Upcoming Events

ADTA presents multiple events per year, divided into THEMES of interest to shooters of all skill levels.  All of our events include hands-on training to help you build your skills.  We encourage you to get maximum training benefits by attending all our events.

    • Jan-Feb = Introduction to Handgun Ownership
    • March-April = Home Defense
    • May-June = Concealed Carry
    • July-Aug-Sept = Self-Defense Outside the Home
    • Oct-Nov = Beginner's Self-Defense
    • Dec = Holiday Fun for Members

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    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

    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.


    • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 20
    Register

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE:  Drawing & Shooting from Concealment (Part 1)


    Event description:

    Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Our “Concealed Carry” live-fire exercises help you learn how to draw your gun quickly without getting tangled up in clothing. You also learn to get shots off quickly without hesitation. Let us help you build important skills that may save your life someday.

    Event Highlights:

    • Safety Briefing
    • Warmup exercises
    • Skill building – for example sight picture, trigger control, getting off the X, clearing malfunctions
    • Scenarios – for example shoot-no-shoot situations, shooting on the move and from cover, surprise confrontations

    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 03, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

    The ADTA Board of Directors holds an open meeting on the first Thursday evening of each month to conduct club business, recap activities, organize upcoming activities, and keep our program development growing.

    Board meetings are open to all ADTA members.  You're welcome to attend!  Meetings are relatively informal, and all members are invited to contribute to the conversation.


    • Thursday, May 10, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
    • 55
    Register
    All About Handgun Concealed Carry (The Basics)
    • 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:

    Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Find out more by attending ADTA’s FREE “Concealed Carry” workshops. Carrying a gun lets you react to a life-threatening situation in seconds, rather than having to wait minutes for help.

    Event Highlights:

    ·         Concealed Pistol License

    o    Why would you want one

    o    Concealed vs open carry

    o    Don't have to wait to buy a gun

    o    Ease of transportation

    ·         Holsters / Gear

    o    Types - IWB, OWB, shoulder, ankle, shirt, belly band, fanny pack, sneaky pete, underwear, bra holster, purse

    o    Demo - purse grab, gun in purse

    o    Hard vs soft construction

    o    Ask questions, any audience experience with different types of holsters

    o    Climate concerns, hot or cold, dressing for concealed carry

    o    Concealability, printing, accidental reveal

    o    Accessibility, ease of presentation, small of the back vs other methods

    o    Magazine pouch, spare ammo

    o    Cost

    Firearm Safety Protocol:

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

    • If you are a concealed pistol license holder, you are of course welcome to do so responsibly at our events.
    • At most of our workshops we encourage our attendees to actively participate in exercises or scenarios.
    • For everyone's safety, we require that active workshop participants not be carrying a loaded firearm.
    • For everyone's safety, handling of firearms is not permitted during ADTA workshop events except by the supervised, specific direction of an ADTA official.
    • Our ADTA Range Safety Officers will be present to help all attendees unload and clear any firearms prior to participating.
    • If you are participating in the workshop, you may also secure and lock your own firearm in your vehicle prior to entering the workshop venue.
    This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety.

    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, May 17, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 32
    Register

    LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE:  Drawing & Shooting from Concealment (Part 1)

    • 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 


    Event Description:

    Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Our “Concealed Carry” live-fire exercises help you learn how to draw your gun quickly without getting tangled up in clothing. You also learn to get shots off quickly without hesitation. Let us help you build important skills that may save your life someday.

    Event Highlights:

    • Safety Briefing
    • Warmup exercises
    • Skill building – for example sight picture, trigger control, getting off the X, clearing malfunctions
    • Scenarios – for example shoot-no-shoot situations, shooting on the move and from cover, surprise confrontations

    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 24, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

    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.


    • Wednesday, May 30, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 58
    Register

    All About Handgun Concealed Carry (Skill Building)

    • 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:

    Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Find out more by attending ADTA’s FREE “Concealed Carry” workshops. Carrying a gun lets you react to a life-threatening situation in seconds, rather than having to wait minutes for help.

    Event Highlights:

    ·         Gun selection

    o    Climate concerns, hot or cold, dressing for concealed carry

    o    Choice of gun, big vs small

    o    Size for transportation

    o    Size for concealment

    o    Show and tell, actual firearms

    ·         Travel

    o    Car, airplane, bus, train, walking

    o    Crossing state lines

    o    Car - police stops, storage locations, on  your body, glove box, under seat, storage if not in car

    o    Airplane - declaring a firearm, checked bags only, in airport, ammo requirements

    o    Trains and buses

    o    Resources for travel laws

    ·         Websites, books, phone apps

    ·         TSA, airlines

    ·         RCW


    Firearm Safety Protocol:

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

    • If you are a concealed pistol license holder, you are of course welcome to do so responsibly at our events.
    • At most of our workshops we encourage our attendees to actively participate in exercises or scenarios.
    • For everyone's safety, we require that active workshop participants not be carrying a loaded firearm.
    • For everyone's safety, handling of firearms is not permitted during ADTA workshop events except by the supervised, specific direction of an ADTA official.
    • Our ADTA Range Safety Officers will be present to help all attendees unload and clear any firearms prior to participating.
    • If you are participating in the workshop, you may also secure and lock your own firearm in your vehicle prior to entering the workshop venue.
    This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety.

