dave Froggett, DSP Working Group - Coaching & Development, Dave is the Coaching & Development Manager for the National Small-bore Rifle Association.  He has represented Great Britain in air ...
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10. Charlie Blow
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Charlie Blow, DSP Working Group - Smallbore Rifle, Charlie has been shooting small-bore rifle since he was at school and is currently a member of the Board of Management of the NSRA.  In this capacity ...
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11. Acoustic Shooting Facilities
(Acoustic)
... of this site.   8th Warwicks (Stratford) Home Guard Rifle Club – near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire Beccles Rifle Club – Beccles, Suffolk Bedfordshire Small-Bore ...
Created on 06 March 2014
12. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
by Hussein Patwa VI shooter with Bon Accord Smallbore RC, Denwood, Aberdeen   To many people, the words ‘blind’ and ‘shooting’ are rarely synonymous when used in the same sentence. Indeed, ...
Created on 06 March 2014
13. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... but you need a body of men and women who can shoot well enough to reach the Paralympic standard." Ken Nash, vice-chairman of the National Small-bore Rifle Association, said the sport gives people a "great ...
Created on 06 March 2014
14. British Blind Championship 2014
(Events News)
... to see more shooters taking this up.     Leading Results Class A and Supported Champion - Carol Brown, Okehampton Smallbore Club - 598 (44x) Class B - James Coulton, Blackburn Acoustic ...
Created on 05 March 2014
15. Launch of Clubs Scheme
(DSP News)
... Shooting Gala on 9th September.   Leicester & District Smallbore Rifle & Pistol Club was the first club to pass the benchmarking process and receive its Focus Club certificate.  We ...
Created on 22 November 2013
16. 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
17. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
...  Easingwold Rifle Club - Yorkshire A smallbore club with excellent modern indoor facilities that are fully disabled-accessible. Goole Social & Shooting Club - Yorkshire Already catering for a ...
Created on 21 November 2013
18. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... present it. We are particularly keen to see clay target facilities and full-bore clubs taking up these opportunities.  We have been liaising with several who are working on bids to Sport England ...
Created on 21 November 2013
19. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... smallbore shooting has been the most accessible discipline for a long time. Now that the other main disciplines are working hard to develop accessibility, we are looking forward to a much wider range of ...
Created on 11 November 2013
20. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... his “equaliser” equipment, which enables people with severe disabilities to shoot with various types of gun. Between shoots, our guests could have a look at some juicy displays of fullbore and benchrest ...
Created on 01 November 2013
21. Full-bore & F Class Leaflet
(DSP News)
This is the latest addition to our suite of leaflets covering various aspects of disabled target shooting.  It gives an outline of the disciplines governed by the National Rifle Association, and ...
Created on 20 February 2013
22. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... chosen discipline.  For more information about this see the section on NSRA Dispensations. Small-bore and full-bore rifle shooters who have vision problems are allowed to use various devices which ...
Created on 03 January 2013
23. 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
24. 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
25. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... technical aspects of the sport.  On top of that, he has been an enthusiastic promoter of target shooting for those with disabilities.  When we wanted to have smallbore/airgun benchrest on offer ...
Created on 23 November 2012
26. DSP at NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP News)
Bisley Smallbore Rifle Championships The DSP had a "presence" at the Rifle Meeting in August.  Information about the project's work was on display in the Stats Tent and at the Lord Roberts Centre.  ...
Created on 27 August 2012
27. County Associations - Key Players
(DSP Blog)
... county are fully inclusive and integrated, and make sure that the publicity material about them states plainly that they are.  The second part might seem rather pointless to many smallbore shooters, ...
Created on 24 August 2012
28. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... and the NRA Adaptive Championships (part of the fullbore world’s Imperial Meeting).  Last week was the turn of the smallbore rifle meeting; still to come are the first Clay Target Disabled Sportrap ...
Created on 22 August 2012
29. DSP Information Packs
(DSP News)
... of the leaflets. Up-date: Three new leaflets (Welcome! introducing the DSP and its work, Clay Target Shooting and Full-bore Rifle & F Class) have been added to the pack, together with a ...
