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Gun Belt Blog

Welcome to the Bigfoot Gun Belts Blog! While we love our gun belts, we talk about a lot more here. We cover topics like gun accessories, gun care, open carry, concealed carry, and so much more. Feel free to wander through our pages like Bigfoot moves through the forest. Leave a footprint if you feel like it...or better yet a comment!

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Beauty about the 1911 pistol is that there are a whole lot of them out there, from budget 1911 pistols to handmade pistols that will set you back about as much as the average sedan. The thing some people wonder is whether getting one of the budget models is worth it.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most overlooked but also most vital components of a handgun are the handgun grips. The grips and the trigger are honestly the two parts that determine whether or not a gun is going to be good for you, as few others have as much impact.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Though they are rare, there is such a thing as an accidental or negligent discharge as incidents get in the press and so on. It is the height of poor firearms handling, carrying and otherwise. Suffice to say it puts other people at risk. The least of your worries is being embarrassed.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Obviously, handgun accuracy is a skill that has to be acquired in order to be able to defend one's self with a handgun should it be required in order to save one's own life or that of someone else. It also has to be maintained, be engaging in regular practice going to the shooting range at regular intervals.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Though the plastic striker pistol has become the dominant form of the day, double action was the primary firing system for most pistols. Today, it still has quite a following and a good number of full-size, compact and the odd few subcompact pistols are still offered in double action. This includes both semi-autos and revolvers.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The dominant handgun calibers are excellent, but they're also fairly old. The newest caliber that's achieved much in the way of popularity is .40 S&W, and even that one seems to be on the way out to some degree.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Handguns are tools, and there are some obvious concealed carry guns and some obvious service or home defense handguns. Though plenty of people do conceal and carry a service-size pistol, they aren't the best tool for that task due to their weight and dimensions.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There sure are a whole lot of brands and lines of self-defense ammo out there, but how to separate the wheat from the chaff? The creme-de-la-creme from the...well, the regular creme? The practice ammo that's just had a hole drilled in it from the genuine article?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Not all handgun mods are created equal. Some are always a good thing to get and others are good only in some instances. For instance, adding a compensator is good for a competition or range gun, but isn't the best thing for concealed carry.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some people like a bit more firepower, which is why some people swear by 10mm handguns as a good all-around caliber. The 10mm actually has a lot to offer, as softer loadings are fairly easy to shoot and the full-house loads are every bit the equal of the .357 Magnum.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

When it comes to practice ammo, what divides some opinions is the topic of steel-case ammo. It's usually only available for a few calibers - most common being 9mm and .223 - and there is really only one reason it's popular.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A new breed of ammunition has become a bit more common in recent years, namely polymer tipped bullets such as those made by Hornady, Nosler and other ammunition houses. The given assumption is that a new innovation is going to be better than the product that came before it, but is it necessarily true with these new plastic-adorned rounds?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Is there really a difference between the leather used to make a normal belt and gun belt leather? There actually is. Gun belts and other working leather products usually are made of a different type than the typical leather belt that you might find in the typical store.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You can get a lot more mileage out of a .40 S&W pistol with cartridge conversions, as some .40 pistols can fire multiple cartridges with minimal smithing. Read on...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

This is all well and good, but most bobtail 1911 pistols are not cheap. Ed Brown 1911s usually go for $2,000 or more; Dan Wessons for $1,500 or more.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most widely-taught defensive shooting techniques is the double tap, delivering two shots on target in quick succession. It's actually more difficult than it sounds, and a lot of shooters aren't necessarily doing it right.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The truth is that carrying in condition one, also known as cocked and locked, is not only completely safe, it's actually one of the safest ways to carry a handgun, especially with modern firearms.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Picking a good gun lubricant is something everyone should give some thought to, and the dominant forms are wet lube and a growing number of dry lubrication products. Which should a person use?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The truth is that carrying in condition one, also known as cocked and locked, is not only completely safe, it's actually one of the safest ways to carry a handgun, especially with modern firearms.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Drawing a handgun from a seated position highlights how ambiguous danger can be — although situational awareness may show where danger is, the average victim may not always be in an optimal position to respond, for example seated in a car or at a table.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most vital components of a semi-auto pistol is the recoil springs as they are central to how a semi-auto pistol operations. They are also one of the most common causes of malfunction as well, so it pays to be aware.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Something that divides some people is whether to buy a gun with (or have installed) a set of 2 dot sights or 3 dot sights. Each has strong points, but also some weaknesses, so opinion is divided among handgunners as to which is better.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

When looking for a gun belt, a person might be forgiven for conflating the attributes of stiffness and/or rigidity with the mere presence of thick leather. Is one more important than the other? Are they equivalent?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

