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

TRAIN AT HOWELL’S

TRAIN AT HOWELL'S

Join our Instructor Team of experienced, certified educators and nationally recognized guest instructors for informative and fun events.

Quality education in a professional and safe environment designed specifically for you!

MEET HOWELL'S INSTRUCTOR TEAM

WHAT ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?
Events for all skill levels and interests.

HANDGUN : CONCEALED CARRY
NRA INSTRUCTOR CLASSES
LONG GUN : ARCHERY
YOUTH & WOMEN’S ONLY PROGRAMS

 
 
 

2018 COURSES NOW AVAILABLE!

INTRO TO GUN SAFETY : LEARN MORE
This 2-hour, classroom only, program is designed for the novice firearms enthusiast interested in starting off right with gun safety. Participants will learn about the different types of firearms, how ammunition works, and essential firearms safety rules as well as how to safely handle, store and transport firearms. Information covered also includes home safety habits for families with children or visiting guests and more.

INTRO TO HANDGUN : LEARN MORE
The goal of this class is to provide essential gun safety skills, range etiquette, terminology and basic shooting skills to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience at the range.

BASIC HANDGUN : LEARN MORE
A comprehensive class throughly covering safety, marksmanship, handling & manipulation skills, malfunction clearing and reload techniques.

TEST DRIVE EVENT : LEARN MORE
So you want to purchase a handgun but you’re not sure which one is right for you? Howell’s TEST DRIVE EVENTS are a fantastic way to try a range of handgun makes, models and calibers to find out which one fits you the best.

HANDGUN DIAGNOSTICS – With Guest Instrutor Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts : LEARN MORE
Guest Instructor Steve Fisher presents an intensive 8-hour program focused on honing your marksmanship skills and delving into the nuances of precision pistol shooting.

LOW LIGHT HANDGUN – With Guest Instrutor Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts : LEARN MORE
Guest Instructor Steve Fisher presents an intensive 8-hour program focused the essentials of proper and safe employment of your handgun weapons mounted and handheld lights. 

TECHNICAL & TACTICAL USE OF PISTOL –  With Guest Instructor ‘Super Dave’ Harrington : LEARN MORE
If you are looking to go from being an okay shooter to being able to perform with accuracy and proficiency on demand this is the class for you. Come prepared for a wealth of information and enough shooting time to hone your skill sets. This is an intensive course for the dedicated student of the gun taught by a world class instructor. 

HANDGUN CLEANING 101 : LEARN MORE
In this hands-on 2-hour workshop our resident gunsmith guides students through the safety protocol, basic field strip and cleaning process of regular handgun maintenance. Protect your investment by learning how to properly care and store your handgun between uses. Concealed carriers, when was the last time your carry gun got a thorough cleaning? All modern handguns, both revolvers and semi-automatics, are welcome! No experience necessary.

 
 
 
 

INTRO TO GUN SAFETY : LEARN MORE
This 2-hour, classroom only, program is designed for the novice firearms enthusiast interested in starting off right with gun safety. Participants will learn about the different types of firearms, how ammunition works, and essential firearms safety rules as well as how to safely handle, store and transport firearms. Information covered also includes home safety habits for families with children or visiting guests and more.

MAINE CONCEALED CARRY : LEARN MORE
This is 3.5 hour class will cover the various rules to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Maine. A certificate from the successfull completion of this class is applicable to use in the the Maine Concealed Carry Application process.

CONCEALED CARRY BASICS : LEARN MORE
This 8-hour class answers the big questions all new concealed carriers have and gives you the practical knowledge and essential skills to be a safe and responsibly armed member of the community. A day of learning designed to give you a well rounded skill set and functional knowledge to carry confidently every day.

NRA BASIC PISTOL : LEARN MORE
RECOGNIZED BY MOST OF THE NATION for Concealed Carry Permit application! The NRA Basic Pistol program is the ONLY nationally recognized program for firearms safety training. Most, but not all, states will accept a certificate of completion from an NRA Basic Pistol class for resident or non-resident application for concealed carry permit.

WOMEN ONLY

 

LADIES NIGHT : LEARN MORE
A ladies only evening at the range! All skill levels are welcome to join us for two hours of low-stress, laughter filled, judgement-free range time. Our all female instructor staff are certified NRA instructors and Range Safety Officers who are ready to make your practice time or very first time at a shooting range a great one. Take your skills to the next level with some one-one one coaching from our staff or just simply enjoy some pew-pew-pew time in the company of other like-minded women shooters.

