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.
An excellent "come and have a go" day was run by Lincolnshire SRA on 11th January 2014. On offer were acoustic shooting for blind/VI, air rifle and pistol, and archery. This was a fantastic initiative by the Lincolnshire team, led by Dave Carter, ably supported by Charlie Blow of the NSRA and most of the clubs in the county. Photographs and full story are on The Lincolnite website.
About half of the people who attended said they would like to join a shooting club, and quite a few of them have already visited a local club since the event.
We would love to see similar events held elsewhere in the country, so if any other associations or clubs would like to run one, please let us know. Advice and support is available!
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.