Handgun safety programs sponsored by the National Rifle Association will be held Jan. 7,

Jan. 22, Feb. 11 and Feb. 19 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.

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

The NRA will also offer a "Personal Protection In The Home" course March 17 featuring attorneys Thomas Allingham and Dan Readyoff.

For registration or information for either program, call 203-947-4327, e-mail learnsafety@gmail.com or check out the website www.hflearnsafety.com.