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.

For safety, follow these practices that will help you avoid using the wrong ammunition.

  • Purchase only the correct ammunition for your handgun. Buy the exact caliber of ammunition for which your handgun was designed.
  • When purchasing ammunition, buy only from a reliable source and read the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Carry only the correct ammunition for the firearm you're using. Never mix ammunition such as carrying a caliber your companion uses.
  • Never use old ammunition. Contact your local law enforcement agency for advice on destroying it.
Handgun with ammunition