Shooting from a wheelchair

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jack rice
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Shooting from a wheelchair

I received a e-mail from my friend Mark who is wheel chair bound. The first thing he said is sounds good as long as I don't have to move. OH OH! So I called IDPA headquarters and talked to Robert Ray, who gave me some info about anyone thats in a wheel chair wants to shoot IDPA. 1ST if that person does not want a score they can just shoot from the start position and take a DNF for that stage if it calls for movement. 2ND  If the stage called for movement they could reholster move to new position and engage targets.{no shooting on the move] etc. 3RD Maybe once a year or so we could have all  4 stages be engaged from a chair. The 2ND Saturday of the month maybe a good time to do it after its dried out some if anyone wants to do it. There is a lot more. Most people in wheel chairs cannot carry weapon on hip. Robert said most carry in shoulder holsters, which is not safe for IDPA. Regardless the Match Director will have to determine the safety issue. One more item to think about, if you are confined say in a wheel chair and the shooting starts for real you cannot run for cover or even retreat.

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Jack, I moved your post here

Jack, I moved your post here to its own thread. Interesting

 

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jack rice
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Thanks Ty, My computer skills

Thanks Ty, My computer skills are second to none, closer to none. I have ask IDPA headquarters to give more detailed information about being in a wheel chair, such as concealment, holster and magazine position etc.

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