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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
(Category)
... technique.  For the vast majority of them it is something that can be corrected by use of prescription lenses.  Some have much more significant problems that require modifications to standard ...
Created on
2. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... to be able to cope with wheelchair users and other mobility problems, and should have sufficient equipment and coaching expertise to enable them to help a pretty wide range of disabled people have an enjoyable ...
Created on
3. Coaching
(Category)
... about funding available for their training, about equipment, and about how to tap into the national pool of coaching expertise to solve specific problems.  Contributions of new material for this ...
Created on
4. Web Site Problems
(FAQ)
If you are experiencing problems with this web site, here are a few things to try that might help:- Make sure that your browser is accepting site cookies. These are little snippets of information that ...
Created on 17 January 2014
5. Getting the most from this site
(FAQ)
... should work correctly on most recent browsers, on most common computing platforms. The following points should be considered if you experience problems. Web page zooming Most modern browsers have a ...
Created on 22 November 2013
6. Vision for Shooters
(Helpful Stuff)
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 ...
Created on 19 November 2013
7. Introduction to Field Target
(Disciplines)
... people to access, particularly for those with mobility problems.  However, the discipline governing body, BFTA, is working on finding solutions.   The Bisley Field Target Organisation, based ...
Created on 19 November 2013
8. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... activity for people who have mental health problems and often intellectual disabilities as well. Nick showed a video which can be viewed on their website.  Dr Niamh-Elizabeth Reilly talked about ...
Created on 13 November 2013
9. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... Secondly, to provide a reference library for shooters, coaches, instructors and clubs who are looking for solutions to problems on equipment or technique. This is an important part of the DSP’s work, ...
Created on 12 November 2013
10. DSP On-line Video
(DSP News)
... invitation to anyone and everyone to contribute to our videos that will encourage people to take up the sport, or which will help shooters, coaches and clubs to solve problems - it's entitled Shooting ...
Created on 10 November 2013
11. DSP on YouTube!
(DSP News)
... solved technical problems. Anyone who has video to contribute is invited to contact DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall or DSP Volunteer Andy Goodier.  Content is more important than technical quality ...
Created on 12 August 2013
12. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
... technique.  For the vast majority of them it is something that can be corrected by use of prescription lenses.  Some have much more significant problems that require modifications to standard ...
Created on 10 January 2013
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. 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
17. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Rules
(Vision)
For rifle and pistol shooters there are rules at domestic and international level about what they are permitted to do by way of correcting vision problems, or enhancing their vision for aiming.  ...
Created on 03 January 2013
18. 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
19. 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
20. Rifle - Sights - Use of opposite eye
(Rifle)
... about vision for target shooting, and solutions to many problems, see the Vision section of this site, under More Information.  ...
Created on 03 January 2013
21. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
(Rifle)
... about these devices, see the suppliers' on-line catalogues.  For information about vision for target shooting, and solutions to many problems, see the Vision section of this site, under More Information. ...
Created on 03 January 2013
22. Rifle - Sights - Vision correction devices
(Rifle)
... on these items see the Gehmann catalogue. For information about vision for target shooting, and solutions to many problems, see the Vision section of this site, under More Information.   ...
Created on 03 January 2013
23. Disability Awareness
(Uncategorised)
... staff, flags up social problems often experienced by people who have difficulty with speech due to cerebral palsy, stroke, Down’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, etc.  It then advises on how ...
Created on 03 January 2013
24. Disability Awareness
(Disability Awareness)
... staff, flags up social problems often experienced by people who have difficulty with speech due to cerebral palsy, stroke, Down’s syndrome, autistic spectrum disorders, etc.  It then advises on how ...
Created on 03 January 2013
25. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
...  Think about how members with mobility problems will not only be able to get onto the firing point, but change their targets – if they become full members there may come a day when they are shooting ...
Created on 12 August 2012
26. Problem solving
(DSP Blog)
... as I was.  It will be very interesting to see what a difference this makes at the National Dwarf Games next month.  It's a real joy working with these guys; the problems mentioned above, which ...
Created on 16 April 2012
27. Information Exchange
(Uncategorised)
... and had already solved many of the problems facing Person A.  By locating Person B and putting him or her in touch with Person A, we could provide the latter with access to valuable experience, knowledge ...
Created on 27 January 2012
28. Clay Target - Shooter's Stand
(Clay Target)
Clay Target shooters who have some lower limb weakness, or stability problems, may be interested in this fold-up stand, which was made as a one-off to order.  We found details of it on the website ...
Created on 26 January 2012
29. Introduction to Full-bore Rifle
(Disciplines)
... originally intended to allow TR shooters with impaired vision or other physical problems to carry on in the sport, by allowing the use of optical/telescopic sights, rifle rests, etc.  However, ...
Created on 12 January 2012
30. 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
31. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... Most people with any type or degree of disability suffer in ways that are not apparent to the observer; pain, muscle spasms, weakness, fatigue, many vision problems, etc. are all invisible to the onlooker, ...
Created on 03 January 2012
32. About us
(Uncategorised)
... shooters who become "less able" over time. If you can barely see the target, have joint problems that make standing positions painful, or struggle to get up and down when shooting prone, we’d like ...
Created on 03 January 2012
33. Clubs, ranges, shooting grounds
(Uncategorised)
... with mobility problems.  It is also wise to check that facilities are still available, as published information may be out of date.  Benchmarking clubs One of our major initiatives has ...
Created on 03 January 2012
34. You CAN do it!
(Uncategorised)
... a clear disability.  If you can barely see the target, have joint problems that make standing positions painful, or struggle to get up and down when shooting prone, we’d like to help you to continue ...
Created on 02 January 2012
35. Sport Vision
(Search - Weblinks / Other Sites)
This group, led by Geraint Griffiths, has carried out research on vision for shooters, and may be able to assist shooters with mild to moderate vision problems.   ...
Created on 18 January 2012
36. British Deaf Sports Council
(Search - Weblinks / Sport for people with disabilities)
Sorry, there are problems with this link at the moment.  ...
Created on 18 January 2012
37. Target Shooter: December 2012 - Solutions to Vision Problems
(Phoca Download / December 2012 - Solutions to Vision Problems)
December 2012 - Solutions to Vision Problems ...
Created on 21 December 2012

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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.