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.

"Sighting-in" is a process of adjusting the sights to hit a target at a specific range.

Sight-in instructions are printed on some targets available from retail outlets or manufacturers. Most handguns are sighted-in at 50 feet. The basic steps involve firing at least three shots carefully and consistently at a target. If the bullets form a relatively small group of holes on the target, but not where you were aiming, the sights will have to be adjusted.

Use a sight-in target to adjust your sights