Whittlesey Rifle Club now have equipment that enables blind and partially sighted people to use an air rifle to shoot at an indoor target. Blind and partially-sighted people across the UK have been taking part in modern acoustic air rifle shooting for over 15 years, and there are more than 20 locations where they can do this across the UK. This new equipment means that they can now compete on equal terms with sighted people.
Acoustic shooting works using a beam of light. The closer to the light-coloured bullseye you aim, the higher pitch sound you hear through headphones. Volunteer guides will help with loading and the initial positioning, then by hearing the changes in pitch as you move across the target, you can position yourself for the best shot! This is a well established rifle club (formed around the time of the second world war by Inspector Edgeley) and is now a registered charity, which means that it is run on a non-profit making basis and all profits are spent on improving the equipment and facilities.
Whittlesey Rifle Club are keen to get support to buy the equipment so that they can offer this on a regular basis and PAB are looking at ways of funding this activity for members on a regular basis.
Where: Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey.
When: By appointment
Bring: All equipment is provided
Manor Leisure Centre
01733 202 298