Shooting

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Target shooting is a highly competitive sport, fully sanctioned by Wheelchair Sports, USA. Shooting is done from one of three seated positions, defined by the position of the shooter’s elbows. In the “standing” position, the arms do not rest on any support. In the “kneeling” position, one elbow may rest; “prone” means both elbows may be supported. (Quads are allowed to use a shooting rest for all three positions.)

trapshooting-1Shooting is an expensive sport, with match-quality guns running from about $900 t $1,700. At regional events, WSUSA will often lend guns to beginners and the curious; call ahead to arrange a loaner. If you’re interested in learning to sharpshoot with an airgun or you want to learn to adapt your skills for use in a chair, contact long-time wheelchair shooting coach Dave Baskin, president of the National Wheelchair Shooting Federation. He has the scoop on gunmakers, clubs, training, and competitions.

Baskin also heads the National Rifle Association’s Disabled Shooting Services, which hosts the NRA-Beeman Grand Prix Championship. The series of air gun competitions in 12 North American cities was developed “to display and reward the achievements of disabled marksmen,” according to the NRA.

In Canada, all shooting clubs and regional and national competitions are fully integrated for nondisabled and disabled shooters.

RESOURCES

National Rifle Association
Disabled Shooting Services
Vanessa Warner
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax. VA 22030
Email
www.nrahq.org
Office: 703-267-1495
Mobile: 703-939-4024

UPCOMING EVENTS

PARALYZED VETERANS NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS CIRCUIT

NORTH CENTRAL
Sept. 9–11, 2016
Sioux Falls, SD

KEYSTONE
Sept. 23–25, 2016
Clairton, PA

MID-ATLANTIC
October 7–9, 2016
Richmond, VA

ARIZONA
October 28–30, 2016
Tucson, AZ

NEVADA
March 17–19, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Pistol Shoot

March 17, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

CAL-DIEGO
March 24–26, 2017
Rifle & Pistol Shoot
March 24, 2017
Lytle Creek, CA

VAUGHAN
April 21–23, 2017
Edwardsville, IL

MINNESOTA
April 28–30, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

COLONIAL
June 2–4, 2017
Baltimore, MD

YEAR-END
June 16–18, 2017
Cedar Rapids, IA

 

SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
MSCPVA Sports Contact
MSCPVA Chapter Offices
12200 East Iliff Avenue
Suite 107
Aurora, Colorado 80014
303-597-0038
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