David Frost

David Frost

David has been writing for Sporting Gun since 1984 and is the author of Sporting Shooting and the Law. He enjoys wildfowling and rough shooting, but is most often seen these days picking up with his Labradors Tavy and Marne on local shoots and occasionally in France

Black powder ammunition

Q: Is it difficult to get black powder licences? And what conditions do I have to meet regarding its storage? I have two lovely old Damascus barrelled guns – including…

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?

Beretta 687 EELL limited edition

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…

alcohol, guns and the law

An alarming viral email was recently widely distributed among members of the shooting community. It alleged that shoots will be specifically targeted by police with breathalyser tests over the Christmas…

How old to go shooting

I am applying for a shotgun certificate but am confused about the age you must be to go shooting by yourself. I'm 15 coming up 16 and have a keen…