June 22nd, 2007

Disabled Shooters to Compete in Air Gun Events

This summer, the NRA and major sponsor Beeman Precision, is sponsoring a series of matches for marksmen with disabilities. This 4-event series, the Beeman Grand Prix Air Gun Tour, commenced June 2nd in Palmyra, PA at the Appalachian Wheelchair Games. Three more matches are scheduled.

Beeman Precision Airguns

On June 28-29, aptly named Nitro, WV will host the WV Wheelchair Shooting Championships. Three weeks later, on July 20-21, the Fresno Wheelchair Shooting Championship will be held in Fresno, CA. Lastly, the Glenda Horton Memorial Finals will take place August 21-25 at New Braunfels, TX. We wish all competitors good luck in these events, and applaud the NRA and Beeman for providing this competitive opportunity for disabled shooters. For more info, call NRA Disabled Shooting Services at (703) 267-1495.

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One great thing about the shooting sports is that disabled persons can not only participate, but, in many disciplines, they can compete on an equal basis with “normal” shooters, and even grab their share of trophies.

We applaud all those with disabilities who enjoy the shooting sports–whether their interest be prone shooting, F-Class, air rifle, or bullseye pistol. At left is John Campbell, a Britisher who participated in the U.S. F-Class Championships earlier this year. Though wheelchair bound, John remains an outstanding marksman who more than holds his own in tough international competition.

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