Shooting is an individual sport where the level of proficiency is critical; accuracy and speed are the only things that matter. Shooters use different types of firearms to compete in different categories including pistol and rifle.

US shooters made their first appearance in the Deaflympics at the 1965 Summer Games. USA Deaf Shooting seeks to promote the sport of shooting and advance the level of competition among deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Activities provided by the USADS include friendly competitions and training clinics with focus on firearm safety and shooting techniques.



Seeking Deaf Male and Female Shooters for the USA Deaf Shooting Team

08 Apr 2021
The shooting events are 10 meter air rifle and pistol gun using .177 caliber, 50 meter rifle and/or pistol using .22 caliber. If you are interested in participating please contact USA Deaf Shooting National Representative, Richard Soboleski at


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