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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
Created on
2. Focus Clubs
(Category)
... the Focus Clubs Guidance from the Rules, Regulations, Policies and Guidance section of our Downloads. See if your club is going to be able to meet a fair proportion of the criteria summarised in the ...
Created on
3. 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
4. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... a very broad spectrum. We often try to put people into categories, and yes, we do this with disabled shooters at top level. If you can fit into SH1, SH2 or SH3 categories then rules of shooting are easy, ...
Created on 19 November 2013
5. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... who is contributing to development of acoustic shooting by assisting in the drafting of both domestic and international rules.   Special Awards Matt Skelhon, DTSGB – whose success at the ...
Created on 11 November 2013
6. International Role for British Shooter
(People News)
... promote.   The DSP and the NSRA have been working with Michael for some time on the proper codification of rules for domestic blind/VI shooting, and this will clearly be another important part of ...
Created on 04 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. 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
9. Vision - Use of Opposite Eye
(Vision)
... – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options The Range Environment      ...
Created on 04 January 2013
10. 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
11. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
...  Attached to rearsight (those shooting under ISSF rules must use a compliant device): Home-made devices are easy to make; again, the plastic milk carton is a good material for a translucent blinder.  ...
Created on 03 January 2013
12. 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
13. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
... that are available.      Eye Protection Solutions to Problems – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options Use of Opposite Eye The Range Environment ...
Created on 03 January 2013
14. 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
15. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... was a great success, and I gather they all enjoyed it enormously.  Having taken benchrest shooting under its NGB wing some time ago, the NSRA wanted to get to grips with the rules and regulations ...
Created on 23 November 2012
16. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... to understand the rules, safety requirements, etc., and how best to assist the shooter within the rules.  We are planning a short training package for such people.   Don’t forget that ...
Created on 12 August 2012
17. Rifle - Shooting jackets
(Rifle)
All rifle shooters who use jackets want them to fit well and do their job properly.  A tailoring service is now available to ensure that your jacket does fit and comply with the rules.   ...
Created on 10 August 2012
18. FAQs
(Uncategorised)
... standard equipment, technique or position in order to participate in one or more disciplines, then you are either disabled or ‘less able’.  “Standard” means as laid down in the mainstream rules ...
Created on 01 May 2012
19. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
(Uncategorised)
... under NSRA rules, but also do so against fully able shooters. Mulling these things over, the idea developed of setting up a project to help more disabled people to get into the sport, and at the same ...
Created on 11 March 2012
20. 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
21. Information & Rules
(Uncategorised)
In this part of the site we are providing links and downloads for the rules that govern the various target shooting disciplines (particularly where these relate specifically to less-able or disabled shooters), ...
Created on 28 January 2012
22. Clay Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... be obtained via the relevant organisations' websites.  Open shoots in all Clay Target disciplines are held by shooting grounds throughout the country under the CPSA Rules.  Competitors entering ...
Created on 28 January 2012
23. Crossbow Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... has a Dispensation may take part in them.   Details are set out in Airgun Competitions. Target or Field Crossbow Competitions under National Crossbow Federation rules are open to competitors ...
Created on 28 January 2012
24. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... and these with significant mobility.  Competitors must be able to shoot with conventional equipment and techniques under the British Field Target Association Rules.  On that basis shooters with ...
Created on 28 January 2012
25. 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
26. 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
27. 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
28. Detailed information
(Uncategorised)
... or advice.  It includes links to the rules governing various disciplines and disabled participation, and information on equipment that may be helpful for disabled shooters.  Finally, it ...
Created on 27 January 2012
29. 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
30. Clubs - what to look for
(Uncategorised)
... of suitable equipment, to aim and fire a rifle.  However, they may find it difficult to cope with tasks requiring strength and dexterity, such as re-loading some types of guns.  The rules allow ...
Created on 26 January 2012
31. Rifle+Crossbow - Spring stand
(Rifle)
... laid down in the IPC/ISCD rules governing Paralympic Shooting disciplines.  Shooters who are classified as SH2 under those rules are allowed to use a spring stand.  Spring stands can be purchased ...
Created on 26 January 2012
32. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
(Disciplines)
... any!  Children can take up the sport as soon as they can understand the safety rules and how to aim.  There are Junior categories for under 14s, under 16s, under 18s and under 21s. Veterans ...
