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.
F Class is the particularly disabled-friendly full-bore discipline, as the rifle is supported at the front by a bipod rest or stand. You can see a video of an F Class shoot in progress at Bisley, and one of a close-up of an F Class shooter.
F ('Farquarson') Class evolved from Target Rifle (TR) shooting in the mid 1990s. It was 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, it has now developed into a new discipline in its own right.
This discipline is popular in a number of other countries, so it is shot internationally.
The national governing body for full-bore shooting is the National Rifle Association.
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.