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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

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...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a number of gun belt materials that a person can choose from. Each has positives and negatives. Read on to learn more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Thinking of getting a biometric gun safe? It's a very popular choice, for good reasons. There are some things you should know first, however.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There's more to carrying than just putting on a gun holster, belt and away you go. Doing it right makes carrying more comfortable, which makes it more likely that you'll keep doing it...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Oh, how some long for the glory days when the 1911 was the first and last word in pistol safety systems before that new-fangled Glock safety system became so popular. Passive safety systems are definitely in vogue, which is why so many auto handguns have them these days.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Is a double pronged belt better than a single prong belt? You might think so. However, it may not make much difference.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The IWB holster is a wildly popular design, especially for concealed carry. There is a lot to know about them before choosing one, however. Read on...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Deciding whether or not to get a gun safe? It's a good idea to get one. You won't find a stronger, safer, or more secure way to guard your firearms. Read more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Which of the concealed carry conditions to use? Each has their merits. Read on to learn more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some might have noticed that gun belts tend to go for a premium over regular belts. There's a reason for it, since they are built stronger and to last. Read on.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Are striker fired guns perfect for concealed carry? Or are hammer guns? There are benefits to both and some drawbacks as well. Click here to see more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Concealed carry clothing isn't mysterious; you just have to dress to conceal the pistol a bit. Here are a few good tips on ccw clothing strategies for concealment success.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Leather ages, and the best leather ages really well. What happens to a leather gun belt, though, during this process?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The OWB holster is one of the most popular choices for both open and concealed carrying. However, with so many available makes and models, one should know what to look for when shopping.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Want to build shooting skills? Try a few basic shooting drills. Here are three basic shooting drills that are good for any shooter to learn, at any skill level.

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