Handgun safety programs sponsored by the National Rifle Association will be held Oct. 21, 24 and 25, and Nov. 3 and 10 at 280 Kent Road 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 state of Utah concealed carry firearms permit course, as taught in Connecticut, enables the permit holder to carry a concealed firearm in more than 30 states.

The next scheduled classes, all four-hour, one-time courses, will be Oct. 17, Nov. 1 and Dec. 17.

All documentation, including the FBI fingerprint card and instructor approved application, will be provided upon class completion

The state "Blue Card" armed security guard employment course is offered weekly.

The one-day class is the required pre-employment course for security guards in the state to carry a firearm on the job.

This course, approved by the state police, prepares and certifies men and women for armed security employment and, through HF LearnSafety, is 100 percent fee paid under the GI Bill and Veterans Affairs.

The NRA will also offer a "Personal Protection In The Home" course Oct. 28 at the shooters' pistol range in New Milford.

The advanced eight-hour course will focus on safe and efficient use of handguns for self-protection and family.

Included will be a presentation on criminal and liability law by attorney Dan Readyoff.

Pre-registration is required.

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