My father has given me quite a few. The first, many years ago, when I was eighteen. I argued with a police officer in a road check and proved him wrong. He though, me being under 21, it was illegal for me to possess it. In my state I was allowed to own it, just not buy it, or ammo for it. The officer tried to confiscate the pistol until his supervisor informed him of the law.
Long story short, yep, I have been given quite a few handguns. I have even given a few away as presents. No worries as long as the person is allowed by law to own them.
" The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in Government...." - Thomas Jefferson