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ADTA offers four types of training events

Beginners Workshops – Basic training for new handgun owners and those wanting to learn to shoot. These 4-hour dry-fire training events cover all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one class.

Dry-Fire Workshops – These FREE public events are the perfect way to gain an introduction to safe firearms handling.  Attend this dry-fire event and find out what ADTA is all about!

Live-Fire 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.  Meet and be mentored by ADTA instructors, get signed off on Safe Shooter skills, and try other guns people brought to share.

Live-Fire Tactical Shoots – Live-fire scenarios that train you in basic self-defense skills—getting off the X, hitting your target accurately, and shooting from cover, to name a few.  These events take place in open tactical bays at indoor ranges.

Will civil unrest come to your neighborhood?  Feel like you're on your own?  Let ADTA help you learn the basics of firearms self-defense.

Our best training for beginners:

  • Beginners Workshops
  • Dry-Fire Workshops
Look for these events in the listings below.


Training with ADTA:  From Dry-Fire Practice to Live-Fire Shooting


Learn to Shoot at an ADTA Beginners Workshop


experience live-fire training that you cannot get on your own at the range

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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 16
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – Target Lane Training for All Levels of Shooters

    • 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
    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Fun Shoot training events.   This event includes training in the basic skills needed to earn your Safe Shooter certification.  Our target lane exercises will help you improve your defensive shooting and build confidence in your ability to defend yourself and your loved ones.  Please join us for a fun-filled evening in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice and training
    • Get your Safe Shooter Certifications signed off
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs
    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.

    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.
    • Tuesday, April 27, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 14
    Register

    DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Training for All Levels of Shooters Including Beginners

    • Free event, open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public. 
    • Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!
    • VENUE:  Refuge Church - Lynnwood.

    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire training events. This event includes training in the basic skills needed to earn your Safe Shooter and Defensive Shooter certifications. Also includes many of the shooting scenarios you will encounter in our Live-Fire events. Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What to bring:

    • Bring your own pistol if you have one.
    • Bring an outside-the-waistband hip holster if you have one.
    • Bring a loose-fitting jacket or shirt that will cover a gun on your hip, which will be used for concealed-carry practice.

    Typical Basic Skills Training at this Event

    • 4 basic safety rules
    • 12-step basic dry-fire exercise
    • 5-step holster draw – open carry & from concealment
    • Reloading, shoot on the move, shoot from cover, speed vs accuracy

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense
    • Active shooter situations
    • Sudden confrontations

    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, April 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    Purpose:  To rehearse Defensive Shooter lesson plans with Mentors and Video Cast members. 

    • Mentors – help new shooters learn basic skills at the Dry-Fire Workshops and Live-Fire Fun shoots.
    • Video Cast – help make our new Defensive Shooter video training series.
    • Lesson plans and video scripts are both derived from the same curriculum materials – we'll be rehearsing the lesson plans, but the skills and speaking voice techniques are the same for the videos.
    This meeting takes place 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.


    • Sunday, May 02, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Place SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
    • 1
    Register
    BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – Basic Training for New Shooters

    Event Description:

    Our Beginners Workshop provides “basic training” for new handgun owners and shooters who want to refresh their skills. This is a dry-fire event that covers all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one 4-hour session. Includes many skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification. Enrollment is limited so that you get lots of personal attention.

    In this workshop you will:

    • Handle a variety of real handguns safely – using non-firing dummy training rounds – under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers.
    • Learn how to hold, aim and dry-fire a handgun.
    • Learn how to draw from the holster.
    • Learn how to earn your ADTA “Safe Shooter” certification and get signed off on some of the requirements.
    Event includes these Safe Shooter requirements:
    • The 4 Basic Rules of Gun Safety.

    • The 12-Step Basic Dry-Fire Exercise.

    • The 5-Step Basic Holster Exercise.

    • Naming the parts of a pistol & revolver.

    • Dealing with unsafe gun handling.

    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.

