LEARN TO SHOOT – FEEL SAFER AT HOME
Beginners Welcome • Dry-Fire/Live-Fire Training • 60+ Events Yearly • Learn at Your Own Pace • Friendly & Supportive
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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.
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 New Shooter 101 Training Program lets beginners start with dry-fire training, then progress at their own pace to shooting at the range with 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
Shooter CertificationsADTA 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.
The first level is your SAFE SHOOTER CERTIFICATION. This qualifies you to attend our live-fire events in open shooting bays.
From there you can work your way up. Visit our Certifications page to learn more.
Scenario based training events
Life-threatening situations can develop quickly. Help will be minutes away. You need to be your own First Responder. Our training prepares you to deal with the most common types of defensive situations:
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 wants you to know how to AVOID shooting. Our Layers of Safety training helps you learn non-lethal self-defense skills that help protect you physically as well as legally.
ADTA now offers a $30 discount for family members of an existing paid member who are signing up as new members. Want your spouse to learn to shoot? How about those aunts, uncles and cousins who recently bought guns? This is the perfect opportunity for them to learn to shoot skillfully and safely with ADTA. Find out more by attending an ADTA event and getting the discount code from an ADTA official.
Our Refer-a-Friend program is open to all ADTA yearly members. Refer a friend who joins ADTA and is approved as a new yearly member – then you will receive ONE FREE MONTH added to your membership. Your friend also receives ONE FREE MONTH added to their membership. Earn rewards while helping ADTA grow and continue to provide valuable self-defense training to the communities we serve.
Get to know us
If you're a beginner, the best way to learn more about ADTA is by attending one of our FREE Intro To Handguns Training Workshops.
If you're an experienced shooter, we invite you to join us at one of our FREE Fun Shoots at the range, where you can get signed off as a Safe Shooter so you can attend our Live-Fire training events .
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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Upcoming Special Events
Layers of Safety training: