We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Vic Morris (aged 56), who was a member of Carmarthen Rifle & Pistol Club and a long standing member of the NSRA.
It is sad to mention that Vic Morris a member of Carmarthen Rifle & Pistol Club, Carmarthen has passed away at the age of 56 in June 2017.
Vic was born in the Felin Fach area near Lampeter. He was a keen Rugby player and a first class Clay Pigeon shooter, he represented Wales and GB on a number of occasions, until he had his accident 28 years ago. Vic was paralysed from the neck down and was told he would never shoot again.
Vic was Tetraplegic - he only had head movement, he would operate his wheelchair using a direction lever with his chin.
After a few years he contacted the target shooting club in Carmarthen where a member of the club made a device for Vic so that he would be able to shoot. It was a new lease of life for Vic. Vic enjoyed his shooting, he started competing in competitions. The club contacted the NSRA - Mr Geoff Doe - and asked if Vic could use his equipment in competitions. The equipment was taken to Bisley and demonstrated and the all clear was given for Vic to enter the competitions where NSRA rules applied. When Vic competed, Vic was a winner.
Vic entered the Eley competitions, usually in the A Class, each time Vic entered he went away with a medal. He also took part in the North Wales Airgun Shoot, competing shoulder to shoulder with all the other shooters. Vic also competed in the Welsh Open Shoot in Cardiff. Unfortunately the WAA stopped using the NSRA rules in the competitions, so therefore, Vic was unable to continue to take part.
Vic also took part in the WSRA Benchrest Competitions, again competing against able bodied shooters. Vic came 3rd in the final. Last October Vic took part in the Eley competition, although he was not a well man that day, Vic was in the final where he came 3rd.
Vic was an ambasador for the sport because wherever he went everyone was pleased to see him and they would come and talk to him. Vic will be missed very much by everyone who knew him.
I would like to thank the NSRA on behalf of the Club and Vic's family for allowing people with disabilities to take part in their competitions. It is a shame more governing bodies do not do the same.