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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Vision
(Category)
... mentioned in this section can be found in our Equipment Section. Contents of this section: Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction ...
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2. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... introduction to the sport, and to nurture those who are ambitious to improve. To fill this role we are looking for clubs that are able to accommodate wheelchair shooters and/or blind-VI shooters in more ...
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3. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... remarkably successful.  John has also instigated the introduction and development of a brand new Acoustic Crossbow discipline.  His other projects at Blackburn include Sport Crossbow and black ...
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4. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... a lot of it!   Introduction Those who are new to the concept of blind participation in target shooting can find out about it in our introductory article, which also includes some notes on ...
Created on 07 March 2014
5. 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
6. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... shooter, or the whole introduction to the shooting process for a beginner), and discuss how to bring it about. The training drills may need to be modified, equipment may need to be altered – anything that ...
Created on 19 November 2013
7. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
... mentioned in this section can be found in our Equipment Section. Contents of this section: Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction ...
Created on 10 January 2013
8. Happy New Year !
(DSP News)
...  Disability Awareness - a simple introduction to help people introduce themselves and communicate comfortably with those who have disabilities. More to come!  ...
Created on 06 January 2013
9. Vision - The Range Environment
(Vision)
... on the target may be a solution.    Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options Use ...
Created on 04 January 2013
10. Vision - Use of Opposite Eye
(Vision)
... a shooter who adopted this solution can be found in Downloads; "Options after eye damage".         Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems ...
Created on 04 January 2013
11. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
...  Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction Options Use of Opposite Eye The Range Environment    ...
Created on 03 January 2013
12. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
...  Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Enhancement Options Use of Opposite Eye The Range Environment    ...
Created on 03 January 2013
13. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
... not be used when shooting from the right shoulder when using the right eye.     Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Introduction Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options ...
Created on 03 January 2013
14. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
Problems with vision caused by injury, illness, age-related conditions or just general deterioration over the years are one of the commonest causes of shooters giving up the sport.  This is a great ...
Created on 03 January 2013
15. Vision - Eye Protection
(Vision)
...  Solutions to Problems – Introduction Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options Use of Opposite Eye The Range Environment    ...
Created on 03 January 2013
16. New Leaflets
(DSP News)
We have added two more leaflets to our range of promotional material. The new Welcome! leaflet is an introduction to the Disabled Shooting Project, and outlines the key areas of our work.  Clay ...
Created on 11 October 2012
17. New Blind/VI PowerPoint
(DSP News)
An Introduction to Blind/VI Target Shooting has been added to the DSP’s promotional toolbox.  This PowerPoint presentation explains how acoustic shooting works, and sets out the various options ...
Created on 01 October 2012
18. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
Introduction The DSP receives a steady flow of requests for advice from clubs wishing to set up facilities for disabled participation, or to develop or expand their existing provision.  Advice is ...
Created on 12 August 2012
19. DSP Information Packs
(DSP News)
... new PowerPoint presentation An Introduction to Blind/VI Shooting.  More information about these is in DSP News.  Anyone who has already received an information pack, and wishes to have copies ...
Created on 14 May 2012
20. Essex
(Local Awards)
Colchester Sports Awards http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/sport/colchester_sport_awards/introduction/ Presentation: February   Epping Forest District Sports Awards http://www.eppingforestdc.gov.uk/news/2011/sports_award.asp ...
Created on 30 March 2012
21. Awards
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... shooting people and clubs nominated for as many of the local, county and regional awards as possible. The second is the introduction of our own Disabled Shooting Awards. You will find details of both parts in ...
Created on 30 March 2012
22. Find a Club
(Uncategorised)
Introduction This part of our site is aimed at helping people to locate a suitable club or shooting ground.  It includes information on where to access details of many of the different target shooting ...
Created on 27 January 2012
23. Clubs - what to look for
(Uncategorised)
Introduction This page is aimed at helping people to locate a suitable club or shooting ground.  It includes some advice to help those new to the sport to identify suitable clubs for their specific ...
Created on 26 January 2012
24. 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
25. Introduction to Crossbow
(Disciplines)
This is: Crossbow shooting Match Crossbow is a parallel discipline to Air Rifle with the same courses of fire, and usually shot with the aid of shooting jacket, trousers and boots, in the standing ...
Created on 24 January 2012
26. 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
27. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
(Disciplines)
This is: Acoustic Shooting — for Blind and Visually Impaired Watch an excellent introduction to this discipline at club level by Deanshanger Air Rifle Club.   Watch Michael Whapples ...
Created on 23 January 2012
28. 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
29. Introduction to Clay Target
(Disciplines)
This is: Clay Target shooting Watch a brief introduction to the basics of the Double-trap discipline, presented by two able-bodied British international shooters Charlotte Kerwood and Richard Faulds, ...
Created on 12 January 2012
30. 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
31. Introduction to Air Pistol
(Disciplines)
This is: Air Pistol shooting Watch a brief introduction to air pistol shooting by one of our top disabled pistol shooters, courtesy of BBC Sport.  Read an outline of the various pistol events. ...
Created on 12 January 2012
32. Launch of Sport Crossbow
(Events News)
... which offers under-18s a basic introduction to target shooting. Key features of Sport Crossbow Any commercially-produced recurve crossbow with a maximum draw weight of 90lbs; it must have a safety ...
Created on 11 January 2012
33. Clubs, ranges, shooting grounds
(Uncategorised)
... been the introduction of a scheme for enabling clubs and shooting grounds that are disabled-friendly to be recognised as such. Our Clubs Scheme is aimed at establishing a national network of benchmarked ...
Created on 03 January 2012
34. Clay Target: Clay Target - Introduction to Sporting + Sportrap
(Phoca Download / Clay Target - Introduction to Sporting + Sportrap)
Clay Target - Introduction to Sporting + Sportrap ...
Created on 21 August 2012
35. DSP Information Pack: Infopack - Disabled Shooting Year
(Phoca Download / Infopack - Disabled Shooting Year)
Infopack - Disabled Shooting Year
Created on 24 July 2012
36. 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
37. e-bulletins: e-bulletin 1 - Introduction
(Phoca Download / e-bulletin 1 - Introduction)
e-bulletin 1 - Introduction ...
Created on 29 January 2012

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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.