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Federal Way Senior Center


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Venue: Membership Meetings and Classroom Events

Federal Way Senior Center

Less than 5 minutes from the Weyerhaeuser exit off SR-18.

Federal Way Senior Center

Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  Please note that we do not hold a membership meeting on months where we conduct a New Shooters' Clinic; check the Events Schedule for details.


What To Expect

Our ADTA meetings and classes held at this venue are open to the public, so bring your friends and guests, or just come see what ADTA is all about.  We usually start our meeting with a few minutes of general announcements, then dive right in to a 30 to 45 minute presentation or hands-on demonstration from one of our members.  Past presentations have included the laws of armed self-defense in Washington, rifle sight alignment, the color codes of awareness, and more.  Past hands-on demonstrations have included hand-to-hand defensive techniques, firearm retention and takeaway techniques, clearing firearm malfunctions, and basic stance and grip techniques.

Have a pistol you'd like to show and tell?  Bring it unloaded (no round in the gun, no rounds in the magazines) and cased to our meeting, where an ADTA Range Safety Officer will take you to our safe area, help you verify the weapon is clear, then flag it as clear and place it on our show-and-tell table at the far side of the room.  At the end of our meetings, we invite members and guests alike to come forward and tell us a bit about what they brought.

If you regularly carry a concealed pistol, you are welcome to do so, but please do not display it or unholster it during the meeting.  Only pistols which have been confirmed clear, and flagged, may be handled during our event.  No live ammunition is permitted in any unholstered firearm or magazine at any time.


Arriving

Parking is free at the FWSC.  As some ADTA events draw 70 to 100 participants, carpooling is encouraged.  If you are transporting firearms for participation or show, they must be holstered or cased before entering the building.

Our workshops begin promptly at 7:00pm, and we're usually setting up by 6:40pm.  You're welcome to arrive anytime between 6:45pm and 7:00pm.  If you're bringing a firearm to show-and-tell, please arrive a few extra minutes early to allow time for your firearm to be safely checked and confirmed clear.


Federal Way Indoor Range

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Venue: Federal Way Indoor Range, Federal Way

Federal Way Discount Guns and Indoor Range



Regular live-fire practices are usually held on a Thursday in the second half of each month, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Federal Way Indoor Range is one of the regular venues we use.  Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  Please note that we do not hold a regular live-fire practice on months where we conduct a New Shooters' Clinic; check the Events Schedule for details.


What To Expect

Perfect practice makes perfect.  All ADTA members are welcome to attend our regular monthly live-fire practices, frequently held at Federal Way Indoor Range in Federal Way.  For two hours, we block out the far Federal Way Indoor Range's 7-lane shooting bay for our members' exclusive use.  Practice basic techniques with helpful ADTA members, and learn and practice advanced techniques downrange.

You must pre-register for ADTA live-fire events; there is a nominal fee (approximately $10) to offset club costs.  Registration is available for all ADTA members.  Guests may attend to observe but may not participate in the event.  

Events are supervised, typically by both an ADTA Event Coordinator or Instructor, and an ADTA Range Safety Officer.  At our regular monthly live-fire practices, the first 45 minutes is usually from-the-line group practice, and the last hour is usually used for unique downrange drills including shooting from cover, shooting while moving, multiple target engagement, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, pressure drills, low light drills, and more.  Events are dynamic; we encourage you, as an ADTA member, to let us know what you'd like to practice when you attend. 

Our regular monthly practices are suitable for ADTA members of all skill levels, from novices to advanced shooters.  You'll find your fellow ADTA members both helpful if you request assistance and attentive if you'd like to demonstrate a technique for others.  All events are member-led and member-instructed.


What To Bring

Bring your unloaded, cased firearms, eye protection, ear protection, a cap-style hat with a bill that extends over your shooting glasses, ammunition for your firearm, and a holster for your firearm.  Your holster must be strong-side, muzzle-down, and should be stiff enough that you can safely reholster with only a single hand.  At least two extra magazines, a magazine belt pouch, and a tactical flashlight are also recommended equipment, but not required.  We recommend attendees bring 100 to 200 rounds of ammunition.  The Federal Way Indoor Range retail counter also rents eye and ear protection and sells ammunition.

ADTA provides all the targets, target stands, cover, and event materials.

You are welcome to bring your regular concealed carry firearm with you to the event, but please leave it holstered until you are instructed to clear your weapon by our ADTA Range Safety Officer.  We run our events as a Cold Range, meaning firearms must be always be unloaded and left cased or holstered until you are at the line and instructed to load and make ready.


Arriving

Parking is free at the Federal Way Indoor Range's main lot.  

