Mad Dog Armory is a locally owned family business in Pinellas County Florida.
It was founded by
Jillian & Shad Biltz.
The Biltz's are very passionate about education and encouraging safety in the community. We want to be your gun shop, and our promise is to provide friendly, knowledgeable service with a smile. We and our staff pride ourselves on helping you make an informed decision based on your wants and needs. It is important to us that you have an enjoyable experience in our friendly shop each and every time you come in. Stop by and say hi!
Mad Dog Armory is a Federally Licensed firearms and ammunition dealer, backing up our expertise and reputation with:
- Federal Firearms License (FFL)
- Class 3 Special Occupational Taxpayer (SOT)
- NRA Certified Range Safety Officers (NRA)
- Certified Firearm Instructors (NRA)
As an FFL certified firearms dealer with a Class 3 SOT (Dealer of NFA Firearms), we are licensed to supply firearms, suppressors and full automatic firearms.
- Active Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA)
- Active Member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
As an NRA affiliate, we are part of the community that has been diligently protecting the freedoms of gun owners under the Second Amendment for nearly 150 years.
JILLIAN BILTZ - CEO
Jillian is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer. She opened Mad Dog Armory with a dream of removing the stigma about firearms and educating her community in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Her shop is welcoming and her staff is made up of friendly, patient, and experienced professionals.
She empowers her clients and students by providing them with the skills and confidence, while having fun! When she's not in the shop, Jillian enjoys boating, football, spending time with family and her two black labs, Niko and Zeus.
SHAD BILTZ - COO
Shad is a native Floridian and a military brat. From the age of 12, he enjoyed firearms, weapons, and hunting. He is an NRA Certified Instructor and range safety officer offering a calm nature with a vast knowledge of firearms and customer service. Shad is also an avid Buccaneers fan and one of his favorite things to do when he isn't at Mad Dog is boating and being with family. Shad loves what he does for a living and makes it a point to always have fun while working.
We strive to please all of our various clientele. We promise to deliver the best experience for our clients and meet their individual needs.
REED - SENIOR SALES ASSOCIATE
Reed's main focus at Mad Dog Armory is customer service and his specialty is artistry and gunsmithing. His passion for firearms shows in his vast knowledge of products. He is fascinated by their practical uses, historical workmanship, and the ever changing innovations of firearms in the industry.
Reed is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and lived in Mississippi for eight years before moving to Florida. He's been a firearms enthusiast since he was eight years old and says working for Mad Dog Armory brings a welcoming store to local communities. In his off time he enjoys working in a community garden, playing video games and traveling.
DAN - INSTRUCTOR
Meet Dan, Dan is an instructor at Mad Dog Armory Largo and will occasionally help on the sales floor. Dan has an impressive resume of firearm experience including carrying firearms for work and personal protection for over 30 years. If being certified as an NRA, USCCA, GA State Certified Instructor wasn't enough, his history includes working as an armed guard and private investigator in Georgia. He has a true passion for providing personal protection training, and it shows if you have the pleasure of taking one of his classes or attending one of his many seminars. Dan is from Clearwater and is a self proclaimed “country boy” that enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping & hiking and feels blessed to spend time with his friends and family.
ASHTON - SALES ASSOCIATE
Meet Ashton! He is one of the friendly faces you will see on the sales floor at Mad Dog Armory. Ashton is a former MARINE “Semper Fi” and originally from Ohio.
When Ashton isn't helping customers make an informed decision on what products and services they want and need, he is working on motorcycles and taking motorcycle trips. He especially “enjoys working with a great team” at Mad Dog Armory Largo, and spending time with his girlfriend Rainoa and his pup Dagger, a Rottweiler Mix.
DUNCAN - SALES ASSOCIATE
Duncan is our newest addition and is one of the friendly faces you will see when you walk in the door at Mad Dog Armory. He has spent much of his life around firearms and is an avid hunter, fisherman and is involved in shooting sports. Duncan enjoys working at Mad Dog because he is able to spend his days doing and talking about what he loves and it will show when you meet him. His favorite part about firearms is the high precision that they are capable of achieving, as well as the freedom to use them as a tool. Duncan is originally from Colorado but has traveled all over the US. He enjoys boating and loves spending time with friends and family. Duncan is the oldest of his three siblings and is also the owner of a Blue Heeler named Bell, plus a Corn Snake named Terry.