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

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?

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…