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Events are typically organized 30 to 90 days in advance. You must be a current ADTA member to participate in live-fire range events.  Monthly workshops and membership meetings are generally open to the public; you're welcome to attend and learn more about ADTA.

ADTA North - Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:00 PM • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 6:00 PM • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:00 PM • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Wednesday, July 05, 2017 6:00 PM • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204

ADTA South - Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:30 PM • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:30 PM • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
Thursday, June 08, 2017 7:00 PM • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:30 PM • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003

Upcoming New Shooter Training Events

Events are scheduled regularly - check back later

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All Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 16

    Presented by ADTA South

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE—Open to ADTA members.  You must register and prepay to attend.

    Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!

    VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 

    WHAT TO BRING:  Equipment requirements


    Important information:

    • If you are comfortable with safely handling and shooting your semiautomatic handgun, we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    • Preregistration and payment are required to participate. ADTA membership is required and may take up to seven (7) days to process a membership application, so plan ahead. Click here to start your application process. We cannot accept registrations or payment at the door for this event.

    • In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semiautomatic handgun, strong-side muzzle-down belt holster, at least two magazine belt pouches, at least two magazines, and 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Optional: a tactical flashlight.

    • Please arrive with your firearm unloaded and cased. Event staff will direct you where and when to uncase and transfer your UNLOADED firearm to your holster.

    • If you have a CPL and normally carry, you may arrive with your firearm loaded and holstered. Event staff will direct you where and when to unload and re-holster your UNLOADED firearm at the start of the event. At the conclusion of the event, event staff will direct you to reload and holster.

    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 32

    Presented by ADTA South

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE—Open to ADTA members.  You must register and prepay to attend.

    Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!

    VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 

    WHAT TO BRING:  Equipment requirements


    Important information:

    • If you are comfortable with safely handling and shooting your semiautomatic handgun, we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    • Preregistration and payment are required to participate. ADTA membership is required and may take up to seven (7) days to process a membership application, so plan ahead. Click here to start your application process. We cannot accept registrations or payment at the door for this event.

    • In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semiautomatic handgun, strong-side muzzle-down belt holster, at least two magazine belt pouches, at least two magazines, and 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Optional: a tactical flashlight.

    • Please arrive with your firearm unloaded and cased. Event staff will direct you where and when to uncase and transfer your UNLOADED firearm to your holster.

    • If you have a CPL and normally carry, you may arrive with your firearm loaded and holstered. Event staff will direct you where and when to unload and re-holster your UNLOADED firearm at the start of the event. At the conclusion of the event, event staff will direct you to reload and holster.

    • Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 51

    Presented by ADTA North:
    Practical Carry

    FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP—Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.  

    Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!

    VENUE:  American Legion Hall Post 127, Woodinville, WA 98072 


    Description

    Do you carry a concealed weapon? If so, come to our Practical Carry Workshop. ADTA Instructor Randy Hayden will show you the things you need to consider for properly carrying your firearm concealed. There are things such as choosing the proper gun, proper holster, proper clothing, where you are and time of year, along with training and mindset. Come to our free ADTA workshop and you will learn all of that.

    Important information:

    • ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.
    • If you normally carry a firearm, you are welcome to do so at this event. 

    • Loaded carry firearms must remain holstered -- no exceptions.
    • If you bring a firearm to show to the group, or want to participate in our hands-on exercises, our Range Safety Officers will help you safely unload and clear your firearm at the door.
    • Have a question about ADTA membership, events, or activities? Many ADTA members are available both before and after the presentation to help. Just look for our members wearing ADTA hats and shirts.
    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 20

    Presented by ADTA North

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE—Open to ADTA members.  You must register and prepay to attend.

    Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!

    VENUE:  West Coast Armory - North, Everett


    Important information:

    • If you are comfortable with safely handling and shooting your semiautomatic handgun, we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    • Preregistration and payment are required to participate. ADTA membership is required and may take up to seven (7) days to process a membership application, so plan ahead. Click here to start your application process. We cannot accept registrations or payment at the door for this event.

    • In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semiautomatic handgun, strong-side muzzle-down belt holster, at least two magazine belt pouches, at least two magazines, and 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Optional: a tactical flashlight.

    • Please arrive with your firearm unloaded and cased. Event staff will direct you where and when to uncase and transfer your UNLOADED firearm to your holster.

    • If you have a CPL and normally carry, you may arrive with your firearm loaded and holstered. Event staff will direct you where and when to unload and re-holster your UNLOADED firearm at the start of the event. At the conclusion of the event, event staff will direct you to reload and holster.

    • Thursday, June 08, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
    • 56
    Presented by ADTA South: 
    Women’s Self-Defense

    FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP—Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.  

    Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!

    VENUE:  Federal Way Senior Center, Federal Way, Washington.


    Event Description:

    Join us for an informative, serious, and interactive presentation on how women can maintain an aware and prepared mindset, and the options and escalations of force we have available -- from voice and posture, to basic physical defense, to nonlethal weapons, to contact weapons, to firearms. Ladies, we know what works for men may not work as well for us, but we have our own strengths and abilities to surprise, overcome, and escape threatening situations. A large number of our ADTA members and regular live-fire participants are women -- let's have a real discussion together.    

