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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

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.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Gun belt sag happens when your belt can't hold up your pistol and holster. There are some ways to make sure it doesn't happen though.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Want to tune up your shooting accuracy? Pay attention to how you're using the front sight. Altering sighting to focus on the front sight can greatly improve shooting accuracy.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Dry firing is fantastic practice to build shooting skills for basically nothing. Here are five dry fire drills you can do to buff up your shooting. Click here to see them...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Some people like a trigger safety, some like a manual safety. There are good points, but also drawbacks, to each type of gun safety mechanism.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Trying to choose a gun belt? Some wonder if a black belt or brown belt is best. Each definitely has their own appeal, but there are a few things to know. Lets take a look at some common color options for gun belts...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Decided that you want to open carry a gun and wondering how you go about it? It's fairly easy to open carry, as long as you take the proper steps. Here are five easy steps that will take you from unarmed to open carry with ease. Read on...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What sets the best gun belt apart from other belts? Well, the best gun belt holds better, is more comfortable, fits and looks better than other gun belts. The best belts will last a long time too.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

It's fairly easy to safely unload a gun, but it is best done with an abundance of caution. Most people who are into guns likely know how to already, but a refresher is always good and those starting to get into owning and using firearms should get all the practical knowledge they can...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The FBI holster cant is a carrying position for firearms, specifically the angle at which the pistol grip sits. Carrying position is an important consideration, as it impacts both ease of carrying and draw...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Pocket pistols were the original concealed carry guns, and pocket carry thus was the original method of concealment. Today, there more options available but pocket carry still has its fans. There are a few things you should know before doing it, though.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the most important things needed for concealed carry is a decent gun belt. Gun belts help keep your pistol secured and concealed. Read on...

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

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...

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