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6.1   General

6.1.1       The equipment used must be inspected and passed before the start of the match as per I.S.S.F.


A check list as described in appendix E shall be used as a record of the checking process.


6.1.2       All equipment, specific to ISCD must conform to ISCD standards.


6.2   Shooting chairs

6.2.1       For definition purposes, wheelchairs, stools, chairs and seats will be referred to as ‘shooting chairs’.


6.2.2       All shooting chairs will be checked with the shooter in the shooting position during the equipment control and will be subject to spot checks on the shooting line before, during or immediately after the competition.


6.2.3       No part of the backrest of any shooting chair will be permitted to exceed the maximum height laid down in these rules, including and especially the vertical side posts of the backrest. (see figure)

Handles and side posts may not exceed height of backrest

6.2.4       No part of the backrest may be higher than the maximum allowed by the shooter’s classification.


6.2.5       The maximum slack (stretch) of the fabric of the backrest, that is the distance from the front of the vertical side posts of the backrest to the deepest part of the backrest, shall not exceed 8 cm. (see figure). This is to be measured with the shooter in the chair in the shooting position.

Slack < 8cm

6.2.6       For sitting shooters in class SH1A, not shooting from a wheelchair must use a shooting chair suited to his/her height.

·       the sitting angle is unlimited.
·       The angle of the surface of the seat of the shooting chair is allowed up to 5 degrees from horizontal.
·       The chair may be upholstered with material compressible up to a maximum of 5 cm.
·       The shooter must be able to remove his/her feet off the floor, without losing balance and without moving the upper body.


The measurement will be taken as follows:
·       in shooting position with shooting equipment
·       the upper body in upright position without shooting equipment


6.2.7       Shooters and their equipment must be within the designated size of their firing point.


6.2.8       The centerline of the barrel in case of sitting competitors must not exceed more than 150 cm, measured from the ground or floor. The ISCD can decide, because of circumstances, to allow different heights.


6.2.9       The sitting angle and backrest angle is free.


6.2.10     For class SH1B & SH2B shooters a minimum of 60% of the total back-length of the shooter need to be above the backrest.

The length of the spine is measured in vertical position from the surface on which the shooter is sitting, along the contour of the spine to the middle of vertebra C7 (vertebra prominence).
The measurement will be done during functional classification without shooting gear.

6.2.11     For class SH1C & SH2C shooters the length measured from C7 until 10 cm under the armpits (axilla), at the rifle supporting side for rifle shooters and the side of the shooting arm for pistol shooters, needs to be free above the backrest.

6.2.12     The minimum length of back above the backrest will be marked on the ID card.


6.2.13     The minimum length of back above the backrest will be marked on the shooting jacket (as a reference only) in the center of the back and the mark must be visible at all times.


6.2.14     For SH1A and SH2A shooters, a back-support of any height may be fitted to the shooting chair in such a way that competitors may take a rest against it between shots. However there must be clearly no contact between shooter and back-support when firing. 


6.2.15     Sitting competitors in class SH1A and SH2A may choose to stand. If so they must stand free of any artificial support with the exception of medically certified normal prosthesis/ orthosis.


6.2.16     A shooting chair will be supplied by the competitor.


6.2.17     Strapping to shooting chairs: it is permitted have 1 below knee strap to the chair or, in the case of double above-knee amputees a strap across the stumps.

The legs may be strapped together once above the knees but not to the chair.
Straps should not exceed 5 cm in width.   


6.2.18     All parts of the shooters equipment or body, which make contact with the floor or ground, must be behind the firing line.


6.3   Shooting jackets

6.3.1       The maximum length of the shooting jacket may not be longer than down to the lap in case of sitting competitors. The length of the jacket will be measured in standing shooting position.

The bottom of the jacket must form a horizontal line (see diagram below)
 maximum height of shooting jacket

6.3.2       For SH1A, SH2A and SH3 shooters an ordinary jacket as prescribed by ISSF is allowed in case they shoot from a high stool or free standing.

No competitors are allowed to sit on their shooting jackets during competition.

When shooting from a wheelchair, rule 6.3.1 applies.


6.3.3       The same shooting jacket may be used in all shooting positions. Only one shooting jacket may be approved by equipment control for each shooter for all rifle events in one championship.


6.3.4       An exception on 6.3.3 is made for SH1 athletes who shoot the prone position lying on the floor or table in event R6 (English Match), R7 (Free Rifle) and/or R8 (Standard Rifle). For them it is allowed to use an ISSF regulated jacket in this position only.



6.4   Shooting trousers

6.4.1       Shooting trousers are prohibited for sitting competitors.


6.4.2       For SHA1 shooters shooting trousers as prescribed by ISSF is allowed in case they shoot from a high stool or free standing.


6.4.3       For definition of the shooting trousers, reference is made at ISSF rule (Edition 2001-First printing 11/2000)




7.1          The use by competitors of substances, identified in the list of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) titled “Banned and restricted doping classes and methods”, is not permitted.


7.2          es, identified in the list of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) titled “Banned and restricted doping classes and methods”, is not permitted.


7.2          Competitors are liable to be subjected to doping control tests.


7.3          Each shooter has to submit a list of his/her medications, certified by a medical doctor if selected for doping control.


7.4          Penalties for testing positive under the doping control tests shall conform to the “Doping Section” of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) handbook.


7.5          Doping fees must be included in entry fees for the competition.


7.6          The number of tests will be determined by ISCD in conjunction with the Organizing Committee of the relevant competition