Upcoming Events

ADTA offers three types of events:

Defensive Training Workshops – Hands-on training based on our bi-monthly themes.  All Workshops are FREE public events and include an introduction to our New Shooter 101 Training Program.

Live-Fire Defensive Training at the range – Focusing 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.

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.

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 = Alternative Self-Defense
  • July-Aug = Concealed Carry
  • Sept-Oct = Self-Defense Away From Home
  • Nov-Dec = Holiday Fun

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    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 57
    Register

    Holiday Potluck Banquet for ADTA & Meetup Members (No Public Workshop)

    Mark your calendar for December 19th and plan on coming to this potluck dinner for ADTA & Meetup members and their families including children.

    Please note this special event will start 30 minutes earlier than normal, at 6:30PM.

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


    There will not be a free public workshop for December.  The next free public workshop will be next year.

    It's been a busy year.  This will be a fun time for ADTA & Meetup members and their families including children to mingle and enjoy food together.  

    You, your spouse/partner, kids are invited for this event.  Please sign up and tell us how many folks will be coming and what you plan to bring to eat.  We plan to open the center up at 6:00PM for set up and food service by 6:30PM.  

    Please RSVP so we know how many will be coming, and what dish you can bring.  

    Three (3) new fields were added to the registration form for you to enter the dish you will bring to the potluck, number of adults, and number of children who will be attending the potluck.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, December 20, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 22
    Register

    Holiday Fun Shoot and Competitions for ADTA Members

    • 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 
    FROM SOME OF OUR PREVIOUS EVENTS:



    THIS IS A SPECIAL LIVE-FIRE EVENT!  COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN!

    Come join us for our end-of year holiday shoot in Federal Way. There will be steel plates and advancing target drills plus a variety of exotic weapons to try out.

    Fun guns available for your shooting pleasure:

    • Rifle - Steyr AUG A3 CQC (5.56x45mm)
    • Rifle - AR15 SBR suppressed (5.56x45mm)
    • Rifle - FN PS-90 SBR (5.7x28mm)
    • Pistol - Ruger 22/45 supressed (.22LR)
    • Pistol - Sig P320 supressed (9mm)
    • Pistol - Springfield XDM suppressed (.45)
    • Rifle - FN AR15 (3.5 lb trigger) (5.56x45mm)
    • Rifle - SIG MPX (2/1 lb trigger) (9mm) (or pistol version?)
    • Pistol - S&W M&P long (3 lb trigger) (? cal)
    • Pistol - S&W M&P Shield (stock)
    • Pistol - SA Revolver (2.5 lb trigger) (.357)
    • Pistol - AR15 pistol (5.56x45mm)
    • Pistol - MR Desert Eagle (.44 Mag)
    • Pistol - Big revolver

    Steel is back!! You asked for it and we are bringing this back for a fun night of shooting. Everyone will have a chance at the steel targets. For those feeling a need to stretch their skills, be prepared to challenge each other in head to head competition.

    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, December 27, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ZOOM VC | Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

    Instructor meetings focus on training content and scheduling, instructor development and training, getting new instructors on-stage and performing, shooter certifications, RSO development and training.



    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • ZOOM VC | Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Pl SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

    ADTA 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.

    Board meetings focus on planning.  Discussion items include organizational goals, budgets, schedules, marketing, recruiting, tax status, insurance and legal compliance, volunteer development and rewards.

    You can attend either in person or via ZOOM video conference.
    • ZOOM video conference works on all computers and devices – PC, MAC, phones, tablets
    • We send out an email with the ZOOM link via before the meeting starts.  The email also includes PDFs of any handouts for the meeting.




    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001
    • 30
    Register
    LEARN TO SHOOT – Introduction to Handgun Ownership
    • Free event, 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

    Are you thinking about buying a handgun and want to learn more before you decide? Or do you already own a handgun but haven’t had any professional training? Then you won’t want to miss this FREE workshop. Our hands-on training will help you learn to use your handgun skillfully and safely.

    Event Highlights

    • Learn about our New Shooter 101 “Fast Track” training program that lets beginners participate in live-fire events immediately
    • Handle a variety of real handguns safely under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers
    • Learn how to hold and aim a handgun
    • Learn how you can get your ADTA “Safe Shooter” certificate

    Firearm Safety Protocol

    This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety. ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.

