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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.

Member-led, Member-instructed, Non-profit

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

Training for beginners

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.

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.

We sponsor 48 training events per year

Visit our Events Page to find out more!

Next Free Public Workshop

Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:00 PM (PDT) • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001

Next Live-Fire Practice Event

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204

Next New Shooter Training Event

New events scheduled monthly; check back soon!

Watch these videos — Find out what we're about

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?  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.


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

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