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ADTA offers four types of training events – many of them FREE:

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – In-Depth Dry-Fire Training for New Shooters.  Provides in-depth training for both new handgun owners and experienced shooters who want to refresh their skills. This 4-hour event covers all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one session.  Includes many skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification and participate in Live-Fire events.  Enrollment is limited so that you receive lots of personal attention.

DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Ongoing Training for Intermediate-Level Shooters.  Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire Workshop.   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 that you’ll encounter in our live-fire events.  Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

LIVE-FIRE FUN SHOOT – Target Lane Training for All Levels of Shooters.  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!

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


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

    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 13
    Join us for ADTA INTRO TO HANDGUNS – Basic Dry-Fire Training for Beginners
    • No firearms experience required to attend.
    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • VENUE:  Refuge Church - Lynnwood.

    Event Description:

    Our Intro to Handguns workshop provides basic training for both new handgun owners and experienced shooters who want to refresh their skills. This 2-hour dry-fire event covers many of the basics of handgun safety and operation, and includes skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification.  For more in-depth training, check out our 4-hour Beginners Workshop.

    What you will learn in this workshop:

    • How to handle a variety of real handguns safely – using non-firing dummy training rounds – under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers.
    • How a gun works.
    • How to hold, aim and dry-fire a handgun.
    • Find out 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.
    • Dealing with unsafe gun handling.

    • Naming the parts of a pistol & revolver.
    • The 12-Step Basic Dry-Fire Exercise.

    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.
    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 18
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Ongoing Training for Intermediate-Level Shooters

    To attend this class, we recommend that you have already attended our Beginners Workshop, -OR- that you own a gun and know how to shoot it.


    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire Workshop.   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 that you'll encounter in our live-fire events.  Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What do I need to participate?

    • Must have attended either ADTA Intro to Handguns or Beginners Workshop
    • Must have your own gun and holster

    What skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Dry-Fire Workshops:

    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    Typical Scenario Training at our Dry-Fire Workshops
    • 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.
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Hayden Ranch, 41104 State Route 530 Northeast Arlington, WA 98223
    • 0
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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 provided. 

    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
    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 10
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA 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.


    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.

    What do I need to participate?

    • ADTA membership is required to attend.
    • ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required.
    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 skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • Eye and ear protection.
    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    • At least 150 rounds of ammunition.

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

    Typical Scenario Training at our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • 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.

    • 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, 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, August 07, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Place SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
    • 14
    Register
    RSO TRAINING WORKSHOP

    To attend this workshop you hold the ADTA Defensive Shooter certification.

    Event Description:

    Every event ADTA puts on is overseen by our Range Safety Officers.  Thanks to them their diligence ensures a safe event allowing the attendees to enjoy the dry fire and live fire programs.  For those who have accomplished their Defensive Shooter Certification consider taking this upcoming training to become an ADTA Range Safety Officer on August 7th from 9 am to 1 pm at the Quail Run club house.  Those who would like to refresh their RSO training are also welcome.

    What do I need to participate?

    • Must hold the ADTA Defensive Shooter certification
    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
    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Place SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
    • 12
    Register
    Join us for an ADTA DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Ongoing Training for Intermediate-Level Shooters

    To attend this class, we recommend that you have already attended our Beginners Workshop, -OR- that you own a gun and know how to shoot it.


    Event Description:

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire Workshop.   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 that you'll encounter in our live-fire events.  Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What do I need to participate?

    • Must have attended either ADTA Intro to Handguns or Beginners Workshop
    • Must have your own gun and holster

    What skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Dry-Fire Workshops:

    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    Typical Scenario Training at our Dry-Fire Workshops
    • 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.

    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, August 18, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 17
    Register

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


    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.

    • $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, August 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 14
    Register
    Join us for an ADTA LIVE-FIRE TACTICAL SHOOT – Pistol & Rifle 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.
    • 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.

    What do I need to participate?

    • ADTA membership is required to attend.
    • ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required.
    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 skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • Eye and ear protection.
    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    • At least 150 rounds of ammunition.

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

    Typical Scenario Training at our Live-Fire Shoots:
    • 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.

    • 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, August 24, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 24
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Ongoing Training for Intermediate-Level Shooters

    To attend this class, we recommend that you have already attended our Beginners Workshop, -OR- that you own a gun and know how to shoot it.


    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire Workshop.   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 that you'll encounter in our live-fire events.  Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What do I need to participate?

