Introduction. Quadriplegic with adaptive shooting mount who shoots F-Class and hunts long range.

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mexico, mo
Hello,

My name is Payton and I’m a C4 quadriplegic due to a motor vehicle accident in 2016. I’m paralyzed from the shoulders down and I shoot with an adaptive shooting mount made by a company called Be Adaptive. I have a camera that looks through the scope with a screen I look at, a joystick that I use to aim with my chin, and a straw that I suck in on when I’m ready shoot and it activates the trigger actuator.

I was devastated after my injury because I thought I would never hunt or shoot ever again. Then I found Be Adaptive and it changed my life. I realized very quickly after my accident that hunting and shooting would be a huge coping mechanism for me. I realized how lucky I am to be able to still enjoy God’s creation in my favorite ways.

I started a Facebook page and YouTube channel called Wheels & Weapons that follows my adventures of hunting deer and turkeys in my home state of Missouri, hunting big game out west , fishing, and shooting 600 Yard F-Class (to my knowledge I’m the only person to ever shoot competitively using an adaptive sip activated mount). This is my first year shooting competitively but I plan on shooting my local club matches the next two months and the Missouri State NRA Sanctioned 600 Yard F-Class Match in September and the next weekend I go to Wyoming to hunt mule deer and antelope. I was fortunate enough last September to take my first goat in WY at 438 yards with my 6.8 SPC. My very first match I shot 357/400 and 4x. I’m shooting against able bodied people and I didn’t get last place. I’m hoping to improve that score at the next match. We’re dedicating the rest of this year to collecting footage and will be putting them up on the YouTube channel early next year. I created Wheels & Weapons to show other people disabled or not that you can do anything you put your mind to.

Thanks for reading and feel free to introduce yourself.
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Northkill

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Welcome soldier. God bless you for your positive attitude to life. You are a fine example of what's possible when one builds on the possibilities and focuses on what's beyond the barriers. We all tend to dwell on the obstacles of life, and allow them to overwhelm us and limit us from our full potential. You have achieved, and are still conquering. Full speed ahead, bud. Wish you the best of luck and I tip my hat to your success so far. Very well done, sir. Excellent intro. 👍
-NK from PA
 
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Welcome soldier. God bless you for your positive attitude to life. You are a fine example of what's possible when you build on the possibilities and on what's beyond the barriers. We all tend to dwell on the obstacles of life and allow them to overwhelm us and limit us from our full potential. You have achieved, and are still conquering. Full speed ahead, bud. Wish you the best of luck and I tip my hat to your success so far. Very well done, sir. Excellent intro. 👍
-NK from PA
Like my page if you have Facebook!
 
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What determination. God has a plan for you my friend…listen to him and go with it. Welcome from North Carolina.
That’s what I’ve been doing! I feel like I’m living the life I was supposed to be living. There’s so much that I would have missed out on so many things God has done or taught me. Like my page if you have Facebook!
 

backwoodsshooter

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Hello,

My name is Payton and I’m a C4 quadriplegic due to a motor vehicle accident in 2016. I’m paralyzed from the shoulders down and I shoot with an adaptive shooting mount made by a company called Be Adaptive. I have a camera that looks through the scope with a screen I look at, a joystick that I use to aim with my chin, and a straw that I suck in on when I’m ready shoot and it activates the trigger actuator.

I was devastated after my injury because I thought I would never hunt or shoot ever again. Then I found Be Adaptive and it changed my life. I realized very quickly after my accident that hunting and shooting would be a huge coping mechanism for me. I realized how lucky I am to be able to still enjoy God’s creation in my favorite ways.

I started a Facebook page and YouTube channel called Wheels & Weapons that follows my adventures of hunting deer and turkeys in my home state of Missouri, hunting big game out west , fishing, and shooting 600 Yard F-Class (to my knowledge I’m the only person to ever shoot competitively using an adaptive sip activated mount). This is my first year shooting competitively but I plan on shooting my local club matches the next two months and the Missouri State NRA Sanctioned 600 Yard F-Class Match in September and the next weekend I go to Wyoming to hunt mule deer and antelope. I was fortunate enough last September to take my first goat in WY at 438 yards with my 6.8 SPC. My very first match I shot 357/400 and 4x. I’m shooting against able bodied people and I didn’t get last place. I’m hoping to improve that score at the next match. We’re dedicating the rest of this year to collecting footage and will be putting them up on the YouTube channel early next year. I created Wheels & Weapons to show other people disabled or not that you can do anything you put your mind to.

Thanks for reading and feel free to introduce yourself.
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Welcome. Glad to see that you've been able to over come everything.

it's exciting to see stuff like this. My wife and I first thoughts was how happy you look in the picture. My second though was heck yea, cause you used a 6.8 SPC.

You good sir, are an inspiration
 

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