Honored American Veterans Afield introduces a new program under its Learn to Shoot Again devision, launching the Long Range Shooting Program.
Aided by injured training instructors, the Long Range Shooting Program is designed to help injured students return to the outdoor sports they enjoyed pre-injury. Students with hand amputations, broken backs, shoulder reconstructions, traumatic brain injuries and other injuries are able to learn new skills to help them tackle long range targets.
The inaugural class was held in October over the course of three-days. The course allowed 11 injured veterans to shoot out to 900 yards. Companies like Sig Sauer, Daniel Defense, Vortex, Leupold, Savage, DPMS and Kestrel all donated products to the LTSA division to allow students to practice with the best equipment available, according to HAVA.
“Long range shooting skills are just one of the lessons that our LTSA instructors bring to these students who deserve everything that we can do to inspire and assist in their recovery,” HAVA Chairman Tom Taylor, said in a news release. “The fact that our instructors have each personally gone through the re-habilitation process after the loss of a limb or other severe injury is a real-life example for the student that recovery from tragedy is possible, and that the best part of life may still be in their future. We believe that our efforts can make the ultimate difference with a disabled veteran who might otherwise not be able to fulfill their long-term potential for happiness.”
Additional information can be found at HAVA’s website.