Maryland Firearms Training Academy

Maryland Fiearms Training Academy - MDFTA

Maryland Firearms Training Academy Partners with Laura Burgess Marketing

LBM to provide public relations, social media and marketing services to Maryland’s premiere shooting sports facility, coming soon.

Beltsville, Md. (January 2015) – Maryland Firearms Training Academy, LLC (MDFTA) has signed Laura Burgess Marketing as their agency of record to provide public relations, social media, advertising strategy and general marketing services for their up and coming high-end, indoor firearms training facility.

MDFTA will be one of the largest of a growing number of state-of-the-art indoor ranges being built across the country. The crowning jewel of the new facility will be an indoor 100-yard range, the only one of its kind in the tri-state area. MDFTA will also feature a full tactical range with live fire scenario simulators and a live-fire shoot house. MD FTA will serve law enforcement, military and security professionals, as well as private citizens with all training courses taught by certified professionals. Other features include a variety of 25 yard ranges, target systems, executive club house and pro shop.

The build-out is expected to commence in early 2015, with an anticipated opening in early 2016. A limited number of early memberships will be made available later this year.

“With the lease signed and construction underway, we wanted to start reaching out to potential investors and customers. For marketing, we needed a firm with the relationships and firearms industry experience to build marketing platforms and connections for us. Laura Burgess Marketing came to us highly recommended,” David Ridgway, Co-owner of MDFTA explained.

“The Beltsville, Maryland area is the prime location to fulfill our vision of a five-star, world-class facility,” Michael DeMos, Co-owner of MDFTA added. “This market area, with a high number of law enforcement, military and security professionals, and consumers including first time gun owners and shooting sportsmen and women is greatly underserved. MDFTA will address this need with top-of-the-line features and member benefits.”

Laura Burgess Marketing will provide MDFTA with a full array of marketing services to engage customers and members, build community relationships and opportunities within the shooting sports and law enforcement markets.


A world-class five-star indoor Firearms Training Center with state-of-the-art shooting ranges and an upscale full service retail store in Beltsville Maryland. Our Philosophy:  For all skill levels, we want to offer the opportunity for you to improve your skills and have fun in a safe environment. Our facility and training programs are designed to offer a well defined progression like the path to a college degree. As you progress through the courses and demonstrate proficiency, you will earn access to shooting scenarios suited to your skill level. We will use firearms simulators to validate skills before moving into live fire exercises.

The facility will feature modern targetry systems and training equipment built to tactical standards, but available for all skill levels of consumer and commercial shooters. A wide range of affordable memberships are available for both consumer and commercial use. The facility will also feature a limited number of executive club memberships which include access to a member’s only country club style lounge and separate shooting facilities. It will be located at 11460 Edmonston Road, Beltsville, Maryland upon completion of construction. The facility is expected to open in early 2016. For more information, visit the website email