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.

At an outdoor shooting range, make sure:

  • The backstop is adequate. The best backstop is a high dirt bank or berm that is free of rocks or stones.
  • There is a safety area behind the backstop. The size of the area should equal the actual distance the bullet travels when fired at an angle of elevation of 30 degrees.
  • Shooters fire in a northern direction. This direction provides the best light and keeps the sun out of your eyes.
Aiming a handgun at a shooting range