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OFFICIAL JOURNAL
Programs & Services
Adaptive Defensive Shooting Summit 2021
he Second Amendment is for
everybody, but not everyone
has the same physical ability
to access the shooting sports. Enter
adaptive shooting, a wide variety of
programs designed to make shooting
more accessible.
Perhaps one of the most fun adaptive
shooting events is soon to be held at
the SIG Sauer Academy in Epping, N.H.
The Adaptive Defensive Shooting
Summit, to be held Sept. 10 and 11,
2021, will treat participants to thorough
instruction from the SIG Academy
instructors, including first aid, handto-hand
self-defense techniques, and,
of course, gun safety and handling.
A demo bay will be set up to allow
participants to try out a wide variety of
firearms and related gear from sponsors
SIG Sauer, Ruger, SCCY and others;
check out hunts and other adaptive
events from Camp Freedom; and view
specialized chairs, prosthetics and other
adaptive tools.
Then the real fun begins.
Competitors will shoot a world-class,
10-stage defensive pistol match
designed for both accessibility and
realism. The match will be both
indoor and outdoor, including lowlight
and vehicle scenarios, and will
be wheelchair-friendly. The scenarios
T
A competitor at the 2020 ADSS shoots
during one of the vehicle-scenario stages.
are designed by match director Chad
Barber, former firearms program director
for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
and chief safety officer for the Smith &
Wesson International Defensive Pistol
Association (IDPA) Indoor Nationals.
" The level of detail [Barber] brings
into the stages he designs would blow
peoples' minds, " said Trevor Baucom,
event founder. The experience will be
capped with an IDPA 5x5 classifier, and
new participants are eligible to receive
an IDPA membership to encourage
them to continue competitive shooting.
" It was great to have an event
like this geared toward adaptive
shooters, " said last year's winner,
Nick Fairall. " Shooting was always
one of my passions, and finding ways
to compete after my injury was very
encouraging and uplifting and made
me excited about the possibilities. "
Fairall, who broke his L1 vertebrae
competing in U.S. Olympic ski jumping
in 2015 and lost movement in his
legs, emphasized that competitive
shooting is possible for a wide variety
of disabilities: " It was super fun seeing
everyone from high-level adaptive
shooters to people who hadn't really
shot since their injury or even thought
it was possible for them to shoot. "
Fairall also emphasized the lasting
camaraderie and joy of the event:
" The smiles and camaraderie of
the participants, instructors and
sponsors-everyone had an amazing
time. The shooting community is very
welcoming. People are willing to take
the time to teach you. "
For more information on the
Adaptive Defensive Shooting
Summit at SIG Sauer Academy, go to
adaptiveshoot.com. You can also visit
adaptiveshooting.nra.org for more
information on other adaptive
shooting programs.
NRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe M. Allbaugh, Oklahoma; Thomas P. Arvas, New Mexico; Paul D. Babaz, Georgia; Scott L. Bach, New Jersey; William A. Bachenberg, Pennsylvania; Bob Barr, Georgia;
Ronnie G. Barrett, Tennessee; Clel Baudler, Iowa; J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio; Matt Blunt, Virginia; Robert K. Brown, Colorado; Dave Butz, Illinois; Dean Cain, California;
J. William Carter, Kentucky; Ted W. Carter, Florida; Patricia A. Clark, Connecticut; Anthony P. Colandro, New Jersey; Allan D. Cors, Florida; Charles L. Cotton, Texas; David G. Coy,
Michigan; Larry E. Craig, Idaho; Todd R. Ellis, Pennsylvania; Richard S. Figueroa, Texas; Edie P. Fleeman, North Carolina; Carol Frampton, South Carolina; Joel Friedman,
Nevada; Sandra S. Froman, Arizona; Mark Geist, Colorado; Marion P. Hammer, Florida; Maria Heil, Pennsylvania; Graham Hill, Virginia; Susan Howard, Texas; Niger Innis,
Nevada; Curtis S. Jenkins, Georgia; Phillip B. Journey, Kansas; David A. Keene, Maryland; Tom King, New York; Herbert A. Lanford, Jr., South Carolina; Willes K. Lee, Virginia;
Carrie Lightfoot, Arizona; Karl A. Malone, Louisiana; Robert E. Mansell, Arizona; R.B. " Rocky " Marshall, Jr., Texas; Carolyn D. Meadows, Georgia; Bill Miller, West Virginia;
Owen Buz Mills, Arizona; Il Ling New, Idaho; Oliver L. North, Virginia; Robert A. Nosler, Oregon; Johnny Nugent, Indiana; Ted Nugent, Texas; James W. Porter II, Alabama;
Jay Printz, Montana; Todd J. Rathner, Arizona; Kim Rhode, California; Mark Robinson, North Carolina; Wayne Anthony Ross, Alaska; Carl T. Rowan, Jr., Washington, D.C.;
Barbara Rumpel, Florida; Don Saba, Arizona; William H. Satterfield, Alabama; Ronald L. Schmeits, New Mexico; Steven C. Schreiner, Colorado; John C. Sigler, Delaware;
Leroy Sisco, Texas; Bart Skelton, New Mexico; Kristy Titus, Oregon; Dwight D. Van Horn, Idaho; Mark E. Vaughan, Oklahoma; Blaine Wade, Tennessee; Linda L. Walker, Ohio;
James L. Wallace, Massachusetts; Howard J. Walter, North Carolina; Allen B. West, Texas; Judi White, Arizona; Donald E. Young, Alaska.
Communications intended for any member of the NRA Board of Directors should be addressed to: (Name of Board member), NRA Office of the Secretary,
11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030; or nrabod@nrahq.org; or (703) 267-1021. Please include your name, contact information and NRA membership
I.D. number, as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.
62 SEPTEMBER 2021 I AMERICA'S 1ST
FREEDOM
Photos courtesy Trevor Baucom
http://www.adaptiveshoot.com http://adaptiveshooting.nra.org

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