About the Study Guide

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In general, the use of handguns will fall into one of five categories—sport, recreation, hunting, metallic silhouette shooting, and protection.

Competitive shooting is one of the few sports where people of both sexes and all ages can compete regardless of physical strength or size. Shooting is part of international competitions as well as local, state, and regional contests.

Aiming a handgun at a target