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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Showcase
(Category)
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2. Focus on: Blind/VI Shooting
(DSP News)
... shoots clay target at the Lea Valley Shooting Ground in Hertfordshire.  For those who find this hard to believe, there is a video showing how he does it. On the TV? We have also been contacted ...
Created on 07 March 2014
3. Effective Communication Workshop
(Deaf Communications)
... outside working hours.  DSP Co-ordinator Liz Woodall has attended one, and found it was very helpful.   The aim is to show various ways in which coaches and others working with deaf people ...
Created on 05 March 2014
4. DSP Surveys Launch
(DSP News)
... one or both of these surveys, and encourage as many other people as you can to do so.  The map for each survey shows where responses have come from - we are hoping that they fill up very quickly!  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
5. We're popular!
(DSP Blog)
...    Experience from promotional events and so forth shows that this state of affairs exists throughout the whole population, not just amongst those who are disabled.    The message, ...
Created on 14 November 2013
6. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... officers, committee members, etc. over the last two years have shown that whilst many are willing to welcome people with these disabilities, and to try hard to help them take part in the sport, others ...
Created on 13 November 2013
7. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... videos - You can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. What would we like? Basically, whatever there is! Video showing general shooting club life, special events, one-to-one coaching sessions, individual ...
Created on 12 November 2013
8. DSP on YouTube!
(DSP News)
... of taking up target shooting, so that they can see what an incredibly wide range of options there are for disabled shooters. Secondly as a "reference library" to show coaches and shooters how others have ...
Created on 12 August 2013
9. Regional Conferences
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... organisations, technical specialists, and others.     The conference programme is intended to: Show the many and varied opportunities and options that the sport offers to people with ...
Created on 29 January 2013
10. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
... or translucent plastic can be tucked under them to control light around the rearsight.  Those competing internationally can only use ISSF-compliant visors like the one shown here - note the bits of ...
Created on 03 January 2013
11. Andy Dubreuil - Benchrest Shooter
(People News)
... ambassador for the benchrest discipline.  More on our Disabled Shooting Year blog, and in Andy's own blog on his website The Benchrest Show.  ...
Created on 23 November 2012
12. Andy Dubreuil - A Star
(DSP Blog)
... sport by encouraging and guiding other benchrest shooters.  His main vehicle for doing this has been his website The Benchrest Show, which contains masses of detailed information and advice on all ...
Created on 23 November 2012
13. Disabled shooting is not new!
(Random Shots)
... Wolverhampton The ranges adjacent to the Aldersley Stadium complex (now the Aldersley Leisure Village) in have been a leading venue for disabled target shooting for 40 years.  This photograph shows ...
Created on 24 October 2012
14. DSP's New Show Tent
(DSP News)
We are now the proud owners of a very smart tent in which to set up our stall for promotional events.  It had its first outing at the NRA Open Day on 8th September, when we were delighted to welcome ...
Created on 10 September 2012
15. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... consistently summery week we’ve had so far this year, with only a couple of quick showers in the nine days.  I was particularly glad about that because there seemed to be more children around than ...
Created on 22 August 2012
16. Benchrest World Postal Competition
(Events News)
... site The Benchrest Show.   ...
Created on 20 August 2012
17. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... already offer it, Andy Dubreuil who is one of the top benchrest shooters in Britain and is in a wheelchair has a lot of useful information on his website The Benchrest Show.   Blind/VI ...
Created on 12 August 2012
18. Terminology and perceptions
(DSP Blog)
... show that around 98% of people who find us via a search engine are searching on the plain English term “disabled shooting”, not “disability shooting”.  A great many of the people that I meet ...
Created on 11 August 2012
19. Shooting movies
(DSP Blog)
... covers a shooting contest between Di Coates and Matt Skelhon on one side, and some military marksmen on the other.  In Spring 2012 Blaze Publishing launched The Shooting Show as an on-line TV programme, ...
Created on 23 June 2012
20. Communications and counties
(DSP Blog)
... has got some useful pointers out of that.  One of the things that all this showed up is how some of the county associations seem to be rather short of reasons for existence, particularly if they ...
Created on 04 May 2012
21. Measuring things
(DSP Blog)
... contacts, but how many of the hits on our website represent people who got what they wanted from it?  How many of the people we talked to at the Shooting Show have gone home or to their clubs and ...