CORE COURSES : LEARN MORE
Howell’s offers our core courses in Women’s Only events. LEARN MORE about what upcoming programs are scheduled for 2018. All women’s only programs are taught by an all female staff of certified and experienced instructors. Join us for a Women’s Only class! 

A Girl & A Gun – National Women’s Shooting League – Howell’s Chapter : LEARN MORE
A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League (AG & AG) is a shooting club established by women shooters for women shooters. AG & AG events are intended to be fun, social gatherings where women can come together for support, encouragement, ask questions in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, improve on their marksmanship, and bond together in the shooting community.

 

INTRO TO GUN SAFETY : LEARN MORE
This 2-hour, classroom only, program is designed for the novice firearms enthusiast interested in starting off right with gun safety. Participants will learn about the different types of firearms, how ammunition works, and essential firearms safety rules as well as how to safely handle, store and transport firearms. Information covered also includes home safety habits for families with children or visiting guests and more.

YOUTH LEAGUE LEVEL 1 : LEARN MORE
A 6-week instructional series for beginner youth shooters designed to provide safe, responsible and nurturing instruction in the proper gun handling and marksmanship. Our goal is to develop young men and women into safe and knowledgable firearms owners and bring families together through one of our Nations greatest pastimes, the shooting sports.

YOUTH LEAGUE LEVEL 2 : LEARN MORE
A 6-week instructional series for youth rimfire rifle shooters whom have completed our Level 1 program. Students will learn shooting from various shooting positions, rifle ready positions, sling utilization, rifle maintenance and cleaning, shooting on the move, some American history and a whole lot more!

J.O.A.D. : LEARN MORE
Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) is a program of USA Archery that teaches archery to young people, provides great opportunities for awarding achievement, and helps archers to enjoy the sport recreationally or progress to the excitement of competition!

DO YOU HAVE A MATURE YOUNG ADULT who would like to participate in one of our other programs? If accompanied by a participating, enrolled, parent or guardian we welcome youth shooters. Contact us with questions and to gain staff approval before enrollment: training@howellsgunshop.com

NRA BASIC PISTOL : LEARN MORE
RECOGNIZED BY MOST OF THE NATION for Concealed Carry Permit application! The NRA Basic Pistol program is the ONLY nationally recognized program for firearms safety training. Most, but not all, states will accept a certificate of completion from an NRA Basic Pistol class for resident or non-resident application for concealed carry permit.

NRA BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (BIT) : LEARN MORE
Interested in becoming a certified NRA Instructor? This class is your first step and a manditory program to complete before enrolling in any instructor course. Has it been over 2-years since you took BIT? You now need to take it again to add to any new instructor credntials. JOIN US at HOWELL’S!

NRA INSTRUCTOR PISTOL SHOOTING COURSE (BPI) : LEARN MORE
Become a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor by the successful completion of this 2-day program. We keep it fun and informative at Howell’s to acheive this nationally recogmized credential. Become a part of the educational community or simply learn the nessisary skills to teach others safely. 

NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO) : LEARN MORE
The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. The nine-hour course consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range.

NRA CHEIF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (CRSO) : LEARN MORE
This 9-hour class includes standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students must demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Once the course is completed the RSO will be upgraded to a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer.

 
 

INTRO TO GUN SAFETY : LEARN MORE
This 2-hour, classroom only, program is designed for the novice firearms enthusiast interested in starting off right with gun safety. Participants will learn about the different types of firearms, how ammunition works, and essential firearms safety rules as well as how to safely handle, store and transport firearms. Information covered also includes home safety habits for families with children or visiting guests and more.

INTRO TO AR15 CARBINE : LEARN MORE
Howell’s Intro to AR15 is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper range use of AR15 style carbines. The goal of this class is to provide essential gun safety skills, range etiquette, terminology and basic shooting skills to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience at the range.

BASIC AR15 CARBINE : LEARN MORE
This 8-hour class provides new shooters with the foundation skills necessary to become a safe and skilled AR15 Carbine owner and marksman. A fantastic class for those with little to no handgun skills or for those looking to knock the rust off.

ESSENTIAL CARBINE EMPLOYMENT with STEVE FISHER : LEARN MORE
This one-day carbine course is an entry-level course where students are familiarized with their rifles. An excellent program for the new shooter and even better for the seasoned enthusiast to polish their fundamentals.