How to become a volunteerIt takes a lot of dedicated people to make an organization like this work.
ADTA is member-led and member-instructed. We are growing and looking for new volunteers. Look through the page below – you'll see we have positions available for both newly trained and experienced shooters.
Learn more about becoming an ADTA volunteer:
Federal Way Leadership
NRA = National Rifle Association firearms training, RSO = Range Safety Officer training, USMC = US Marine Corps training, USA = US Army training, LE = law enforcement training
Instructors teach our members to shoot confidently and skillfully. ADTA operates its own Instructor training program based on NRA and Front Sight curricula.
Mentors are Range Safety Officers who help beginners learn to shoot by leading them through a series of New Shooter 101 workshops. They are specially trained to help new shooters select their first firearms and become comfortable shooting them. To find out more about our New Shooter 101 program, click here.
Range Safety Officers
RSOs assure the safety of everyone at ADTA events. Our Range Safety Officer training focuses on maintaining safety at ADTA defensive handgun live fire practice events and ADTA workshop meetings. Following classroom training, our RSOs are required to serve an apprenticeship under the supervision of senior RSOs and Instructors. NRA indicates an RSO has NRA training.
2018 Board Members
Past Board Members
The original idea of ADTA was conceived by Mark Knapp, in a "Firearms Lawyer" newspaper column he wrote for the Federal Way Mirror. Mark convinced friends from the Chamber of Commerce and business community to help out. Here are the folks that founded ADTA in 2011.