Handgun safety programs sponsored by the National Rifle Association will be held Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and 29 at the shooters' pistol range in New Milford.

The one-day program 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.

Completion is a requirement for application for a permit in Connecticut. The NRA will also offer a "Personal Protection In The Home" course Nov. 12 featuring attorneys Thomas Allingham and Dan Readyoff.

For registration or information for either program, call 203-947-4327, email learnsafety@gmail.com or check www.hflearnsafety.com.