Blog Posts

Dec 13



The Faces of Firearm Safety & Education

Jake & Terryann Bowen

Manchester Firing Line is more than just a place to shoot—it’s a welcoming, friendly place to visit with a mission to educate and raise awareness of  firearms and the responsibility that comes with owning them. This veteran-owned, family business—run by husband and wife team TerryAnn and Jake Bowen—offers an impressive array of events and services. Stop by for one of the new date night specials, host a company or teambuilding outing, take a certifcation class, attend a free seminar or take advantage of personal instruction. No matter what, you’ll be in good hands, as the staff is comprised of prior law enforcement, military and NRA certifed professionals. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, this state-of-the-art, award-winning range has something for you.


Oct 12



MFL Voted 2018 Best Indoor Firing Range

Best of NH 2018 Award


Best Indoor Firing Range

Gun ownership may be controversial, but gun safety training is more needed than ever with the surge in purchases over the past decade. The biggest and gest place in the state to learn how to handle a firearm is Manchester Firing Line. They provide classes in safety and gun use, rentals for the curious and group rates for corporate events, birthday and wedding or "just because." 

Best of NH Award from New Hampshire Magazine - 

Since 2000, New Hampshire Magazine has polled and published the picks of its readers and editors in categories that range from best cupcakes to best martini
to best antiques shop and everything in between.

Voting in these categories takes place each year, starting in January. Our online-only ballot is the best way for readers and customers to recognize the best of the best that New Hampshire has to offer.







Sep 03



Residential / Tactical rifle class

Get a peek at 10 seconds of our Rifle class

Aug 31




New CCW Class at MFL! - Reviews are in!

John Carl Marshall   - August 21, 2018 · 

Having just been through the course for self-defense in the home conducted by Thomas, I can honestly say it was possibly the best training course I and my wife have attended. Thomas was the commensurate professional. Both knowledgeable and entertaining during his course delivery. We both highly recommend this course for anyone that owns firearms in the USA.


Laurie Drolet‎ - August 17, 2018

Attended another class at MFL on Tuesday, the brand new CCW class with Firearms Instructor Tom Brown. Four hours with lots of informative class time and hands on range time with practical application. If you wonder about conceal carrying a firearm, take this class! Looking forward to the next class MFL and Tom Brown :)


Mike Hillrun -  August 17, 2018

I took the recent Concealed Carry course taught by the instructor Firearms Instructor Tom Brown and it was awesome. It was very practical. I have taken courses in the past taught by other instructors through agencies or other range operators and it was always the same, "shooters step up, shooters ready, and up" and then we all shot. This class was definitely not that. It added variables like stress, low lighting and the element of time. The classroom portion was great as well because it went over the legal aspects of concealed carry, showing a weapon and discharging a weapon. I think Tom is a great instructor and the Manchester Firing Line is a great place to take a class. The drills were fantastic and with practice make myself and anyone a more accurate shooter. I would highly recommend this class and I will be taking more classes there in the future.


Tommy Burke - August 15, 2018

Another great class at MFL. Tom Brown is a phenomenal instructor and his CCW class should be on everyone’s ‘essential learning’ list.

Aug 29



Team MFL Shooter Kevin Miller ranks #1 CDP Marksman!

2018 Sig Sauer New England Regional IDPA Competition

Team MFL Competition shooter Kevin Miller had a great day at the 2018 IDPA New England Regional and walked away with a 1ST PLACE RANKING FOR CDP Marksman!

He shot 4th out of 11 for CDP Division.  Overall he shot 119 out of 193 which gave him a class rank of #5 of 39. 

He is pictured (right) with Frank Koo, another competitive shooter that he has gotten to know over the past 1.5 years at various matches. 

TEAM MFL Kevin Miller's 2018 Sig Sauer New England Regional IDPA Match Results:


MATCH SCORE: 09:04.66






Jul 29



Summer Fun Contest!

A chance to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate



Spending some time at the beach this summer? When you see our Banner fly across the sky, snap a photo and put it on our Facebook page and you will automatically be entered to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate! Winner will be announced in September.

