Griffin and Howe

Where a Legacy is Crafted

Located on the grounds of Hudson Farm in Andover NJ, Griffin & Howe is only an hour’s drive from Manhattan and 10 minutes from Lake Hopatcong, easily accessible by several nearby major highways, and features a private helipad for guests

Griffin & Howe features a retail showroom and prestigious Shooting Academy, open to the public from 9am – 5pm, 7 days a week. The Academy has an extensive range of shooting facilities which are widely considered to be some of the finest of their kind, and offers shotgun, rifle, handgun, fishing and archery instruction to all ability levels.

Our new 24,000 sq ft. retail showroom features a selection of the finest firearms, clothing, accessories, fly-fishing and bow hunting equipment and much more. Staff are on hand to assist with hunting and fishing licenses, import/export, consignment and purchasing of firearms, lesson bookings and any other help you may need.

Studio

Further facilities include a 6000 sq ft. purpose-built gunsmithing department for custom sporting firearm builds and repairs, and our dedicated Crow’s Nest events center available for presentations, meetings and catering.

Shooting Academy

We welcome shooters of all abilities to join us at our world-class facilities on Hudson Farm. Open to the public 7 days a week all year round, we can provide both private instruction and group lessons for up to 4 people. Our shooting academy teaches shotgun, rifle, handgun, archery and fly fishing.

Shotgun
Learn the basics or hone your skills at one of the most sought-after sporting clay venues available anywhere. Facilities range from our 20-station sporting clay course to our trap, five stand, flurry, driven pheasant and grouse fields. We also have covered and heated instructional houses for all-season shooting, allowing you to stay dry and warm during cold wet winter days.

Rifle
We offer a range of lessons, from complete beginner to safari or big game preparation. Shoot custom-built big game animal targets with life-size vital zones, practice your long-distance shots on the longest rifle range in New Jersey at 900 yards, prepare for driven game shoots such as moving boar with our 150 ft lateral dual moving target, or train across our three excursion courses for your next hunt.

Handgun
All lessons are tailored to the individual, so you dictate the focus of the class: from the basics of handgun functionality and gun safety to marksmanship and ballistics, or our new permit-to-carry classes. Our four outdoor ranges feature a selection of state-of-the-art MGM steel targets, with distances from 15 to 55 yards.

Archery
Our Archery department offers lessons, custom bow setups and tuning. Our practice station provides target presentations from 10 to 40 yards, and our 12-station course is designed to mimic natural habitat scenarios, from shooting seated from a brushed-in ground blind to shooting elevated & navigating obstacles.

Fly Fishing
Our fly fishing instructors primarily teach beginners the basics of fly fishing. Lessons start with a demonstration on how to assemble and rig a fly rod, and a description of the purpose of the rod, reel, line and leader and fly. This is followed by learning the motions of how to cast on a grass field, then taking these skills to one of our ponds to cast with flies.

Gun Fits
Our completely adjustable try-gun allows us to dial in the perfect fit when you’re shooting at patterning plates and targets on our sporting clay course. We can then give you a complete set of individual measurements, which our gunsmiths can use to custom-fit your gun and even handcraft a new stock with your choice of stock blank, recoil pad and personalized oval.

Showroom and Services

Sell, Trade & Consign
Import/Export
Transfers & Shipping
Outfitters
Firearm Storage
NJFW Licenses
Appraisals

Fine Firearms
Griffin & Howe is proud to be an ambassador for Alchemy, Blaser, Boss & Co, Buchan Guns, Caesar Guerini, Cabot, David McKay Brown, Fausti, Holland & Holland, Korth, Longthorne Gunmakers, Perazzi, James Purdey & Sons, Rizzini, Nighthawk Custom, Staccato, Syren, WJ Jeffrey and Zoli. We also carry a selection of pre-owned firearms, a range of compound bows and crossbows, fly fishing equipment, clothing, accessories, cleaning equipment, hunting dog training supplies and more.

Gunsmithing Services

As the premier gunsmith facility in New Jersey, Griffin & Howe can perform a wide range of repairs, restorations and cleaning, as well as building our three signature rifles: the All American, the Highlander, and the Classic Sporter.

  • Rifle Bedding
  • Bending
  • Checkering
  • Refinishing
  • Cracked or Broken Stocks
  • Identifying & Diagnosing
  • Mechanical Problems
  • Performing Appropriate Repairs
  • G&H Top Mount, Side Mount & Garand Mount
  • Scope Mount, Boresight & Live Sight-in
  • Rifle Barreling
  • Ribs Re-soldered
  • Chokes Altered
  • Chambers Lengthened
  • Hand Polishing
  • Dents Removed
  • Full Restoration Projects
  • Period Restorations
  • As New Restorations
  • Hot Caustic Bluing
  • Traditional Slow Rust Bluing
  • Belgian Bluing
  • Strip Cleans
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning
  • Maintenance
  • Gold/Silver Oval
  • Bespoke Engraving
  • Barrel Engraving

Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year, from group shooting clinics to charity sporting clay shoots. Visit the events calendar to see a list of our upcoming classes, demo days, and more.

Griffin & Howe is available to book private events, whether it’s team-building or a family get-together. We’ll customize your event around which activites you choose, as well as meals, drinks, entertainment and more.

Griffin & Howe is situated on the grounds of Hudson Farm, where the Hudson Farm Club regualrly hosts charity fundraisers from April through November. Most charity events are open to the public to sign up, so you can come and enjoy a round of sporting clays while raising money for a good cause!

Gundogs

We offer three age-dependent programs for gundog training; Puppy Starter (3 – 6 months), Started Gundog (6 – 12 months) and Advanced Gundog (dog has previous hunting experience).

Based in Northern New Jersey, our location is perfect for servicing a range of communities of hunters. We use positive reinforcement training to transform your puppy into the ideal home and hunting companion.