About UsIt 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. Find out more – Email us or attend one of our Monthly Fun Shoots. We're looking forward to hearing from you.
2023 Board Members
Instructors teach our members to shoot confidently and skillfully. ADTA operates its own Instructor training program based on NRA and Front Sight curricula.
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.
Mentors are ADTA members who help beginners learn to shoot. 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 training program, click here.
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.