Handgun safety programs sponsored by the National Rifle Association will be held Dec. 13 and 19, Jan. 3, Feb. 13 and 21, and March 13 and 21 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.

Pre-registration is required.

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