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Can't decide what firearm is best for you?  Try them out first!

You just need to supply the ammo!

Here's how it works:

If you are in the market for a handgun for home use, concealed carry, or other self protection, but don't know what to get, which is the best handgun for you, or simply can't decide, schedule your time to try them out first.  You'll need to contact us first to determine what hands-on training you've had in order to ensure our safety standards.

We have the most inclusive and widest variety of the newest and most sought-after handguns on the market today.  Whatever lifestyle, body style, or hand size you have, whatever limitations in strength due to injury or disability, we have firearms that you can try.  You will surely find the one that fits you best.

It's one thing to go to the local gun shop and handle a firearm for fit and attractiveness.  It's a whole different issue to manipulate, load, unload, reload, handle, and fire that gun.  What you think might be the best because the store clerk said so, may be the biggest mistake you'll make in purchasing your firearm.  It's a very personal choice for each of us and what's right for the other guy or gal may not be right for you.  Everyone is different with different strengths and weaknesses, different body styles, different mental states, and different specific needs.  Stoneridge Tactical has what you need to find the right firearm for YOU!

Our professional, Advanced Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, and Chief Range Safety Officers will guide you through the process of how to handle any of the firearms you wish to try in a completely safe manner so your decision-making process in purchasing a firearm is as enjoyable as possible.  You'll leave with a complete understanding of what type of firearm you need, based on your own personal experience in this program.

Scheduling Instructions:

In order to attend a Try Before You Buy program, you must have taken a basic handgun safety course and be able to provide documentation of doing so.  Examples of this would be a DD214 showing "Handgun" in your training, a certificate from any gun handling course from any licensed trainer, or click on our minimum required course of "Basic Handgun Orientation and Safety Course".  All you need is evidence of a hands-on training class either with us or someone else.  Simply call, text, or contact us at 541-499-4706. 


  1. Schedule

  2. Prepay

  3. Attend

That's all you need to do!


You'll purchase your choice of ammo at any local retailer you feel comfortable with.  We don't recommend purchasing reloaded ammunition, no matter how high the quality is advertised to be.  On your scheduled day, we'll meet you at the range with all of the firearms that use the caliber of ammo you purchased.  You'll  Take an hour and try all the firearms you wish to try.  Come to Stoneridge Tactical and Try Before You Buy.  Sign up today!  You'll be glad you did.  

Most ranges require payment of park entry fees for non-member shooters.  You are responsible for park entry fees.  We recommend purchasing memberships at the range if you plan on being an avid shooter.  This program does not offer hands-on training.  You are expected to have already had a basic handling course prior.

Try Before You Buy
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