Created on 14 May 2012
30. FAQs
(Uncategorised)
... for the relevant discipline.  There are some disciplines, such as benchrest and F Class fullbore, which are so accessible that people with disabilities can comply with the standard rules.  ...
Created on 01 May 2012
31. Letter from HM the Queen
(Uncategorised)
... Small-bore Rifle Association. As Patron of the National Small-bore Rifle Association, I am pleased to support and encourage all those participating in the Disabled Shooting Year. This is an excellent ...
Created on 03 April 2012
32. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
(Uncategorised)
... with a disabled shooter there. New competitions for disabled shooters are springing up. Representatives of the fullbore and clay target disciplines have joined the working group. H.M. the Queen has written ...
Created on 11 March 2012
33. Prone rifle from a wheelchair
(Profiles)
Ray Cockayne Disability: Limb Girdle Spinal Muscular Atrophy In addition to shooting .22 prone from his wheelchair (as shown here), Ray also shoots fullbore rifle in various calibres, including ...
Created on 04 February 2012
34. Downloads
(Information)
... Rifleman This magazine is the quarterly journal of the Nationall Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).  There has been a DSP supplement in every issue since Spring 2009.  These cover the launch ...
Created on 28 January 2012
35. Rules
(Information)
... Target BFTA rules Full-bore Target Rifle NRA rules - the 'Bisley Bible' Smallbore Rifle and Pistol IPC rules - for Paralympic shooting IPC rules for Classification of international ...
Created on 28 January 2012
36. 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
37. Full-bore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Full-bore Target Rifle and F Class Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained ...
Created on 28 January 2012
38. Smallbore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
.22 Rifle and Pistol Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the ...
Created on 28 January 2012
39. Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... and Air Pistol Benchrest - Full-bore, .22 and Airgun Blind/VI - Air Rifle Clay Target - Skeet, Down the Line and Sport Crossbow - Match, Field and Sport Field Target Full-bore - Target Rifle ...
Created on 28 January 2012
40. Introduction to Benchrest
(Disciplines)
This is: Benchrest shooting The world of Benchrest Rifle shooting is divided broadly into the long-range fullbore disciplines that are governed by the UK Benchrest Association (UKBRA), and the smallbore ...
Created on 24 January 2012
41. Introduction to Crossbow
(Disciplines)
... for many years, has kindly provided these graphics illustrating the two disciplines.  The national governing body for Match and Sport Crossbow shooting is the National Small-bore Rifle Association ...
Created on 24 January 2012
42. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
(Disciplines)
  This is: Smallbore Rifle & Pistol shooting The world of smallbore target shooting covers a very large number of disciplines that can be broadly categorised by the type of gun (rifle ...
Created on 24 January 2012
43. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
(Disciplines)
...  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 ...
Created on 23 January 2012
44. NRA Ranges, Bisley Camp
(Places)
... types of target shooting over distances from 25 to 1,200 yards. The most disabled-friendly disciplines available to full-bore shooters at Bisley Camp are F Class and benchrest.  More details can ...
Created on 18 January 2012
45. Introduction to Full-bore Rifle
(Disciplines)
This is: Full-bore Target Rifle shooting F Class is the particularly disabled-friendly full-bore discipline, as the rifle is supported at the front by a bipod rest or stand.  You can see ...
Created on 12 January 2012
46. Introduction to Air Rifle
(Disciplines)
This is: Air Rifle shooting Watch a brief explanation of the basics of air rifle shooting by coach Simon Jarman, courtesy of BBC Sport. Read an outline of the Air Rifle and Small-bore events - NB: ...
Created on 12 January 2012
47. 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
48. Finding somewhere to shoot
(Uncategorised)
... if access is required for someone with mobility problems.  It is also wise to check that facilities are still available, as published information may be out of date.  Smallbore Clubs The ...
Created on 05 January 2012
49. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
Do you need a Dispensation?   Q:  What is it for? A:  It allows less able and disabled shooters to take part in competitions. At present the National Small-bore Rifle Association ...
Created on 03 January 2012
50. About us
(Uncategorised)
... launched by the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA). In Autumn 2011 the Project was granted funding from Sport England, and transferred to British Shooting.  Its remit has been expanded ...
Created on 03 January 2012

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