Created on 12 April 2012
22. Promotional Events
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens. Last year's show, organised by Warrington Disability Partnership, attracted over 28,000 visitors on the day plus over 5,000 visitors ...
Created on 27 March 2012
23. Disabled Shooting Year
(Disabled Shooting Year)
... a number of shows, open days and other events during the year, and in various parts of the country, to raise awareness of the Disabled Shooting Year.  Clubs Scheme To encourage the development ...
Created on 27 March 2012
24. Disabled-friendly clubs survey
(Surveys)
... as well as benefitting the less-able and disabled members of our sport. For more information about Michael Whapples, see the shooters' showcase at the top of our site, and his own blog site A Shot in ...
Created on 09 March 2012
25. Prone rifle from a wheelchair
(Profiles)
Ray Cockayne Disability: Limb Girdle Spinal Muscular Atrophy In addition to shooting .22 prone from his wheelchair (as shown here), Ray also shoots fullbore rifle in various calibres, including ...
Created on 04 February 2012
26. Rifle - Barrel tuner
(Rifle)
... as a download.     The photograph shows the tuner in use; it is the light-coloured extension on the front of the barrel, on which the foresight is mounted.  Follow-up A further ...
Created on 04 February 2012
27. Field Target Competitions
(Domestic Competitions)
... Championship in April Inter-Regional Match in April Masters Championship in October Annual Showdown in October Grand Prix matches held at venues all over the country throughout Spring and ...
Created on 28 January 2012
28. Lord Roberts Centre, Bisley Camp
(Places)
The Lord Roberts Centre is the headquarters of the NSRA, housing the Association's offices and showroom, as well as the .22 and airgun ranges that were built to full international specification for the ...
Created on 27 January 2012
29. Benchrest - Wooden bench
(Benchrest)
These photographs show a straightforward design for a sturdy wooden bench or table for use by benchrest shooters.  The cut-outs on each side at the rear end of the top allow it to be used by left-handed ...
Created on 26 January 2012
30. Introduction to Benchrest
(Disciplines)
... his website The Benchrest Show, which illustrate all the key aspects of this discipline.  There are also pistol shooting benchrest disciplines.    In some parts of the country ...
Created on 24 January 2012
31. Introduction to Acoustic Shooting
(Disciplines)
...  Blind Biathlon at Winter Paralympics - IPC video shows how it is done British Blind/VI Championships 2014 - report in BBC Radio 4 In Touch programme    ...
Created on 23 January 2012
32. Introduction to Clay Target
(Disciplines)
... Association under the guidance of instructor Alex Mitchell.  A video entitled A Shot in the Dark shows how he does it.    ...
Created on 12 January 2012
33. Stewart Nangle
(Showcase)
Stewart 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.  ...
Created on 07 January 2012
34. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... (there are no forms – a letter is fine), giving a very brief note of the disability involved, plus an explanation of what the shooter wishes to do.  Photographs are required, showing clearly the modified ...
Created on 03 January 2012
35. 1st NRA Adaptive Match
(Events News)
... match of 10 x 3-second exposures at irregular intervals.  Targets are shown at varied positions from a 'building', using one of the most versatile sniper rifle systems in the world in 7.62mm calibre. ...
Created on 14 June 2012
36. The Benchrest Show
(Search - Weblinks / Disabled shooters' blogs)
Blogger: Andy Dubreuil, wheelchair-using shooter.
Created on 16 March 2012
37. British Shooting Show (2012-02-25)
(Events Calendar/British Shooting Show)
British Shooting Show Something for everyone.  Accessible for wheelchairs.  Disabled Shooting Project will have a presence on the NSRA, NRA and CPSA stands.  Read more. Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire ...
Created on 10 January 2012
38. Disability Coaching Workshop (2013-04-23)
(Events Calendar/Disability Coaching Workshop)
... aims to answer the commonly asked questions about disabled sports participants and it will show you how, with a few minor adjustments to the way you work, you can make your coaching more inclusive and ...
Created on 16 April 2013
39. British Shooting Show (2014-02-14)
(Events Calendar/British Shooting Show)
British Shooting Show The DSP will be taking part in this excellent event, in conjunction with the CPSA, NRA and NSRA. Details on the Show website Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire  ...
Created on 02 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.