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Feeling vulnerable?

Jody Salerno, Firearms Training

Learn how to protect yourself.

Women are increasingly concerned about their own personal safety and want to learn more about personal self-defense. Firearms, along with proper training, empower women with a sense of freedom and security.

Personal Safety Alliance provides a non-threatening environment where women can get the education and training necessary to use firearms safely and effectively to protect themselves. The goal of Jody's firearms training is to give women the skills and ability to confidently defend themselves. Women require hands-on training and shooting range practice to enhance skills and to overcome any fears or inhibitions preventing them from carrying a firearm.

Jody has the credientials and experience to educate and train women to achieve these goals. For a listing of her credentials, visit Meet Jody

It's important to remember that YOU...are responsible for your own safety.

Personal Safety and Firearm safety is essential. Learn how to safely and effectively use a firearm. Contact Jody today!


Intro To Shooting - Ladies Only


Do you want to learn to shoot? Special Introductory Offer For Ladies Only!

This class is specifically designed for women who have always wanted to learn the very basics on handguns and self defense.

We understand that learning how to shoot can be a scary and intimidating experience for a woman.

We think that you will find this ALL Woman class very comforting.Classroom and one on one range time with female instructors.

Learn the skills and attitude necessary to keep yourself safe! We will provide everything that you need including guns and ammo!


You may bring your own gun and we will teach you how to run it or help you get comfortable with and fine tune your skills. If bringing your own gun you will need to purchase approx 50 rounds of ammo from the range.


  • Eye and ear protection provided
  • Dress Code: No sleeveless shirts, No open toed shoes Certificate upon completition.
  • Prerequisite:   None



Location: Anthony Arms
Address: 2980 Lebanon Church Road,

West Mifflin, PA      

  • Class Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Cost $99.00


March 17      SOLD OUT

March 31      Eventbrite - Ladies Only Intro To Shooting






 Location:  Pennsylvania Security Institute

Address:  360 318 Club Sofia Road

                   Uniontown, PA 15401


Class Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $99

March 24     SOLD OUT


April 21   Eventbrite - "Ladies Only" Intro To Shooting


Skill and Drill Class


This Skills and Drills class will be open format to allow for more range time.
This class will be geared towards newer shooters who have completed our introductory courses but may not be ready to go to the range "solo", or for novice shooters who feel they could benefit from "extra help" to improve or expand upon their shooting skills.

Class will be limited in size to allow for more individual attention, skill set evaluation and live fire practice with an instructor by your side. 

This is our instructors favorite class to teach! We love watching you improve!

*will need min. 50 rounds of ammunition*

(Must be 21 without a parent)





 USCCA Basic Handgun  - This is a Tue/Wed combo class


In this class you will learn how to safely handle and shoot a handgun, as well as being introduced to defensive shooting .


We will cover:

self-defense firearm basics

The fundamentals of defensive shooting

All about Gear and Gadgets    Holsters, flashlights, lasers, etc…

 Range commands, range rules, and range etiquette


The course ends with live fire on the range.

 Bring your own handgun or contact us to use a class handgun.

50 Rounds of factory ammo


Eyes and ears if you have them, if not we can provide them for you.


Students will receive a copy of the 245 page book: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin, and a USCCA Certificate of Completion.


  • Date/ Time:Spring
  •  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM                                   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM                          
  • Location: FOP #47 Lodge & Range
  • Address:  30 Valley Road,
  • Eighty-Four, PA 15330


  • Cost:   $125



          USCCA Concealed Carry Class - This is a Tue/Wed combo class


The course consists of instruction in the following areas:


Developing a personal and home protection plan

Firearms basics

Shooting fundamentals

The legal use of force

Police interaction

Violent encounters and their aftermath

Gear and gadgets

Basic and advanced skills.


The course ends with live fire on the range.

You will need a semi-autom pistol with a minimum caliber of 9mm

or a revolver with a minimum caliber of .38 special

A sturdy belt

A good quaility outside the waistband holster (OWB)


125 Rounds of factory ammo

Eyes and ears


The course also includes a copy of the 245 page book: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals by Michael Martin, and a USCCA Certificate of Completion

  •  Date/ Time: Spring
  •   6:00 PM - 10:00 PM    
  •  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


  • Location: FOP #47 Lodge & Range
  • Address: 30 Valley Road
  • Eighty Four, PA 15330


  • Cost:   $150


Intro To Competition

Shooter Ready? Stand by.......

Have you thought about trying competition shooting but are too intimidated to just show up? Here's your chance to find out what it's all about in a low key, fun, safe environment!

You'll learn the do's, dont's, and heck yeah's! Participant's will review the etiquette of shooting a pistol match.

We will introduce shot timers, range commands, scoring, and other verbage used on the range during a competitive match.

When your done with this class, you'll be ready to go to your first USPSA or IDPA match.


This sport is HIGHLY addictive!!

The focus of this class is safety, etiquette and rules. This is NOT a shooting skills class!

Prereqisite for this class: This is not a new shooter class. You will need solid SAFE gun handling skills. (Load, unload, rack, and lock slide open) Holster draw class is strongly recommended for newer shooters. If you have questions about

your skill level ...Ask!

