Des has been involved in the shooting sports since the age of 12. In adult life he shot competition pistol shooting for 10 yrs and became a Range Safety and Training Officer.
It was during this time, whilst in the UK, that he visited the famous gun making establishments of Purdey, Holland & Holland and Boss in London as well as Dickson & MacNaught in Edinburgh.
A day spent touring the Birmingham Proof House in company with fifth generation gun maker Graeme Greener was the highlight of the trip.
Over the years whilst shotgunning he noticed that many of the old leather cases he saw needed repairs, and accessories were not easily available, so unable to find anyone interested he decided to go it alone so what started as a hobby has evolved into Custom Guncases & Accessories.