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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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. GBR medals at Szczecin 2014
(International)
IPC Shooting World Cup Szczecin, Poland – 9th-11th May 2014   The British team who made this year’s trip to Poland more than lived up to the standards set in previous years.  They achieved ...
Created on 29 May 2014
3. Overview of Blind/VI Shooting
(Acoustic)
... Swarovski. Targets are standard, pistol-sized 17cm square with inverted colours, ranging from white at the bull (12mm diameter) to dark grey at the edge of the card. The lighting used is dichroic, 12-volt, ...
Created on 06 March 2014
4. Air rifle for blind and visually impaired
(Profiles)
... but you need a body of men and women who can shoot well enough to reach the Paralympic standard." Ken Nash, vice-chairman of the National Small-bore Rifle Association, said the sport gives people a "great ...
Created on 06 March 2014
5. British Blind Championship 2014
(Events News)
... blind/VI shooting will lead to more youngsters taking up this discipline and competing for the trophy in 2015.   There were six contenders in the free-standing class, and again it would be good ...
Created on 05 March 2014
6. Biathlon at Sochi Paralympics
(International)
... events, which are scheduled for 8th, 11th and 14th March.   Women and men all compete in one of three categories: sitting, standing, and blind or visually impaired.  In each category there ...
Created on 23 February 2014
7. IPC progress on Clay Target
(International)
... for shooters with impairments to the existing IPC/ISSF Memorandum of Understanding which was originally signed in December 2010.  Under the terms of the agreement, the ISSF and IPC assigned FITAV ...
Created on 23 February 2014
8. Non-shooters Shoot
(Random Shots)
... skill and a supportive family, Colin's determination provides an outstanding example of what can be done when one really wants to do it.    ...
Created on 20 February 2014
9. 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
10. Web Site Problems
(FAQ)
... security problems, but they also ensure the best compatibility with web standards available. From reports from users and testing we have performed, it seems that problems are sometimes occurring with ...
Created on 17 January 2014
11. Getting the most from this site
(FAQ)
... scroll wheel, will change the zoom level. Check your browser's help system for details. Font size We have provided two buttons at the top of each page that override the standard size of text on the ...
Created on 22 November 2013
12. Leicester & District Smallbore R&PC
(Focus Clubs)
... 2013.   Located in Groby, north-west of Leicester, the club has an excellent profile as a fully disabled-accessible target shooting venue.  One of the DSP's long-standing supporters, Ray Cockayne, ...
Created on 22 November 2013
13. DSP Clubs
(DSP Clubs)
... some mobility, but are unable to shoot prone or standing.  They may have acoustic shooting equipment for blind/VI shooters, or some of their members may have learned some British Sign Language to ...
Created on 22 November 2013
14. DSP Clubs List
(DSP Clubs)
... into an old mill building, Blackburn has an outstanding record of catering for shooters with a wide range of disabilities. Cambridgeshire Target Shooting Association CTSA was the first organisation ...
Created on 21 November 2013
15. £287,087 for Shooting Clubs
(Funding News)
... to train three club members in working with a range of disabilities, so that they can in turn train a cohort of volunteers, will stand an excellent chance of success. Whenever a development or scheme ...
Created on 21 November 2013
16. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... might make the activity accessible can be considered, whilst bearing in mind the outcomes you are both trying to achieve. Obviously, one area we cannot compromise on is safety; we cannot reduce standards ...
Created on 19 November 2013
17. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... is understandable, but it is often excessive. We have been aware of shooters with a range of intellectual disabilities who are taking part in the sport perfectly safely. The aims of the conference To ...
Created on 13 November 2013
18. Shooting Movies!
(DSP News)
... really don’t mind if your film work may not be to Hollywood standards; we can edit the work to tell the story. You can send us video captured by your iPhone or Android, your Canon or Sony. We can ...
Created on 12 November 2013
19. Disabled Shooting Awards 2013
(DSP News)
... by Keith Morriss, who knew and worked with Stephanie for many years.   John Kelman – for his work over many years developing outstandingly innovative equipment that enables severely disabled ...
Created on 11 November 2013
20. DTSGB and DSP
(DSP News)
We are delighted that our long-standing working relationship with DTSGB has been put on a formal footing with the recruitment of James Marsh Brown to the DSP's Working Group.  This important development ...
Created on 12 August 2013
21. Browser Cookies
(FAQ)
... the world's websites), because cookies are a standard part of most modern websites. It may be that your concerns about cookies relate to so called "spyware".  Rather than switching off cookies in ...
Created on 16 February 2013
22. 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
23. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
...  Yellow – in poor light conditions this makes a black aiming mark stand out more than when it is seen against a white background.  Grey (polarised or not) – this helps in very bright light conditions. ...
Created on 03 January 2013
24. 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
25. Vision - Eye Protection
(Vision)
... manufactured to a high standard, so the NRA and NSRA do not have any requirements for use of eye protection in these disciplines.  However, some shooters choose to use safety spectacles.    ...
Created on 03 January 2013
26. Rifle - Sights - Vision enhancement devices
(Rifle)
...  One word of warning: old basic iris fittings were not made to a very high standard, so on many of them the aperture will not open concentrically – this means that the point of aim will shift if the aperture ...