    Please note: GPS maps are not always accurate to this location.

    Driving directions from I-5:

    • I-5 to S 320 exit
    • West on S 320th St to 30th Ave SW, about 3.5 miles
    • R on 30th Ave SW
    • Go about 1/2 block, turn L into Quail Run
    • Clubhouse is just past the entrance, on the left, at the corner of SW 319th St and 31st Pl SW
    • Wednesday, May 05, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 5
    Register

    LIVE-FIRE TACTICAL SHOOT – Training for Experienced Shooters in an Open Bay

    You must have your ADTA Safe Shooter Certification in order to attend this event.
    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • Please arrive with holsters on and magazines loaded.
    • Covid restrictions apply – bring your mask.
    • VENUE:  West Coast Armory North, Everett


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

    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Live-Fire training events. All of our events include fun and challenging defensive skills training.  Use this opportunity to get your Defensive Shooter card signed off.  Join us and receive practical defensive firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.

    Typical Skills Training at this Event

    • Shoot with hand held flashlight including performing emergency and tactical mag reloads.

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense, shooting from behind cover.
    ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required to participate

    ADTA membership is required to attend, and you must have earned your Safe Shooter certification.  To find out more about ADTA certifications, click here.  If you're not yet a member, click here to start your membership application process.

    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, 150 rounds of ammunition, and a tactical flashlight with at least 300 lumens and a momentary switch.  For more information about equipment, check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    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, May 06, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    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 via ZOOM video conference.  Just let us know in advance so we can include you in the video conference emails.
    • 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.




    • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    Purpose:  To rehearse Defensive Shooter lesson plans with Mentors and Video Cast members. 

    • Mentors – help new shooters learn basic skills at the Dry-Fire Workshops and Live-Fire Fun shoots.
    • Video Cast – help make our new Defensive Shooter video training series.
    • Lesson plans and video scripts are both derived from the same curriculum materials – we'll be rehearsing the lesson plans, but the skills and speaking voice techniques are the same for the videos.
    This meeting takes place 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, May 20, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 15
    Register
    LIVE-FIRE TACTICAL SHOOT – Pistol & Rifle Training for Experienced Shooters in an Open Bay

    PLEASE NOTE:  You must hold the ADTA Safe Shooter Certification in order to attend this event.

    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • Please arrive with holsters on and magazines loaded.
    • Covid restrictions apply – bring your mask.
    • VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 


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

    Event Description

    • Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Live-Fire training events. All of our events include fun and challenging defensive skills training.  Use this opportunity to get your Defensive Shooter card signed off.  Join us and receive practical defensive firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.
    • This event includes advanced Training in Bay 2 using pistols

    Defensive Skills Training at this Event

    • Get off the "X", shoot on the move, shoot from cover, shoot in low light, clearing malfunctions

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense, active shooter situations, sudden confrontations
    ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required to participate

    ADTA membership is required to attend, and you must have earned your Safe Shooter certification.  To find out more about ADTA certifications, click here.  If you're not yet a member, click here to start your membership application process.

    What to bring - handguns

    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, 150 rounds of ammunition, and a tactical flashlight.  For more information about equipment, check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    What to bring - rifles / shotguns

    Bring a rifle or shotgun if you have one.  Also bring your own ammunition, 20 to 30 rounds, SLUGS ONLY for shotguns.

    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.
    • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 23
    Register

    DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Training for All Levels of Shooters Including Beginners

    • Free event, open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public. 
    • Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!
    • VENUE:  Refuge Church - Lynnwood.

    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire training events. This event includes training in the basic skills needed to earn your Safe Shooter and Defensive Shooter certifications. Also includes many of the shooting scenarios you will encounter in our Live-Fire events. Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What to bring:

    • Bring your own pistol if you have one.
    • Bring an outside-the-waistband hip holster if you have one.
    • Bring a loose-fitting jacket or shirt that will cover a gun on your hip, which will be used for concealed-carry practice.