    1. If you are a concealed pistol license holder, you are of course welcome to do so responsibly at our events.
    2. At most of our workshops we encourage our attendees to actively participate in exercises or scenarios.
    3. For everyone's safety, we require that active workshop participants not be carrying a loaded firearm.
    4. For everyone's safety, handling of firearms is not permitted during ADTA workshop events except by the supervised, specific direction of an ADTA official.
    5. Our ADTA Range Safety Officers will be present to help all attendees unload and clear any firearms prior to participating.
    6. 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.

    Find out more about ADTA

    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, January 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 19
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – An Informal Get-together for Target Lane Shooting

    Event Description

    How often do you get together and go shooting with friends? Here’s your chance to include more live-fire practice in your busy schedule. And participate in our friendly target shooting competitions. Plus experienced shooters will be present to provide helpful tips for improving your shooting skills. Please join us for fun-filled shooting in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice time
    • We have interesting and unusual targets
    • Learn defensive skills you can practice in target lanes
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs

    Feel free to come early and stay late

    Because this event is held in the target lanes of a public shooting range, you are free to arrive early and stay late if you wish. You’re also invited to join us at our local tavern afterwards for a brewski or two!

    What to bring

    In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semi-auto handgun and ammunition. You can rent a gun at the shooting range if you wish, however ADTA will not be providing instruction for new shooters at this event.

    Range rules and lane rental fees

    All participants will be asked to follow all shooting range rules, and to pay their own lane rental fees.

    • $25 yearly membership fee
    • $15 charge per visit, per lane
    • $10  guest fee, up to 2 per visit
    • Pistol calibers & rifles up to S&W .500
    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 19
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – An Informal Get-together for Target Lane Shooting

    • Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.
    • Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!
    • VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 

    Event Description

    How often do you get together and go shooting with friends? Here’s your chance to include more live-fire practice in your busy schedule. And participate in our friendly target shooting competitions. Plus experienced shooters will be present to provide helpful tips for improving your shooting skills. Please join us for fun-filled shooting in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice time
    • We have interesting and unusual targets
    • Learn defensive skills you can practice in target lanes
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs

    Feel free to come early and stay late

    Because this event is held in the target lanes of a public shooting range, you are free to arrive early and stay late if you wish. You’re also invited to join us at our local tavern afterwards for a brewski or two!

    What to bring

    In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semi-auto handgun and ammunition. You can rent a gun at the shooting range if you wish, however ADTA will not be providing instruction for new shooters at this event.

    Range rules and lane rental fees

    All participants will be asked to follow all shooting range rules, and to pay their own lane rental fees.

    • No membership fee
    • $15 charge per visit/day, per lane. Stay as long as you like.
    • $10 for each guest accompanied by member and sharing the lane. Maximum 2 persons per lane.
    • Complimentary Eye & Ear Protection
    • Pistol calibers & rifles up to 44 magnum only.
    • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    • 60
    Register

    LEARN TO SHOOT – Introduction to Handgun Ownership

    • Free event, 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

    Are you thinking about buying a handgun and want to learn more before you decide? Or do you already own a handgun but haven’t had any professional training? Then you won’t want to miss this FREE workshop. Our hands-on training will help you learn to use your handgun skillfully and safely.

    Event Highlights

    • Learn about our New Shooter 101 “Fast Track” training program that lets beginners participate in live-fire events immediately
    • Handle a variety of real handguns safely under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers
    • Learn how to hold and aim a handgun
    • Learn how you can get your ADTA “Safe Shooter” certificate

    Firearm Safety Protocol

    This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety. ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.

    1. If you are a concealed pistol license holder, you are of course welcome to do so responsibly at our events.
    2. At most of our workshops we encourage our attendees to actively participate in exercises or scenarios.
    3. For everyone's safety, we require that active workshop participants not be carrying a loaded firearm.
    4. For everyone's safety, handling of firearms is not permitted during ADTA workshop events except by the supervised, specific direction of an ADTA official.
    5. Our ADTA Range Safety Officers will be present to help all attendees unload and clear any firearms prior to participating.
    6. 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.

    Find out more about ADTA

    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, February 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 20
    Register

    LIVE-FIRE TRAINING – Building Essential Handgun Skills



    Click here to see videos from our Live-Fire Training Events!

