Shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors fire a series of shots at a stationary target using either pistols or rifles.
At the international level, there are two classes of competition, wheelchair and standing. Athletes compete in Rifle and Pistol events from distances of 10, 25 and 50m, in men’s, women’s and mixed competitions.
Shooting utilizes a functional classification system, which enables athletes from different disability classes to compete together either individually or in teams.
Shooting is governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and is coordinated by the IPC Shooting Technical Committee following the modified rules of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). These rules take into account the differences that exist between Shooting for the able-bodied and Shooting for persons with a disability.
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Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW), formed in 1961, is a charitable organisation responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sport in NSW.

It all started more than 50 years ago with a few visionary wheelchair members who believed in the power of sport to rehabilitate and integrate.