Federal Way Senior Center

4016 South 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
Less than 5 minutes from the Weyerhaeuser exit off SR-18.

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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 Discount Guns and Indoor Range

1401 South 324th St, Federal Way, WA

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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 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 Quail Run Clubhouse

31901 31st Place SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

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This venue is used as-available for specific meetings.

 

West Coast Armory - Everett 

11714 Airport Road, Everett, WA 98204

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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.

American Legion Bothell

American Legion Post #127
21920 SR 9 SE Woodinville, WA. 98072

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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.

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