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  • michaelwhapples1Michael 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. 

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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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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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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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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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  • 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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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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Air Rifle and Air Pistol

Many of the open and championship meetings mentioned in this section appear in the Diary, with contacts, and location information.  Otherwise details can be obtained via the relevant organisations' websites.   

Anyone who holds an NSRA Dispensation can take part in all competitions run under NSRA rules.  All of the competitions run by the Association are listed in its Handbook, a copy of which is given to every affiliated club; entry forms are also sent to all clubs.  Details of local leagues and open meetings held under NSRA rules will be available from clubs.  Many competitions are postal, shot at local ranges on targets that are then sent to an independent person who scores them and produces the results.  Listed below are shoulder-to-shoulder competitions which are known to be accessible/integrated. 

  • The British Airgun Championships, organised by the NSRA in February, are shot under ISSF and IPC rules, and shooters who cannot comply with one or the other may not compete.  However, the Championships include integrated competitions, and the individual British Champion titles for SH1 and SH2 classified shooters. 
  • The Geoff Partridge Memorial Shoot is held in January under NSRA rules at the West Midlands Regional Shooting Centre in Wolverhampton.  It is a fully integrated open meeting. 
  • The British Blind/VI Championship is held in March, also at the WMRSC.
  • The Dwarf National Games are held in April at the WMRSC and include airgun competitions. 
  • The Scouts’ National Shooting Championship is held at the Lord Roberts Centre in October.  It includes airgun competitions and is fully integrated. 
  • The Scottish Air Rifle Blind Shooting Championship is held in August at Denwood, and includes a Home Countries International match.
  • Blackburn R&PC began hosting disabled shooting open meetings in 2010. 

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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.

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Need information on funding for any aspect of disabled target shooting?  Check out the extensive Funding section on this site. 

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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.
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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.