About Us


Since the recording of this video Florida has changed purchase laws to 21 years and up for all firearms.

Mad Dog Armory is a local, family business, owned and operated in Pinellas County Florida and was founded by Jillian & Shad Biltz. The Biltz's are very passionate about education and safety in the firearms community, with Jillian focused on a variety of self defense options for women in their community and beyond.

    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 (FFL)
  • Certified Firearm Instructors (FFL)
  • 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 Second Amendment for nearly 150 years.



jillian blitz mad dog armory

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. Jillian's lack of knowledge of guns was a challenge in her marriage in the early years. She thought, as many others do, that firearms were scary and her children would not be safe if her husband had firearms in the home.

With the proper training, knowledge and patience, Jillian grew to respect and love the sport of shooting. She is an advocate for women's self defense, firearm education, and her belief that everyone can learn the skills necessary to safely handle firearms. She empowers her clients & students by providing them with confidence while having fun! When not in the shop, Jillian enjoys boating, spending time with family & her 2 black labs, Niko & Zeus.


shad blitz mad dog armory

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 his and one of his favorite things to do when not working 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.

JAMES BILTZ- Consultant

james blitz mad dog armory

Jim is a highly decorated and well respected retired US Air Force Colonel and war veteran. He grew up on a farm and has been hunting and shooting most of his life, starting at the age of 12. Early in his Air Force career, he shot competitively on pistol and rifle teams for the USAF (United States Air Force). He has several years of experience instructing and teaching at the university level. Jim brings a unique set of skills and is a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over 60 years.

We strive to please all of our various clientele. We promise to deliver the best experience for our clients and meet their individual needs.