81 West Gray Road Gray ME 04039 (207) 657-2324

About Us

We offer so much more than just the gun itself – we offer solutions for safe and responsible firearms ownership in a professional and family friendly environment. 

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.


Howell’s is a family owned and operated indoor range and gun shop.  

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!