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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Rifle
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2. 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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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. 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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7. 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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8. Keith Morriss
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
Keith Morriss, DSP Working Group - International Coach, Keith has been a wheelchair user for most of his life, and shoots at Sutton Coldfield Rifle & Pistol Club.  He worked for a number of years ...
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9. John Lloyd
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
John Lloyd, DSP Working Group - Pistol, John is a member of the Board of Management of the NSRA.  Formerly Chairman of Blackburn Rifle and Pistol Club, he is now Vice Chairman.  Whilst in the ...
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10. 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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11. DTSGB
(Contacts / Other Organisations)
DTSGB, NGB, Disability Target Shooting GB is the national governing body for the Paralympic target shooting disciplines (10m Air Rifle, 10m Air Pistol, 25m Pistol, 50m .22 Rifle, 50m .22 Pistol).  Its ...
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12. 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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13. Chris Lacey
(Contacts / Disabled Shooting)
... British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put paid to any prospect of international success as a senior, and means that he is expected ...
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14. 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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15. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
...  F = Score in Final   R1 – 10m Air Rifle Standing Men SH1 One of the shooters who has emerged in the post-London 2012 era is Owen Burke. He was the only Briton in this match, but helped the medal ...
Created on 29 May 2014
16. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... the latest developments in additional disciplines.  There is also an overview by VI shooter Hussain Patwa.  Anyone who is looking for somewhere to try acoustic air rifle shooting can check ...
Created on 07 March 2014
17. 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
18. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... actively participated in modern acoustic air rifle shooting for over 15 years. First introduced in 1994, shooters use regular .177 air rifles, firing points and ammunition just like their sighted peers. ...
Created on 06 March 2014
19. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
Profiles of air rifle shooters who use acoustic aiming equipment because they have lost their sight. Davey Geater Disability: Loss of vision following head injury Davey's story was published by ...
Created on 06 March 2014
20. 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
21. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... air rifle, with acoustic aiming equipment for the blind/VI competitors, and drop-down disc targets.  Competitors shoot twice during each race.  Missing a target is an expensive mistake, as the ...
Created on 23 February 2014
22. Non-shooters Shoot
(Random Shots)
Blair Atholl SBRC Non-shooters Shoot 2004 Extract from The Rifleman, Winter 2004/05 issue About 20 years ago The Rifleman carried a report of a "Non-shooters Shoot".  It sounded interesting ...
Created on 20 February 2014
23. Lincolnshire Disabled Shooting Day
(Events News)
An excellent "come and have a go" day was run by Lincolnshire SRA on 11th January 2014.  On offer were acoustic shooting for blind/VI, air rifle and pistol, and archery.  This was a fantastic ...
Created on 31 January 2014
24. 2016 Paralympics
(International)
...  P1 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 male - 3 places P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 female - 3 places P3 - 25m Pistol SH1 mixed - 6 places P4 - 50m Pistol SH1 mixed - 6 places R1 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 male ...
Created on 24 January 2014
25. Dynamic Gloucestershire
(DSP Blog)
... we might be able to tap into. Our key interest has been working with the Gloucestershire Rifle Association on their plans for a super new indoor .22 range at their existing outdoor range facility. On ...
Created on 24 January 2014
26. 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
27. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... club has for some time been hosting have-a-go sessions for disabled servicemen from Headley Court, and is pioneering disabled participation in field target shooting. Blackburn Acoustic Rifle Club - Lancashire ...
Created on 21 November 2013
28. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
... always well signposted on approach roads, and with large banners at the gate advertising their presence and what’s on offer.  Visiting a rifle club all too often involves a frustrating search for ...
Created on 14 November 2013
29. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... helps those who find conventional sight systems too complex to cope with. Thanks to Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club, who kindly loaned the equipment, crossbow shooting was also on offer, and was very ...
