There is a saying in the world of adaptive sport and recreation that if you can breathe, you can shoot. Target shooting is one of the easiest recreational sports and activities to adapt for people with disabilities. Shooting can be enjoyed by everyone, including individuals with limited hand and arm function and individuals who are visually impaired. At Lakeshore Foundation, target shooting is offered as a recreational activity twice a week to members in its fully accessible indoor shooting range. Lakeshore Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with physical disabilities, chronic health conditions, and persons 60 years of age and older through sport, recreation, fitness, and research. There is a wide range of ability levels of members that use the shooting range, from the pure novice all the way up to the elite athlete. Of course, there is also a wide range of physical disabilities represented at the range. Continue reading for a description of some of the equipment that can be used to adapt target shooting to fit everyone’s needs.
Adaptive Shooting video at the end of this article.