    Important information:

    • ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.

    • If you normally carry a firearm, you are welcome to do so at this event. 

    • Loaded carry firearms must remain holstered -- no exceptions.

    • If you bring a firearm to show to the group, or want to participate in our hands-on exercises, our Range Safety Officers will help you safely unload and clear your firearm at the door.

    • Have a question about ADTA membership, events, or activities? Many ADTA members are available both before and after the presentation to help. Just look for our members wearing ADTA hats and shirts.
    • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 32

    Presented by ADTA South

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE—Open to ADTA members.  You must register and prepay to attend.

    Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!

    VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 


    Important information:

    • If you are comfortable with safely handling and shooting your semiautomatic handgun, we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    • Preregistration and payment are required to participate. ADTA membership is required and may take up to seven (7) days to process a membership application, so plan ahead. Click here to start your application process. We cannot accept registrations or payment at the door for this event.

    • In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semiautomatic handgun, strong-side muzzle-down belt holster, at least two magazine belt pouches, at least two magazines, and 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Optional: a tactical flashlight.

    • Please arrive with your firearm unloaded and cased. Event staff will direct you where and when to uncase and transfer your UNLOADED firearm to your holster.

    • If you have a CPL and normally carry, you may arrive with your firearm loaded and holstered. Event staff will direct you where and when to unload and re-holster your UNLOADED firearm at the start of the event. At the conclusion of the event, event staff will direct you to reload and holster.

    • Thursday, June 22, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Contact ADTA member Tony Wilson for details

    The ADTA Instructors workgroup is where our members collaborate to refine ADTA's teaching approaches and content, and develop their skills in mentoring, unit instruction, range instruction, and range operation.

    All ADTA members are welcome to participate; contact ADTA member Chad Hiatt via the online Member's Directory for details.

    Instructing is a great volunteer opportunity to help develop your presentation skills, teaching skills, and both solidify and improve your own understanding of firearm operations and self-defense skills.  Instructors participate at all ADTA public outreaches, conduct workshop sessions, and manage and conduct live-fire range exercises.  All ADTA Instructors have also attended and passed the ADTA Range Safety Officer qualification; if you're interested in becoming an ADTA Instructor or contributing to our content development, you're welcome to attend our Instructor Workgroups even as you sign up to become an ADTA Range Safety Officer.

    Held the fourth-Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

    • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 60

    Presented by ADTA North:  
    Contact Weapons

    FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP—Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.  

    Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!

    VENUE:  American Legion Hall Post 127, Woodinville, WA 98072 


    Description

    In this ADTA workshop you will learn how to use everyday household items as a self-defense weapon. ADTA Instructor Jeremy Robinson will teach you how to use items like your car keys, a flash light or even a ball point pen for self-defense should the need arise.

    Important information:

    • ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.
    • If you normally carry a firearm, you are welcome to do so at this event. 

    • Loaded carry firearms must remain holstered -- no exceptions.
    • If you bring a firearm to show to the group, or want to participate in our hands-on exercises, our Range Safety Officers will help you safely unload and clear your firearm at the door.
    • Have a question about ADTA membership, events, or activities? Many ADTA members are available both before and after the presentation to help. Just look for our members wearing ADTA hats and shirts.
    • Wednesday, July 05, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 20

    Presented by ADTA North

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE—Open to ADTA members.  You must register and prepay to attend.

    Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!

    VENUE:  West Coast Armory - North, Everett


    Important information:

    • If you are comfortable with safely handling and shooting your semiautomatic handgun, we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    • Preregistration and payment are required to participate. ADTA membership is required and may take up to seven (7) days to process a membership application, so plan ahead. Click here to start your application process. We cannot accept registrations or payment at the door for this event.

    • In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semiautomatic handgun, strong-side muzzle-down belt holster, at least two magazine belt pouches, at least two magazines, and 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Optional: a tactical flashlight.

    • Please arrive with your firearm unloaded and cased. Event staff will direct you where and when to uncase and transfer your UNLOADED firearm to your holster.

    • If you have a CPL and normally carry, you may arrive with your firearm loaded and holstered. Event staff will direct you where and when to unload and re-holster your UNLOADED firearm at the start of the event. At the conclusion of the event, event staff will direct you to reload and holster.

    • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
    • 60
    Presented by ADTA South:
    Pepper Spray Hands-On

    FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP—Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.  

    Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!

    VENUE:  Federal Way Senior Center, Federal Way, Washington.


    Event Description:

    Pepper Spray: What It Really Is, and How To Use It

    In this informative seminar and demonstration (no pepper spray will be discharged), learn how lethal force is a last resort to protect innocent life; having a non-lethal alternative can give you more options to escape a dangerous situation.

    • Pepper spray safety rules.

    • What is pepper spray, and how is it rated?

