About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Texas 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.

Cleaning a handgun

Clean your handguns after every use to keep them in top condition. Every owner should have a complete cleaning kit.

Work on a cleared table or bench. Always give cleaning your full attention. Never clean a handgun while doing something else.

Follow these basic steps to clean your handgun.

  • Point the muzzle in a safe direction, and make sure the gun is unloaded.
  • Remove all ammunition from the cleaning bench.
  • For the most thorough cleaning, field strip the handgun as directed in the owner's manual. Then clean each part separately.