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The Equalizer Adaptive Shooting System has been a labor of love for the past 4 years. Before my accident in 2004 I was an avid outdoorsman. After my accident I thought I would never be able to enjoy shooting or hunt again. Back in the spring of 2008 I found an Adaptive Shooting System called the SR 77 and it was designed for individuals with little upper body movement to be able to operate. I wanted to purchase the SR 77 so that I could enjoy shooting and hunting again. I was very disappointed when I found out they were not making them anymore. The Lord works in mysterious ways because a week later my stepfather crossed paths with a gentleman named Ray who was more than willing to volunteer his time and expertise to help make me a shooting system. Ray is an avid bench rest shooter and a machinist. I contacted Bob Bowen from SR 77 and told him what I was trying to do and he was more than willing to give us some advice and help us with any questions we had pertaining to his system. We borrowed Bob Bowen and Jerry Olsons concept and applied it to some of the features that the Equalizer has. Each part on the Equalizer is precision machined, that is why it is so accurate. I love the fact that I can put it either on my chair or on a custom shooting bench. It is user-friendly to say the least. The Elcan digital scope and 5 inch color monitor allows me to get on target very quickly. The other sighting option we offer is the Iscope. This is a very cost effective way to shoot and record your own hunt. I love the way it attaches to any of my rifle scopes so I can see a full screen image of my cross hairs on my Ipod or on an Iphone. I’m able to aim the rifle up, down, left, or right and even diagonal by positioning the joystick in front of my chin. The joystick can be easily positioned for individuals with limited dexterity to be used with their hands as well. To activate the trigger I simply puff into a straw. I have used a Airsoft gun, Ruger 1022, Browning 270 BAR and a CZ 20 Gauge shotgun with the Equalizer. I have harvested two whitetail deer and a turkey with the Equalizer. I was just so excited to be able to get back out there again. It is because of that excitement that I did not want to keep the Equalizer to myself. I have been blessed with the opportunity to share the shooting system with some disabled veterans and their families, thanks to Eric Topper and the Maine Adaptive organization. It is an event that I look forward to every summer. I love watching them wheel up to the custom shooting bench and shoot to their hearts content. The first year we went through over 500 rounds with the Ruger1022. One individual had not fired a rifle for over 40 years. We all had a wonderful time. I would love to be able to get this out there so other physically challenged individuals can enjoy shooting and hunting once again.