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. NRA Basic Pistol with Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2012. Utah, Florida, Arizona Multi State Carry Training from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2012. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC - New York Legalities and Firearms Safety
  • 2013. The EQUALIZER 1 From Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2013. Defensive Pistol Skills 101 From Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2014. Defensive Folding Knife 1 from InSights Training Center
  • 2014. AWSDA (American Womens Self Defense Association) Rape Awareness and Prevention Instructor
  • 2014. NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Home Firearms Safety, Personal Protection in the Home
  • 2014. Defensive Folding Knife 2 from InSights Training Center
  • 2014. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training and Development Program
  • 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)
  • Teaching Experience:

  • AWSDA RAAP course for women
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • Community Involvement:

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