What you will need:

  • Center fire handgun ( We prefer full size guns for newer shooters.)
  • Minimum of 2 magazines and magazine pouches
  • Sturdy gun belt
  • Eyes and ears
  • Brimmed hat strongly recommended
  • No sleeveless shirts, NO open toed shoes
  • Ammo ( round count approx 75)



  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Washington County Tactical Range
  • Address: 25 Greaves Road
  • West Alexander, PA 15376
  • Cost: $65





How to Draw From A Holster

Drawing from a holster and re-holstering can be dangerous. It is very important that you learn how to perform this skill safely. In this class you will practice with SIRT guns and real unloaded guns in the classromm and finish with live fire on the range. You MUST be froficient in safe gun handling.


  • You must have taken the Intro To Shooting Class or some other kind of formal training that has been approved by Personal Safety Alliance. Safety is our main priority.
  • Your handgun
  • A safe holster. Stiff and covers the trigger completely and made for your specific firearm. OWB (outside the waistband)
  • No SERPA holsters!
  • Ammo ( round count approx 50)



  • Date: Coming Soon!
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Washington County Tactical Range
  • Address: 25 Greaves Road
  • West Alexander, PA 15376
  • Cost: $60



Defensive Handgun 1

This course is aimed at the person familiar with handguns but wants to be more efficient with a defensive application for home or concealed carry. Tactics and techniques combined with realistic training scenarios to enhance defensive skill set for real-life circumstances. Topics include marksmanship, safety, presentation from ready and from holster, one and two handed shooting, drawing and firing, shooting from cover, shooting while moving, reloads and clearing, eye level and retention techniques, defensive mindset.

Please bring the following to class:

  • Handgun
  • 500 rounds of ammunition
  • three magazines
  • magazine pouches
  • sturdy gun belt
  • OWB Holster, eye and ear protection
  • No SERPA holsters
  • appropriate apparel for weather.
  • Dates:
  • Time: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • Location: Washington County Tactical Range
  • Address: 25 Greaves Road
    West Alexander, PA
  • Cost:$135   







Civilian Safety Awareness Program

Be Smart - Be Ready - Be Safe. SABRE's Civilian Safety Awareness Program one-day class can help you learn how identify threatening behaviors and be better prepared to escape dangerous situations safely. CSAP students will be educated on the following:

How to discourage dangerous threats

  • Ways to identify and avoid potentially dangerous situations
  • Protection at a safe distance
  • How to use our products effectively and responsibly 
  • Personal safety skills for smart living 

Anyone can benefit from taking a CSAP class - whether you're a runner, commuter, student, someone who travels for work, retiree, homemaker - this class is for you! 

  • Date: TBD
  • Time:6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Address: 121 Champion Way Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • Tuition includes:handbook, training, water practice canisters, SABRE Pepper Spray cannister
  • Cost: $65

Precision Pistol


Why am I missing?      Why am I shooting left?       What am I doing wrong?


In this class the goal is for the student to be aware of the different reasons that they are not hitting their mark.


After finishing live fire drills, the student will be given feedback on areas in need of improvement and how to make the necessary corrections.


You will learn how, why, and when to dry-fire practice and how to safely establish and set up a dry-fire area.


The instructor will demonstrate drills and lead students through a variety of different dry-fire drills that the student can perform at home for an efficient practice session with no wasted ammo.


Build your skills prior to hitting the range! Make the most of your range time!


  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Anthony Arms
  • 2980 Lebanon Church Road, West Mifflin PA 15122
  • Cost: $60








NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simuator Training


The NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training Course is designed to teach first time shooters basic marksmanship fundamentals, firearm safety, sight alignment, aiming, trigger control, grip,stance,breath control and follow-through. Students completing this course will receive a certificate from the NRA.


A simulator pistol will be use during this course of instruction. The Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) professional training pistol uses a laser light to indicate where students shots hit. The SIRT pistol has enough weight to feel realistic, it includes a removable simulated magazine and realistic sights. No LIVE Firearms or Ammunition will be used in any fashion during this course of instruction. Those individuals interested in advancing their skills and live-fire exercises should follow-up with additional training.

  • Date: September 19
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Location: Down Range Supply
  • 534 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001
  • Cost $35.00










Gun Cleaning Clinic

Do you want to learn how to clean your gun?

We'll teach you how, why and when to clean it.

This is a fun, relaxing, casual class. If you shoot it is necessary to know how to properly maintain your firearm.

Bring your gun and 1 large and 1 small towel. We will be provided everything else that you need. Everyone will go home with their own gun cleaning kit 

If you don't have a gun, but are still interested in learning what is involved we can provide a gun for you.

IMPORTANT: .22's are VERY TIME CONSUMING. Please be aware that we may not have time to field strip a .22.

Absolutely NO AMMUNITION is allowed in the classroom. All guns will be checked at the door. NO exceptions!

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location: Down Range Supply
  • 534 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001
  • Cost: $35


How to pick the right gun

Are you overwhelmed with the thought of buying your first handgun?

Join us for this seminar for women on what you need to know before buying your first gun.

Buying a gun can be intimidating on so many levels for women.

We will help you sort it all out in the class, so that when you are ready to go shopping, you will be armed with knowledge.

You will feel more prepared and impress those salesman!

  • Date: Coming Soon!
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: $25

Cancellation / Refund Policy

  • Cancellation within 14 days of the course date minus $9 fee. The customer may transfer their payment to another available class, or gift it to a friend.  
  • If Personal Safety Alliance needs to cancel a class, customer will receive a full refund.