Become A MemberJoin
Become A MemberJoin

Part 1. Test Driving Defensive Firearms

Membership Options

Personal Defense Network Membership with automatic renewal

Please select from the available subscriptions above

  • Choose Annual or Monthly Plan
  • All-Access Video Pass
  • New Videos Every Week
  • View on Computer or Mobile

Select your membership plan and get our best training and personal defense videos with 24/7 access to tips and drills from our PDN instructors, automatic renewal and our ‘cancel anytime’ policy.


Learn More

Before buying a defensive firearm especially if you are a first-time gun buyer, give it a trial run at the range if possible. The dual purposes of this test drive are to ensure the gun’s functioning and to confirm that it’s suitable for you personally. This is especially important if you’re a first-time gun buyer. Rob Pincus demonstrates all the steps he takes during this process and shows what you want to see during testing and what should raise a red flag.

See other videos in our Handgun Module: Getting Started:

Tags: Buying a new gun, defensive handgun, First-time gun buyer, Rob Pincus, Springfield XDS9