Created on 24 January 2012
33. 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
34. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... the standard technical rules, on the face of it they cannot take part in competitions shot under those rules.  These people range from those who have a relatively minor condition to those with significant ...
Created on 03 January 2012
35. About us
(Uncategorised)
... and other facilities to cater for people with disabilities, including advising on sources of funding for building, equipment and training.  Advising on the drafting of rules and regulations relating ...
Created on 03 January 2012
36. How to get started
(Uncategorised)
... for shooters with lower limb disabilities, because they can take part without requiring any modification of the rules or equipment.  Details of .22 and airgun benchrest can be found HERE, and ...
Created on 02 January 2012
37. You CAN do it!
(Uncategorised)
...  Special Needs You CAN: Take part in shooting if you understand the safety rules and abide by them. Severe or Multiple Disability You CAN still shoot! This shooter is paralysed ...
Created on 02 January 2012
38. RDK Sports Wheelchairs
(Search - Weblinks / Suppliers & services)
Suppliers of wheelchairs for target shooting, compliant with IPC rules.   ...
Created on 17 January 2012
39. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance
(Phoca Download / Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance)
Created on 09 January 2012
40. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: Focus Clubs Guidance
(Phoca Download / Focus Clubs Guidance)
Focus Clubs Guidance: Guidance notes on the benchmarking criteria that will be applied to clubs, shooting grounds and other facilities seeking Focus Club status. 
Created on 21 November 2013
41. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: Risk Assessment + Management
(Phoca Download / Risk Assessment + Management)
Risk Assessment + Management: Guidance on the management of risks in sports clubs, and on how to carry out risk assessments, has been made available by the shooting sport's insurers via the NSRA.  
Created on 20 February 2013
42. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: Storage of Airguns
(Phoca Download / Storage of Airguns)
Storage of Airguns: Guidance issued by the NSRA following implementation of the Crime & Security Act 2010.  
Created on 15 January 2013
43. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: NRA Eye Protection Policy
(Phoca Download / NRA Eye Protection Policy)
NRA Eye Protection Policy: Guidance and recommendations on eye protection in NRA-governed shooting events.  Also confirmation of the events in which use of eye protection is now mandatory. 
Created on 31 December 2012
44. Target Shooter: June 2011 - Inclusivity rules!
(Phoca Download / June 2011 - Inclusivity rules!)
June 2011 - Inclusivity rules! ...
Created on 25 July 2012
45. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: Paralympic Shooting Events
(Phoca Download / Paralympic Shooting Events)
Paralympic Shooting Events: This is the full list of international target shooting events under IPC Rules.   ...
Created on 31 January 2012
46. Rules, Regulations, Policies & Guidance: NSRA Rules & Regulations 2011
(Phoca Download / NSRA Rules & Regulations 2011)
NSRA Rules & Regulations 2011: Rules and regulations governing smallbore (.22), airgun and crossbow disciplines.   ...
Created on 28 January 2012
47. 50-metre Championship (2012-06-08)
(Events Calendar/50-metre Championship)
50-metre Championship National championship in the Olympic .22 rifle disciplines, organised by the National Small-bore Rifle Association. This event is shot to ISSF rules. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley ...
Created on 10 January 2012
48. British Airgun Championships (2013-02-22)
(Events Calendar/British Airgun Championships)
British Airgun Championships The Championships are run by the National Small-bore Rifle Association under ISSF and IPC rules.  The individual British Championship matches include separate classes for ...
Created on 14 November 2012
49. Benchrest Open Shoot (2013-11-23)
(Events Calendar/Benchrest Open Shoot)
Benchrest Open Shoot   Organisers: Portishead Shooting Club  50-shot courses, 25m and 50m rimfire Light Varmint and Heavy Varmint, 25m Hunter and HV air rifle. To WRABF 2013 Rules.   Practice available ...
Created on 01 November 2013
50. Commonwealth Games (2014-07-23)
(Events Calendar/Commonwealth Games)
Commonwealth Games Sadly, there are no opportunities at these games for shooters who are unable to comply with ISSF rules due to disability or impairment. Information about the shooting events is ...
Created on 01 November 2013

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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.