Our Team


Mad Dog Armory is a locally owned & operated family business in Pinellas County Florida and 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 pride ourselves, and our staff, on helping you make an informed decision based on YOUR needs and wants. 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 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.

She empowers her clients & students by providing them with the skills to add to their confidence, while having fun! When not in the shop, Jillian enjoys boating, football, 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.

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