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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

Tired of shooting the same old paper? Give reactive targets a try. There are few better ways to have fun at the range while improving your shooting skills. Lets take a look at what reactive targets bring to the table...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If a person is going to carry a gun, retention should be one of their first concerns. Retention is how a pistol is kept secured in a holster or otherwise, highly important for safety.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Looking at gun belts and wondering if a reinforced gun belt is the way to go? They can be, depending on your specific need. Read on to find out more...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Yes, you should be wearing ear protection while shooting, every single time you can. Not doing so will damage your hearing, permanently. 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

Why buy a two-ply gun belt? Simple. It's an investment in a secure carry, since a two-ply belt will hold up longer than a belt made from a single layer of leather.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you're around guns, you need to stay safe. Doing that means following guidelines, lucky for you the countless gun owners of the past have come up with the 4 universal laws of gun safety. Lets take a closer look at each, and we sincerely hope that you will pass the lamp of knowledge to others you encounter...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Wonder if Bigfoot gun belts really are as tough as they say? Watch one go through a torture test review. This belt really can take whatever you can dish out.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

So you need a gun belt. How do you shop for a gun belt? Well, there are a few things to bear in mind to select the right one for you, lets take a look...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Anyone who concealed carries should worry about printing, or showing the outline of your gun. There are some fairly simple steps you can take to avoid it...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There may be no finer shooting sport than plinking. It's cheap, it's fun, and it's one of the best ways to learn solid shooting fundamentals there is. Let's take a look at what plinking is, the benefits and how every gun owner can stand to learn a thing or two...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Most people have been told to never dry fire, but believe it or not, there are benefits as a shooter to dry firing. It's a great form of practice.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Does reloading save you money? The short answer is that it can save money, but it depends on an economy of scale that you have to take into account. Let's break it down...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Not every state license has wide-ranging reciprocity. Some states are widely reciprocated with and allow non-residents to get licensed as well. Here are the 5 best.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Western gun belts are still popular gun accessories. They may differ from normal gun belts, and are a bit antiquated, but there's still a use for them. Lets take a look at the history of western gun belts and how they compare with modern gun belts made today.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Thinking of buying guns with tax refund money? You wouldn't be alone. Tax refund gun shopping is almost as popular is buying one around Christmas

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Who says you need a gun to wear a gunbelt? The word “gunbelt” would seem to indicate that is all it’s good for, but to be frank, you really don’t have to be packing to enjoy the perks of wearing a gun belt.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Unfortunately, carrying is not universally supported and that imposes on those who do certain obligations, namely open and concealed carry etiquette. Gun etiquette dictates that you do have to comport yourself with great care, else you be a lousy person in general and/or wind up liable for criminal charges.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Going to be traveling and wondering about what states you can continue to carry in? Here are the 7 best reciprocity states, which allow anyone allowed to carry to do so or reciprocate with the most states issuing carry permits. Here are the 7 best reciprocity states, which allow anyone allowed to carry a gun to do so or reciprocate with the most states issuing concealed weapon permits.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Trade shows are kind of a big deal, and the biggest for firearms is Shot Show. It’s been going on for more than thirty years and all the biggest names in firearms go to show off their new stuff. BigFoot Gun Belts was in attendance this year, lets take a look.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

When shopping for a gun belt, one ponders whether a leather gun belt is a better choice than a nylon one. In the end, it’s all up to the end user and each material has its own positives and negatives, but there are plenty of factors to consider.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

In states requiring licensure to carry a handgun, the general method by which the states do that is what’s called “shall-issue.” Not every state does, however. For those who care about exercising their Second Amendment rights, it’s a given that the various states have dominion over how they allow their citizens to do so. Most states require licensure, allotted to citizens on a “shall-issue” or “may-issue” basis.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If one carries a firearm, it behooves one to know applicable gun laws including Stand Your Ground and other pertinent statutes. These gun laws define when, where and how one may use deadly force legally....

how to open carry a gun

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some gun owners don’t want to conceal their firearm, which is referred to as “open carry.” If you’re considering whether to open carry, or already do, there are a few things to know about doing so legally, effectively and responsibly...

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

Not all states are equal when it comes to being friendly to law-abiding gun owners. Some states have terrible reciprocity, others make it very hard to obtain a concealed weapons permit. After long deliberation, here are some of the best states to live for those who open or conceal carry a handgun on a daily basis...

