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Shooting


 

Hitting the target is more of a challenge to these Soldiers than it used to be. But, with treatment, training and practice using adaptive techniques, bullseyes are again achievable.

Competition

  • Shooting competitors use air pistols and air rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary, electronic target. Shooting categories are: air pistol, air rifle (standing), and air rifle (prone), all at a distance of 10 meters.

Classification

  • Athletes compete in different classification categories based on functional abilities including impaired muscle power/range of movement, limb deficiency and visual impairment.
  • Visually impaired shooters will compete in a separate classification than sighted shooters. VI shooters use electronic shooting. Adaptation: Air rifle is fitted with a special scope, which resembles a normal telescopic scope. The scope contains electronics which converts the amount of light it receives into a varying pitch tone.

Fact

  • Shooting terms
    Flyer- A shot that lands far outside of the target.
    Deep ten- A shot that scores a 10.7 or better.
    Drop- Identifies when a shot is low.
  • The evolution of prosthetics was grown to include sophisticated knees that function much like a human knee to carbon fiber blades worn by the sprinters.
  • There are 10 rings in the target, and the black circle in the middle of the board is the bullseye.
 


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