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Gun Craft Sports Inc. Knoxville

Gun Range Adaptations

Coal Creek Armory of Knoxville, TN and the Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (PNIRC) host a Gun Safety Clinic for challenged individuals.

The Gun Craft owners at work
The very cordial owners of Coal Creek Armory have a very carefully created list of strict rules that every person who uses their indoor gun range must follow. Safety first!

Jason filling out gun range paperwork
Those rules are spelled out exactly on an information sheet that everyone must carefully read and sign. If you just skim over the information you're likely to miss the instructions that ensure you read it. If so, you're given the instructions again! Safety First!

Jason's adaptive rifle 'holder'.
Jason, the young gentlman in the background stabilizes his rifle using the holder or cradle you see here. The rifle is secured to the cradle which is subsequently attached to his wheelchair. Notice that is also camouflaged for hunting - not just range firing.

Last minute gun range safety instructions
He's getting last minute gun range safety instructions including what to do when the buzzer sounds and how to handle the weapons on the range.

Securing the rifle to the wheelchair
Jason's rifle was already secured to the cradle. Now the cradle is being attached to his wheelchair.

All he needs now is a target
He's almost ready now. He needs to have a target taped to the cardboard and then the target will whiz back to either a 7, 15, or 25 yard distance.

green wire trigger finger
Jason sights normally along the rifle barrel. He aims by moving the power wheelchair with a joystick control. He pulls the trigger by putting the green wire inside the trigger guard and gently pulling backwards with his arm.

Tom firing a 22 pistol
Tom is firing a 22 calibre pistol and is steadying his arms on a low table.

Dennis firing a 9 mm pistol
Dennis decided to try firing without stabilizing his arms and consequently didn't score as tight a shot group as Tom.

The target suffered grievous harm
Nevertheless, everyone had a grand time - all except for the targets which suffered numerous critical wounds. The afternoon outing was sponsored by Al Kaye working with the Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC). The IRC encourages people with special challenges to get out there and Recreate! Thank you - Coal Creek Armory folks and Al Kaye with the IRC.

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