Jul 29



Monday Night Car Shows All Summer Long!

Free admission for all. 5-8pm every Monday, weather permitting

Summer Mondays have never been so hot! Join us every Monday night at Manchester Firing Line for a Free Car show! Vote on your favorite car for the People's Choice Award, meet some of our special guests and various sponsors from local business, and support local youth sports teams by grabbing a bite to eat at their concessions stands. A trophy will be awarded to the People's Choice Winner each week.

And while you're here, feel free to come on in and enjoy some relaxing range time in our air-conditioned lanes.  Free Targets will be provided by MEMBER MEDICAL.  The fun lasts all summer, weather permitting. No purchase necessary.

Special guest 5/7/18,7/9/18, 8/6/18 and 8/13/18 MFL Competition Shooter, Hailey Riley

Special guest 7/9/18, MFL Competition Shooter, Kevin Miller

Thank you to our Monday Night Car show sponsors and partners:JAK KUSTOMS and MEMBER MEDICAL



Jul 17



MFL Sponsor Update: Shooter Hailey Riley

Crowned 2018 State Junior Resident Singles Champion









MFL sponsor shooter Hailey Riley has been crowned 2018 New Hampshire State Junior Resident Singles Champion!!! (See below attachment for this years accomplishment) This win makes Hailey eligible to represent NH in the Champions of Champions in Sparta Illinois on August 7-8-9. Each state will send there State Champion to complete. We are currently looking at fundraising idea / donation opportunity in order to get Hailey to be able to attend Champions of Champions event.


Dec 17




Check out the December 2017 publication of New Hampshire Magazine and you will see that Manchester Firing Line has been named New Hampshire's FACES OF FIREARM SAFETY AND EDUCATION.  It is our honor to provide firearm education and safety awareness to the public. Thank you to our valued customer's for your continued support and to our new customers, COME ON IN, we are looking forward to meeting you.   

Nov 22



Holiday Hours 2017

Thanksgiving and Christmas

Thanksgiving hours will be as follows:

WEDNESDAY 11/22/17 regular hours 10AM-8PM


Open 1 hour early on Black Friday for your holiday enjoyment! 11/24/17 9AM-8PM


Christmas hours will be as follows: 

SUNDAY 12/24/17 modified hours 10AM-4PM


TUESDAY 12/26/17 regular hours 10AM-8PM


Nov 22



2nd Annual Turkey Shoot Winner

Thank you to all who participated in our 2nd Annual Turkey Shoot Contest! Our 2017 winner is the defending champion, Graham Grassett. Graham came back to defend his title for the second year in a row. He did not disappoint with a score of 88. Graham won a FREE 10-14lb turkey. One was also donated in his name to New Horizons in Manchester, New Hampshire. Want to try to beat Graham's score for his title as defending champion? Come back for our 3rd Annual Turkey Shoot contest in 2018 for your chance. Happy Thanksgiving!


Oct 05



Take a Shot In the Fight!

Donate all month long

Sep 25



MFL Competition shooter, Hailey, holding her own on the competition scene!

We are very proud of our Competition Shooter, Hailey who attended New England SCTP Sporting Clay competition in Rhode Island  9/24/2017. Hailey won the Jr. Varsity division with a 66/100. 

This is her and Ashley receiving their medals. 


She was also invited to attend a UNH shooting practice at their home range to see what the UNH team is all about. 

And last but not least Hailey achieved a perfect score on 9/17/17 of 25/25. 

Here she is after the shooting of the hat celebration. Yes it’s still wearable!  We are proud of you!



Jul 31



Exciting Announcement



Exciting Range Renovations and upgrades are coming your way;

Manchester Firing Line will be CLOSED for shooting only from 8/7/17-8/11/17.  The Range will reopen at 10am on Saturday 8/12/17. 

OUR PRO-SHOP and all other services will remain OPEN DURING RENOVATIONS

Take advantage of these great ONE-WEEK-ONLY Promotions It’s a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping started and save big!

