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Entrepreneurs plan posh 'guntry club' in Beltsville
Entrepreneurs plan posh 'guntry club' in Beltsville

Michael DeMos and David Ridgway figure what Maryland gun enthusiasts need is a classier place to shoot. The two Maryland businessmen can picture the setup:spacious, well-lit, soundproofed and ventilated shooting ranges; a room for private target practice; a VIP lounge with flat-screen TVs, leather chairs, chessboard and pool table; a bright retail store offering weapons that sell for thousands of dollars. "Think about the difference between walking into a Wal-Mart versus walking into a Nordstrom," said DeMos, 51, of Hampstead, who owns marketing company Victory-360. "This is a five-star, first-class facility." Ridgway, 53, of Laurel, who owns Mailers Computer Services,...