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Defensive Skills Academy (a.k.a. Dynamic Tactics)

Joe Salerno

BACKGROUND: Former Law Enforcement, Instructor, First Responder (Fire / EMS)

8 Years Instructing

PH: 484 529 8336


Available Courses

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Advanced Pistol Training
An opportunity to further your knowledge…
Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate
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Basic Firearms Instruction (Beginner)
Pistol Training
Basic, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Women's Only Courses Basic
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CCW
CCW N/A
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Defensive Firearms Introduction
Discover which firearm is right for you…
Intermediate, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, Combatives / Less Lethal Intermediate
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Firearm Pistol Cleaning 101
First times shooters learn how to clean…
Other, Seminars / Lectures N/A
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Force on Force
Learn what to do when stressed while som…
Basic, Scenario Based Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) Basic
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Home Defense Safety
Learn how to navigate around your home s…
NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training, Seminars / Lectures N/A
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Laser SHOT Training
Learn what you can do better with Laser…
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, CCW, NRA Courses, Scenario Based Training, Women's Only Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures Basic
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National Train a Teacher Day
Learn how defend yourself and recognize…
Basic, NRA Courses, USCCA Courses, In Home Defense Training, Seminars / Lectures, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC), Combatives / Less Lethal Basic
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Pepper Spray and Self Defense
Learn how to defend off an attacker
Basic, Women's Only Courses, Other, Seminars / Lectures, Security Training & Certification, Combatives / Less Lethal Basic
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Refuse to be a Victim
Learn how to not become a victim in toda…
NRA Courses, Other, Seminars / Lectures N/A
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Situational De-Escalation
Violence doesn't have to be the answer
Scenario Based Training, Seminars / Lectures, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge) N/A
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Stop the Bleed
Learning to use tourniquets and pressure…
Other, Seminars / Lectures, Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC / TECC) N/A
Next class: Feb 12
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Women's Self-Defense / Pepper Spray Course
An opportunity for women to learn how to…
Basic, Women's Only Courses, Other, Combatives / Less Lethal Basic
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Youth Self Defense Course
To show kids how to stand up and defend…
Basic, Other Basic
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About Defensive Skills Academy (a.k.a. Dynamic Tactics)

We are a small, family owned business located in Berks County, PA.  We started off teaching first aid and CPR classes, we moved into teaching firearm safety and finally, we are a licensed firearm dealer and gunsmith.

The future outlook for our company is to have an outdoor / indoor firing range with classrooms and a store front so that we can further assist our customer with their needs.

All of our firearm instructors have a background in military, law enforcement, and / or emergency medical services.  We work together to ensure you are comfortable with the firearm you chose.  Safety is our #1 Priority!

Basic Pistol Shooting Course:
Introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol
shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Pistol Course will also
help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses.

Refuse to be a Victim Seminar:
We never think a crime will happen to us, until it actually does. While sometimes unfortunate things do happen unexpectedly, it is important to be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for personal safety and crime prevention. Having a personal safety strategy in place and knowing the techniques and tactics you can use to avoid becoming a potential victim can help you live smarter and be safer.

“Crimes of Opportunity” are crimes committed without planning or forethought. When criminals realize they have a chance to commit a crime, they seize the opportunity. Don’t be an easy target. We can all pinpoint times where we’ve made ourselves an easy target – whether it was keeping our heads buried in our phones, parking in a dimly lit area at night, or leaving our houses or cars unlocked. But there are many more, less obvious situations that make us vulnerable as well.Provide an overview about the types of classes that you teach in a separate section.

  • Joe - Paramedic (Ret.), Firearms Inst., Safety Consultant, Pepper Spray Inst., Self-Defense Inst. Stop the Bleed Inst., First Aid Inst., RTBAV Inst.
  • Tom - Military (Ret.), Firearms Inst., Safety Consultant, Force on Force Inst., Advance Firearms Inst.
  • Loren - Military (Ret.), Firearms Inst., Pepper Spray Inst., Self-Defense Inst., Safety Consultant

Courses Taught

Basic, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, NRA Courses, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Women's Only Courses, Virtual Simulation, Seminars / Lectures, Combatives / Less Lethal, Other


Class Instructors

Brandon Karasack

Brandon Karasack

Joe Salerno

Joe Salerno

He spent 30 years as a paramedic working in NYC and PA. He is certified gunsmith specializing in AR15 builds and is a certified LE Glock Armorer. He is a Certified NRA pistol and RTBAV instructor. He teaches the Stop the Bleed, Basic First Aid, Pepper Spray, Self Defense Courses.


Juan Rondon

Juan Rondon

Loren Bonser

Loren Bonser

Retired from USAF and currently an affiliate instructor with Dynamic Tactics. Loren teaches Pepper Spray, Self-Defense. He also teaches pistol. rifle and shotgun classes. Individual and group lessons available.


Tom Tumminia

Tom Tumminia

Served in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee in the 1980's. Currently works for the NYC MTA Emergency Response Team. Certified NRA Firearms Instructor for Basic Pistol, In the home Defense, Outside the Home Defense, Self-Defense Instructor.


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Certifications

Basic Firearms * Personal Protection in the Home * Personal Protection Outside the Home * SIMCO Laser Training * Refuse to be a Victim * Stop the Bleed / First Aid * Pepper Spray * Self-Defense

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Cancellation Policy

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 7 days before a scheduled class, This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel via email only (sales@dtguns.com). If you have to cancel your class, we will offer you a credit to your account which will be valid for 1 year from the date you cancel or for a full refund. If the credit is not used with 1 year, it will become null and void. If you cancel less than 7 days before a scheduled class, you will be refunded 50% of the course fee.  If you cancel within 48 hours before a scheduled course or you are a no show to a course, no refund and no credit will be offered - No Exceptions.

If any instructor cancels a class, you will be given a full refund. 

NOTE: *All refunds will be returned to you via check within 7 business days from the date of cancelation.

Reschedule Policy

If for any reason you need to reschedule a class, please read the Cancellation Policy and email us at sales@dtguns.com.

Refund Policy

If you have to cancel your class, we will offer you a credit to your account which will be valid for 1 year from the date you cancel or for a full refund. If the credit is not used with 1 year, it will become null and void. If you cancel less than 7 days before a scheduled class, you will be refunded 50% of the course fee. If you cancel within 48 hours before a scheduled course or you are a no show to a course, no refund and no credit will be offered - No Exceptions.

To get a refund if you cancel your spot in a course, please read the Cancellation Policy.

If any instructor cancels a class, you will be given a full refund.

NOTE: *All refunds will be returned to you via check within 7 business days from the date of cancelation.

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