Jody Salerno, Owner of Elite Firearms & Training.Personal Safety Alliance.

In Her Own Words

I bought my first gun 4 years ago after my divorce. I found myself on my own for the first time in my life after 27 years of marriage. I knew that I needed to be able to protect myself and that I was vulnerable.

The First Firearms Training Class

I took my first class, which was a very basic beginner’s class and perfect for me. During my second training class, I was introduced to shooting under and around barricades. It was so much fun!  After that, I was totally hooked on the sport! It made me realize that if I enjoyed shooting this much (after being afraid of handling guns), then there must be a lot of other women out there just like me that don’t know what they are missing! I turned into a self proclaimed training junkie and I am to this day.

The Feeling of Empowerment

After successfully learning about the way the gun worked and learning the fundamentals of shooting and hitting my target, I not only felt empowered, but the fear that I had of the gun was gone. Doing something that empowers you, can also help save your life or the life of one of your loved ones.

The Next Step

If you are ready to take personal responsibility for your own protection and safety, contact me today at jody@personalsafetyalliance.com! I will teach you what you need to know to reach that goal.


  • IALEFI – the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Inc.®
  • A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League
  • USPSA – United States Practical Shooting Association
  • NRA – Refuse To Be A Victim® Program Instructor
  • Certified SABRE® Personal Safety Academy
  • NRA Certified Firearms Instructor – Pistol and Personal Protection Inside The Home
  • SABRE® College Safety Program Instructor
  • Recognized spokesperson and facilitator for A Girl and A Gun Women’s Shooting League
  • USCCA ( United States Concealed Carry Association) USPSA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Range Officer
  • Certified SABRE® Personal Safety Academy Instructor
  • Certified SABRE® Civilian Safety Awareness Program Instructor
  • Certified SABRE® College Safety Program Instructor
  • USCCA ( United States Concealed Carry Association) Certified Instructor
  • Sponsored Competitive Shooter
  • Personal Safety and Awareness Adjunct Instructor, Slippery Rock University, Community College of Allegheny County
  • Lead Female Firearms Instructor for:
    Elite Firearms & Training, Bridgeville, PA
    Washington County Tactical Range, West Alexander, PA

    Down Range Supply, Butler, PA


  • International Association Of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)
  • International Defensive Pistol Association
  • US Practical Shooting Association
  • National Rifle Association
  • Collier Sportsmen’s Association
  • Carrick Sportsmen’s Club
  • Pitcarin/Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club
  • Pittsburgh Professional Women
  • Women’s Business Network
  • Women Speakers Association
  • Women’s Small Business Association
  • Veteran’s Breakfast Club – Volunteer

My History

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