  • Private Estate Ammo liquidation sale!  Too much to list, come see what we have!
  • All Apparel 25% off currently marked prices
  • 10% off all In-Stock used guns
  • 10% off ALL-PRO Shop Items

Jul 08



It's another shot at love in Lane 14!

Congratulations Stephanie & Sean!

We at Manchester Firing Line know that range dates are the most memorable of all.  But, for this couple, this will be one they will never forget!  On June 7, 2017 an unexpecting Stephanie was escorted out onto the range by her boyfriend Sean.  As she waited for the carrier to return, she had no idea that he had already arranged, the day before,  with our Team members to affix a special target for only her to shoot.  It said, "WILL YOU MARRY ME" in Sean's handwriting and there were two bullseyes to pick.  A VERY LARGE YES, or a teeny tiny NO.  As the carrier returned from the 60' backstop, they waited uneventfully with no indication from Sean that something big was about to happen!  Once it stopped directly in front of Stephanie, Sean very traditionally, got down on one knee and pulled a diamond ring out of his coat pocket.  How could she possibly say NO to such a romantic proposal???  After confirming her answer with tears and a hug, Stephanie poised the firearm at the target and said, "What if I hit NO?"  Sean supportingly answered, "You got this!"  With her hands shaking and tears streaming, one trigger pull sealed the deal with a YES and there it is, a life together starting off with a BANG! 

This was our second proposal in Lane 14 which has now been affectionately dubbed "LOVER'S LANE" by our Team.  Come by sometime to see our Proposal Dedication Wall on the Member's Range.  From all of us at Manchester Firing Line, we thank Stephanie and Sean for making us such a great part of this special time in their lives. We wish you both a wonderful Marriage and don't forget to share some of those wedding photos with us!

Jul 08



Team MFL shooter MATTHEW CROSS back in the saddle again!

Cross blasts back on the competition scene.

Matthew "more than meets the eye" Cross entered his first competition after a long medical hiatus from the sport.  Our 13 year old phenom was anxious to get back onto the competition scene.  He shot well at the Pioneer Sportsman Club IDPA match on July 1, 2017 and we look forward to seeing what the rest of the season holds for our youngest Team MFL shooter and his Glock 19. 

Jul 08



Move over boys, here comes Hailey!

Welcome to TEAM MFL Competitive Shooter: Miss Hailey Riley!


We are extremely excited to welcome a third shooter, Miss Hailey Riley, to our Competitive Shooting Team. Once upon a time, a doctor told her parents that due to a spinal birth defect, Hailey would never be part of a team.   Well, you can't keep a good woman down!   Today, she is a very excited, impassioned, and energetic young lady dedicated to the disciplines of trap, skeet, and clay shooting utilizing her 12 gauge shotgun. We are beyond thrilled that those early words of her doctor didn't stop her and she was able to find just the right Team for her! Hailey Makes a great addition to our team, and we look forward to seeing her performance and growth alongside her other team members.

Jul 07




Congratulations Nelson O'Connor!

Thank you to everyone that supported our NH GOLD STAR FAMILIES MEMORIAL FUNDRAISING contest! 

This contest was in honor of postumous Navy Cross recipient, Michael Ouellette, USMC.  His Gold Star brother Alan Ouellette is part of our MFL family and when we heard of his family's Fundraising efforts, we just had to get involved!  All throughout the month of April we ran a shooting competition to support the NH Gold Star Family Memorial Monument. Proceeds from this event went in support of this excellent cause. During April people came in and tried their hand at shooting one of our Glock 19’s at the Star Target we specially designed for this event at a distance of 60 feet. Entrants were allowed to enter as many times as they liked to try for the highest score. Our Range Officers kept track, and at the end of the month we had found our 3 winners. In third place was Mike Traynor! Winning himself a year membership at our range. In second place was Graham Grassett! For his score he took home a Crimson Trace Laser. And finally, after a whole month of entrants, many of whom tried several times, our first place winner is Nelson O’Connor! For his outstanding score of 67, he took home a Glock 19! We here at Manchester Firing Line want to extend our thanks to everyone who helped us throughout the month donate to this cause. It is very near and dear to our hearts. Thanks to all of you we were able to help this Gold Star Family Memorial Monument get that much closer to completion.

