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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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  • 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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  • 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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Inaugural NRA Military Adaptive Championships
Wednesday, 4th July 2012

The NRA’s first official competition for shooters with disabilities was staged on a waterlogged and muddy Short Siberia.  Heroic efforts had been made by the staff to minimise the impact of the weather; excellent rubber runways had been laid over the worst of the mud and puddles, there was an unlimited supply of free hot drinks, a hog roast, and a welcoming smile from Amanda Vaughan at the reception tent. 

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The official competition consisted of a McQueen sniper snap shooting course of fire and the Adaptive Match with precision, snap and rapid elements.  The hardware provided were Colt AR15 derivatives in 5.56mm (.223 Remington) and Desert Tactical Bullpup sniper rifles in 7.62mm (.308 Winchester).  Both matches were shot from benches, so all competitors were seated, whether they were wheelchair users or not. 

35 serving and former members of the armed forces took part, about half of whom are currently on rehabilitation at Headley Court or Tidworth House.  The NRA had been hoping for two or three times as many, but a combination of the weather, and the time it takes for news of such events to reach those who are eligible to compete, doubtless accounted for the lower number. 

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Even if numbers were lacking, enthusiasm was not.  It was clear that all those taking part had an excellent day, and the competitive urge was clearly visible everywhere.  Even the clay target shoot at “rabbit” clays, intended as a fun event, ended up being turned into an extra competition! 

Results are below; red = 1st, yellow = 2nd, green = 3rd.  The overall aggregate winner was a young Ghurka soldier on two prosthetic legs.  The veterans was won by Olaf Jones (a member of the DSP’s Working Group), who achieved the only HPS of the day. 

The word is that the NRA will definitely run the event again next year, and is also considering introducing competitions open to non-military shooters with disabilities.

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