Monthly Free Public
New Shooter Training
Instructors, Mentors, and
Range Safety Officers
are present at every event
We help people learn practical self-defense in a safe, empowering and supportive environment.
Our members are people who shoot, or want to learn to shoot, in an engaging and supportive social group.
We bring together the generosity of our members to help our neighbors, friends and communities be safer.
—Greater confidence in defending yourself and your family
—Learn at your own pace with mentoring from experienced members
—The excitement and enthusiasm from participating in interesting and challenging live-fire practices every month
Our New Shooter 101 training program is designed for beginners with no previous firearms knowledge.
You learn at your own pace by watching videos at home, then work with an ADTA Mentor to practice the moves you saw.
We provide shoot-on-the-move and low-light defensive practice that you cannot get on your own at the range.
Experienced shooters: Gain satisfaction and personal growth from helping others develop their own skills.
Real-life defensive situations present themselves under pressure and without warning. This live-fire practice session led by instructor Wu Chin gets you accustomed to reacting swiftly and accurately. This type of training is one of the unique benefits of ADTA membership!
Many real-life defensive situations occur in low light. But how often do you get to practice that? In ADTA's low-light practice scenario you learn how to hold a flashlight while shooting accurately. Led by instructor Chad Hiatt, this is one of our most popular events!
Do you want to learn to shoot? Find out what ADTA has to offer by attending one of our New Shooter 101 workshops. Not only do we show you how our beginner's training program works, we give you some hands-on experience in basic handgun operations.