Sure-Fire Ways To Know You Need A Better Gun Belt

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How do you know for sure that your current gun belt stinks? Well, there are some sure-fire signs that tell you whether or not it's time to retire your current one and get into something better.

Here at Bigfoot Gun Belts, we have had a number of experiences with poor-quality belts. We know what it's like to feel like the rest of your gear is on point only for the belt to let you down. The various features and so on of every gun belt on the market vary a lot, but one thing is for sure: a belt either works or it doesn't, regardless of how it's made or what it's made of.

What are some signs you need a better leather gun belt?

Your Gun Belt Is Uncomfortable. DUH.


This one is pretty obvious, but wearing a gun belt that isn't at least comfortable to wear is going to lead to not wearing it. That will lead to you not wearing your belt and therefore not wearing your holster or pistol.

It's like picking the right holster to conceal and carry with. If you pick a holster that isn't comfortable to carry, or that doesn't adequately retain the pistol, you're going to find reasons not to carry. "Well, I'm just going to the store," you'll say, or "I'm just going to the office and back today." Next thing you know, you're barely ever carrying at all.

What's the point of getting the training, the permit, and never carrying the pistol?

So, if your concealed carrying is getting put off because your belt isn't comfortable...that's the first sign you need a better belt.

The Walmart Sprint

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One of the biggest tests of a gun belt is the Walmart sprint, which has nothing to do with chasing a shoplifter or anything like that. In fact, you probably shouldn't chase a shoplifter unless you're a retention specialist in the employ of the store, for a bevy of reasons.

Anyhow, the "Walmart sprint" is when you jog from the end of the parking lot to the front door of the store, usually because some nice motorist has stopped to let you do so. As a courteous pedestrian, you should get a move on because they're waiting on you.

If your gun belt sags when you do this, you need a stiffer gun belt.

Your Gun Belt Sags Or Needs Frequent Adjustment


Eliminating gun belt sag is our mission here at Bigfoot Gun Belts. We know all too well what it's like to have a belt let you down whilst carrying.

And guess what? A gun belt sagging is a sure-fire sign that you need a better belt.

Now granted, a little is going to happen no matter what. You can fight gravity, but it's always going to win. Your belt will slip a little down your waist during the day; that's normal. What's not normal is if there's a pronounced dip in your belt where you put your pistol and holster.

It's normal for you to maybe have to adjust your belt or tighten or loosen it by one notch a time or two during the day. That's normal. What's not normal is if you have to do it a lot. If you find yourself constantly adjusting your belt when carrying, that means your belt is either the wrong size or has lost the rigidity that you need for concealed carry.

In either case, that's a sign you need a new belt.

Sam Hoober  

About The Author

Born in southeastern Washington State, Sam Hoober graduated in 2011 from Eastern Washington University. He resides in the great Inland Northwest, with his wife and child. His varied interests and hobbies include camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time at the gun range as often as possible.

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