> Dear List serve members,
> I saw a man yesterday for evaluation. He has recently had a shoulder
> disarticulation on his left side to remove a osteosarcoma. He has no
> desire to wear a prosthesis, but wishes a device to help balance his gun
> for competitive shooting.
Many shooters modify their guns to suit their particular needs..
Here’s a suggestion:
1) have the gun modified to use a camera style cable release to press the
trigger, placed on the fore piece of the shotgun.. (The place where your
non-trigger hand goes.)
2) Then, using just the righ shoulder and hand, he can aim and fire the
If your shooter is a leftie.. It may be necessary to fashion a shoulder pad
for the gun to rest on.. This might be done with the type of shell you would
use as the basis of a shoulder disarticulation prosthesis, with no “arm”
attached. The same trigger release mechanism might also be used.
There is a “one hander” turkey shoot in Texas, each year.. Many of the
members of that group may be able to offer assistance.