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.

In general, the use of handguns will fall into one of five categories—sport, recreation, hunting, metallic silhouette shooting, and protection.

Handguns may be used to hunt small game or to control populations of nuisance animals. Many states also allow hunters to use certain caliber handguns for big game hunting.

Two-hand handgun stance