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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+
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Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6…but it’s best to walk away free

October 10, 2014


Earlier this week a homeowner in Florida fought off 3 home invaders killing two and wounding a third. After police arrived at the scene they searched the homeowners home and found marijuana and arrested the homeowner on drug related charges. In what now appears to be a drug deal turned home invasion,the old adage “Better […]

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Preparing for Winter Concealed Carry

September 22, 2014


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As the heat slowly starts to fade and fall comes upon us, it’s time to start looking at some changes that happen to concealed carriers in the winter. In some ways carrying a firearm in the winter is easier. You have more clothing and layers to cover up your gun, but with that it also […]

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No Knock Raid Turns Deadly: For Police

September 19, 2014


I’ve written my thoughts on the subject before (here), but I believe that no-knock raids by the police have to almost completely be done away with. Except for rare and very dangerous situations they need to be gone.  Why? As was recently shown, police often can and do raid the wrong house or raid a […]

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Tips for Traveling With a Firearm

August 15, 2014


Recently I completed a 5,000 mile road trip with my family traveling through 18 states over the course of a month. I took three handguns with me on my trip. One was my standard concealed carry handgun, one was another defensive firearm, and the other was for for hitting the range during my trip. As […]

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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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