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.

Hhandgun bores

Most handgun barrels have spiraling grooves cut or pressed into the bore. The ridges of metal between the grooves are called lands. Together, the grooves and lands are called rifling.

When a handgun is fired, the rifling in the barrel puts a spiral spin on the bullet. This spin keeps the bullet point-first in flight, increasing accuracy and distance.