Finally, the families will get a monument dedicated to them in honor of their sacrifices and support of our Military Servicemen and Servicewomen.


2nd Place-Crimson Trace Laser:  GRAHAM GRASSETT

3rd Place-1 year Membership Winner:   MIKE TRAYNOR



Jul 07




Congratulations Christine Lessard!

Thank you to everyone that entered our BILLBOARD SELFIE Contest during the month of June.  A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Christine Lessard for winning the $50.00 Gift Certificate! We hope to see you taking SELFIES right at the range real soon!

Jun 05




Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

This is your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate! The winner will be announced July 5th! Here's how to enter: We have a new billboard on Main Street in Nashua NH. Find it and take a selfie with it. Then post it on  your Facebook tag us and give our page a Like or post it on Instagram with #TeamMFL and follow our page @Manchesterfiringline. We will randomly choose the winner from these submissions. Please remember NH has a hands free driving law! We want selfies not accident photos!


Here you can see what our billboard looks like.

Apr 29



Team MFL enters into USPSA

Rick attends his first USPSA match of the season

Starting early in the morning Rick drove out to Pioneer Sportsmen Club of Dunbarton NH to attend his first USPSA match of the season. Bringing his humble H&K VP9 to compete in the Limited category against highly modified race guns (minus muzzle brakes and optics) he represented well. After running through 7 different stages he came away with a 13th ranking in his division against a total of 25 contestants. He placed 37th in the overall event against everyone including the Open class (where the race guns take on optics and muzzle brakes) out of 105 competitors. He even managed to clinch being the second most accurate of his division with only one person scoring 5 more Alpha hits then him. Next time he hopes to have more practice and maybe a few upgrades to give him a greater edge.

Apr 27



Team MFL takes to the Competitions

Rick goes to his first IDPA match of the season

One of our Team MFL Competition Shooters, Rick Dowd, attended his first match of the season. It was an IDPA match at Harvard Sportsmans Club. It was both an IDPA classifier as well as 3 non classifier stages. Rick started as an unclassified shooter. He worked hard and placed 4th in his division of unclassified and firearm class of Standard Service Pistol. With his trusty H&K VP9 he was able to move up two divisions to Marksman and was only 6.13 seconds shy of a Sharpshooter classification. As this is just the begining he has his eyes on that Sharpshooter classification. You can see him next Sunday at Pioneer Sportsmans Club for a USPSA competition.




Apr 23



A Hero visits the range

NH Gold Star Families brings Cpl Woody Williams to MFL

On this Saturday, April 23rd a local Marine and hero came into the range to visit us. Corporal Woody Williams wanted to come visit the range that was supporting the NH Gold Star Families Memorial Monument fund that he himself is supporting and acting as a spokesman for. This gentleman and hero was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions on February 23rd 1945 in support of the battle for Iwo Jima that he and his fellow Marines were undertaking. He is currently doing everything in his power to support this foundation in order to give the Gold Star families of NH the credit and monument they deserve.

After attending and speaking at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the monument he wanted to come in and visit us here at MFL and see what we were all about. He took the time to come and speak with every staff member on shift that day and stated how proud he was to come and visit such a dedicated staff.

Apr 02



I’m #1 (At Least for the Next 5 Minutes). By Dana Benner

  It is day two of the fundraiser to help erect a memorial honoring the Gold Star families.  After signing in and while waiting for my name to be called, I walked over to the wall paying homage to all of my Brothers and Sisters.  Some have come home and some have not.  From there I went to the wall where the leader from day one of the shoot was posted.  It was none other than Alan Ouellette, the brother of Corporal Michael Ouellette, in whose honor this shoot is being held.  Alan’s score was 18.

     When my name was called it was none other than Alan who was going to be scoring me.  With the target set at 60 feet, 10 rounds were loaded into the 9mm Glock.  It was now up to me.  In a matter of a few minutes it was over and Alan was adding up my points.  I got 20, beating his score by two.  That put me on top; for now.

