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.

1. Watch that muzzle!

Keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times.

Watch that muzzle!

2. Treat every firearm with the respect due a loaded gun.

It might be, even if you think it isn’t.

Treat every firearm with respect

3. Be sure of the target and what is in front of it and beyond it.

Know the identifying features of the game you hunt. Make sure you have an adequate backstop—don’t shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.

Be sure of the target

4. Keep your finger outside the trigger guard until ready to shoot.

This is the best way to prevent an accidental discharge.

Hunter with finger outside trigger guard