Our family and staff here at Howell’s take the safety of our customers, our community and ourselves very seriously and we appreciate your question(s) about how we do things. Our goal is to support responsible firearm ownership among individuals and families, to better equip, safely store and to educate a responsibly armed community. We believe firearms safety continues with us, at the retail level, by strictly adhering to state and federal laws which prevent those who are under age or with criminal records from purchasing from our establishment.
Our staff works with each client to explore what safe storage options make sense for their budget and home needs so they have the tools to prevent unauthorized or underage individuals from accessing their firearm. Educational programs are available year-round at Howell’s through our Training Academy. We offer classes specifically on firearm safety, introductory courses by interest, concealed carry permit programs and many more. There are regularly scheduled training opportunities for Women’s Only training, Parent-Child Youth League events and Top Shot matches for more experienced shooters.
* Every purchaser is required to pass an extensive background check – conducted by the FBI.
* We only sell firearms to law-abiding adults of legal age.
* We can and will refuse sale to anyone that we feel may be under the influence of alcohol, or any other drug, behaves in an un-safe manner, is depressed or distraught, or that may do harm to themselves or another.
It’s nice to go into a gun shop where they know what they are talking about!! Excellent costumer service even if you are just in to look around and ask questions.
I just had my first firearms lesson with instructor Tatiana Whitlock. Her professionalism, depth of knowledge, and immediate ability to build rapport make her – as everyone already knows – a truly great teacher. I learned so much and can’t wait to take another lesson, and possibly join her Tuesday evening group of women shooters. The range itself is absolutely beautiful and the staff is extremely friendly and professional. This range is right off of exit 63 in Gray, making it very accessible too. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to get back! Thank you to all at Howell’s.
The range was great, easy to use and very reasonably priced to go in and shoot. I will be spending a lot more time here, and would recommend them to any of my friends or family. Great experience.
This is the best gun shop around. I bought my very first firearm here and they treated me so well I felt like in was family. Don was very helpful helping me pick out my first gun last year. Sadly I had to sell my gun because I needed money. But I’m saving up for my next gun that I WILL be buying here. If you haven’t been in you deffinetly need to check it out. Sucks I moved away but still worth the drive to get a gun from them. Love this place!!
I love that everyone is very kind and helpful! I’m really looking forward to the next ladies night, I felt very welcomed by all the ladies, everyone was very friendly and willing to help me!
At Howell’s we take great pride in the relationships we build with our customers and the welcoming family friendly experience our staff members provide. Our goal is to outfit you with the right gear and training for your needs, interests, and budget and ensure all of your questions are answered. Whether it is your first visit to our shop or you are one of our esteemed Life Time Members, we treat each guest like family!
The fall of 2016 marked an important year for the Howell’s team with the opening of our new state of the art, 28,000 sq/ft retail store, indoor range and training facility! We opened for business 33 years ago in a modest 2,000 sq/ft shop where at the time we sold only a limited selection hunting rifles. Thanks to our loyal customers we have come a long way since 1983 and as our family has grown so has our range of products and services.
Today we offer a huge variety of handguns, rifles, shotguns, gear and accessories, archery products, gun safes and more! Our services have expanded to include custom gunsmithing, firearms rentals and FFL transfers. Our facility now includes two state of the art indoor shooting ranges, private classroom and members lounge and a comprehensive firearms training program.
From all of us at Howell’s;
Thank you for your patronage and look forward to seeing you out on the range!