Try It Before You Buy It (TIBYBI)

Try It Before You Buy It (TIBYBI)

Try It Before You Buy It (TIBYBI) is a handgun course, that allows you to shoot, the best concealed carry defensive handguns that the industry has to offer!

Price: $50-150 (Try One or All)
Length: 2 hours
Lead Instructor: Matthew J. Mallory

Are you looking to get a new handgun but don’t know which one to buy? Does the gun store laugh at you when you ask if you can shoot it before you buy it? Do you want to try the latest and greatest concealed carry pistols on the market? When you hear about a new defensive handgun that just came out, do you wish you knew someone that had one so you could test it out? This course will allow you to find that perfect handgun! New and seasoned shooters alike, will save money by testing out these pistols before buying them. There is nothing worse than buying a handgun then shooting it to realize you don’t like it, and can’t return it.

Read what our students have to say about this course:

"Loved the class, the hand out was nice to have except maybe formatting it so that there is an area to write comments on instead of only a score mark. Great instructions, loved the liberated structure. Was very helpful in choosing what kind of pistol I want." ~ Emily from Syracuse, NY about our Try It Before You Buy It (TIBYBI) Shoot

Loved the class, the hand out was nice…

If you have a New York State pistol permit you can shoot one or all of the over $10,000 in handguns, ranging in value from $250 to over $1,000 each! You will be shooting calibers including .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9mm, and .45 Auto, at a mixture of steel and paper targets. Put these firearms through their paces and find the one that fits you the best!

We will start with a short safety briefing and you will be provided with a list of all the guns. While shooting each firearm, you can take notes and rate them on a scale from 1-5 for each of their features, to include: grip, sights, recoil, weight, trigger, accuracy, performance, loading, unloading. Then tally up the totals to point you to the one that fits you and that you like the best! Signup below or contact us for more info.

Pricing is based on the number of guns you choose to shoot. Pick the number of guns when registering below, and when paying, then chose the actual guns at the course.

  • Shoot All of the Guns for only $150
  • Shoot Ten (10) of the Guns for only $125
  • Shoot Eight (8) of the Guns for only $100
  • Shoot Six (6) of the Guns for only $75
  • Shoot Four (4) of the Guns for only $50

TIBYBI Course Sponsors

Intimidator Sports
Otis Technology
Heckler & Koch
Charter Arms
Kahr Arms


The current handguns that you can shoot, at this course, include the following:

  1. Charter Arms Off Duty DAO .38 Special +P
  2. Charter Arms Undercover .38 Special +P
  3. GLOCK 30 Gen 4 .45 Auto
  4. GLOCK 43 9mm with Crimson Trace green laser & light
  5. H&K VP9 9mm
  6. Kahr CM9 9mm
  7. Kahr CW9 9mm
  8. Kel-Tec P3AT .380 Auto
  9. Remington R51 9mm
  10. Remington RM380 .380 Auto
  11. Sig Sauer P320c 9mm
  12. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm
  13. Springfield XD Mod.2 9mm
  14. Walther PPS M2 9mm

NOTE: Specific guns listed may change based on availability, as new handguns hit the market, student interest, or the-lack-thereof.

Course Signup

Contact Info
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Date of Birth: * (08/01/1974)
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Course Info
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How many guns do you want to shoot?: * All10864

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  • A valid New York State Pistol Permit is required to attend and must be presented at the course.


  • Payment: This course is $50-125. After signing up for the course above, please visit our PAYMENT PAGE to review the payment terms and make a payment for this course.
  • Registration: We do not accept walk-ins. You will be registered upon receipt of the above registration and payment.
  • Firearms & Ammunition: All firearms will be provided for this course. DO NOT BRING ANY GUNS TO THIS COURSE! 
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