Welcome to the new ADTA
48 Events a Year • 36 Shooting Events • New "Fun Shoots" • New Training Programs
ADTA builds practical self-defense skills
We help you learn practical self-defense skills in a safe and supportive social environment.
We offer defensive handgun training that helps you protect yourself and your family from life-threatening situations.
In addition, our training helps you learn non-lethal self-defense skills that help protect you legally.
What makes us unique?
Not only do we offer defensive handgun training, more importantly we provide the opportunity to maintain those skills through regular practice at fun-filled events.
Our Fast-Track Training Program lets beginners start with non-firing pistols, then progress at their own pace to defensive handguns.
We are a member-led and member-instructed non-profit community organization
We believe in the beneficial values of community service and personal growth through helping others.
Firearms training for beginners
Our New Shooter 101 Fast-Track Training Program is designed for beginners with no previous firearms knowledge. You are welcome even if you have never fired a gun.
Our Core Concept Videos help you learn the basics of handgun safety and operation.
ADTA offers four levels of handgun Shooter Certifications. New shooters advance their shooting skills by getting signed off on specific skills, much like earning scouting merit badges.
Live-Fire training eventsOur Live-fire Training Events focus on basic shooting skills you need for home defense—getting off the X, hitting your target accurately, and shooting from cover, to name a few.
Our Fast-Track Training Program lets you begin participating in live-fire events immediately. You'll start shooting right away using a laser training pistol. Then when you're ready, you'll graduate to an actual handgun.
What is a FUN SHOOT?
How often do you get together and go shooting with friends? Our Fun Shoots give you a good reason to include more live-fire practice in your busy schedule. Membership is not required to attend. This is a great way to find out more about ADTA.
To shoot or not to shoot?
We believe that using a firearm for self-defense should be your last resort, after all other methods have failed.
Besides helping you learn how to shoot, ADTA also trains you how to AVOID shooting. Our Layers of Safety training helps you learn non-lethal self-defense skills that help protect you legally.
Get to know us
If you're a beginner, the best way to learn more about ADTA is by attending one of our FREE Defensive Training Workshops.
If you're an experienced shooter, we invite you to join us at one of our Fun Shoots at the range.
Check out our Upcoming Events. We're looking forward to meeting you. Hope to see you soon at the range!
Instructors, Mentors, and Range Safety Officers are present at every event
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