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Bigfoot Gun Belts Survive Torture Tests Of Gnarliest Order

Think our gun belts are mostly a marketing gimmick, do you? There's no way they can really hold up? Well, you don't have to take our word for it; you could always put one through a Bigfoot Gun Belt torture test.

View The Bigfoot Gun Belt Torture Test Video Review

You really don't have to take our word for how our gun belts are built stronger than other leather belts, with two-ply English bridle leather and a spring steel core. You can view it on the ConcealedNation, or just watch it here.

Through The Ringer

As you can see, the review of the belt wasn't just to see how it wore; there are plenty of Bigfoot gun belt reviews out there that do.

Instead, the belt was subjected to abuses that a belt will normally never have to go through. Torture tests like being cut with a rotary saw - which resulted in little else besides a notch being cut into the leather.

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The stitching was attacked with a soldering iron, and not just a dab at the stitches. Oh no; the iron was left on until it went entirely through a stitch, which took a considerable amount of time. Stitching around it held and the leather didn't warp or deform.

To test the steel core and the hardware, the belt was placed in a charcoal fire, at more than 700 degrees Fahrenheit. It took three minutes before the nickel buckle burned through the leather and the two layers of 14-oz leather split.

After a further five minutes in 700+ degree coals, the spring steel core glowed but nothing else.

Why Does This Matter?

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You can see in the above Bigfoot gun belt review video that the belt really was subjected to basically torture, to the point that it fails and/or was damaged beyond repair. You can see it; look at the buckle end of the belt. It's burnt and split...but not as much as you'd think something like a belt would be when subjected to 700-degree+ coals.

The spring steel doesn't warp. Instead, it just glows a bit.

Look at the cut into the leather; a saw didn't put much of a dent in it. Granted, it's not like he took a table saw to it, but still - the leather is tough. If it can take that kind of abuse, chances are it will stand up to everyday wear without much issue.

Notice how little the stitching is impacted by the soldering iron? One stitch is completely burned through, but the rest don't fray, the leather doesn't come apart where the stitching was scorched out. That's one tough gun belt.

As You Can See, We Mean What We Say About Our Gun Belts

As Axel points out, Bigfoot gun belts aren't making up claims about what our belts are capable of. The English bridle leather we use is tough, working grade of hide that can take more abuse than you will likely ever throw at it.

The spring steel doesn't easily warp or fail, so the spine of the belt is about as durable as we can make it, and certainly will hold up over time. The hardware won't fall apart unless subjected to far more punishment than normal wear can dish out and the Tex 270 stitching is clearly not going to fall apart.

Clearly, we make a leather gun belt that's built to support your EDC system and then some. It will also last for years of everyday wear; if you take even marginal care of it, this may well be the last belt that you ever have to buy. And it will sure look good doing it.

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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