Articles by ddaiker

Duane A. Daiker is a Contributing Editor for Concealed Carry Magazine. Duane has been a life-long shooter and goes about his life as an armed, responsible, and somewhat opinionated citizen. Duane can be reached at Daiker@RealWorldCarryGear.com. Additional articles and his Real World Carry Gear columns can be viewed at www.RealWorldCarryGear.com.

Smith & Wesson Gets Modern with the Bodyguard 38

The Smith & Wesson J-frame has remained largely unchanged for more than 60 years—until now. At the...

ddaiker March 29, 2011

Ruger LCR: It's Not Just About the Polymer

For me, the best snubnose revolvers have always been made by Smith & Wesson. I own, and have owned, a...

ddaiker February 8, 2011

Carrying a Backup Gun: Do You or Don't You?

Everyone should carry a backup gun, affectionately referred to as a BUG. When it comes to lifesaving...

ddaiker November 2, 2010

Classic Carry Guns

The market is flooded with a steady stream of new carry guns every year. Manufacturers strive to incorporate...

ddaiker October 19, 2010

Real World Carry Gear

This month I am featuring some new cutting edge products along with some old favorites that have stood the...

ddaiker September 7, 2010

Taurus 709 Slim -- A Good Thing in A Small Package

My first experiences with Taurus products were with the original Smith & Wesson and Beretta look-alike...

ddaiker June 15, 2010

SKYY CPX-1: A New Choice for Carry

Many people will tell you that an inexpensive carry gun is not worth having. After spending a few weeks with...

ddaiker April 20, 2010

Kahr P380: Perfecting the Pocket Pistol

In recent years, the firearms market has been flooded with pocket pistols. Pocket guns are easy to carry and...

ddaiker March 23, 2010

Sig Sauer P239 CCP: High Quality Carry Gun

We all tend to have biases in our gun preferences. Personally, after learning to shoot on revolvers, my first...

ddaiker December 22, 2009

Beyond The Concealed Carry Gun: Arming for Home Defense

Personal self defense typically focuses on the needs of private citizens who choose to lawfully carry...

ddaiker December 8, 2009