Handgun Safety Certificate

Handgun Safety Certificate

To attend this course, you must provide your own firearm and ammunition. 

Please note: all weapon handling, loading, and unloading techniques are done at a local firing range.

This course is required to obtain the HSC card required to purchase any firearm in the State of California. Instructions are in basic firearms handling, loading/unloading, the operation of a firearm, shooting techniques, home safety and firearms maintenance. For Range Firing, add 3 hours for hands-on loading, unloading and live fire.

Handgun Safety Certificate

  • Handgun types & designs
  • Gun safety fundamentals
  • How to hold a handgun, load, unload & proper shooting stance
  • How to shoot safely and accurately, clear basic jams and malfunctions and non-lethal options

Regardless of your shooting experience, the handgun safety course teaches the core fundamentals of handgun safety so that you can visit the range with confidence and with safety in mind. Learn how to handle properly, transport, and store your handgun, as well as how to keep children safe around handguns.

Procedure for Getting a Handgun Safety Certificate:

  • 4-hour classroom & 3-hour range training
  • After passing the written exam, the student will receive a Handgun Safety Certificate (required for handgun purchases)

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