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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Domestic Competitions
(Category)
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2. Competitions
(Category)
Opportunities for competing One of the really great things about target shooting as a sport is that for many competitions disabled and less-able participants compete against the fully able; they are ...
Created on
3. International Development
(Hot News)
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.    ...
Created on 29 May 2014
4. International Development Plans
(International)
Can you help? It has long been clear from our contacts with individual shooters and clubs that there is a big demand for more high-level competitions that are open to disabled and less-able shooters. ...
Created on 29 May 2014
5. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... like other clubs to take it up so that some competitions can be introduced for it.  Any clubs interested should contact John Lloyd at Blackburn - as usual, grants should be available to cover the ...
Created on 07 March 2014
6. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... I have won four or five gold medals in different competitions."  ...
Created on 06 March 2014
7. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
... scores), quota places, wild cards, etc. for each sport.   Target Shooting will have the same events as in the London 2012 Games.  This means that there will be 12 competitions (3 male, 3 ...
Created on 24 January 2014
8. No CT for 2020 Paralympics
(International)
... for acceptance.  Our hope is that in the meantime extra effort will be channelled into creating more international competitions for our talented shooters.  That will provide more opportunities ...
Created on 24 January 2014
9. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... that has been a leading centre for disabled target shooting for some years. The club is pioneering fully integrated air rifle competitions. Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club - Warwickshire A ...
Created on 21 November 2013
10. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... sport. In fact, one of the plans within the Disabled Shooting Project’s Working Group is the development of new competitions for disabled and able-bodied alike, catering for all levels of ability and all ...
Created on 19 November 2013
11. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... the Disabled Shooting Project, has achieved success in national level inclusive competitions, and does a great deal to help other disabled shooters.   Disabled International Shooter – Junior ...
Created on 11 November 2013
12. Shooting Scholarships
(Funding News)
... to do well enough to gain points for them in BUCS competitions. Newcastle University gave a scholarship to a shooter in 2008. Other Options The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme has supported ...
Created on 01 September 2013
13. World Dwarf Games – 5 GBR Medals
(International)
... of Monday's Air Pistol and soccer competitions, plus some excellent photos can be viewed HERE. RESULTS – Air Pistol Masters (over 35) – Men 1st Arthur Dean GBR 162 2nd Len Sawisch USA 161 3rd Robert ...
Created on 07 August 2013
14. 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
15. County Associations - Key Players
(DSP Blog)
... few days thinking of all the things I ought to have suggested and kicking myself.  These were the three suggestions: 1. Try to ensure that as many as possible of the competitions run in the ...
Created on 24 August 2012
16. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... the 50-metre range has been in the Lord Roberts Centre, so those competitions are fully disabled-accessible.  Indeed, Karen Butler, now on her way to compete in the Paralympics, represented her county ...
Created on 22 August 2012
17. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... 601 with iron sights.  Moving from the FWB 601 to a compressed air rifle has been a real benefit to Tom.  Whilst he was enjoying success with the FWB in competitions the effort to reload for ...
Created on 17 August 2012
18. First CT Disabled Championship
(Events News)
... disabled categories in other mainstream competitions. This flyer is available as a download to help with publicising the event.    ...
Created on 07 August 2012
19. 1st NRA Disabled Match
(Events News)
... Group), who achieved the only HPS of the day.  The word is that the NRA will definitely run the event again next year, and is also considering introducing competitions open to non-military shooters ...
Created on 21 July 2012
20. Welsh CT Success
(People News)
... competitions and categories as a paraplegic wheelchair user, Mat has been shooting in the Welsh able-bodied Olympic Trap selection shoots for a few years. On Sunday 15th July, at the final selection shoot ...
Created on 20 July 2012
21. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... of a network of disabled-accessible clubs across the country we are introducing a new “benchmarking” scheme for clubs that wish to be able to demonstrate that they are disabled-friendly.  Competitions ...
Created on 27 March 2012
22. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
(Uncategorised)
... about the excellent scheme that the Association has for issuing dispensations to people who cannot shoot with a “conventional” position or technique, so that they can not only take part in competitions ...
Created on 11 March 2012
23. Blind/VI Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... obtained via the relevant organisations' websites.    A postal league is organised by Tony Taylor, Manager of the WMRSC at Aldersley.  Listed below are shoulder-to-shoulder competitions.  ...
Created on 30 January 2012
24. Rules
(Information)
Shooting covers a wide range of different disciplines, and consequently there are a large number of different Governing Bodies and sets of rules for competitions. We have provided links here to the most ...
Created on 28 January 2012
25. Benchrest Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... be obtained via the relevant organisations' websites.  This is an exceptionally accessible discipline for shooters with disabilities, and most competitions will include a fair number of them.  ...
