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.

You should never replace safe firearm handling by trusting the safety on a firearm. A safety is a mechanical device that could fail.

  • Don’t release the safety until just before you shoot.
  • Even with the safety in the “on” position, be aware that a loaded handgun still may fire if the gun is dropped or struck sharply.
  • Carry older revolvers with the hammer down on an empty cartridge chamber.
Handgun safety location