Meet Laura Monteleone

Laura Monteleone

Several years ago I decided to obtain my pistol permit. I had not been involved with firearms growing up so I decided to get formal training in order to learn how to safely handle my gun.


Learning how to use a pistol in a male dominated industry was very intimidating, so I was introduced to the Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Ladies Only course. It was such a positive experience for me and the instructors helped me feel comfortable with my firearm and even helped me find a better fit gun for me (A very common issue with ladies)!


After continuing with my training in the Syracuse area, there was not much that the area had to offer beyond the basic skills level. I again connected with Rochester Personal Defense, LLC to learn more about concealed carry and defensive shooting. I fell in love with training and got hooked on learning. After some time I decided that I would like to apply my teaching background as a special education teacher to firearms. I had learned so much as a female shooter that I wanted to share some of the information I wish I knew when I was starting out as a new shooter.


With the help of Dave, within the next year I was certified as a NRA and USCCA pistol instructor. I had the opportunity to help out at a few events such as Ladies Rule the Range and GSSF with the Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Team, and at that point I knew this was a company I wanted to be involved with.

I began teaching the Ladies Concealed Carry Basics in early 2017 and have not looked back since! Along with teaching for Rochester Personal Defense, I assist with the Onondaga County Pre Permit Handgun Safety course and serve as a Co-Leader of The Well Armed Woman Syracuse Chapter.





Philosophy

Always keep learning! You are never too experienced to refine and refresh your training.







Training Experience:

  • 2016. Ladies Concealed Carry Basics from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter training
  • 2017. NRA Certified Pistol Instructor certification course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Phase 1
  • 2017. USCCA Instructor certification course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. Full/Unrestricted Carry course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2017. 'Concealed Carry 2' from Shooters Haven
  • 2018. EQUALIZER Ladies Self Defense course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • 2018. Enhanced Concealed Carry course from Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Teaching Experience:

  • Women’s Day on the Range, Trenton Triggers, Holland Patent NY
  • Ladies Rule the Range, Pathfinder Fish and Game, Fulton NY
  • Concealed Carry Basics- Ladies Only, Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Range Officer, GLOCK GSSF Match
  • Onondaga County Pre-Permit Handgun Safety, Monthly course
  • Community Involvement:

  • The Well Armed Woman- Syracuse Chapter Co-Leader
  • USCCA member
  • NRA member
  • Syracuse Pistol Club
  • Baldwinsville Rod & Gun Club