All firearms must be holstered or cased.  Plan ahead.  Do not handle firearms at your vehicle, in the parking lot, in the lobby, or at any time other than as instructed to do by a range staffmember or an ADTA coordinator once you're on-range.

Upon entering Federal Way Indoor Range, inform the front counterperson that you're here for the ADTA event.  If you have not used this range before, you'll need to complete initial paperwork; please allow up to 15 minutes to do so before the event start time.  Please note the two seven-bay ranges share a common entry and hall; eye and ear protection is required to be worn at all times when in the range area, as individual shooters not participating in the ADTA event may be actively using the other, separate seven-bay area that shares a common open hallway.

If you arrive early, you're welcome to drop off your gear in our reserved bay and ask if you can help carry in any additional materials.  Please leave all your firearms cased or holstered until you are instructed to do otherwise by the ADTA Range Safety Officer at the event.

If you are carrying a regular concealed firearm, loaded and holstered, into the event, please leave it holstered until the ADTA Range Safety Officer asks if anyone is carrying a loaded firearm at the start of the event.  You will have a supervised opportunity to step to the line and unload your weapon.  All firearms must remain unloaded and holstered or cased during the event unless you are on the firing line and have been instructed to load.


Restroom

There is a restroom on premise.  If you need to use the restroom, please advise either the ADTA Event Coordinator, Instructor, or Range Safety Officer that you need to do so.  They will assist you with verifying your weapon is clear.  We recommend, under supervision and as instructed, casing your unloaded weapon and leaving it in the range rather than wearing it holstered to the restroom.   


Clean-Up

Five minutes before the conclusion of the event, the ADTA Event Coordinator or Instructor will bring the range cold.  All participants are encouraged to case their gear, assist with range cleanup, and assist with taking event materials out of the range back to the coordinators' vehicles outside.  Thanks for helping out!

If you arrived carrying a holstered and loaded concealed carry weapon, once the range is cleaned and clear, the ADTA Range Safety Officer will give you a supervised opportunity to step to the cleared line and safety reload and reholster your regular carry weapon.


Independent Practice

We encourage you to pursue regular, independent practice outside of ADTA events like these.  



Federal Way Regional Library

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Venue: Membership Meetings and Classroom Events

Federal Way Regional Library, 1st Way South



This venue is used as-available for specific meetings and classroom events.

Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  Please note that we do not hold a membership meeting on months where we conduct a New Shooters' Clinic; check the Events Schedule for details.


What To Expect

Our meetings and classes (when held at this venue) are open to the public, so bring your friends and guests, or just come see what ADTA is all about.  We usually start our meeting with a few minutes of general announcements, then dive right in to a 30 to 45 minute presentation or hands-on demonstration from one of our members.  Past presentations have included the laws of armed self-defense in Washington, rifle sight alignment, the color codes of awareness, and more.  Past hands-on demonstrations have included hand-to-hand defensive techniques, firearm retention and takeaway techniques, clearing firearm malfunctions, and basic stance and grip techniques.

Have a pistol you'd like to show and tell?  Bring it unloaded (no round in the gun, no rounds in the magazines) and cased to our meeting, where an ADTA Range Safety Officer will take you to our safe area, help you verify the weapon is clear, then flag it as clear and place it on our show-and-tell table at the far side of the room.  At the end of our meetings, we invite members and guests alike to come forward and tell us a bit about what they brought.

If you regularly carry a concealed pistol, you are welcome to do so, but please do not display it or unholster it during the meeting.  Only pistols which have been confirmed clear, and flagged, may be handled during our event.  No live ammunition is permitted in any unholstered firearm or magazine at any time.


Arriving

Parking is free at the Federal Way Regional Library.  Please be respectful of library patrons; remain quiet in the main areas of the library, and do not transport uncased or unholstered firearms through the library.  Our use of the meeting room for our non-profit group meetings and presentations is at the discretion and continue goodwill of the library -- thank you for your help!

From the main library entrance, the Meeting Rooms are to your right, at the end of the hall.  Look for the "ADTA" sign on the room announcement board.

Our meetings begin promptly at 7:00pm, and we're usually setting up by 6:40pm.  You're welcome to arrive anytime between 6:45pm and 7:00pm.  If you're bringing a firearm to show-and-tell, please arrive a few extra minutes early to allow time for your firearm to be safely checked and confirmed clear.


Restroom

The Federal Way Regional library has restrooms in the hall leading to the meeting rooms, open until 8:45pm. 
 


