Layers of Safety
A term of art that denotes all the defense measures you can take before you draw a firearm.
In order by increasing force:
Although our primary focus is helping you learn to shoot, we think it is equally important to learn how to AVOID shooting if at all possible.
In his book The Art of War, sixth-century B.C. military strategist Sun Tzu taught that "The supreme act of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." Similarly, ADTA believes the best outcome of a self-defense situation is to escape safely without shooting.
Police and military refer to similar concepts as the "Continuum of Force". However our list is more applicable to the average citizen.