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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 James England | Contributing Editor

Law enforcement routinely stop gun owners who carry every single day without incident. The vast majority of police and state troopers appear to support most law-abiding citizens' right to carry. That said, police generally appreciate the respect shown to be returned in due form...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Something that inspires a whole lot of argument out there among gun owners is a manual safety on a carry gun. The argument is not exactly new and goes a little something like this: "Disengaging a manual safety takes time; it'll get you killed!"

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a few methods for reloading a revolver in double-quick time, the two most dominant forms being the speedloader and moonclips. Both are easy ways to get more bullets in the gun, no doubt about it, but each has their own inherent benefits and drawbacks.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most persistent gun myths is that of stopping power, which is the notion that the force of an impact from a bullet will knock down or otherwise stop an attacker. It doesn't exist. It doesn't even take a lot to figure out why.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Ever wondered if you should get a Cerakote coating for your gun or get one with one? You might want to consider it. Read on for more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There's all sorts of fun to be had, and something that a whole lot of people like doing is shooting Tannerite. Watching stuff go "boom!" is a great American pastime - heck, world-wide pastime - and the appeal speaks for itself.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You want to start concealed carry? Not so fast. There are a few things you're going to need before you start packing a pistol.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most common firearm malfunctions is a failure to feed. This is where a semi-automatic pistol - or semi-automatic rifle or shotgun - fails to cycle the next round into the chamber and/or return fully to battery, the state of being ready to fire.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Most would assume that if one is going to concealed carry, revolver carry is out. But it's not - in fact it's very popular.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are lots of reasons why a concealed carry .357 Magnum is perfect for personal defense. There are few drawbacks, though.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Concealing a big-bore pistol is not a challenge at all. Here are 7 fantastic concealed carry .45 pistols that you can easily use for every-day carry.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a whole bunch of myths about .380 ACP and the guns that shoot it. While this seemingly small round is thought of as the bare minimum caliber of defensive pistols, the reality is that it actually has a lot to offer and has gotten a bad rap over the years from the caliber junkies.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are certainly a number of things you should do, but there are also a number of serious "dont's" when it comes to concealed carry. Some things are a mere faux pas, and others may be straight up illegal.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Read comments on websites or on social media, and there seem to be a bunch of people convinced that .45 ACP is the ultimate man-stopper. Even if you miss with a .45, you still hit them.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Not getting the results you want out of your handgun shooting? The occasional bad group happens as does the odd flyer, but what if you're consistently shooting groups that are minute of a broadside of a barn?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

In this era of digital media, one of the best things for gun owners and enthusiasts is finding gun channels on YouTube. You get to watch videos, hear reviews and see some interesting things.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A new year is coming, and some people might want a new gun...but what are going to be the hot new CCW guns for 2018? The new kids on the block, the new hotness, etc. After all, why just buy the same-old, same-old when you can get something new and interesting.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

While concealed carrying is hardly a strenuous activity, a lot of people have noticed concealed carry back pain and hip pain from carrying their gun for long periods of time. Over the years, a person can develop a permanent sore spot from toting a pistol about, but what to do about it?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some people want something a little different out of a handgun, which leads some people to the wonderful, wacky world of CZ clones. There are some great reasons to look into them, too. They offer some of the best ergonomics on the market, strong actions, good accuracy and in a great many cases, rugged reliability.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

For new shooters, trigger actions and mechanisms can be confusing descriptions attached to semi-automatics and revolvers (and other genres of firearms, but we'll stick with handguns for now).

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the first items of firearm safety that we all learn is to wear eye and ear protection while shooting. Such recommendations aren't made because some ninny somewhere decided to boss people around, not wearing ear protection can seriously damage your hearing.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you carry a gun for self-defense and live in an area where the winters get cold, windy, and snowy, it is important to consider several factors that will affect the way you carry a gun. Bulky winter clothes and icy air can affect everything from safely drawing and holstering your weapon to your accuracy and trigger control.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You should keep up with a shooting practice regimen for whatever you might use a gun for, whether it's for protection or hunting, and what some handgunners neglect to do is any one-handed shooting

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Effective concealed carry isn't exactly rocket surgery but you do need to get a few things right, and there are definitely some best concealed carry practices that will get you there. These are things that anyone who conceals and carries should be doing in order to conceal effectively and carry safely.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a whole bunch of classic handguns out there that are beloved by collectors and shooting enthusiasts, but a lot of them are primarily good for the safe or maybe - maybe - nightstand duty. Not every handgun is necessarily good for concealed carry.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Can pizza delivery drivers concealed carry? What about other delivery drivers and couriers? After all, these professions involve a bit more risk than the typical office gig; do a quick Google search and you'll find instances of pizza delivery robbery occur all the time.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Gunwriters are a special breed, as they write the blog articles, magazine columns, books and so on that are about some of our favorite topics, such as general shooting, hunting, concealed carry and self defense and so on. Just as with any trade, the cream rises to the top.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

When you're looking for a new shooting iron, choosing which gun to buy can be a doozy. Here's how to get the best bang for your buck.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The bullet design the used to rule the roost, semi wadcutters are a middle ground between FMJ and hollow points that you shouldn't overlook

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What caliber you carry does kind of matter, but not nearly as much as accuracy. Go on a few websites and read some comments, or find a few gun forums and you'll hear people argue all the time about how the caliber they like is better than the one other people like.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Looking for advice on how to properly clean and lubricate your firearm? This blog will help go over the basics to get you started.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Curious about open carry but don't know a thing about it? Then you've come to the right place.

How To Sell A Gun

Oct 23, 2017

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Selling your gun for a new or different model is a sad parting, knowing the "how" of it will make the heartache not also be a headache.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some people prefer to use the tools that the pros use, which is why people get curious about what the typical military or police guns. As to the latter, there's actually a lot of them!

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Don't get it wrong; the 10mm is a fantastic round in a great many aspects. It's a great balance of power and shootability - more powerful than most other auto rounds, but also with diverse enough loadings for many shooters. However, it's capabilities can get exaggerated.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a number of them, but which of the concealed carry books are essential enough to be on the bookshelves of a concealed carrier?

By Sam Hoober / Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

With more states being permissive of legal carry of a concealed pistol than ever, concealed carry is certainly available to many people.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Decided that you'd like to become a prepper, or just want to become a little more self-sufficient? Bigfoot will help you along the journey

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What you want from each one is a little different. Guns, after all, are tools, and you should use the tool best suited for the task.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Though once the dominant form of handgun, black powder revolvers are now something of a curiosity for the firearm enthusiast.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You can find one that's good at one or two functions, such as concealed carry, target shooting, hunting and so on, but is there one that can do it all?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Interested in reloading ammo? For people who do a good amount of shooting, it's a great way to save some cash.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The trigger system that has the least adoption is that of double-action only, which is actually something of a shame.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Could an airsoft gun be used for self-defense? Or, for that matter, legally carried with or without a permit?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

They're available on a great many pistols, though a person might wonder just what the benefits to one are.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the best places to shop for used guns, in case you've decided to look to the second-hand market, is actually pawnshops since many offer them for sale.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Since there are so many semi-auto pistols on the market, why is it that people still shoot and carry revolvers?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

here is a certain class of firearm called curios and relics that you might have heard mentioned. Generally, these are collectible but possibly still functioning firearms that are treated differently under law than the run of the mill gun you find in a gun store.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The nature of handguns mandate that a number of things be done different than rifle hunting. Here are a few things that you'll need to know before buying your tags.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you think that a used gun should be overlooked because of a bit of wear, then you have another thing coming.

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