There are three body positions used when target shooting. These three positions are standing, kneeling, and prone. Individuals who are not able to stand when shooting may shoot from a seated position. A seated individual may shoot “standing” by not resting their arms on any support. They can shoot “kneeling” by resting one arm on a support. To shoot “prone” they may rest both arms on a support. A shooting table, which can be a small desk or traditional table, can be used as a support and is an essential component used to adapt target shooting. These tables are useful not only as supports for shooting, but also can conveniently hold all of the participant’s equipment, including pellets and extra targets.
For more information and diagrams on adaptive shooting positions, visit the National Rifle Association’s document HERE.
It is also important to note that all safety rules and precautions apply to adapted target shooting as well as un-adapted target shooting. All participants should wear safety glasses while shooting and be required to keep the rifle pointed down range at all times, with their finger off of the trigger until ready to fire. Participants should also not carry around a loaded rifle. All shooting should be done at a specifically designed shooting range and at a designated time to avoid incidental damage to property or injury.