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Events are typically organized 30 to 90 days in advance. You must be a current ADTA member to participate in live-fire range events.  Monthly workshops and membership meetings are generally open to the public; you're welcome to attend and learn more about ADTA.

Next Free Public Workshops

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:00 PM (PDT) • American Legion Hall Post 127, 21920 SR 9 SE, Woodinville, WA 98072
Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:00 PM (PDT) • Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S 352nd St, Auburn, WA 98001

Next Live-Fire Practice Events

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • West Coast Armory North, 11714 Airport Rd, Everett, WA 98204
Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:30 PM (PDT) • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003

Next New Shooter Training Events

Events are scheduled regularly - check back later

Upcoming Events Calendar

ADTA hosts 24 Free Public Workshops every year


We hold a regular, open-to-the-public monthly membership meeting in Federal Way on the second Thursday evening of each month, from 7pm to 9pm.  Each meeting includes a free presentation or hands-on workshop event; see our Events Calendar for upcoming details. 

If you have questions about your membership, would like to join, or have questions about upcoming events, we try at the end of each meeting to have a membership coordinator with a laptop and Internet access available to assist you.  

Dates and venues are typically established 1 to 3 months ahead.  Please check back in the week prior to any scheduled event for notices of content or venue changes.

We also sponsor 24 Live-Fire Practice Events per year



Regular live-fire practices are usually held on a Thursday in the second half of each month, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Check our Events Schedule for current event details, venue changes, or time changes for special events.  Please note that we do not hold a regular live-fire practice on months where we conduct a Handgun Introduction and Mentoring Workshp; check the Events Schedule for details.


What To Expect

Perfect practice makes perfect.  All ADTA members are welcome to attend our regular monthly live-fire practices, frequently held at Federal Way Indoor Range and Bull's Eye Indoor Gun Range in Tacoma.  For two hours each month, we block out one of a shooting bay for our members' exclusive use.  Practice basic techniques with helpful ADTA members, and learn and practice advanced techniques downrange.

You must pre-register for ADTA live-fire events; there is a nominal fee (typically $20) to offset club costs.  Registration is available for all ADTA members.  Guests may attend to observe but may not participate in the event.  

Events are supervised, typically by both an ADTA Event Coordinator or Instructor, and an ADTA Range Safety Officer.  At our regular monthly live-fire practices, the first 45 minutes is usually from-the-line group practice, and the last hour is usually used for unique downrange drills including shooting from cover, shooting while moving, multiple target engagement, shoot/no-shoot scenarios, pressure drills, low light drills, and more. Events are dynamic; we encourage you, as an ADTA member, to let us know what you'd like to practice when you attend. 

Our regular monthly practices are suitable for ADTA members of all skill levels, from novices to advanced shooters.  You'll find your fellow ADTA members both helpful if you request assistance and attentive if you'd like to demonstrate a technique for others.  All events are member-led and member-instructed.


What To Bring

Bring your unloaded, cased firearms, eye protection, ear protection, a cap-style hat with a bill that extends over your shooting glasses, ammunition for your firearm, and a holster for your firearm.  Your holster must be strong-side, muzzle-down, and should be stiff enough that you can safely reholster with only a single hand.  At least two extra magazines, a magazine belt pouch, and a tactical flashlight are also recommended equipment, but not required.  We recommend attendees bring 100 to 200 rounds of ammunition.  Range retail counters also rent eye and ear protection and sell ammunition.

ADTA provides all the targets, target stands, cover, and event materials.

You are welcome to bring your regular concealed carry firearm with you to the event, but please leave it holstered until you are instructed to clear your weapon by our ADTA Range Safety Officer.  We run our events as a Cold Range, meaning firearms must be always be unloaded and left cased or holstered until you are at the line and instructed to load and make ready.


Dates for upcoming live fire events are normally established 1 to 3 months in advance.  We typically conduct one regular live fire practice event each month, except in months where we conduct a New Shooters' Clinic.

New Shooter 101 handgun training program


No experience required!

Our training program is designed for beginners with no previous firearms knowledge.  You are welcome even if you have never fired a gun.  Click here to find out more!

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A 501(c)7 non-profit organization, founded in 2011.
Federal Way, Washington, USA

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