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About Rob

Rob is the Founder, Editor, and writer for You Can Carry. He became interested in concealed carry, self-defense, and emergency/personal preparation as he got married and had his first kid. His new-found desire to protect his family and keep them safe led him to getting a concealed firearm permit from the state of Utah, which began an increasing love for firearms and concealed carry. He is a NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Instructor. Connect with Rob on Google+

Improving Your Defensive Shooting Skills

April 7, 2014



Improving your defensive shooting skills requires a lot more than just working on your target shooting.  There are many things you can do on the range, in your home, and in making plans that will help you be more prepared in the event that you need to use your firearm in defense of yourself and/or […]

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Should gun owners move to gun friendly states?

February 27, 2014


Should gun owners move to more gun friendly states?

Recently we’ve seen a significant amount of gun and gun accessory manufacturers leaving less gun-friendly states in order to re-locate in a more gun-friendly location. Magpul continually warned state politicians that they would leave if Colorado enacted a high-capacity magazine ban, which Colorado proceeded to do. Now Magpul is following through on their promise by […]

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SHOT Show 2014 (Infographic)

January 6, 2014


SHOT Show 2014

Here’s a little infographic to get you excited for SHOT Show 2014. Whether or not you are going, you’ll benefit from all the new products being announced. We’re excited for the show!   Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  

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Shooting Gloves and Range Gear Giveaway!

December 20, 2013


Giveaway sponsored by You Can Carry, Top Tactical, and Compact Firearms

You Can Carry has teamed up with Top Tactical and Compact Firearms to give away some great shooting gear. We’re giving away a pair of Mechanix Wear Shooting Gloves to 3 winners and a grand prize package including a Glock Range Bag, a pair of Sport Ears, and a pair of Mechanix Wear Shooting Gloves.  To enter the […]

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Benefits of Indoor and Outdoor Shooting Ranges

November 13, 2013

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When I first started shooting several years ago, I was a little nervous about going to an indoor shooting range. I wasn’t sure what the proper procedure was and it seemed like  a pretty intimidating place. I had been outdoors with some friends and had a blast, but trying to break into shooting on my […]

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Where are all the concealed carry heroes?

October 7, 2013


Firearms Permitted on This Property

Last December, Paul Smalera (an editor for sent out the following tweet that I’ve seen floating around the last year without a reply. I’ve seen it re-tweeted and quoted enough that I think it warrants a reply now almost a year later: How come the mythical NRA concealed-carry heat-packing hero never seems to be […]

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Gun Crimes Plummet as Gun Sales Rise [Infographic]

September 19, 2013


We’ve all heard stats about crime falling as gun purchases increase. Here are some interesting stats from

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Reaction to George Zimmerman Verdict

July 15, 2013


As the George Zimmerman trial concluded and the verdict was announced “NOT GUILTY” I’ve been surrounded by people who are furious over Zimmerman being set free. From the beginning of the case I’ve been on the side of “innocent until proven guilty” and there just hasn’t been much evidence to convict Zimmerman–let alone enough to […]

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Summer Shooting Outdoors

May 24, 2013



One of the things I love about summer is the ability to get outside and do some shooting (I do some in the winter too, but it’s a lot colder in the snow!) But in certain areas it’s important to be careful, prepared, and in some circumstances not shooting when it becomes a hazard. Hot, […]

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