About the Study Guide

You are looking at the Washington 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.

Correct grip and body position are key to making shooting more comfortable so that it's easier to concentrate on aiming and firing. Using a support adds stability and reduces body movement, resulting in greater accuracy. When outdoors, use a tree trunk, steady limb, or other stable object as a rest. Placing some padding, such as a hat or a jacket, on top of a hard rest helps with your aim.

The standing body position you use depends on whether you are using a one-handed or a two-handed grip.

Handgun body positions