About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Connecticut Handgun Education Study Guide. At the present time, you cannot obtain handgun education certification from Handgun Safety Course. However, you can use this Study Guide as a resource to learn more about handgun safety.

If your handguns are stored in an accessible location such as a closet, use a locking device to prevent the gun from being fired accidentally. This is especially important if children are around.

Trigger locks are designed to fit around the trigger guard of a handgun.

Trigger lock

Sometimes, a padlock may be used as a substitute for a trigger lock. Slip the shackle through the trigger guard behind the trigger. This may prevent the trigger on some handguns from being squeezed far enough to fire the gun accidentally.

A cable lock prevents the action from closing on a live cartridge. To use a cable lock:

  • Open the action on your handgun.
  • Run the cable through the openings.
  • Lock the cable.
Cable lock

You may be able to get a free safety kit, including a cable lock, from Project ChildSafe. For more information and to see if the program is available in your area, visit the website at www.projectchildsafe.org.