West Coast Armory - Bellevue

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Venue: West Coast Armory Indoor Range, Bellevue

West Coast Armory Indoor Range, Law Enforcement Bay
(east entrance door, adjacent to the large roll-up door facing the exit drive)



Special live-fire practices are usually held on a Saturday in the second half of every third or fourth month, 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events. 


What To Expect

West Coast Armory's Law Enforcement Bay, used by police agencies and special training groups throughout the region, is a premiere learning environment for advanced firearms techniques and situations.   All ADTA members are welcome to attend our special live-fire events.  For five hours each month, we reserve West Coast Armory's wide-open Law Enforcement Bay for our members' exclusive use.

You must pre-register for ADTA live-fire events; there is a nominal fee (approximately $50) to offset venue costs.  Registration is available for all ADTA members.  Because of active nature of our special live-fire events, for safety, please do not bring guests without obtaining prior approval from the event coordinator.

Events are supervised by both an ADTA Event Coordinator or Instructor and an ADTA Range Safety Officer.  At our special live-fire events, the first two hours are usually group drills, side by side in a single firing line, practicing the basics you'll use in the second half: presentation, movement, cover, speed, accuracy, and more.

There is usually a hour hour break for lunch (not provided; there are restaurants within a 5 minute drive of the range; food and drink is not permitted inside the range).  During the lunch break, the range is still manned and available for free practice to all event attendees.  

After lunch, we conduct another two hours of drills with individuals or pairs incorporating the skills you practiced in the first half of the session.  Because of the open and flexible space in the Law Enforcement Bay, we bring all our event gear, and have configured full shoot-house scenarios, corner cover to clear, doorways to enter, and dynamic targets to engage under pressure.  

Our special practices are most suitable for ADTA members of moderate skill level, but everyone's welcome to come and learn with any exercise they're comfortable performing.  You should be comfortable with your firearm, basic stance, basic sight picture, and basic trigger control -- our special events do not include basic target practice.  You're encouraged to be able to both safely present your firearm from a holster, and safely return it to your holster with your firing hand, but you're welcome to adapt drills to your own needs and comfort level as appropriate.  You'll find your fellow ADTA members both helpful if you request assistance and attentive if you'd like to demonstrate a technique for others.  All events are member-led and member-instructed.


What To Bring

Bring your unloaded, cased firearms, eye protection, ear protection, a cap-style hat with a bill that extends over your shooting glasses, ammunition for your firearm, and a holster for your firearm.  Your holster must be strong-side, muzzle-down, and should be stiff enough that you can safely reholster with only a single hand.  If you regularly wear a concealed holster, we encourage you to use it during this event.  You must also bring at least two extra magazines for your firearm, with a magazine belt pouch.  We recommend attendees bring 200 to 300 rounds of ammunition.  The West Coast Armory retail counter rents eye and ear protection; the Pro Shop sells ammunition, holsters, magazine pouches, and all accessories.

ADTA provides all the targets, target stands, cover, and event materials.

You are welcome to bring your regular concealed carry firearm with you to the event, but please leave it holstered until you are instructed to clear your weapon by our ADTA Range Safety Officer.  We run our events as a Cold Range, meaning firearms must be always be unloaded and left cased or holstered until you are at the line and instructed to load and make ready.


Arriving

Parking is free at the West Coast Armory lot.  If the lot is full, streetside shoulder parking is also available along the north side of the street. 

For our ADTA events, please enter by the single, unmarked door just to the left of the large roll-up door near the exit drive.  Within the noise-control vestibule, the Law Enforcement Bay is the door to the right.  Please be certain that all the doors in the vestibule are closed before opening of the doors, and please be wearing your eye and ear protection if you are arriving late, after 9:30am.

If the outside door is locked, you may also enter through the main retail store; proceed to the back counter area for the range.  Let them know you're here for the ADTA event in the Law Enforcement bay.  Proceed down the back hallway to the right to the end of the hall, and enter the right-hand bay door.  Please ensure you have your eye and ear protection on.  Proceed through the vestibule into the range, and walk through the range line area to the next door and the vestibule between the range and the law enforcement bay.  Proceed through the vestibule into the next door across, to the law enforcement bay.  If you need assistance, a West Coast Armory staffmember will gladly help direct you to our event.

Once you enter the Law Enforcement bay, you're welcome to drop off your gear.  An ADTA Range Safety Officer will ask you to gather your holstered or cased firearms, eye protection, and ear protection, and will take you to the adjacent range line to help you clear your weapons.  We operate a cold range; your firearms must be unloaded, with no magazine inserted, and holstered or cased until you are at the line and instructed to load.