    • How to effectively discharge pepper spray.

    • How do most people react to being sprayed?

    • What do you need to do after discharging pepper spray?

    • Legal considerations surrounding the use of pepper spray.

    Important information:

    • ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.

    • If you normally carry a firearm, you are welcome to do so at this event. 

    • Loaded carry firearms must remain holstered -- no exceptions.

    • If you bring a firearm to show to the group, or want to participate in our hands-on exercises, our Range Safety Officers will help you safely unload and clear your firearm at the door.

    • Have a question about ADTA membership, events, or activities? Many ADTA members are available both before and after the presentation to help. Just look for our members wearing ADTA hats and shirts.
    • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 32

    Presented by ADTA South

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE—Open to ADTA members.  You must register and prepay to attend.

    Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!

    VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 


    Important information:

    • If you are comfortable with safely handling and shooting your semiautomatic handgun, we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    • Preregistration and payment are required to participate. ADTA membership is required and may take up to seven (7) days to process a membership application, so plan ahead. Click here to start your application process. We cannot accept registrations or payment at the door for this event.

    • In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semiautomatic handgun, strong-side muzzle-down belt holster, at least two magazine belt pouches, at least two magazines, and 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Optional: a tactical flashlight.

    • Please arrive with your firearm unloaded and cased. Event staff will direct you where and when to uncase and transfer your UNLOADED firearm to your holster.

    • If you have a CPL and normally carry, you may arrive with your firearm loaded and holstered. Event staff will direct you where and when to unload and re-holster your UNLOADED firearm at the start of the event. At the conclusion of the event, event staff will direct you to reload and holster.

    • Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 60

    Presented by ADTA North:
    Pepper Spray Hands-On

    FREE HANDS-ON WORKSHOP—Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.  

    Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!

    VENUE:  American Legion Hall Post 127, Woodinville, WA 98072 


    Event Description:

    Pepper Spray: What It Really Is, and How To Use It

    In this informative seminar and demonstration (no pepper spray will be discharged), learn how lethal force is a last resort to protect innocent life; having a non-lethal alternative can give you more options to escape a dangerous situation.

    • Pepper spray safety rules.
    • What is pepper spray, and how is it rated?
    • How to effectively discharge pepper spray.
    • How do most people react to being sprayed?
    • What do you need to do after discharging pepper spray?
    • Legal considerations surrounding the use of pepper spray.

    Important information:

    • ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.
    • If you normally carry a firearm, you are welcome to do so at this event. 

    • Loaded carry firearms must remain holstered -- no exceptions.
    • If you bring a firearm to show to the group, or want to participate in our hands-on exercises, our Range Safety Officers will help you safely unload and clear your firearm at the door.
    • Have a question about ADTA membership, events, or activities? Many ADTA members are available both before and after the presentation to help. Just look for our members wearing ADTA hats and shirts.
    • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Contact ADTA member Tony Wilson for details

    The ADTA Instructors workgroup is where our members collaborate to refine ADTA's teaching approaches and content, and develop their skills in mentoring, unit instruction, range instruction, and range operation.

    All ADTA members are welcome to participate; contact ADTA member Chad Hiatt via the online Member's Directory for details.

    Instructing is a great volunteer opportunity to help develop your presentation skills, teaching skills, and both solidify and improve your own understanding of firearm operations and self-defense skills.  Instructors participate at all ADTA public outreaches, conduct workshop sessions, and manage and conduct live-fire range exercises.  All ADTA Instructors have also attended and passed the ADTA Range Safety Officer qualification; if you're interested in becoming an ADTA Instructor or contributing to our content development, you're welcome to attend our Instructor Workgroups even as you sign up to become an ADTA Range Safety Officer.

    Held the fourth-Thursday of the month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

ADTA hosts 24 Free Public Workshops every year


We hold a regular, open-to-the-public monthly membership meeting in Federal Way on the second Thursday evening of each month, from 7pm to 9pm.  Each meeting includes a free presentation or hands-on workshop event; see our Events Calendar for upcoming details. 

If you have questions about your membership, would like to join, or have questions about upcoming events, we try at the end of each meeting to have a membership coordinator with a laptop and Internet access available to assist you.  

Dates and venues are typically established 1 to 3 months ahead.  Please check back in the week prior to any scheduled event for notices of content or venue changes.

We also sponsor 24 Live-Fire Practice Events per year



Regular live-fire practices are usually held on a Thursday in the second half of each month, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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 Handgun Introduction and Mentoring Workshp; 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 and Bull's Eye Indoor Gun Range in Tacoma.  For two hours each month, we block out one of a 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 (typically $20) 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.  Range retail counters also rent eye and ear protection and sell 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.


Dates for upcoming live fire events are normally established 1 to 3 months in advance.  We typically conduct one regular live fire practice event each month, except in months where we conduct a New Shooters' Clinic.

New Shooter 101 handgun training program


No experience required!

Our training program is designed for beginners with no previous firearms knowledge.  You are welcome even if you have never fired a gun.  Click here to find out more!

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