Shooting for the disabled has been a Paralympic sport since the first Paralympic game in 1964, and now has competitions for men’s, women’s and mixed shooting. Paralympic competition shooting is divided into rifle and pistol events and Air and .22 calibre firearms are used.
The sport is open to all athletes with a physical disability, using a functional classification system which enables athletes from different disability classes with the same abilities to compete together.
Like many other sports, most people do target shooting for fun, and our members range in age from about 10 through to over 70 years. Some members are simply, "social shooters" and will compete at whatever level they feel comfortable. For this reason, many of our competitions are graded, or handicapped.
The sport has a number of disciplines, the International disciplines of Air Rifle, Smallbore Rifle Prone, and Smallbore Rifle Three Position, and more recently we have also been including events for Benchrest competition and Sporting Rifles that are now starting to become popular amongst our membership.
Events for people with a physical disability are also strongly contested up to the Paralympic level.
In South Australia, we have a well-equipped State Range where coaches are prepared to assist anyone almost any weekend, and a variety of clubs in the country and metropolitan areas most of which have accredited coaches and equipment for beginners to use.
For more information, visit their website here.
When: Friday evenings from 5pm
Where: Target Rifle SA, 132-134 Wingfield Rd, Wingfield SA 5013
Cost: $6 per session for DRSSA Members
Contact: Wayne Brittain on 0412 847 948