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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

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.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the first things you should do when you get a gun, and should periodically do again as a matter of course, is zero a pistol for accuracy.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Everyone has to start somewhere, including with revolvers, this guide is designed to help those who want to get into the wheelgun world.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

In the wake of a natural disaster, getting stranded on the side of the road, or if lost in the backcountry, these are tools that can help keep you alive.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The shooter's sighting, trigger pull, wobble circle, and other factors play a large role in accuracy. But what about the gun impacts accuracy and precision?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The law varies, of course, but a good deal of states actually don't require a permit while carrying outdoors. However, there are some that do, so it's going to behoove you to find out which is the case where you live or plan to hunt, hike, fish or otherwise engage in outdoor activities.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Gun tracking is an aspect of criminal investigation. The weapon's serial number and characteristics are tracked by federal agencies back to its point of origin.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Carrying a firearm while dropping the kids off at school is technically possible, but it depends on state and federal laws.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Yes, gun laws change in a state of emergency. However, most states have statutes that restrict local authorities from seizing civilian firearms.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Gun buyback programs have been a gun control tactic since the 1970s. They're an incentivized program to reduce the amount of civilian handguns.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Conservative, pro-gun Supreme Court justices are a legitimate means by which Second Amendment rights may be expanded.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Big crowds and the potential for big danger — both are serious concerns for gun owners who want to go see a game in person, whether it's football, basketball, baseball, etc.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The ATF Form 4473 is a packet of information that prospective gun owners have to tediously read and fill out before buying a gun from a federally licensed firearms dealer.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Concealed carry reciprocity has always been a topic debated at the state-level, a trend reflected by most types of gun legislation. National concealed carry reciprocity is a federal system of reciprocity.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

In honor of National Left Handers Day, which, yes, is a thing, on August 13, here are a few common options for left-handed shooters to consider when looking to buy a new handgun.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

One of the main problems with everyday carry is the limitations that are out of the gun owner's control, making concealed carry at work a key consideration for the average open or concealed carrier.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

When a CCW permit application is denied, in many states there is an established process to appeal the denial. The reason an application can be denied, however, will differ in every state, which will affect whether or not an appeal will be successful.

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 Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Campus carry is a contested topic in the ongoing gun debate across the U.S. — but what topic related to firearms isn't polarizing in some capacity?

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Once you get your concealed carry permit, it's your job to make sure that you stay licensed. Make sure you remember to renew, or trouble can ensue.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

To say gun laws are complicated is an understatement. CCW reciprocity agreements may be some of the most important laws currently being discussed in the gun rights debate.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' dissenting opinion in the Peruta v. California writ of certiorari denial contained a statement that summarizes the consistent back and forth on gun rights in courts and legislative assemblies.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Stopping power has been referenced in equations, forums, comment sections, FBI handgun tests and gun media articles. But why?

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

There are states like Iowa and Washington that allow minors at 14 years old to use firearms with adult supervision, but there are caveats to the topic.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Every gun owner knows the painstaking process of selecting, purchasing and choosing a new handgun based on individual preferences.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The U.S. Armed Forces creates an itemized list of weighted factors. Both cost and operation are gauged — but the losing bidder has historically cried foul.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you're going to have guns, you may as well have safe gun storage. It's a vital part of gun safety in the home, and everyone should have some manner of storage for their guns.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You can own a piece of land, that's not in question. However, a property owner only has dominion over a finite amount of vertical space.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Modern society does not pay attention to the thousands of years that go into creating ingenious commonplace objects, like the leather belt..

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Summertime is the time for outdoor vacations, but it's a good idea to know some of the basics of camping safety. You don't want to wind up injured or dead in the backwoods.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

After all, if a pair of suspenders can keep a pair of pants with a holster and pistol held up without the discomfort that some feel with a heavy gun belt, why not?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Ever wonder what the service pistols of yesteryear were like compared to those of today?

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

There is inaccurate information about firearms-related topics circulated within popular mediums accessed by mass audiences.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the biggest concerns for people who are carrying concealed in printing, where your gun sticks out a bit under your clothes and shows itself off to the world

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

here are plenty of types of leather out there, but you might have found yourself wondering about them from time to time. You might have even noticed that the type of leather seems to influence the amount of money you need to part with to get the item.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

Regardless of political, legal or social stances on firearms, there is nothing controversial about understanding and practicing gun safety — without it, lives are lost and innocent folks are injured.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The 1911 is arguably the most iconic pistol in American history, and remains one of the most perennially popular handguns on the market. Thousands of people have one in the gun safe or on the hip in a holster and gun belt on the daily.

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.

Pistol Rifling

Jun 9, 2017

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The interior of a handgun barrel isn't just a smooth tube that spits out bullets that go fast — there's a bit more to it than that, and it affects just how accurate the bullet is, the velocity and the path it takes from magazine to target.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The history of gunpowder began during the pursuit of immortality in early Chinese history, an ironic twist on its eventual application.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

There's a lot of information to unpack when buying a handgun, let alone the first gun in a collection, especially when the first-time buyer isn't sure how and where to start.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

These days, when the firearms industry reflects on personalized firearm technology, thoughts are broken between whether it's "smart gun" control or smart "gun control."

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

A car without wheels, a smart phone without a battery, shoes without soles — what do all these things have in common? They’re missing a core component and it essentially makes them useless or severely restricted, which is a concept behind ammunition laws driven by gun control measures.

Avoiding Gun Jams

May 29, 2017

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

It can be easy to transition from a trained peace of mind to unexpected panic when squeezing a trigger only to be met with a gun jam.

Handgun Ergonomics

May 26, 2017

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

As it turns out, ergonomics is a legitimate scientific field attached to product development and when applied to topics like handgun grips, it’s used to incorporate a human-based understanding of the capabilities and limitations attached to a given firearm.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The idea behind the way a handgun bullet fires, and what materials make it do so, have changed considerably throughout centuries of innovation across a few countries.

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