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.

Metallic silhouette shooting is a type of shooting game where metal targets in the shape of animals are set up at various distances. Silhouette competitions include rules about the types of firearms and ammunition, the construction and placement of the targets, and other equipment that can be used.

Metallic silhouette targets