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
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.
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.
Watch a brief introduction to air pistol shooting by one of our top disabled pistol shooters, courtesy of BBC Sport.
Read an outline of the various pistol events.
The national governing body for airgun shooting is the National Small-bore Rifle Association (NSRA).
The national governing body in Germany, the DSB, recognises a discipline known as Supported Air Pistol. This involves the use of a tall stand with a cylindrical bar at the top, on which the heel of the pistol butt (and nothing else) is rested. The discipline was introduced to help both young and old shooters who lack the strength to hold up a pistol unaided. It is now being tried out in some British clubs with disabled members, and if it is found to be successful, the DSP will encourage its introduction here. Those who are interested can read all about it if they can acquire a copy of the book Pistol Shooting by Heinz Reinkemeier.
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.