In almost all states, a person is required to keep their concealed carry license on them at all times. Very few states have constitutional carry and only in certain instances can a person carry concealed without a license. Thus, you want to keep it on you.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A lot of pistols these days come straight from the factory with a Picatinny rail or accessory rail on them. These rails are used to attach accessories such as flashlights or lasers sight systems on handguns.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There's no doubt that the gold standard of defensive ammunition is the hollow point, as hardball and other types of bullet just don't perform as well in that role. Police have been carrying them for decades for this reason.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The king of the modern concealed carry guns is the compact single stack 9mm auto. A smallish 9mm puts an effective caliber in a package small enough for virtually anyone to carry all day without issue.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Joy of joys, you got a new gun! Congratulations. It should be the start of a beautiful friendship. Provided decent care and good fortune, you may enjoy a lifetime of use from it. Some brands are known for it.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are certain impositions that carrying a handgun makes, one of which can be impeding easy access to your wallet. Your mileage may vary, but a good number of people find that putting a gun on the hip (or somewhere thereabouts) makes getting at your billfold a more difficult proposition than it would normally be.

By Michael Cambron | Contributing Editor

Imagine the day your new gun belt arrives. The first thing you notice is that new leather smell. Just like new car smell, you want your new gun belt to look, feel, and possibly smell brand new forever. With a little proper care and maintenance, you can ensure that all those things happen and your gun belt will provide years of faithful service.

By Michael Cambron | Contributing Editor

So, you are new to the concealed carry world and are wondering if a gun belt is really necessary. Yes, one is. A gun and holster is going to add anywhere from three to five pounds of additional weight to your waistline.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most popular carry methods is to cocked and locked carry, where a pistol is carried with the hammer cocked, a round chambered and a manual safety engaged. Not all pistols are capable of it; a semi-auto pistol with a manual safety is required.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most important aspects of shooting is the trigger pull, just as much as aiming. The ability to control the trigger is vital, as a poor trigger pull will result in a poor shot, regardless of how well you use the sights.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Shooting fundamentals dictates that the most important sight is the front sight as that's the one that rests over the end of the barrel. As a result, the front sight dictates where the bullet will land far more than the rear sight does.

By Michael Cambron | Contributing Editor

In today’s concealed carry world, ankle holsters can be a viable option for gun owners, provided they do some homework. They should also be realistic about their own needs and physical abilities to effectively draw and use a firearm should a situation require them to do so.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A good number of people out there have a holster they tend to wear during warm weather, and another they prefer in colder weather - but why not start by choosing a holster you can wear all year? There are a few things you should look for in an all-purpose, all-season holster for your CCW gun.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Arguably, the most important aspect of shooting is not actually aiming but trigger control, as this aspect sets the stage for the shot itself. How you operate the trigger has almost as much impact on where your bullet goes than anything else.

By Michael Cambron | Contributing Editor

In today’s concealed carry world, ankle holsters can be a viable option for gun owners, provided they do some homework. They should also be realistic about their own needs and physical abilities to effectively draw and use a firearm should a situation require them to do so.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

If a core tenet of everyday carry is preparation, then night sights perfectly align with that principle. Studies indicate that street lighting has historically affected the rate of violent crime, and that low light conditions correlate to higher violent crime rates

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

People who carry concealed are usually quite preoccupied with printing, where the outline of a handgun will imprint through a shirt or other clothing, telegraphing to the observer that a person is armed.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The real answer to this question relies instead on the individual open carrier. Aside from whether or not a holster will effectively hold a specific handgun, other factors come into play — like holster accessibility, retention, materials and size.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A round that really doesn't get much love but may be poised for a bit of a comeback is the .44 Special, which is a large-bore revolver round that's a bit milder than some of the more popular revolver cartridges such as the .357 and .44 Magnum rounds.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The 21 Foot Rule stems from the idea that by the time an officer or individual determines a deadly threat, draws his or her firearm and places two shots, an attacker has closed up to 21 feet between them, therefore reinforcing the idea that one should have their handgun drawn and ready to engage a target if they’re within that distance and approaching with a weapon, like a knife.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are two major components to gun magazines, namely the magazine springs and the follower, which is a little tab of metal or plastic that sits atop the spring. These, along with the feed lips, are the only parts of a gun magazine worth worrying about.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A practice that is somewhat common in the concealed carry community, or at least with some individuals who carry, is having guns for winter carry and guns for summer carry.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you ask serious revolver people about why they don't carry or prefer semi-autos given the greater carrying capacity, lower expense and greater concealability, one of the answers you'll get a lot is that gun magazines have a tendency to fail. Metal cylinders, unless subjected to a steady diet of +P ammunition that they aren't rated for, do not.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

When it comes to ammunition for defense purposes, one of the most constant recommendations is to use +P ammo.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

If the root of self-defense is preparation, whether it be training at a range or understanding how to diffuse conflict, then it’s important to understand violent crime before it occurs.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most important parts of shooting is trigger control, but it sometimes gets overlooked. You shouldn't. It's arguably more important than correct use of the sights.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, and a slightly different winter carry pistol for the colder part(s) of the year. A good number of people carry different guns in different seasons, you see, and for good reason.

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