    Typical Basic Skills Training at this Event

    • 4 basic safety rules
    • 12-step basic dry-fire exercise
    • 5-step holster draw – open carry & from concealment
    • Reloading, shoot on the move, shoot from cover, speed vs accuracy

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense
    • Active shooter situations
    • Sudden confrontations

    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, May 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    Purpose:  To rehearse Defensive Shooter lesson plans with Mentors and Video Cast members. 

    • Mentors – help new shooters learn basic skills at the Dry-Fire Workshops and Live-Fire Fun shoots.
    • Video Cast – help make our new Defensive Shooter video training series.
    • Lesson plans and video scripts are both derived from the same curriculum materials – we'll be rehearsing the lesson plans, but the skills and speaking voice techniques are the same for the videos.
    This meeting takes place 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, May 27, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 20
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – Target Lane Training for All Levels of Shooters

    • 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
    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Fun Shoot training events.   This event includes training in the basic skills needed to earn your Safe Shooter certification.  Our target lane exercises will help you improve your defensive shooting and build confidence in your ability to defend yourself and your loved ones.  Please join us for a fun-filled evening in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice and training
    • Get your Safe Shooter Certifications signed off
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs
    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.

    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, June 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 11
    Register

    LIVE-FIRE TACTICAL SHOOT – Training for Experienced Shooters in an Open Bay

    You must have your ADTA Safe Shooter Certification in order to attend this event.
    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • Please arrive with holsters on and magazines loaded.
    • Covid restrictions apply – bring your mask.
    • VENUE:  West Coast Armory North, Everett


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

    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Live-Fire training events. All of our events include fun and challenging defensive skills training.  Use this opportunity to get your Defensive Shooter card signed off.  Join us and receive practical defensive firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.

    Typical Skills Training at this Event

    • Get off the "X", shoot on the move, shoot from cover, shoot in low light, clearing malfunctions

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense, active shooter situations, sudden confrontations
    ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required to participate

    ADTA membership is required to attend, and you must have earned your Safe Shooter certification.  To find out more about ADTA certifications, click here.  If you're not yet a member, click here to start your membership application process.

    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, 150 rounds of ammunition, and a tactical flashlight.  For more information about equipment, check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    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, June 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    This meeting takes place 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.


    • Saturday, June 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 12
    Register
    BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – Basic Training for New Shooters

    Event Description:

    Our Beginners Workshop provides “basic training” for new handgun owners and shooters who want to refresh their skills. This is a dry-fire event that covers all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one 4-hour session. Includes many skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification.  Enrollment is limited so that you get lots of personal attention.

    In this workshop you will:

    • Handle a variety of real handguns safely – using non-firing dummy training rounds – under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers.
    • Learn how to hold, aim and dry-fire a handgun.
    • Learn how to draw from the holster.
    • Learn how to earn your ADTA “Safe Shooter” certification and get signed off on many of the requirements.
    Event includes these Safe Shooter requirements:
    • The 4 Basic Rules of Gun Safety.

    • The 12-Step Basic Dry-Fire Exercise.

    • The 5-Step Basic Holster Exercise.

    • Naming the parts of a pistol & revolver.

    • Dealing with unsafe gun handling.

    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.
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    Purpose:  To rehearse Defensive Shooter lesson plans with Mentors and Video Cast members. 

    • Mentors – help new shooters learn basic skills at the Dry-Fire Workshops and Live-Fire Fun shoots.
    • Video Cast – help make our new Defensive Shooter video training series.
    • Lesson plans and video scripts are both derived from the same curriculum materials – we'll be rehearsing the lesson plans, but the skills and speaking voice techniques are the same for the videos.
    This meeting takes place 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, June 17, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 16
    Register
    LIVE-FIRE TACTICAL SHOOT – Pistol & Rifle Training for Experienced Shooters in an Open Bay

    PLEASE NOTE:  You must hold the ADTA Safe Shooter Certification in order to attend this event.