    • Must have attended either ADTA Intro to Handguns or Beginners Workshop
    • Must have your own gun and holster

    What skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Dry-Fire Workshops:

    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    Typical Scenario Training at our Dry-Fire Workshops
    • 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.
    • Thursday, August 26, 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, September 01, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 12
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA 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.


    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.

    What do I need to participate?

    • ADTA membership is required to attend.
    • ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required.
    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 skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • Eye and ear protection.
    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    • At least 150 rounds of ammunition.

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

    Typical Scenario Training at our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • 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.

    • 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, September 02, 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, September 05, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Quail Run Clubhouse, 31901 31st Place SW, Federal Way, WA 98023
    • 13
    Register
    Join us for an ADTA BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – In-Depth Dry-Fire Training for New Shooters
    • No firearms experience required to attend.
    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • VENUE:  Quail Run Clubhouse - Federal Way.
    • GPS may not be accurate to this location – see details below.


    Event Description:

    Our Beginners Workshop provides in-depth training for both new handgun owners and experienced shooters who want to refresh their skills. This 4-hour event covers all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one session.  Includes many skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification and participate in Live-Fire events.  Enrollment is limited so that you receive lots of personal attention.

    What you will learn in this workshop:

    • How to handle a variety of real handguns safely – using non-firing dummy training rounds – under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers.
    • How to hold, aim and dry-fire a handgun.
    • How to draw from the holster.
    • How to participate in a Live-Fire shooting line.
    • Find out 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.
    • Dealing with unsafe gun handling.

    • Naming the parts of a pistol & revolver.
    • The 12-Step Basic Dry-Fire Exercise.

    • The 5-Step Basic Holster Exercise.

    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, September 11, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 17
    Register
    Join us for an ADTA BEGINNERS WORKSHOP – In-Depth Dry-Fire Training for New Shooters
    • No firearms experience required to attend.
    • Plan on arriving 15 minutes early to check in.
    • VENUE:  Refuge Church - Lynnwood.


    Event Description:

    Our Beginners Workshop provides in-depth training for both new handgun owners and experienced shooters who want to refresh their skills. This 4-hour event covers all the basics of handgun safety and operation in one session.  Includes many skills needed to get your Safe Shooter certification and participate in Live-Fire events.  Enrollment is limited so that you receive lots of personal attention.

    What you will learn in this workshop:

    • How to handle a variety of real handguns safely – using non-firing dummy training rounds – under the supervision of ADTA Range Safety Officers.
    • How to hold, aim and dry-fire a handgun.
    • How to draw from the holster.
    • How to participate in a Live-Fire shooting line.
    • Find out 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.
    • Dealing with unsafe gun handling.

    • Naming the parts of a pistol & revolver.
    • The 12-Step Basic Dry-Fire Exercise.

    • The 5-Step Basic Holster Exercise.

    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, September 15, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
    • 20
    Register

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


    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.

    • $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, September 16, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 16
    Register
    Join us for an ADTA LIVE-FIRE TACTICAL SHOOT – Pistol & Rifle 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.
    • 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.

    What do I need to participate?

    • ADTA membership is required to attend.
    • ADTA Safe Shooter certification is required.
    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 skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • Eye and ear protection.
    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    • At least 150 rounds of ammunition.

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

    For rifle/shotgun training in Bay 2:

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

    Typical Scenario Training at our Live-Fire Shoots:

    • 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.

    • 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, September 23, 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.
    • Saturday, September 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
    • 16

    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.
    • Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Refuge Church, 2609 Larch Way, Lynnwood WA 98036
    • 25
    Register

    Join us for an ADTA DRY-FIRE WORKSHOP – Ongoing Training for Intermediate-Level Shooters

    To attend this class, we recommend that you have already attended our Beginners Workshop, -OR- that you own a gun and know how to shoot it.


    Event Description

    Build and maintain your shooting skills by attending ADTA’s Dry-Fire Workshop.   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 that you'll encounter in our live-fire events.  Let our Dry-Fire training get you ready for the real thing!

    What do I need to participate?

    • Must have attended either ADTA Intro to Handguns or Beginners Workshop
    • Must have your own gun and holster

    What skills will be featured at this event?

    • To be announced.

    Items needed specially for this event:

    • To be announced.

    Items you should always bring to our Dry-Fire Workshops:

    • Your pistol with an outside-the-waistband hip holster.
    • Three magazines and a magazine carrier with two pouches.
    • Tactical flashlight with momentary push-button switch.
    Typical Scenario Training at our Dry-Fire Workshops
    • 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.

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

Events are typically organized 60 to 90 days in advance.  Intro to Handguns, Dry-Fire Workshops, and Live-Fire Fun Shoots are FREE and 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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