Created on 28 January 2012
26. Clay Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... these must be able to shoot with conventional equipment and techniques.  A comprehensive fixture list is maintained on the CPSA website.  The following competitions are open to shooters with ...
Created on 28 January 2012
27. Crossbow Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... via the relevant organisations' websites.  Match Crossbow Shooters in this discipline may enter 10m Air Rifle competitions run by the NSRA, and consequently a less-able or disabled shooter who ...
Created on 28 January 2012
28. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... disabilities can take part in competitions. BFTA organises a number of annual competitions, details of which are on its website: Championship Meetings at BFTA’s principal venue in Newbury: Individual ...
Created on 28 January 2012
29. Full-bore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... to shoot with conventional equipment and techniques for the relevant discipline under the NRA Rules.  Nearly all full-bore competitions are listed on the NRA’s website. The NRA’s principal championship ...
Created on 28 January 2012
30. Smallbore Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... relevant organisations' websites. Anyone who holds an NSRA Dispensation can take part in all competitions run under NSRA rules.  All of the competitions run by the Association are listed in its ...
Created on 28 January 2012
31. Airgun Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... the relevant organisations' websites.    Anyone who holds an NSRA Dispensation can take part in all competitions run under NSRA rules.  All of the competitions run by the Association are ...
Created on 28 January 2012
32. Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
Opportunities for competing One of the really great things about target shooting as a sport is that for many competitions disabled and less-able participants compete against the fully able; they are ...
Created on 28 January 2012
33. Progression
(Uncategorised)
... with disabilities can compete, and on the competitions that are open to them.  The very ambitious few can find out something about the steps to an international career.  Later on we hope to ...
Created on 27 January 2012
34. National Clay Shooting Centre, Bisley Camp
(Places)
... offers world class facilities for all shooting disciplines and hosts International competitions.          Clay Layouts English Skeet Olympic Trap/Automatic ...
Created on 27 January 2012
35. International Competition
(International Events)
Paralympic Shooting At the moment, almost all international shooting competitions for people with disabilities are run under the same rules and regulations as apply to the Paralympic shooting events.  ...
Created on 27 January 2012
36. Clubs - what to look for
(Uncategorised)
... had to cope with helping a newcomer to learn things that its existing members are totally unfamiliar with.   Competitions The amount of competitive involvement of clubs varies enormously.  ...
Created on 26 January 2012
37. Events
(Uncategorised)
... competitions and promotional events, both planned and past. The Diary page contains a calendar style listing of numerous activities from local club-organised meetings or competitions right up to ...
Created on 25 January 2012
38. Introduction to Benchrest
(Disciplines)
... county associations or local leagues have set up their own benchrest competitions.  These may allow the use of different rifle + target combinations to those stipulated by UKBRA and UKBR22.  ...
Created on 24 January 2012
39. 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
40. 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
41. General - Shooter's Wheelchair
(General)
... shooting positions, and is removed for the “standing” equivalent position.  These chairs are supplied by RDK Mobility. Shooters taking part in domestic competitions are not restricted to this ...
Created on 16 January 2012
42. Launch of Sport Crossbow
(Events News)
... and promoted at Blackburn R&PC, while Chris Aston is drafting the necessary rules, after which the NSRA, as well as clubs, will be able to start organising competitions.  As and when we receive ...
Created on 11 January 2012
43. Scout
(Showcase)
... fore-end of the rifle.  The two different fittings allow him to shoot in prone and standing positions.  Using these prostheses the Scout has been able to take part in competitions, including ...
Created on 07 January 2012
44. 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
45. About us
(Uncategorised)
... involved or interested in disabled target shooting, covering information on disciplines, competitions, funding, facilities, equipment, shooting technique, training, etc. Encouraging clubs, shooting grounds ...
Created on 03 January 2012
46. How to get started
(Uncategorised)
... the price of your pellets or ammunition, and membership subscriptions - probably around the cost of a pint or a cappuccino a week! If you buy your own equipment and enter lots of competitions - as much ...
Created on 02 January 2012
47. 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
48. British Clay Team for Italian GP
(Events News)
2nd Clay Target Grand Prix, Lonato 4th – 7th May 2012 The team that has flown out to “the shooting capital of Italy” for this weekend’s competitions is nearly twice as big as last year’s for the ...
Created on 03 May 2012
49. Book now! Clay Target GP 2012
(Events News)
... and entry form for the match are in the Competitions section of our Downloads, together with information about the system for classifying disabilities.     ...
Created on 29 March 2012
50. Shooting the Breeze
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting information & forums)
Field Target forum site, including competitions, equipment, etc.   ...
Created on 02 November 2013

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International Development

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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.  

Helpful Stuff

Vision for Shooters

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.

Funding Guidance & Information

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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.