    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • Please arrive with holsters on and magazines loaded.
    • Covid restrictions apply – bring your mask.
    • VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 


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

    Event Description

    • Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Live-Fire training events. All of our events include fun and challenging defensive skills training.  Use this opportunity to get your Defensive Shooter card signed off.  Join us and receive practical defensive firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.
    • This event includes advanced Training in Bay 2 using pistols

    Defensive Skills Training at this Event

    • Get off the "X", shoot on the move, shoot from cover, shoot in low light, clearing malfunctions

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense, active shooter situations, sudden confrontations
    ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required to participate

    ADTA membership is required to attend, and you must have earned your Safe Shooter certification.  To find out more about ADTA certifications, click here.  If you're not yet a member, click here to start your membership application process.

    What to bring - handguns

    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, 150 rounds of ammunition, and a tactical flashlight.  For more information about equipment, check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    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.
    • Tuesday, June 22, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 24
    Register

    DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Training for All Levels of Shooters Including Beginners

    • Free event, open to ADTA members, friends, family, and the public. 
    • Please RSVP to let us know you will be there!
    • VENUE:  Refuge Church - Lynnwood.

    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire training events. This event includes training in the basic skills needed to earn your Safe Shooter and Defensive Shooter certifications. Also includes many of the shooting scenarios you will encounter in our Live-Fire events. Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What to bring:

    • Bring your own pistol if you have one.
    • Bring an outside-the-waistband hip holster if you have one.
    • Bring a loose-fitting jacket or shirt that will cover a gun on your hip, which will be used for concealed-carry practice.

    Typical Basic Skills Training at this Event

    • 4 basic safety rules
    • 12-step basic dry-fire exercise
    • 5-step holster draw – open carry & from concealment
    • Reloading, shoot on the move, shoot from cover, speed vs accuracy

    Typical Scenario Training at this Event

    • Basic home defense
    • Active shooter situations
    • Sudden confrontations

    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, June 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    Purpose:  To rehearse Defensive Shooter lesson plans with Mentors and Video Cast members. 

    • Mentors – help new shooters learn basic skills at the Dry-Fire Workshops and Live-Fire Fun shoots.
    • Video Cast – help make our new Defensive Shooter video training series.
    • Lesson plans and video scripts are both derived from the same curriculum materials – we'll be rehearsing the lesson plans, but the skills and speaking voice techniques are the same for the videos.
    This meeting takes place 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, June 24, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
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    Join us for an ADTA FUN SHOOT – Target Lane Training for All Levels of Shooters

    • 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
    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Fun Shoot training events.   This event includes training in the basic skills needed to earn your Safe Shooter certification.  Our target lane exercises will help you improve your defensive shooting and build confidence in your ability to defend yourself and your loved ones.  Please join us for a fun-filled evening in a friendly social setting!

    Event Highlights

    • Great way to get in more shooting practice and training
    • Get your Safe Shooter Certifications signed off
    • Learn more about ADTA’s Defensive Shooting training programs
    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.

    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.
    • Thursday, July 01, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM VC

    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 via ZOOM video conference.  Just let us know in advance so we can include you in the video conference emails.
    • 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.




    • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Place SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
    • 12
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    BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – Basic Training for New Shooters

    Event Description:

    Our Beginners Workshop provides “basic training” for new handgun owners and shooters who want to refresh their skills. This is a dry-fire event that covers all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one 4-hour session. Includes many skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification. Enrollment is limited so that you get lots of personal attention.

    In this workshop you will:

    • Handle a variety of real handguns safely – using non-firing dummy training rounds – under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers.
    • Learn how to hold, aim and dry-fire a handgun.
    • Learn how to draw from the holster.
    • Learn how to earn your ADTA “Safe Shooter” certification and get signed off on some of the requirements.
    Event includes these Safe Shooter requirements:
    • The 4 Basic Rules of Gun Safety.

    • The 12-Step Basic Dry-Fire Exercise.

