World-Class Professional Firearms Training Academy

Whether you are a first-time gun owner looking for a beginners class or an enthusiast wanting to further enhance your skills, turn to Boondocks Firearms Training Academy, LLC in Raymond, MS. We offer courses for all skill levels. Our certified firearms instructors are focused on your training, safety and education.

Pro Shop, Ranges, Facilities

BoondocksFTA™ is a world-class facility complete with a full service Pro Shop, modern classrooms, and clean comfortable ranges and facilities.   Our Pro Shop is open to the public, and offers a full line of firearms, ammunition and gear.  We also rent all necessary firearms and gear for any of our courses.

Gift cards/certificates are also available for purchase online or in our Pro Shop.

Our Instructors and Courses

Our instructors teach a wide range of defensive firearm courses, including handgun, shotgun, and carbine rifle classes. In addition, we offer courses in Church Security, Active Shooter, CPR/AED + first aid and self-defense. The Mississippi Enhanced Permit certification program covers the legal and ethical aspects of carrying and using a firearm to defend yourself and others.

Training Tips

  • Center Mass! MASSad Ayoob Group (MAG40)- On March 5th – 8th the Massad Ayoob Group was Center Stage here at Boondocks FTA™. The MAG40 Class includes the MAG20 / Classroom (Armed Citizen’s ...
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Girl Talk

  • Getting The Most From Your Instructor Earlier this year, I took Vicki Farnam’s “Teaching Women, For Women” class. She helped me understand just how differently women learn than men. During the class, Vicki asked ...
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Course Spotlight

  • Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Our Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Level 1 (DSF-L1) is a blended learning curriculum that includes the DSF-L1 online eLearning module, the DSF-L1 book, and a full day ...
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On the Hunt

  • For Ammo If you haven’t noticed, Ammunition is now in short supply!  Since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis Firearms and Ammunition sales have skyrocketed.  In fact, on March 20th the FBI ...
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What’s New

  • Boondocks’ Blog Since we starting producing our Newsletter about 2 years ago, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback. Last year we posted the newsletter archive to our home ...
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Gift Certificates

Buy Gift Certificate onlineGift Certificates (printable/email-able) and Gift Cards (debit cards) are the perfect solutions for any occasion. Boondocks offers Gift Cards in our Pro Shop as well as Gift Certificates online. The advantage of purchasing a Gift Certificate online is that you can print it out or email it to the recipient from the comfort of your own home.

BFTA Monthly Newsletter

Boondocks' monthly newsletter contains current information and reviews relevant to firearm owners. Be the first to hear about our special offers.

Topics of Interest

  • Find out "What’s New @ Boondocks" Firearms Training Academy
  • Keep up with the latest on 2nd Amendment issues "In the News"
  • Get in on a little "Girl Talk" in our women’s section
  • Take a "Training Tip" from our pros to help improve your shooting
  • Find great deals on "Featured Firearms"
  • Get a preview of upcoming classes in our "Course Spotlight"
  • Get in "On The Hunt" for the latest in Guns, Gear & Gadgets


Becky and I were both totally impressed with the entire experience at BFTA.  Neither of us knew that there was such a fine facility anywhere in the area.  We're glad to be "alumni" and will be frequent visitors to your facility... thank you for the photos and for the most excellent experience we had last Saturday.  I would recommend BFTA to anyone without hesitation!


Thank you for the pics... the class was amazing... the instructor opened my eyes a lot.  The whole class was eye opening.   It was great learning experience and y’all continue to impress me and my wife every time we take a class.   


I greatly enjoyed the Shotgun class. The entire Boondocks operation is first class, can't say enough which is unusual for me. I hand out few compliments but you guys deserve it.

I will be back for another class.


The best experience! I had never shot a gun until getting fit(ted) for today's class. I will be back again.


Thank you so much! Tom and I thoroughly enjoyed our class and day at Boondocks. The facility is gorgeous and perfectly suited to its mission. Our instructors were gems and so very knowledgeable, patient and helpful. We look forward to taking advantage of our Alumni status to come out Saturday and Sunday afternoons as well as signing up for the Defensive Pistol series.


They were both awesome instructors!  ... were the best! Very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. An asset to the Boondocks Academy.


Amazing! I would take multiple classes with our instructors. Looking to come back!