Handgun safety program sponsored by the National Rifle Association (NRA) will be held July 17 and 25 at the shooters' pistol range in New Milford.

The one-day programs will offer knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for using or owning a handgun. A national written examination and live-fire range qualification will be conducted.

Program completion is a requirement for application for a state permit in Connecticut and most other states.

For registration or information, call 203-947-4327, e-mail learnsafety@gmail.com or check www.hflearnsafety.com.