    • The 5-Step Basic Holster Exercise.

    • Naming the parts of a pistol & revolver.

    • Dealing with unsafe gun handling.

    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.

    Please note: GPS maps are not always accurate to this location.

    Driving directions from I-5:

    • I-5 to S 320 exit
    • West on S 320th St to 30th Ave SW, about 3.5 miles
    • R on 30th Ave SW
    • Go about 1/2 block, turn L into Quail Run
    • Clubhouse is just past the entrance, on the left, at the corner of SW 319th St and 31st Pl SW
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Hayden Ranch, 41104 State Route 530 Northeast Arlington, WA 98223
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    SPECIAL EVENT - ADTA AR-15 COURSE - All Day Classroom Plus Live-Fire Training

    Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in. You must attend the mandatory safety and medical briefing at 9:00am.
    • Instructors - Brandon Knutson & Jeremy Robinson
    • Covid restrictions apply – bring your mask.
    • VENUE:  Hayden Ranch, Arlington
    • Lunch and bottled water will be proved. 

    Trainees:  Here is the equipment you should bring that is required for the class:

    • ADTA Defensive Shooter certification
    • AR-15 style carbine or AR-15 style pistol with arm brace (other non-AR style long guns require instructor approval). Any common AR caliber is permitted including rifle calibers under .308 and all pistol calibers. 
      • 4+ magazines with support-side magazine carrier or suitable support-side pocket
      • 1 or 2-point sling (2-point preferred)
      • Iron sights and/or zero magnification capable optic or red-dot sight (optic or red dot recommended) 
      • All sighting systems are zeroed (50-yard zero recommended; if zeroing on a 25-yard range, impact should be 1” low at 25 yards)
      • Weapon Mounted Light (recommended)
      • 500 rounds carbine ammo (not to exceed)
    • Pistol with proper strong-side belt holster
      • 2+ magazines
      • 50 rounds handgun ammo
    • Knee Pads (recommended)
    • Plate carriers are discouraged to avoid accidental safety selector manipulation on chest gear.
    • Eye protection
    • Active (electronic) hearing protection
    • Billed cap
    • Outdoor apparel suitable for prolonged outdoor exposure
    • Sunscreen
    • Folding chair
    • Thursday, August 05, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • 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.

    This meeting takes place 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.


    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
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    4-HOUR LIVE-FIRE ADVANCED SHOOT – Training for Experienced Shooters in an Open Bay

    PLEASE NOTE:  You must hold the ADTA Defensive Shooter Certification in order to attend this event.
    • Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in!
    • Covid restrictions apply – bring your mask
    • VENUE: Federal Way Indoor Range 


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

    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Live-Fire training events.  All of our events include fun and challenging defensive skills training.  Join us and receive practical defensive firearms training that you cannot get on your own at the range.

    Typical Training Content

    Bay 1:  Handguns with emphasis on changing hands, one hand shooting, movement to cover, engaging threats from seated positions, physical stressed shooting, use voice commands, shooting from car positions.

    Bay 2:  Long guns.  Shoot from cover and clearing.  Low light shooting.  Weapon mounted lights if you have it or can borrow from instructor.

    Equipment requirements

    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 preferably three.

    If you have them, also bring your own shotgun (slugs only) and tactical rifle (AR, AK, or pistol caliber).  We will have shotguns and rifles available for your use.  But please supply your own ammunition.

    Ammunition requirements

    • Pistol – 150-200 rounds
    • Rifle – 30 rounds
    • Shotgun – 20 rounds (slugs only).  
    • FW Indoor Range sells all needed ammo at reasonable prices, however they are limiting you to one box only of handgun rounds.

    For more information check out our ADTA Shooter's Checklist.

    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.

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

Events are typically organized 60 to 90 days in advance.  Dry-Fire Workshops and Fun Shoots are open to the public—you're welcome to attend and learn more about ADTA.  You must be a current ADTA member to participate in Live-Fire Training in an open bay.


             

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