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Try Before You Buy

Try Before You Buy

Regular price $250.00 USD
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Selecting your first pistol can be a difficult decision to make. Our Try Before You Buy session helps ease the process of narrowing a selection based on your individual needs. This 2-hour session covers a wide variety of pistols as well as the different holster types currently available on the market. We will reveal the thought process behind selecting between a semi-auto or revolver and discuss both the advantages and disadvantages of each. This session covers the fundamentals of staging and storing a firearm safely in your home. We will also address the pros and cons of popular holster types including but not limited to in the waistband, out of the waist band, belly band, pocket, ankle, shoulder harness, and purse to help you decide which option is right for you.


Students attending this seminar will have the opportunity to fire several different carry-sized pistols. Our selection includes:

  • M&P shield
  • M&P shield plus (with optic)
  • Sig 365
  • Sig 365 XL
  • M&P EZ
  • Smith & Wesson 642 snub nose
  • M&P compact
  • M&P sub compact
  • Plus, some full-size pistols (S&W, H&K, Sig)

Note: Students can expect to fire roughly 50 rounds of ammo; however, more ammo is available upon request. Students can request additional ammo at the range or by emailing Bill atbdalpe@patriotfirearmsschool.comprior to your class date.


  • Do not need your gun license to do participate
  • You cannot be a felon

Class Logistics

Try Before You Buy is currently offered at Mansfield Fish & Game or at our private range located in Taunton, MA. Students will receive an email with the range address and additional information one week prior to their class date.

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Customer Reviews

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RaeAnn Marshall
Awesome class..

My husband and I took this class to gain more knowledge on different firearms before we actually purchased one.
Bill had quite the assortment for us to try, and surprisingly I like something completely different than I thought.
If your trying to decide which weapon you want to own this is a great class.