Restroom

There is a restroom on premise.  If you need to use the restroom, please advise either the ADTA Event Coordinator, Instructor, or Range Safety Officer that you need to do so.  You must transfer your unloaded firearm from your holster to a weapon case prior to leaving the Law Enforcement bay; firearms are not permitted in the restrooms at West Coast Armory.  


Clean-Up

Five minutes before the conclusion of the event, the ADTA Event Coordinator or Instructor will bring the range cold.  All participants are encouraged to case their gear, assist with range cleanup, and assist with taking event materials out of the range back to the coordinators' vehicles outside the roll-up door.  Thanks for helping out!

If you arrived carrying a holstered and loaded concealed carry weapon, once the range is cleaned and clear, the ADTA Range Safety Officer will give you a supervised opportunity to step to the cleared line and safety reload and reholster your regular carry weapon.


West Coast Armory - Everett

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Venue: West Coast Armory North, Everett

West Coast Armory North: Everett Gun Shop & Everett Range



ADTA's North-End chapter holds regular live-fire practices on the first Wednesday evening each month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  West Coast Armory North is one of the regular venues we use.  Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  


What To Expect

Perfect practice makes perfect.  All ADTA members are welcome to attend our monthly live-fire events held at West Coast Armory North in Everett.  For two hours, we gain exclusive use of the 6-lane third bay for ADTA members and instructor-led exercises.  Practice basic techniques with helpful ADTA members, and learn and practice advanced techniques downrange.

You must pre-register for ADTA live-fire events.  Registration is available for all ADTA members.  Guests may attend to observe but may not participate in the event.  

Events are supervised, typically by both an ADTA Event Coordinator or Instructor, and an ADTA Range Safety Officer.  At our regular monthly live-fire practices, the first 45 minutes is usually from-the-line group practice, and the last hour is usually used for unique downrange drills including shooting from cover, shooting while moving, multiple target engagement, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, pressure drills, low light drills, and more.  Events are dynamic; we encourage you, as an ADTA member, to let us know what you'd like to practice when you attend. 

Our regular monthly practices are suitable for ADTA members of all skill levels, from novices to advanced shooters.  You'll find your fellow ADTA members both helpful if you request assistance and attentive if you'd like to demonstrate a technique for others.  All events are member-led and member-instructed.


What To Bring

Bring your unloaded, cased handgun, eye protection, ear protection, a cap-style hat with a bill that extends over your shooting glasses, ammunition for your firearm, and a holster for your firearm.  Your holster must be strong-side, muzzle-down, and should be stiff enough that you can safely reholster with only a single hand.  At least two extra magazines, a magazine belt pouch, and a tactical flashlight are also recommended equipment, but not required.  We recommend attendees bring 100 to 200 rounds of ammunition.  The range retail counter also sells ammunition.

ADTA provides all the targets, target stands, cover, and event materials.

You are welcome to bring your regular concealed carry firearm with you to the event, but please leave it holstered until you are instructed to clear your weapon by our ADTA Range Safety Officer.  We run our events as a Cold Range, meaning firearms must be always be unloaded and left cased or holstered until you are at the line and instructed to load and make ready.


Arriving

Parking is free at the West Coast Armory North's lot.  

All firearms must be holstered or cased.  Plan ahead.  Do not handle firearms at your vehicle, in the parking lot, in the lobby, or at any time other than as instructed to do by a range staffmember or an ADTA coordinator once you're on-range.


Mountlake Terrace Library


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Venue:  (North Chapter) Membership Meetings and Classroom Events



ADTA's North Chapter holds regular membership meetings and workshop events on the last Wednesday evening each month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Mountlake Terrace is the regular venue we use, however when it is not available the meetings are held at the Lynnwood Library.

Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  


What To Expect

Our ADTA meetings and classes held at this venue are open to the public, so bring your friends and guests, or just come see what ADTA is all about.  We usually start our meeting with a few minutes of general announcements, then dive right in to a 30 to 45 minute presentation or hands-on demonstration from one of our members.  Past presentations have included the laws of armed self-defense in Washington, rifle sight alignment, the color codes of awareness, and more.  Past hands-on demonstrations have included hand-to-hand defensive techniques, firearm retention and takeaway techniques, clearing firearm malfunctions, and basic stance and grip techniques.

Have a pistol you'd like to show and tell?  Bring it unloaded (no round in the gun, no rounds in the magazines) and cased to our meeting, where an ADTA Range Safety Officer will take you to our safe area, help you verify the weapon is clear, then flag it as clear and place it on our show-and-tell table at the far side of the room.  At the end of our meetings, we invite members and guests alike to come forward and tell us a bit about what they brought.

