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Red Ghost Community Clinics

Join us monthly to sharpen your skills, demo new products, and explore emerging trends in the gun industry.

Red Ghost Training Series

The Red Ghost "Shots" training series. Click each category for class details and follow the links to JotForm for more details, dates, and to register!


Intro to Handgun 101 – Beginners’ Class with Ashley Mascenik

This small-group, 4-hour class combines education and live fire hands-on experience that is perfect for beginners. No experience necessary to attend. In the classroom portion, we will cover gun safety rules, pistol parts and operations, terminology, loading ammunition into your firearm, appropriate ways to safely handle and operate a handgun, safe storage options, and things for ladies to consider when going to purchase a firearm. After a short break, we will head to the pistol bay to go over gun range safety and proceed with live fire target practice. This will all be done in a safe, non-intimdating environment. You will have time to ask any questions you have. Our goal is for you to leave the experience feeling educated,  supported, and empowered. – See available dates & REGISTER NOW!

Defensive Shotgun Class with John McQuay – 9AM-5PM on September 30, 2023 at Red Brush Rifle Range

Learn to efficiently run a pump action or semi-auto shotgun for self-defense. We will cover loading, unloading, mounting maintenance, modifications and malfunctions.  See more details & REGISTER NOW!

AR15 Owners Class with John McQuay

This class date has passed, but contact us at to schedule a one-on-one or small group session of this course!

This is a basic, introductory class to the AR15 platform. We will cover weapons handling, reloading, malfunction clearing and more.  See more details & submit interest form.

Introduction to Concealed Carry with Neel Burnett – 9AM-2PM on October 21, 2023 at Red Brush Rifle Range

This course is crafted to cater to individuals who are new to owning a concealed carry firearm. The curriculum delves into a spectrum of vital subjects, including thoughtful carry deliberations, adept equipment configuration, fundamental handgun marksmanship, and the art of drawing from a holster seamlessly. As an integral component of the learning experience, students will be equipped with purposeful drills meticulously designed to refine their proficiencies, fostering a sense of ease and confidence in carrying a firearm for the purpose of self-defense. Get the details & REGISTER HERE.

Handgun Red Dot with John McQuay – 9AM-5PM on August 26, 2023 or September 23, 2023 at Red Brush Rifle Range

We will cover red dot pros and cons, training methods, maintenance and more. Attendees will need eye and ear protection. Handguns available for rental. Taught by John McQuay, a US Marine Sniper, EPD SWAT Officer and Sig Academy and NRA Certified Instructor. Upcoming scheduled classes will be held at Red Brush Rifle Range on Saturday 9AM-5PM August 26 & September 23, 2023.  Get the details & REGISTER HERE.

Red Ghost Custom Training & Gun Fitting

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Let the pros at Red Ghost help you decide on your next firearm.  Come in the shop and let us put some pistols in your hand to get a feel for them, or simply fill out the form and one of our staff will reach out to you.  After you have helped narrow the field of choices down, we will meet you at a local range and let you put some rounds through a couple of firearms that you have narrowed it down to.  You’ll have one of our experienced instructors on hand to help you with your first shots, and make sure that everybody stays safe on the range.

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You control the curriculum.  You control the time.  You tell us what you want to work on, and we’ll build up a custom lesson plan for you.  Depending on what you want to work on, we will partner you with one of our top notch instructors who will help you get the most out of your training day at the range.  Register here!

Meet the Pros

Red Ghost Instructors
Ashley Mascenik has been instructor for Red Ghost for 3+ years now and always have amazing reviews! She is a mom of 2 girls, a wife of a US Navy Veteran, and a strong 2nd Ammendment advocate.
Ashley has 6 years of experience working with female gun owners of all backgrounds and experience levels, 4 of those years as an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. She specializes in coaching beginner females in a non-intimidating and non-judgmental environment. Ashley also has experience helping women decide what method of concealed carry will work best for their body type and individual needs.

John McQuay began his career in 1994 by joining the United States Marine Corps. He served five and a half years on active duty as a Rifleman, Squad Automatic Rifleman, Radio Operator, Marine Scout Sniper and Jungle Warfare Instructor. He received instruction in Close Quarter Battle, Handgun Marksmanship, Long Range Rifle, Urban Reconnaissance, Field Expedient Communications, Improvised Explosives, Forward Observer/Forward Air Controller, Survival, Escape and Evasion.

After leaving the Marines, John joined the Evansville Police Department as a Patrol Officer. He earned a position on the EPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team first as an entry team member and then as a Sniper. John also held a position as a Firearms Instructor for the Department. He is currently a Motor Patrol Supervisor and holds the rank of Sergeant.

John holds multiple certifications to include:

Marine Scout Sniper
NRA Certified Law Enforcement Precision Rifle Instructor

NRA Certified Law Enforcement Handgun Instructor
Sig Academy Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor
Action Target Shoot House Instructor
Simunition FX Instructor
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Basic Sniper/Observer
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy Advanced Sniper Observer
Remington 700 Armorer
Glock Armorer

Neel Burnett is an Evansville, IN native.  His full-time job is Security Coordinator at a local hospital.  Neel is a BSA Eagle Scout and Venturing BSA Silver Award recipient. Some of his favorite activities in Scouting were, wilderness survival, first aid, orienteering and land navigation, and backpacking. Neel has many years of experience in competition shooting in the areas of Long-Range Precision Rifle and IDPA.  Neel is also experienced in what it takes to host a shooting competition as a Range Officer and Match Director.  Neel has been an NRA Certified Handgun instructor and Range Safety Officer for since 2016.   He has experience training in both the group and individual settings.  When not working or training Neel enjoys time in the outdoors hiking, hunting, and trying his hand at outdoor photography.  

Neel’s Certifications Include:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Firearms Safety in the Home Instructor
  • Glock Armor
  • IAHSS Basic Training Certificate
  • IAHSS Advanced Training Certificate
  • IAHSS Certified Healthcare Security Supervisor
  • Stop the Bleed

At Red Ghost Gun Shop, we’re here to serve all your firearms needs—whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced collector. We have an extensive inventory of handguns, rifles, shotguns, holsters, ammo, optics, suppressors, gunsmithing, training, and more! Shop suppressors at our SilencerShop store,, then come to the shop and use our SilencerShop kiosk to complete your Form 4 suppressor paperwork with ease. What sets us apart is our knowledgeable staff who can guide you through your purchase whatever your goal may be. If you can’t come to the shop, we’re ready to help through Facebook Messenger at

Red Ghost Gun Shop
9540 Big Cynthiana Rd, Evansville, IN 47720
(812) 963-8150

Red Ghost Gun Shop Store Hours:
Monday          10 AM-6 PM
Tuesday         10 AM-6 PM
Wednesday   10 AM-6 PM
Thursday       10 AM-6 PM
Friday             10 AM-6 PM
Saturday        10 AM-5 PM
Sunday          Closed

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