ADTA: Building Practical
Who are we?
We help people learn practical self-defense in a safe, empowering and supportive environment.
Our members are people who shoot, or want to learn to shoot, in an engaging and supportive social group.
New Shooter Training
Training for beginners
Our New Shooter 101 training program is designed for beginners with no previous firearms knowledge.
You learn at your own pace by watching videos at home and attending our FREE public workshops, where you'll find New Shooter 101 training throughout the year.
Once you learn the basics, then you're ready to start having fun with us at our live-fire events.
Live-Fire Practice EventsWe provide shoot-on-the-move and low-light defensive practice that you cannot get on your own at the range.
You are welcome to attend our live-fire events if you are able to hit a target using a handgun at a shooting range, and you know basic firearm safety. Click here to find out more.
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 trains you how to AVOID shooting. We call this Layers of Safety, which is included in most workshops.
Get to know us
The best way to learn more about ADTA is by attending one of our FREE Public Workshops. Check out our Upcoming Events. We're looking forward to meeting you!
Instructors, Mentors, and Range Safety Officers are present at every event
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We sponsor 48 training events per year. Check out our UPCOMING EVENTS to find out more!
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