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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!

You don't want to buy just ANY gun belt; you want to get the RIGHT gun belt. Here's how you figure out what's right for you...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Want to get a tactical belt? Here's how you get the best out of them...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What's the best gun belt? Well, it's more that there's a best one for you...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What is a tactical belt for? Well...basically anything!

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Why should you get a rigger's belt? Mostly because it's the best all-purpose belt there is...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

I want a good concealed carry belt, but what am I supposed to do if I'm losing weight?

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

What's the best type of concealed carry belt? It depends on what you want from one...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

One of the first items of firearm safety that we all learn is to wear eye and ear protection while shooting. 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

One of the first items of firearm safety that we all learn is to wear eye and ear protection while shooting. Such recommendations aren't made because some ninny somewhere decided to boss people around, not wearing ear protection can seriously damage your hearing.

3 Tests Of A Gun Belt

Jul 15, 2020

By Bigfoot Gun Belts

So...you've got yourself a gun belt, but don't know if it's good yet. How do you find out?

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

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

Should you get an AR vs AK? Both are excellent rifles, but it depends on what you're looking to get from the gun...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What is subsonic ammunition, anyway?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How do you purify water? For preppers or other folks wondering how to do it, here are 5 methods for making clean water...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What are the best guns for preppers? Here are 3 solid guns for weathering the end of the world...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You might have noticed that both tactical belts and leather belts are popular for concealed carry. Which should you get?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You should keep up with a shooting practice regimen for whatever you might use a gun for, whether it's for protection or hunting, and what some handgunners neglect to do is any one-handed shooting

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Are rubber bullets a viable less-lethal alternative? Well, they CAN work, but the lesser lethality comes with some serious caveats...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The failure of the .284 Winchester was a tragedy. The round had enormous potential that has never been lived up to...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a whole bunch of classic handguns out there that are beloved by collectors and shooting enthusiasts, but a lot of them are primarily good for the safe or maybe - maybe - nightstand duty. Not every handgun is necessarily good for concealed carry.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Does .308 vs .30-06 even matter anymore? Well...actually a little bit, but less than you'd think...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What are some good hunting cartridges for beginners? Well, if you don't have much experience with bigger guns, here are some great starters...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The Hasty Sling Method is a fool-proof method for using a rifle or shotgun sling correctly. Learn how it works...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How do you know when you need a new gun belt? Here are three sure signs that it's time for a new one...

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

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.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

When it comes to ammunition for defense purposes, one of the most constant recommendations is to use +P ammo.

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 are a whole bunch of myths about .380 ACP and the guns that shoot it. While this seemingly small round is thought of as the bare minimum caliber of defensive pistols, the reality is that it actually has a lot to offer and has gotten a bad rap over the years from the caliber junkies.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

The king of the modern concealed carry guns is the compact single stack 9mm auto. A smallish 9mm puts an effective caliber in a package small enough for virtually anyone to carry all day without issue.

rifle slings

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Wondering what kind of rifle sling to get? Check out this brief guide to slings for the total beginner. Read on...

bullpup

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Is a bullpup rifle worth it? They definitely look cool, but can cost a pretty penny. Should you? Well, that depends...

backup gun

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Should you carry a backup gun? It's a good idea, but there are some good reasons not to as well. Read on...

ammunition myths

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

There are a whole lot of ammunition myths out there. Here are 6 that deserve to be sent to the brass pile.

muzzle brake

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

A muzzle brake is a popular accessory for guns, especially rifles though they are also common on pistols. Should you use one? That depends...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you like the old-school method, totin' a pistol means packing it with gun leather. Check out these 5 classic examples of fightin' hide.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You may have heard about the Series 80 1911 pistols, and heard people complain about them. What are they, anyhow? Read on to find out...

What Is A Proof Load?

Jul 31, 2018

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What is a proof load? A proof load is an amount of stress placed on an object to ensure it's strong enough to do the task it's designed for. How is it done with guns? Read on...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Arguably, the most important aspect of shooting is not actually aiming but trigger control, as this aspect sets the stage for the shot itself. How you operate the trigger has almost as much impact on where your bullet goes than anything else.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Want a classic .357 Magnum revolver but can't justify blowing thousands on a Python? That's okay! Here are a few alternatives...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Muzzle velocity is the speed at which a bullet exits the barrel of a gun, obviously. Does it really matter how fast a bullet is traveling?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

You might occasionally run across discussion of sectional density of bullets. Just what is it, and why does it even matter? Read on...

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

As with any product, some people wonder about what gun they should get next or if the one they bought really is all that good. To some degree, "good" is subjective; good for whom, exactly? And for what?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

What should a person know about the CMP? The Civilian Marksmanship Program is an avenue to buy cool guns, but also so much more...

Scout Rifle or AR?

Jun 12, 2018

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

If you've decided you want to get into rifle shooting and want a more tactical rifle than the standard bolt gun, you'll likely find yourself mulling between a scout rifle or AR pattern rifle. Both are widely available, and can run the gamut from incredibly expensive ($2,000+) to the downright reasonable ($500 or so) depending on the make and model.

By Jake Smith | Contributing Editor

The 21 Foot Rule stems from the idea that by the time an officer or individual determines a deadly threat, draws his or her firearm and places two shots, an attacker has closed up to 21 feet between them, therefore reinforcing the idea that one should have their handgun drawn and ready to engage a target if they’re within that distance and approaching with a weapon, like a knife.

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

How does a concealed carrier handle crimes that pose non-bodily threat, like shoplifting? The general consensus is don't shoot to protect property, so what is the proper route to handle a shoplifter?

By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

Remington, the oldest gunmaker in the country, recently filed for bankruptcy though Remington guns are still in production...at least for now. They may come out unscathed, but if they don't it would be a shame given their contributions to the firearms industry and beyond.

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