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Title: adaptive equipment
Post by: smoakingun on February 18, 2011, 10:31:47 PM
I have a family member who has a hereditary disease much like severe ms. I would like to make it possible for him to shoot an as with his wife and daughter, can anybody suggest any equipment I should bring to help him out?
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: Unbridled Liberty on February 18, 2011, 10:44:38 PM
Give us a little idea of his level of motor control, amount of muscle strength, spasticity, etc.  Does he use a wheelchair?  If so, what kind?  Here are some links to get you started:

http://www.wheelinsportsmen.org/wheelin/AdaptiveGear.html

http://outdoorswithoutlimits.net/wp-owl/?page_id=26

http://www.beadaptive.com/

http://www.nrahq.org/compete/disabled.asp

http://www.adaptiveoutdoorsman.com/handicaphunting.html

http://www.sr77.com/

http://www.buckmasters.com/portals/0/bm/pdfs/GunMountApp2006.pdf

http://theksoutdoors.com/The_KS_Outdoors/Handi-Cuff.html

NOTE: The above links are solely for research purposes.  Without more information and (ideally) meeting the individual, I can't recommend a particular piece of adaptive equipment. Also, the Shoot Boss has final say as to what equipment will be allowed at a shoot.
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: desertrat144 on February 21, 2011, 03:43:27 PM
I might add check out instructables.com, blog.makezine.com and science.howstuffworks.com for l[generally] low tech, low drag solutions.
Standard interest disclaimer here.  Most solutions offered are simple, "Duh, why didn't I think of that! in nature.

Tom
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: deMontjoie on June 28, 2014, 01:41:30 PM
Our Club is accommodating a number of physically challenged folks, including a quadruble amputee, paraplegics, and a C5-C7 quadriplegic.

We have purchased the BeAdaptive HQ100 as well as a BT100 bite-trigger and a TM100 suck-trigger.   Not cheap, but nicely engineered.

See http://beadaptive.com/pages/hq100.htm, http://beadaptive.com/pages/tm100.htm, and http://beadaptive.com/pages/bite.htm.

Compared to the cost of a rifle, these things aren't that expensive at all.
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: desertrat144 on June 29, 2014, 11:13:42 AM
Looks good, despite the price.  Remember, if your guys/gals are Veterans, the VA will cover the cost if their Primary or [preferably] Specialty Clinic make  it or generally shooting part of their Treatment Plans. 

I doubt Medicare or Medicaid would cover under rehab, but the answer is no until you ask.  Check the sites above as Instructibles was starting to play with sippy type devices.  Currently they have published a 'robot hand' (not sure of sensitivity, &c.) that I believe is Ardino controlled.
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: unvbill on September 30, 2014, 07:03:42 AM
I make paracord rifle slings but not sure those would work to well as they are. That being said, I would love to try and make a sling that could be used by someone in need of one.
If you have an idea on what is needed; length, buckles, swivels, etc.., for a sling send me an email at universalbill@yahoo.com . Right now I only have 1" polypro webbing, but if we could design something that works, then I could get something wider. I would be honored to try and help out. No promises but maybe we can find a solution.

Please mention this post so I know where the request is coming from.
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: desertrat144 on September 30, 2014, 02:19:03 PM
I think if paracord could be stabilized re stretching and shrinking due to ambient temperatures, you may be onto something. The possibilities of adding support loops onto existing slings or incorporating them into a custom sling, along with increasing the width of a sling as needed should be pursued. PM me if you want to pursue this.

Tom
Title: Re: adaptive equipment
Post by: unvbill on September 30, 2014, 05:07:34 PM
Okay, message sent.   :)