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, held at Nitra, Slovakia.Read More
Vic 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.
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.
The National Clay Shooting Centre at Bisley Camp, only 30 miles from central London, has been the home of shooting since 1890 and has promoted and encouraged marksmanship for over 100 years. The Centre offers world class facilities for all shooting disciplines and hosts International competitions.
The National Rifle Association has its headquarters at Bisley Camp in Surrey.
It also runs an incredible array of ranges, including the world-famous Century and Stickledown ranges, offering many different types of target shooting over distances from 25 to 1,200 yards.
The most disabled-friendly disciplines available to full-bore shooters at Bisley Camp are F Class and benchrest.
More details can be found on the NRA website.
The Centre is situated within the Aldersley Leisure Village, off Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton WV6 9NW. There is ample car parking, including disabled bays.
The Centre provides target shooting activities for people with a range of different disabilities. It hosts the National Blind/VI Championships at the beginning of March, the shooting events for the Dwarf National Games in May, and the Geoff Partridge Memorial Shoot (in which disabled and non-disabled shooters compete together) in January. From time to time the facilities are used by the local Mencap group, recovering stroke victims from West Park Rehabilitation Hospital, and terminally-ill patients from New Cross Hospital.
Read about the huge increase in Sport England investment in grass-roots target shooting.
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.
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.
Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting? Check out the extensive Funding section on this site.
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.
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.