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ADTA:  Building Practical Self-Defense Skills

Monthly Live-Fire
Practice Events

Monthly Free Public
Training Seminars

New Shooter Training

Instructors, Mentors, and 
Range Safety Officers
are present at every event

Who are we?

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.

Benefits of ADTA:

--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

Advanced training!

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.

Next Free Public Seminar

Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:00 PM (PDT) • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001

Next Live-Fire Range Session

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204

Next New Shooter Workshop

New events scheduled monthly; check back soon!

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Live fire practice:
Shooting on the move

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! 

Live fire practice:
Shooting in low light

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! 

Free public seminar:
New shooter training

Do you want to learn to shoot?  Or brush up on your shooting skills?  Then you should attend ADTA's Introduction to Handguns training.  Part 1 is a FREE classroom session, open to the public, that lets you learn responsible gun handling in a safe and supportive environment.  Part 2 is a live-fire event held at the indoor range, helping you put your new skills to practical use.

For 2016 the New Shooter training has been replaced by "Handgun Introduction and Mentoring".  The Part 2 live-fire event has been replaced by "Mentoring".  Annual ADTA members can schedule one-on-one live-fire training with an ADTA Mentor.


Armed Defense Training Association (ADTA)
A 501(c)7 non-profit organization, founded in 2011.
Federal Way, Washington, USA

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