Created on 13 November 2013
30. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... Rifle & Pistol Club – a club that is an excellent example of how a wide range of disabilities can be embraced by the sport. Award collected by Paul Holdstock on behalf of the club.   Disabled-Friendly ...
Created on 11 November 2013
31. Sport England Inspired Facilities
(Funding News)
... out significant work on their facilities.  In the last two rounds grants of nearly £50,000 each have been awarded to two rifle and pistol clubs and a county range complex, all of which aspire to be ...
Created on 07 November 2013
32. Disabled Shooting Gala 2013
(Past Events)
... rifles, as well as consult Pippa Taylor of 10.9 Tailoring for advice about their shooting clothing. Apparently a great deal of useful networking was going on as well.   Lots of Thanks We would ...
Created on 01 November 2013
33. DSP Regional Conferences 2013
(DSP News)
... Wareham, Dorset • Easingwold Rifle Club, Yorkshire • Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club, Lancashire • Cambridge Target Shooting Association, Norman Cross, near Peterborough, Huntingdonshire • Royal National ...
Created on 25 April 2013
34. 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
35. Regional Conferences
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... Wareham, Dorset North East Region - Saturday 9th March at Easingwold Rifle Club, North Yorkshire North West Region - Sunday 10th March at Blackburn Rifle & Pistol Club, Lancashire East Region ...
Created on 29 January 2013
36. Vision - The Range Environment
(Vision)
...  Lighting The aim is to achieve something as close to daylight as possible, so proper lighting along the whole length of the range is important.  An article from The Rifleman on this subject is ...
Created on 04 January 2013
37. Vision - Use of Opposite Eye
(Vision)
... to the rearsight so that the other eye can be used whilst the line of sight is still along the axis of the rifle.        Offset sights Kits of parts are available for mounting ...
Created on 04 January 2013
38. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
... Hat/visor     Side-blinds on shooting spectacles     Eye relief     Iris on rearsight (rifle) or shooting spectacles (pistol)     Grey filters ...
Created on 03 January 2013
39. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
... local High Street optician is most unlikely to understand the visual demands of the sport.  The following contacts may be useful: J H Steward – very experienced in both rifle/pistol and clay ...
Created on 03 January 2013
40. 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
41. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
... A:  Rifle shooters may use one or more of the aids that can be incorporated into the aiming system, or may need to adjust basic aiming components (e.g. the size of apertures, or thickness of foresight ...
Created on 03 January 2013
42. 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
43. 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
44. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
(Rifle)
... low-magnification lenses mounted in a holder that screws into the foresight tube.  There are restrictions on their use in some rifle events.  Centra 1.3x or 1.5x magnification Various sizes ...
Created on 03 January 2013
45. Rifle - Sights - Vision correction devices
(Rifle)
Prescription lens holder This attaches to the rearsight, and can be fitted with a corrective lens to the shooter's prescription.  Gehmann No. 501 – lens holder + iris Also available: 501A, ...
Created on 03 January 2013
46. Arthur Wood of Swansea - Unsung Hero
(People News)
Swansea Rifle Club’s coach and "man of all work" received the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award, recognising 20 years of unstinting voluntary service to the club.  This ...
Created on 23 December 2012
47. Chris Lacey joins DSP
(DSP News)
... know him, Chris was the leading British Junior international air rifle shooter for several years – and is still the joint British Junior Record holder. A motorcycle accident four or five years ago put ...
Created on 22 November 2012
48. British IPC Appointment
(People News)
... Rifle Club in Suffolk.  She was a member of the GB Junior Rifle & Pistol Squad for several years, and being elected Squad Captain before she became a senior.  Her last job was with LOCOG, ...
Created on 09 November 2012
49. Disabled shooting is not new!
(Random Shots)
... gems gleaned from national governing body archives. September 1906 - The Rifleman One must set aside modern ideas on terminology, and remember that 'political correctness' had not been invented ...
Created on 24 October 2012
50. 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

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