Meet Deborah Gallo

Deborah Gallo

A few years ago, my spouse suggested getting pistol permits and I have a firm belief in professional training in any endeavor. What I found was, like anything else, focus, training and practice resulted in improvement. I quickly became hooked. I started taking unarmed defensive training and was amazed at how empowering it was. Initially, I was concerned that prior injury, age, and strength would be limiting. Quite the opposite, I found that I could learn and accomplish each task. The unarmed training, complimented the firearms training that I worked on. The more involved I became, the more it became clear to me that I wanted to continue to develop my skills and to share those skills with others. I look forward to helping others start their journey!



Philosophy

You can accomplish anything with focus and hard work.   You can minimize the risk of being targeted with situational awareness and overcome challenges with mindset!





Training Experience:

  • 1994. Pace University School of Law Juris Doctor
  • 2005. Motorcycle Association of New York State Basic Rider Course
  • 2006. Motorcycle Association of New York State Experienced Rider Course
  • 2012. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC - New York Legalities and Firearms Safety
  • 2012. Utah, Florida, Arizona Multi State Carry Training from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2012. NRA Basic Pistol with Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2013. Defensive Pistol Skills 101 From Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2013. The EQUALIZER 1 From Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2014. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training and Development Program
  • 2014. Defensive Folding Knife 2 from InSights Training Center
  • 2014. NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Home Firearms Safety, Personal Protection in the Home
  • 2014. AWSDA (American Womens Self Defense Association) Rape Awareness and Prevention Instructor
  • 2014. Defensive Folding Knife 1 from InSights Training Center
  • 2015. Defensive Handgun 1 from The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. FAST Handgun Instructor for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. Range Safety Officer rating for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2016. Custom Pistol Instructor Development Training from Academi
  • 2016. USCCA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • 2016. Custom Shotgun Instructor Development Training from Academi
  • Teaching Experience:

  • AWSDA RAAP course for women
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • Concealed Carry Basics for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Concealed Carry 1 course for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • NRA First Steps
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
  • Community Involvement:

  • Coordinator for Annual Hunters Hope Gala. 2004 to present
  • Board of Director member for AWSDA