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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
(Category)
...  This section of our website introduces a variety of options and solutions that may be helpful to shooters in most disciplines, and gives links to further useful reading.  A general outline of ...
Created on
2. 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
3. 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
4. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
...  This section of our website introduces a variety of options and solutions that may be helpful to shooters in most disciplines, and gives links to further useful reading.  A general outline of ...
Created on 10 January 2013
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
... pity, because such problems are almost always soluble – it’s just that people don’t know that the solutions exist.  Vision problems and their solutions fall broadly into four categories:-   ...
Created on 03 January 2013
11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... to increase.  Accordingly, wherever possible we try to suggest options and solutions that are not going to require large quantities of these scarce resources.  Please note that the information ...
Created on 12 August 2012
16. Information Exchange
(Uncategorised)
... we have managed to date is to the Falkland Islands! Phase 2 occurred when people started passing on to us the solutions that they had found to certain problems, which they thought might be useful to ...
Created on 27 January 2012
17. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... the dispensation can allow a prosthesis to be used.  There have been several solutions for elbow problems experienced by prone shooters, including additional padding or foam rings to provide support.  ...
Created on 03 January 2012
18. 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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