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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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1. Vision
(Category)
Vision is a vitally important topic for all target shooters except those who are blind or visually-impaired and use acoustic aiming systems.  Being able to see well enough to aim accurately, and ...
Created on
2. 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
3. British Blind Championship 2014
(Events News)
... AGM which was held at lunchtime on Sunday, the provisional rules for domestic blind/VI shooting were adopted.  They will be used throughout 2014, then reviewed and finalised for formal adoption at ...
Created on 05 March 2014
4. Vision for Shooters
(Helpful Stuff)
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 ...
Created on 19 November 2013
5. Coaching Disabled People
(Coaching)
... it’s a question that needs to be repeated much more frequently, especially on issues of safety. Can they grasp what “Keep the gun pointing towards the target” means, for example? More supervision at “have ...
Created on 19 November 2013
6. Provision in Worcester
(Surveys)
... and supporting successful provision of disability sport in Worcester. Information & survey  ...
Created on 17 November 2013
7. Intellectual Disabilities in Target Shooting
(Past Events)
... capabilities Insurance Supervision Informing range officers of shooters’ disabilities Making decisions about membership In the coming months we will be considering these points, gathering information, ...
Created on 13 November 2013
8. Vision for Shooters
(Uncategorised)
Vision is a vitally important topic for all target shooters except those who are blind or visually-impaired and use acoustic aiming systems.  Being able to see well enough to aim accurately, and ...
Created on 10 January 2013
9. Happy New Year !
(DSP News)
... Year we've launched some new sections on this website.  We hope you will take time to check them out, and will find them useful and/or entertaining.  Vision - lots of information and tips on ...
Created on 06 January 2013
10. Vision - The Range Environment
(Vision)
Indoor Ranges Many indoor ranges are very unhelpful to shooters with less than ideal vision.  Often this is because antiquated ideas about lighting and decor for ranges (usually inherited from ...
Created on 04 January 2013
11. Vision - Use of Opposite Eye
(Vision)
... – Rules Vision Correction Options Vision Enhancement Options The Range Environment      ...
Created on 04 January 2013
12. Vision - Enhancement Options
(Vision)
Ways in which shooters can optimise their vision for the aiming process fall broadly into the following categories: Controlling the amount of light reaching the aiming eye: Reducing light:     ...
Created on 03 January 2013
13. Vision - Correction Options
(Vision)
... target/sporting requirements; service available at Bisley Camp during major meetings Sport Vision Association – this organisation has carried out vision analysis projects for the NSRA (We will add ...
Created on 03 January 2013
14. 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
15. Vision - Solutions to Problems - Introduction
(Vision)
Problems with vision caused by injury, illness, age-related conditions or just general deterioration over the years are one of the commonest causes of shooters giving up the sport.  This is a great ...
Created on 03 January 2013
16. 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
17. 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
18. 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
19. Rifle - Sights - Vision correction devices
(Rifle)
... 501SB   Gehmann 579 – cylindrical lens system The manufacturers claim that this is able to replace shooting spectacles (apparently for shooters whose vision prescription is within the range ...
Created on 03 January 2013
20. General - Shooting Spectacles
(General)
... the extensive on-line catalogues for Gehmann and Intershoot.  For more information about the use of shooting spectacles, please see the Vision section of this site, under More Information.  ...
Created on 03 January 2013
21. General - Safety Spectacles
(General)
... check that the lenses are optically flat, so that there will be no distortion of vision during aiming.           ...
Created on 03 January 2013
22. First Win for Tim Gebbels
(People News)
SportsAble member Tim Gebbels, who has been blind since childhood, has celebrated his first competitive target shooting success, winning his division in the NSRA's Winter National VI Postal League.  ...
Created on 27 October 2012
23. Disability Sport Accolade for Welsh Club
(Events News)
... organisations develop inclusive provision, opportunity and practices which will ensure that disabled people gain access to the level of participation/performance they require,” she explained.  “The ...
Created on 11 October 2012
24. Clubs - Disabled provision
(Uncategorised)
Introduction The DSP receives a steady flow of requests for advice from clubs wishing to set up facilities for disabled participation, or to develop or expand their existing provision.  Advice is ...
Created on 12 August 2012
25. Funding - Guidance
(Information)
...  New buildings Alterations to and refurbishment of existing buildings Provision of disabled access (ramps, lifts, doorways, toilets, etc.) External infrastructure (approach roads, car parks, paths, ...
