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.

Magazines may be detachable or fixed.

  • Detachable magazines allow you to remove extra ammunition from the firearm simply by removing the magazine. The magazine release is typically a button or lever located on the right or left side of the frame behind the trigger.
  • Fixed magazines require the ammunition to be removed manually from the gun itself.
Magazine with a semi-automatic pistol