If you regularly carry a concealed pistol, you are welcome to do so, but please do not display it or unholster it during the meeting.  Only pistols which have been confirmed clear, and flagged, may be handled during our event.  No live ammunition is permitted in any unholstered firearm or magazine at any time.


Arriving

Parking is free at the Mountlake Library.  As some ADTA events draw 65 participants, carpooling is encouraged.  If you are transporting firearms for participation or show, they must be holstered or cased before entering the building.

Our workshops begin promptly at 6:00pm, and we're usually setting up by 5:40pm. You're welcome to arrive anytime between 5:45pm and 6:00pm.  If you're bringing a firearm to show-and-tell, please arrive a few extra minutes early to allow time for your firearm to be safely checked and confirmed clear.

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Lynnwood Library

Venue:  (North Chapter) Membership Meetings and Classroom Events



ADTA's North Chapter holds regular membership meetings and workshop events on the last Wednesday evening each month, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 

Lynnwood Library is an alternate venue we use, when Mountlake Terrace Library is not available for the meeting.

Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time
changes for special events.  


What To Expect

Our ADTA meetings and classes held at this venue are open to the public, so bring your friends and guests, or just come see what ADTA is all about.  We usually start our meeting with a few minutes of general announcements, then dive right in to a 30 to 45 minute presentation or hands-on demonstration from one of our members.  Past presentations have included the laws of armed self-defense in Washington, rifle sight alignment, the color codes of awareness, and more.  Past hands-on demonstrations have included hand-to-hand defensive techniques, firearm retention and takeaway techniques, clearing firearm malfunctions, and basic stance and grip techniques.

Have a pistol you'd like to show and tell?  Bring it unloaded (no round in the gun, no rounds in the magazines) and cased to our meeting, where an ADTA Range Safety Officer will take you to our safe area, help you verify the weapon is clear, then flag it as clear and place it on our show-and-tell table at the far side of the room.  At the end of our meetings, we invite members and guests alike to come forward and tell us a bit about what they brought.

If you regularly carry a concealed pistol, you are welcome to do so, but please do not display it or unholster it during the meeting.  Only pistols which have been confirmed clear, and flagged, may be handled during our event.  No live ammunition is permitted in any unholstered firearm or magazine at any time.


Arriving

Parking is free at the Lynnwood Library.  As some ADTA events draw 65 participants, carpooling is encouraged.  If you are transporting firearms for participation or show, they must be holstered or cased before entering the building.

Our workshops begin promptly at 6:00pm, and we're usually setting up by 5:40pm. You're welcome to arrive anytime between 5:45pm and 6:00pm.  If you're bringing a firearm to show-and-tell, please arrive a few extra minutes early to allow time for your firearm to be safely checked and confirmed clear.


American Legion Bothell

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Venue: Membership Meetings and Classroom Events

American Legion Post #127




Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  Please note that we do not hold a membership meeting on months where we conduct a New Shooters' Clinic; check the Events Schedule for details.


What To Expect

Our ADTA meetings and classes held at this venue are open to the public, so bring your friends and guests, or just come see what ADTA is all about.  We usually start our meeting with a few minutes of general announcements, then dive right in to a 30 to 45 minute presentation or hands-on demonstration from one of our members.  Past presentations have included the laws of armed self-defense in Washington, rifle sight alignment, the color codes of awareness, and more.  Past hands-on demonstrations have included hand-to-hand defensive techniques, firearm retention and takeaway techniques, clearing firearm malfunctions, and basic stance and grip techniques.

Have a pistol you'd like to show and tell?  Bring it unloaded (no round in the gun, no rounds in the magazines) and cased to our meeting, where an ADTA Range Safety Officer will take you to our safe area, help you verify the weapon is clear, then flag it as clear and place it on our show-and-tell table at the far side of the room.  At the end of our meetings, we invite members and guests alike to come forward and tell us a bit about what they brought.

If you regularly carry a concealed pistol, you are welcome to do so, but please do not display it or unholster it during the meeting.  Only pistols which have been confirmed clear, and flagged, may be handled during our event.  No live ammunition is permitted in any unholstered firearm or magazine at any time.


Arriving

Parking is free at the American Legion Post #127.  As some ADTA events draw 70 to 100 participants, carpooling is encouraged.  If you are transporting firearms for participation or show, they must be holstered or cased before entering the building.

Our workshops begin promptly at 7:00pm, and we're usually setting up by 6:40pm.  You're welcome to arrive anytime between 6:45pm and 7:00pm.  If you're bringing a firearm to show-and-tell, please arrive a few extra minutes early to allow time for your firearm to be safely checked and confirmed clear.


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