David Frost

David Frost

David started shooting when he was 13.  He has been contributing to Sporting Gun since 1984 and started answering readers’ questions on firearms law in 1996.  His book Sporting Shooting and the Law was first published in 1989 and is now in its 12th edition.  Nowadays he is most often seen picking up with his three Labradors and making the occasional foray below the sea wall.  Wildfowling remains a passion.

shooting

Q. How much does a shotgun certificate cost and how long does it run for? A. A certificate is valid for five years, after which it must be renewed  if…

We’re asked whether we abuse alcohol when we apply for a shotgun certificate or firearms licence. I was reading this and I started thinking about drinking and guns. All responsible…

snap caps

Q: I am new to shooting and I keep hearing the term ‘snap caps’. What are they? A: Snap caps protect your gun by relieving the stress on your firing…

forward allowance

The police have refused to renew my shotgun certificate on the grounds that I pose a threat to public safety or the peace, citing my domestic circumstances, and the fact…

how many shotgun cartridges in a slab

Is it true the performance of cartridges is reduced when they get cold? If so, how can this characteristic be overcome in frosty weather?