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Today's Handgun Safety Basics

Today's Handgun Safety Basics


Today's Handgun Safety Basics is an excellent resource for handgun owners and those planning to purchase a handgun or take a class for a concealed-carry permit or license.

This valuable, online handbook features easy-to-understand handgun safety instructions and detailed illustrations to help you improve your handgun skills and become a better, more prepared handgun owner.

Topics include:

  • The difference between revolvers and pistols
  • Matching ammunition to the handgun
  • Handgun safety mechanisms
  • How to safely clean, store, and transport handguns
  • How to load and unload handguns
  • Basic shooting techniques

Whether or not your state requires safety training, all handgun owners have a responsibility to learn about safe firearm handling. Handgun education can prevent accidents and save lives.