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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

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as mandatory gun ownership in some places - including mandatory carry. Granted, it isn't always exactly what one might think, but there are places on this good Earth where it's not only legal to carry a gun, but required.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

A lot of gun belt and tactical belt companies have sprung up in the past year or so advertising a cobra buckle on their belts. Are they so much better than other types of belt fasteners?

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

A leather gun belt is more than a strap to keep garments and guns securely at waist level. Its existence is rooted in life.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A few states offer an enhanced concealed carry permit. Each one is different...but is it worth it to residents or nonresidents to try to get one?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There's no question that the ultimate of all the self defense tools ever invented is the handgun. They're compact, relatively easy to use and are capable of meting out deadly force should the need arise.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If one looks at the pistols developed in recent years, one could get the impression that the single-action, double-action pistol is on it's way out. Why bother, some say, since the striker-fired (technically a striker gun is more of a hammerless SA, but whatever) design is so much easier to operate?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Most people who carry a pistol every day will tell you that gun belts are absolutely necessary to keep the weight of a pistol and holster supported on the waistline, at least if they're carrying on the waistband. It's not so necessary if you have a shoulder holster. That said, many people are likely to notice that there's a premium to be paid for good gun belts.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some gun belt designs don't use a traditional buckle and as a result, there are a number of Velcro gun belts out there. It's especially popular as a tactical design. Granted, some belts use a combination of Velcro and hardware, but some wonder if the fabric itself is strong enough to be relied on for daily carry.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There is such a thing as an open carry IWB holster...but it's a bit rare for a person to use one that way. It's not that a person couldn't; it's just that they generally don't. Concealment with an IWB holster couldn't be easier, since you only need to drape a shirt over it. So really, open carry just means making sure the shirt goes under it.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Is there such a thing as an ammunition shelf life? This is an excellent question and in this blog we tackle what exactly shelf life is and how to overcome or handle dealing with it.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If there is one place where some concealed carriers seem to make a fool of themselves, it's movie theaters - and concealed carry in a movie theater is not that hard. Granted, it's mostly people who would have screwed up somewhere anyway, and they just happened to do it at a cinema...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Should one wear a gun belt while hunting? Definitely! You need one for a backup pistol and there are some other uses one can get out of it.

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

OWB concealed carry is definitely doable despite naysayers telling you IWB is the best concealment method. It does take a bit of strategy to pull off, however.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Detractors and defenders abound for the carrying method commonly called "Israeli carry." There are pros and cons to it, so it behooves one to be informed.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There is a difference between cowhide and horse hide leather besides just the animal it comes from. Click here to learn more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The best concealed carry positions are somewhat subjective, but the best are generally on the waist. There are a few different positions to know, however...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The best gun belt weight is actually not so much a range of weight, but rather what a person is going to be able to comfortably carry. This varies by intended use.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The best self-defense ammo can be partially found out on paper, sure. However, some of what makes for the best defensive has to be found out by each person. Read more...

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 is an NICS background check exemption for some people. It's only available in certain states, but it can certainly make purchases easier for qualified persons.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A lot of concealed carriers swear by a rigger's belt. What are they and are they as great as people say?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Thinking about a non-resident concealed carry permit? It could be a good idea, but make sure to do your homework first.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How does one wear hybrid holsters? More less like any other holster - they are just made a little differently.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Gun belts are built strong enough to carry a gun for extended periods of time, but like any other working item, they can have an expiration date. In other words, they can wear out like anything else and need replacing.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Try a pistol qualification test some time. These are the shooting exams that law enforcement and the military have to pass, so being able to pass one yourself is a sign of solid shooting skills.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Can a person get a concealed carry permit online? Well...kind of. It depends on the state you're getting the license from.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You will eventually need to replace your gun belt. How long will that be? Depends on how long your current one holds up for...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Why get a basketweave leather belt for carrying? Well, the texture makes a belt a bit more grippy. A weave also adds a bit of flair while still being classy.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What's the best gun lube to buy? There are a lot of differing opinions out there, but it's basically the one that works best with your gun.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A number of people have questions they need answered prior to buying a gun belt - and we've answered them. (Hopefully.)

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Surplus handguns are a great way to get a pistol for defense, target shooting or concealed carry for not much money. There are a few things one should know before buying one, however.

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

What's the best gun belt size? The one that fits you best. The rest is all up to the wearer, since they have to pick the belt that fits their desired specifications.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Gun safety around children is definitely important, but it's mostly very simple. The easiest things to do keep guns and kids separated is to keep firearms out of their reach.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Why get a gun belt with steel insert? Because it's stronger and lasts longer, and lets you carry with confidence.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How often should one be cleaning their guns? Well, it depends. The more use or exposure it gets, the more often it should be cleaned and lubricated.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Wondering how to handle concealed carry and moving, especially to a different state? It's fairly simple, but it will involve doing one's homework.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some people want to conceal with off-body carry, such as in a purse or a briefcase. While it CAN be done, that doesn't mean it should.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Do I really need to get a belt stiffener with a gun belt? Well, yes. You pretty much do, if you want the belt to last.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Appendix carry gets a bad reputation at times, and for some good reasons. However, it's perfectly safe if done correctly.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Pick the right gun belt, and you have a carrying implement that will last years. Make a mistake, and you wind up with a poor belt that will need replacing. Here are 5 things to avoid when buying a gun belt.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Think a New York reload is only for the movies? Believe it or not, there are good reasons to consider carrying a backup gun.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If one practices any shooting for defensive purposes, multiple techniques should be practiced. One such technique is point shooting, a close-quarters sighting technique that's been taught for decades.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Every day carry gear is important, as the most essential pieces are endlessly useful. Here are 5 pieces of EDC gear everyone should have on them at all times.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How does one pick a concealed carry belt? First, find one that will definitely carry a handgun. Then pick one that one can wear and be seen in public with.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How to wear an IWB holster is fairly easy, as they're very easy to conceal. However, you have to make sure it fits correctly first. Read more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Can one use a dress belt as a gun belt? Well, you could...but doing so would be a really bad idea. Read on to learn more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Think having a car gun is a bad idea? You may want to rethink that. There are some very good reasons to keep one in the car, believe it or not.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Thinking of some concealed carry clothing, eh? Not a bad impulse at all; you may need some. However, there's no reason it has to be too expensive...

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