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 Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

We all have some fort of EDC setup. For some people that just consists of their wallet and cell phone, but those people won’t be prepared for all of the different defensive situations that could arise throughout the day. People who carry open or concealed are usually the type of people who like to be in charge of their own safety. Having the perfect EDC setup goes a long way towards building strong habits and reinforcing a daily carry routine...

By Brian Belko | 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 Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

However, despite the fact that buying a gun owner a great gift isn’t as easy as it might sound, it also isn’t impossible. Read on for some tips on buying your favorite gun owner everything from a new gun to a great gun belt in the perfect size.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

With 2015 about ready to come to a close, there have been a lot of great wins for the concealed carry and open carry communities. So hitch up your gun belts and let’s take a look at some of them below.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

There are a lot of different questions floating around gun belts and how necessary they are for carrying a sidearm. Today we are going to take a look at some of the most common customer service questions we have received so far and do our best to answer them.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

s the owner of a Concealed Carry Permit, it is your responsibility to follow the law and rules associated with owning that permit. That includes being aware of the date on which your permit expires and how your state and county handles the CCW renewal process. This process can vary state by state and even county by county so it is important for any gun owner to be aware of such things.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

For many people who go through the training and licensing procedure to earn a concealed carry permit, carrying a weapon every day for protection and self-defense becomes second nature. Part of their morning ritual becomes holstering their concealed carry handgun of choice and heading out for the day. Their gun becomes an extension of themselves and they feel naked without it. However, there are some people who gradually begin to stop carrying concealed every day for a myriad of reasons.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

Owning a firearm of any kind comes with the responsibility of being a knowledgeable and safe gun owner. Mistakes are made when there are unknowns involved and every gun owner should strive to be as knowledgeable and responsible as possible. The following handgun tips are information that every gun owner needs to know and be familiar with.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

For the most part, the best width for a gun belt is a highly subjective area of discussion. Some people are going to personally prefer varying gun belt widths for a wide range of reasons. Being comfortable and having a properly secured and holstered firearm are what matter the most. However, both of those things are affected by gun belt width so it is an important subject to discuss.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

If you already own a belt to wear with your gun holster, you might be asking yourself why you should bother purchasing a strong handgun belt. That is a understandable question. Why make another purchase when you already own something that should do the same job as a specialized gun belt?

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

For many people a belt is a belt. As long as it fits, it works. However, that does not hold true when it comes to people who wear a handgun in a holster every day. For us concealed and open carriers, a gun belt needs to be much more than just a regular belt. There are a lot of differences that set gun belts apart from regular belts in both form and function. Let’s talk about some of the major differences...

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

For many people, all a belt needs to do is securely hold up their pants and match their outfit. Anything beyond that isn’t really necessary and a belt from just about any store will do. However, gun owners and especially those that conceal carry, are a much more demanding group when it comes to their gun belt. Not just any old belt will do and not all gun belts are created equal...

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

Bigfoot Gun Belts is proud to introduce the product lineup for their Untamed Series of leather gun belts. Featuring three different models of belt that are all available in either brown or black, the Untamed Series is meant to put high-quality and dependable gun belts in the hands of serious firearm enthusiasts. Here is a closer look at the different models of belt in the Untamed Series...

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

A quality leather gun belt is an essential part of any handgun shooter’s accessory arsenal. Not only does it keep your pants up and your holster secure, but it also adds a new dimension to your style. The best part about a leather gun belt is the fact that they can last for years and years with the proper type of care. Follow these steps to make sure that your leather gun belt stays in tip top shape, and looking good, for years to come.

By Brian Belko | Contributing Editor

Owning and using a quality gun belt can make all the difference in the world between a comfortable and secure place for your gun holster and weapon and an unreliable connection between you and your holster. It might not sound like a very important part of your everyday carry setup, but the exact opposite is true. Lets find out why...

By James England | Contributing Editor

With inside and outside the waistband holster, a good gun belt makes a huge difference. In addition with more compact holsters that hook inside the waistline of a pair of trousers, a true gun belt made of sturdy material is highly recommended. At the minimum, a quality gun belt will provide support to ensure that your pants don't sag while you're carrying a concealed firearm. But what constitutes a gun belt?

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