Criminal Defense Lawyers Discuss Use of Force

ATG Membership Meeting. Our monthly Membership Meeting will be at Cabela’s this Friday, Oct. 20th, with the main program starting at 6:00 PM.  Cabela’s meeting room is back by the Deli.  The Deli has good food and will will stay open until 6:00 PM so plan to have dinner with us at Cabela’s.  The networking hour will start at 5:00 PM; the Deli closes at 6:00.  I just learned that Criminal Defense Lawyer David Stevens will be there at 5:00 PM and he has agreed to provide us with some observations related to the Gerlach manslaughter trial. The trial is the subject for three of our speakers.  Defense Lawyer Richard Lee, will talk to us about the trial and media related issues. David Stevens and Mr. Lee were co-counsel for Mr. Gerlach’s criminal defense in the Spokane self-defense shooting trial several years back. Read more

Armed Defense Training Association

Gun News – ADTA Article

The Washington Arms Collectors featured the Armed Defense Training Association in the October, 2016 edition of the GunNews.  We asked the author, Ed Streit, the current ADTA President and a founding member of the citizen self-defense group, to send us the article.  The Action Training Group, Inc. in Eastern Washington and North Idaho follows the model created several years ago when the ADTA founders, including Spokane-area criminal defense lawyer, Mark Knapp, first started exploring ways to create a gun range in Federal Way, Washington.  The following is the complete article from the GunNews.

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Introduction to IDPA-style Action Shooting at Cabela’s in Post Falls

  Friday, September 29th at Cabela’s the Action Training Group, an Idaho nonprofit, all volunteer corporation, will present an introduction to IDPA-style shooting.



Fri, Sep 29, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Location:   Cabela’s

                    North Cabela Way

                    Post Falls, ID

Event details.  We will explain the Action Training Group’s range procedures & how our live-fire events relate to our mission & objectives. IDPA-style shooting is the model for how we plan & execute our shoot-on-the-move events. We are not hosting competitive shooting events but a working knowledge of the IDPA match shooting paradigm will help participants to get the most out of our shooting programs.

Watch some IDPA videos by Googling IDPA drills.  Here is the El Presidente drill we worked on at our last Action Shoot:


Above you will find three great IDPA  videos.  There are also some instructional videos which we may have available to watch at the meeting. Our next ATG Action Shoot is Thursday, October 19th at Fernan Rod & Gun Club.

We will give you a chance to join our group and invite you just to come out and shoot with us.  Come see what we are talking about on October 19 at the Fernan Rod & Gun Club near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Hope to see you all at both of the above referenced events!

Bring family and friends. Kids are welcome to shoot when accompanied by parents.

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Action Training Group Reaching Shooting Public & Veterans in Post Falls

On Tuesday, April 25, my wife and I visited a Disabled American Veterans meeting at the American Legion in Post Falls, Idaho. The objective was to invite the members to get involved in the Action Training Group, a shooting club that focuses on Church Safety training drills. We need volunteers to train new shooters, organize events as Range Safety Officers and build our group’s outreach to Church Safety Teams. Read more