      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.

      • Saturday, June 02, 2018
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
      • 15
      Register
      Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training


      Every ADTA event involving firearms; from dry-practice seminars to live-fire range exercises; requires the presence of attentive, knowledgeable Range Safety Officers (RSOs) to help ensure the safety of all participants.

      The ADTA has developed its own Range Safety Officer program, focusing on semiautomatic pistols, revolvers, and supervising the safe execution of the defensive techniques frequently conducted at ADTA events.

      Participation in this program is free to current ADTA members.  The ADTA, as an organization, is actively recruiting interested Range Safety Officers.  ADTA Range Safety Officers return the service to our club by agreeing to volunteer as an official ADTA RSO for one or more of our approximately twenty events each year.  

      Participants should be familiar with the operation and comfortable handling of semiautomatic pistols and revolvers.  Prior range safety officer training or equivalent experience is a plus, but not required.  NRA-certified RSOs are welcome to audit and help us refine this course; as policy, the ADTA recognizes any NRA-certified RSO as an appropriate RSO for ADTA events.

      This course is taught by ADTA member Ron Bowen an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer, and supported by several other ADTA members who have completed the ADTA-specific Range Safety Officer certification.

      This two-part course is conducted as a morning presentation session (participants may keep a copy of all the course material for reference), a break for lunch (provided, or bring your own if you prefer), and a series of scenarios in which you'll be expected to assume the ADTA RSO role and responsibilities as we engage you with both common situations and complications you may encounter.

      • Wednesday, June 06, 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
      • 20
      Register

      LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE:  Drawing & Shooting from Concealment (Part 2)


      Event description:

      Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Our “Concealed Carry” live-fire exercises help you learn how to draw your gun quickly without getting tangled up in clothing. You also learn to get shots off quickly without hesitation. Let us help you build important skills that may save your life someday.

      Event Highlights:

      • Safety Briefing
      • Warmup exercises
      • Skill building – for example sight picture, trigger control, getting off the X, clearing malfunctions
      • Scenarios – for example shoot-no-shoot situations, shooting on the move and from cover, surprise confrontations

      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 07, 2018
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

      The ADTA Board of Directors holds an open meeting on the first Thursday evening of each month to conduct club business, recap activities, organize upcoming activities, and keep our program development growing.

      Board meetings are open to all ADTA members.  You're welcome to attend!  Meetings are relatively informal, and all members are invited to contribute to the conversation.


      • Thursday, June 14, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
      • 60
      Register
      All About Handgun Concealed Carry (Skill Building)
      • 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:

      Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Find out more by attending ADTA’s FREE “Concealed Carry” workshops. Carrying a gun lets you react to a life-threatening situation in seconds, rather than having to wait minutes for help.

      Event Highlights:

      ·         Gun selection

      o    Climate concerns, hot or cold, dressing for concealed carry

      o    Choice of gun, big vs small

      o    Size for transportation

      o    Size for concealment

      o    Show and tell, actual firearms

      ·         Travel

      o    Car, airplane, bus, train, walking

      o    Crossing state lines

      o    Car - police stops, storage locations, on  your body, glove box, under seat, storage if not in car

      o    Airplane - declaring a firearm, checked bags only, in airport, ammo requirements

      o    Trains and buses

      o    Resources for travel laws

      ·         Websites, books, phone apps

      ·         TSA, airlines

      ·         RCW


      Firearm Safety Protocol:

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

      • If you are a concealed pistol license holder, you are of course welcome to do so responsibly at our events.
      • At most of our workshops we encourage our attendees to actively participate in exercises or scenarios.
      • For everyone's safety, we require that active workshop participants not be carrying a loaded firearm.
      • For everyone's safety, handling of firearms is not permitted during ADTA workshop events except by the supervised, specific direction of an ADTA official.
      • Our ADTA Range Safety Officers will be present to help all attendees unload and clear any firearms prior to participating.
      • If you are participating in the workshop, you may also secure and lock your own firearm in your vehicle prior to entering the workshop venue.
      This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety.

      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 21, 2018
      • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
      • 32
      Register

      LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE:  Drawing & Shooting from Concealment (Part 2)

      • 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 


      Event Description:

      Concealed handgun carry is legal in all 50 States. There’s a good reason for that: State lawmakers know that concealed carry prevents crime. Our “Concealed Carry” live-fire exercises help you learn how to draw your gun quickly without getting tangled up in clothing. You also learn to get shots off quickly without hesitation. Let us help you build important skills that may save your life someday.

      Event Highlights:

      • Safety Briefing
      • Warmup exercises
      • Skill building – for example sight picture, trigger control, getting off the X, clearing malfunctions
      • Scenarios – for example shoot-no-shoot situations, shooting on the move and from cover, surprise confrontations

      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 28, 2018
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

      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.


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    You must be logged in to register for events.  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 are generally open to the public—you're welcome to attend and learn more about ADTA.


                 

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