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 serves as the vice-president on the board of the Louisiana Shooting Association, where he has written, co-written, and/or testified on numerous firearm, concealed carry, and use of force related bills in the Louisiana Legislature that have become law.

Barret carries numerous instructor and master instructor level certifications for defensive shooting, conducted energy weapons (Taser),  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.