    Event Description

    They say practice makes perfect, or at least it gets you going in the right direction. And practicing the basics is essential – stance, grip, trigger, sight picture, and drawing from a holster are the foundations for everything else. Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s live-fire events. Join us and receive practical firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.

    Event Highlights

    • Learn about our “Safe Shooter” and “Defensive Shooter” certification programs
    • 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

    Pre-registration and pre-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.

    What to bring

    In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semi-auto 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.  For more information check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    First-time shooters

    • If you are a New Shooter 101 “Fast Track” trainee, then we will provide you with appropriate equipment as needed.
    • If you are already a shooter and can demonstrate safe handling and shooting of your semi-auto handgun, then we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    Firearm Safety Protocol

    This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety. ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.

    • 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.
    • If you do not carry, 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.


    • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • ZOOM VC

    Instructor meetings focus on training content and scheduling, instructor development and training, getting new instructors on-stage and performing, shooter certifications, RSO development and training.


    • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 20
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – An Informal Get-together for Target Lane Shooting

    Event Description

    How often do you get together and go shooting with friends? Here’s your chance to include more live-fire practice in your busy schedule. And participate in our friendly target shooting competitions. Plus experienced shooters will be present to provide helpful tips for improving your shooting skills. Please join us for fun-filled shooting in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice time
    • We have interesting and unusual targets
    • Learn defensive skills you can practice in target lanes
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs

    Feel free to come early and stay late

    Because this event is held in the target lanes of a public shooting range, you are free to arrive early and stay late if you wish. You’re also invited to join us at our local tavern afterwards for a brewski or two!

    What to bring

    In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semi-auto handgun and ammunition. You can rent a gun at the shooting range if you wish, however ADTA will not be providing instruction for new shooters at this event.

    Range rules and lane rental fees

    All participants will be asked to follow all shooting range rules, and to pay their own lane rental fees.

    • $25 yearly membership fee
    • $15 charge per visit, per lane
    • $10  guest fee, up to 2 per visit
    • Pistol calibers & rifles up to S&W .500
    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 32
    Register

    LIVE-FIRE TRAINING – Building Essential Handgun Skills

    • 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 


    Click here to see videos from our Live-Fire Training Events!

    Event Description

    They say practice makes perfect, or at least it gets you going in the right direction. And practicing the basics is essential – stance, grip, trigger, sight picture, and drawing from a holster are the foundations for everything else. Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s live-fire events. Join us and receive practical firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.

    Event Highlights

    • Learn about our “Safe Shooter” and “Defensive Shooter” certification programs
    • 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

    Pre-registration and pre-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.

    What to bring

    In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semi-auto 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.  For more information check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    First-time shooters

    • If you are a New Shooter 101 “Fast Track” trainee, then we will provide you with appropriate equipment as needed.
    • If you are already a shooter and can demonstrate safe handling and shooting of your semi-auto handgun, then we welcome you to participate in this live-fire event.

    Firearm Safety Protocol

    This protocol must be followed for everyone's safety. ADTA Range Safety Officers (RSOs) will be present to check you in at the door.

    • 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.
    • If you do not carry, 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.
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 20
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – An Informal Get-together for Target Lane Shooting

    • Open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public.
    • Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!
    • VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 

    Event Description

    How often do you get together and go shooting with friends? Here’s your chance to include more live-fire practice in your busy schedule. And participate in our friendly target shooting competitions. Plus experienced shooters will be present to provide helpful tips for improving your shooting skills. Please join us for fun-filled shooting in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice time
    • We have interesting and unusual targets
    • Learn defensive skills you can practice in target lanes
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs

    Feel free to come early and stay late

    Because this event is held in the target lanes of a public shooting range, you are free to arrive early and stay late if you wish. You’re also invited to join us at our local tavern afterwards for a brewski or two!

    What to bring

    In addition to your eye and ear protection, all participants need to bring their own semi-auto handgun and ammunition. You can rent a gun at the shooting range if you wish, however ADTA will not be providing instruction for new shooters at this event.

    Range rules and lane rental fees

    All participants will be asked to follow all shooting range rules, and to pay their own lane rental fees.

    • No membership fee
    • $15 charge per visit/day, per lane. Stay as long as you like.
    • $10 for each guest accompanied by member and sharing the lane. Maximum 2 persons per lane.
    • Complimentary Eye & Ear Protection
    • Pistol calibers & rifles up to 44 magnum only.

Join us at our next event – We're looking forward to seeing you!

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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