Created on 03 January 2013
27. Rifle - Sights - Vision correction devices
(Rifle)
... product is now able to replace shooting spectacles completely.  An outstanding advantage of our innovative product is the individual adjustment of our cylindrical lens system to the individual imperfections ...
Created on 03 January 2013
28. Disability Awareness
(Uncategorised)
... students, there is a very comprehensive website section on all sorts of disabilities, with lots of helpful video clips.  The most useful menu sections are “Understanding and awareness”, and “Communicating ...
Created on 03 January 2013
29. Disability Awareness
(Disability Awareness)
... students, there is a very comprehensive website section on all sorts of disabilities, with lots of helpful video clips.  The most useful menu sections are “Understanding and awareness”, and “Communicating ...
Created on 03 January 2013
30. Clubs CAN do it
(DSP Blog)
... club secretaries treat a lot of what they receive as bumph and don’t have time to read it or pass it on to their committees.  That’s understandable but frustrating.  What else can be done?  ...
Created on 23 August 2012
31. NSRA Rifle Meeting
(DSP Blog)
... stands, with photo displays and our promotional literature, were set up in the Stats Tent on Century Range, and in Reception at the Lord Roberts Centre.  I was also able to have our Disabled ...
Created on 22 August 2012
32. Benchrest, Pool and Kit Kats
(People News)
... very helpful.  Another good spin off from these discussions has been pellet choice.  Presently a dome pellet such as Air Arms Diablo Field is preferred over the standard wadcutter type pellet ...
Created on 17 August 2012
33. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
... who need support from someone who has a detailed understanding of their disabling condition can be linked with a more experienced shooter who has the same or a similar condition, or else a coach who has ...
Created on 12 August 2012
34. Terminology and perceptions
(DSP Blog)
... their clubs down through a misunderstanding.  The true picture emerges when people discover that only around 10% of those with disabilities are wheelchair users.  The other 90% are capable ...
Created on 11 August 2012
35. First CT Disabled Championship
(Events News)
... for CT shooters with disabilities will take place at the end of August.  Sitting and standing categories are included in the Sportrap Championship. Full information and entry forms available on-line ...
Created on 07 August 2012
36. DSP at DAD, Warrington
(DSP News)
... been taking part for a number years, promoting blind/VI shooting via taster sessions.  This year we decided to join him.    Dave Froggett and Liz Woodall manned our stand, which ...
Created on 21 July 2012
37. Clubs' Charitable Status
(Information)
... participation in the sport ought to stand a good chance of success.  The DSP is aware of a few clubs that are likely to be applying to the Charities Commission, and we will up-date this information ...
Created on 18 July 2012
38. Funding - Guidance
(Information)
... for funding must do their own reading and research, and if necessary seek competent advice, to ensure that they understand what is required; they must not rely on this information!  Contents of ...
Created on 18 July 2012
39. GBR Shooters' Events
(International)
... Air Rifle Standing Men SH1 - Nathan Milgate, Matt Skelhon R2 - 10-metre Air Rifle Standing Women SH1 - Karen Butler, Deanna Coates, Mandy Pankhurst R3 - 10-metre Air Rifle Prone Mixed SH1 - Deanna ...
Created on 20 June 2012
40. DSP Information Packs
(DSP News)
... at all about the reality of target shooting. For a promotion or publicity event the pack provides an “instant display” that can be used on a stand, at a public library, in an information office window, ...
Created on 14 May 2012
41. NRA Open Day
(DSP News)
5th May 2012 Here’s our stand, set up on the green opposite the NRA offices, all ready to receive enquiries, and the display of information we provided. For news of what happened on the day, see our ...
Created on 14 May 2012
42. 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
43. Spreading the Word Week
(DSP Blog)
... for the NRA’s Open Day.  This is going to be our first really big event of the Disabled Shooting Year, so we need to make an impact.  The NRA has agreed to us having a stand in a prime position, ...
Created on 30 April 2012
44. Cheshire
(Local Awards)
... disability sport categories http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news_and_events/press_releases/2011_press_releases/media_releases_for_november_20/cheshire_west_and_chester_spor.aspx Nominations ...
Created on 30 March 2012
45. Birth of the Disabled Shooting Project
(Uncategorised)
... but shoots acoustic air rifle free-standing with great success), and the DTSGB people who keep winning medals internationally. Many others have made crucial contributions along the way, and continue to ...
Created on 11 March 2012
46. National Clay Shooting Centre, Bisley Camp
(Places)
... traps and offer impressive facilities for clay shooters of all abilities. The facilities include computer-controlled scoring, trap sequencing, acoustic release (on all trap layouts) and covered stands, ...
Created on 27 January 2012
47. International Competition
(International Events)
... a specified type of spring stand to support the front of the gun. SH3 – blind and visually impaired shooters Pistol shooters can only be classified as SH1.  Within the SH1 and SH2 classes there ...
Created on 27 January 2012
48. Rifle+Crossbow - Spring stand
(Rifle)
This piece of equipment, often referred to as a "Belgian spring stand", is used by rifle shooters who are not able to support the rifle themselves.  It allows them to aim and fire a rifle using only ...
Created on 26 January 2012
49. 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
50. Introduction to Crossbow
(Disciplines)
This is: Crossbow shooting Match Crossbow is a parallel discipline to Air Rifle with the same courses of fire, and usually shot with the aid of shooting jacket, trousers and boots, in the standing ...
Created on 24 January 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.