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Why You Need A Gun Belt


Written by Frank Semeraro

If you carry a firearm, it is important that you wear a good quality gun belt.    A belt from Walmart isn’t going to cut it.  I good gun belt will keep your firearm tight and close to your body.    Many times people blame their holsters for flopping around when it is actually their gun belt that is flopping.   If you carry every day, don’t skimp on the gun belt.

There are different types of gun belts, and it is a personal choice as to what type of belt to use.

Traditional Leather Gun Belts – Nothing loos as good as a leather gun belt.  It can be worn with casual or dress clothes.  Leather does stretch a bit over time, and I find the belt holes can be spaced a little far apart making the belt too tight or too loose.   I have reviewed many traditional leather gun belts and Hanks Belts are by far the best quality you can get.   They are made in the USA and have a lifetime warranty.

Ratchet Style Belts – Ratchet style belts have a track system on the inner side of the belt that allows adjustments in ¼ inch increments.   This allows you to maintain a more precise fit and keeps your firearm close and tight to your body.    Out of all the ratchet style belts I have reviewed, the Kore Essentials ratchet belt is the best I have tried.

Tactical Belts – Another option is a Tactical Belt.    A good quality re-enforced nylon tactical belt is another good choice.  Due to the buckles on tactical belts, they work best with IWB holsters since the belt buckle won’t fit through the holster loops.   Blue Alpha makes a very good quality belt, it’s made in the USA and has a lifetime warranty. 

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A Day At The Range by Frank Semeraro

We all love shooting our guns and improving our shooting skills. One of the best ways to improve our skills is going to the range. Let us prepare for our trip to the range and determine what we should bring.

Range Bag – The most important essential you should have. A good quality range bag should be durable and have enough compartments to store your firearms, ammo, magazines, etc. There are a lot of range bags on the market and I have gone through a bunch of them. The Orca Tactical Range bag is an excellent quality bag with many storage compartments. This bag is very rugged and will last you many years. I have reviewed this bag and here is the link to my review. Orca Tactical Range Bag Review

Eye Protection – You should have a good pair of eye protection, clear and tinted for indoors/outdoors.

Ear Protection – Ear protection is a must. Disposable in the earplugs or headset style. Your ear protection should be rated at 28 decibels minimum.

Spare Magazines – You should always carry a few spare magazines in case of failure.

Cleaning Kit – A cleaning kit or a bore snake as a minimum should be part of your range kit.

Brass Rod & Mallet – If you ever experience a squib load, this will come in very handy.

Band-Aids/First Aid Kit – You can never go wrong with having band-aids at the range. I sliced my fingers loading magazines many times.

Speed Loader – I always carry a speed loader so I can spend more time shooting and less time loading magazines.

Small Flashlight – You should have a small flashlight to check for obstructions in your barrel.

Screwdriver Set – A Set designed for your gun and one designed for scope rings and mounts.

Gun Oil – You can always use Gun Oil

TimerFor timed drills.

Log Book and Pen – Record your shooting scores.

Plastic Bags – To keep your brass and things.

Luggage Tag – You will see a lot of black range bags.

I hope this list is helpful to you for a successful day at the range.

 Frank Semeraro AKA “Big Gun”