     As of this writing there have been 10 shooters who have participated.  I appeal to all you fellow Vets out there.  It is not a matter of winning or losing.  This is a great cause; one that honors all of our families.  After all, they are the ones who make the greatest sacrifices.

     This shoot runs the entire month, so get down there.

Mar 23



Shooting Contest to Honor NH's Gold Star Families

There is no greater honor than making the commitment to serve your country in the military. When we sign our names to that piece of paper we all know that there is always that possibility that we may be called upon to defend our country and possibly give our lives. This is a risk that we willingly take. After all, freedom is not free. While all of us some; some of us give all.

Some call us heroes, but that is a title that none of us has asked for nor want. The real heroes are those people who have stood, and still stand, behind us; our families. Without our families we wouldn’t be able to do the jobs that need to be done. Having served 12 years in the U.S. Army, I remember looking forward to mail call; to getting those “care packages” from home. Boxes filled with cookies and brownies that were shared with your brothers and sisters. These were the little things that kept me going. Thanks Mom.

Starting April 1st and running the entire month of April, Manchester Firing Line in Manchester, New Hampshire, is hosting a shooting contest to raise money to fund a monument dedicated to  NH’s Gold Star Families. The event is being held in honor of USMC Corporal Michael Oulette who gave his life on March 22, 2009 saving the lives of his fellow Marines in Afghanistan. For his sacrifice Corporal Oulette was awarded Navy Cross (posthumously). Semper Fi, Corporal Oulette.

For a $20.00 entry fee shooters are given a Glock handgun, 10 rounds of ammo and one target, with the target set at 60 feet. The person with the most points at the end of April will be awarded a Glock handgun on 5/1/17. There is no limit to the number of times you can enter.

For more information go to or call Manchester Firing Line at (603)-668-9015

By Dana Benner

To view this article on ODU Magazine website please follow the link to NH's Gold Star Families 

Mar 10



Manchester Firing Line Featured in ODU Magazine

Manchester Firing Line was featured in ODU Magazine "No matter how high tech an operation is it still takes great people to keep it going. The staff here is extremely professional; from the people behind the counter to those guys in the back that keep the range in tip top condition. If you have questions, there is someone there who can answer them. Perhaps this is your first time shooting. There are people there who can teach you the ropes. Maybe you want to try a firearm before you go out and buy it. This is the place to do it as they have many firearms available. In other words, this is a top notch operation and it is the people who make it this way..."

Dec 09



Manchester Firing line Donated over 3k to Lowell General Hospital

Walk for Cancer

MFL is happy to announce the presentation of a $3,000 check to Lowell General Hospital's Team Walk for Cancer this morning. Thanks to all our customers for supporting such a great and personal campaign. Without them they couldn't of made this happen.

Dec 08



Support our Toys for Tots Drive

Donate today!

Please stop in to support our TOYS FOR TOTS toy drive! It's our last couple of days to fill these boxes! Meet our very own LCPL Rick Dowd from Bravo Company 1/25. He has gifts from the Marines and Manchester Firing Line to give YOU as you drop off a new, unwrapped toy to ensure that one less child goes without a toy this Christmas. No purchase necessary, stop by, say Hi, and we thank you for your support!

Nov 23



First Annual Turkey Shoot

WINNER: Graham Grassett

Manchester Firing Line's first Annual Turkey Shoot CHAMPION! Graham's HIGH SCORE OF 88 won him two FRESH TURKEY'S from Raymond's Turkey Farm in Methuen, MA. One Turkey was donated to New Horizon's for New Hampshire Soup Kitchen in Graham's name and the other went home for Graham to enjoy this Thanksgiving! CONGRATULATIONS!

Nov 23



Turkey Shoot Donation to New Horizons

Since New Horizons does so much to support our Veteran's, we felt it was appropriate to bring our Active Duty National Guard employees to join us to make this donation in the name of our Turkey Shoot Champion; Graham Grassett. Thank you both for your hard work and for your service AAron Hickey and Rick Dowd.