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.

Competitive shooting is one of the few sports where people of both sexes and all ages can compete regardless of physical strength or size. Shooting is part of international competitions as well as local, state, and regional contests.

Aiming a handgun at a target