About Us

As Louisiana’s premier reality-based training company, Bearco Training specializes in providing practical defensive shooting skills and tactics for everyday people.

As founder and full-time instructor, Barret Kendrick has dedicated himself and company to provide realistic defensive training to those interested in self-defense and armed professionals. Throughout his region and nationally, he works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting, force-on-force training and state certifications. Barret also works as a staff instructor with I.C.E. Training, a contributor for the Personal Defense Network, and master instructor for the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Certified Instructor course.

Barret is an elected board member of the Louisiana Shooting Association where his focus is firearm related legislation here in Louisiana.

Barret carries numerous instructor-level certifications for defensive shooting, range operations and safety, LE range/shoothouse operations, scenario-based force-on-force training and active shooter response.

We are excited to have Paul Strickland join our instructor team. Paul is an avid shooter, certified instructor and has almost a decade of full-time law enforcement experience. – In Valor There Is Hope.