Created on 18 July 2012
26. Research and development
(DSP Blog)
... to study, we could suggest quite a range of things.  The sport offers so many different subjects to explore; biomechanics, psychology, nutrition, vision, physiology, equipment engineering, biochemistry, ...
Created on 15 May 2012
27. FAQs
(Uncategorised)
... benefit of these shooters, as well as for those who clearly have a disability.  Most less-able shooters are simply suffering from the common effects of increasing age, such as poor vision and arthritis, ...
Created on 01 May 2012
28. Rules
(Information)
... - Section 4 NSRA 3-position Air Rifle rules (provisional) - for Sporter Air Rifle Benchrest UKBR22 rules UKBRA rules NSRA Benchrest Rules - Section 8.16 (these are currently being revised) ...
Created on 28 January 2012
29. International Competition
(International Events)
... are sub-divisions for those who shoot from a chair, depending on the amount of back support they are allowed to have.  Latest news - November 2013 The IPC has appointed the University of Queensland ...
Created on 27 January 2012
30. Introduction to Smallbore Rifle & Pistol
(Disciplines)
... Home Countries championship meetings British championship meetings Most competitions are in classes or divisions, so shooters compete against people at the same level.  Some matches are done by ...
Created on 24 January 2012
31. Introduction to Full-bore Rifle
(Disciplines)
... originally intended to allow TR shooters with impaired vision or other physical problems to carry on in the sport, by allowing the use of optical/telescopic sights, rifle rests, etc.  However, ...
Created on 12 January 2012
32. Peter Breheny
(Showcase)
... They take part sitting down, with the rifle and their upper bodies supported on a table.  For most events 'scope sights are used, which helps those whose vision is not good enough to use aperture ...
Created on 07 January 2012
33. Michael Whapples
(Showcase)
Michael 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, ...
Created on 07 January 2012
34. Dispensations
(Uncategorised)
... Most people with any type or degree of disability suffer in ways that are not apparent to the observer; pain, muscle spasms, weakness, fatigue, many vision problems, etc. are all invisible to the onlooker, ...
Created on 03 January 2012
35. You CAN do it!
(Uncategorised)
...  What’s Your Problem? Vision You CAN: Use a special lens, a sight adaptor, a filter, a ‘scope-sight or other aids. Nearly half of all shooters use some aid for aiming. Take up SHOOTING ...
Created on 02 January 2012
36. Sport Vision
(Search - Weblinks / Other Sites)
This group, led by Geraint Griffiths, has carried out research on vision for shooters, and may be able to assist shooters with mild to moderate vision problems.   ...
Created on 18 January 2012
37. International Blind Sport Association - Shooting Division
(Search - Weblinks / Shooting for people with disabilities)
The IBSA is the international governing body for shooting for the blind and visually impaired. 
Created on 17 January 2012
38. Vision
(Phoca Download / Vision)
Created on 21 August 2012
39. 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
40. Vision: Vision - Eye Dominance Explained - Clay Target
(Phoca Download / Vision - Eye Dominance Explained - Clay Target)
Vision - Eye Dominance Explained - Clay Target ...
Created on 24 October 2012
41. Vision: Vision - Clay Target
(Phoca Download / Vision - Clay Target)
Vision - Clay Target ...
Created on 21 August 2012
42. Other magazines: BBS 'Vision' - Summer 2009 - Blind+VI Shooting
(Phoca Download / BBS 'Vision' - Summer 2009 - Blind+VI Shooting)
BBS 'Vision' - Summer 2009 - Blind+VI Shooting ...
Created on 21 August 2012
43. Clay Target: Clay Target - Vision
(Phoca Download / Clay Target - Vision)
Clay Target - Vision ...
Created on 21 August 2012
44. DSP Leaflets: Leaflet - Vision for Shooters
(Phoca Download / Leaflet - Vision for Shooters)
Leaflet - Vision for Shooters ...
Created on 22 July 2012
45. Vision: Vision - Options after eye damage
(Phoca Download / Vision - Options after eye damage)
Vision - Options after eye damage ...
Created on 21 July 2012
46. Vision: Vision - Indoor range lighting
(Phoca Download / Vision - Indoor range lighting)
Vision - Indoor range lighting ...
Created on 21 July 2012
47. NRA F Class Rifle Championships (2013-07-12)
(Events Calendar/NRA F Class Rifle Championships)
... a stand and a sandbag, so the shooter does not have to support its weight.  Telescopic sights are used, so it is suitable for those whose vision makes use of iron sights difficult.  National Shooting ...
Created on 14 November 2012

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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.