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PDN Training Talk: Tasers, Pepper Spray, and More.

Career law-enforcement officer and Taser instructor Jamie Onion will join Barret Kendrick and Deryck Poole on Thursday, August 1st at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern to discuss less-lethal tools for personal defense. We will cover items like the Taser, pepper spray, and more. Join in the commenting by logging [...]

By | 2019-08-02T09:25:03-05:00 July 29th, 2019|PDN_SHOWS|0 Comments

PDN Training Talk: Reality Based Training

Are you training for real-world self-defense? Are you evaluating your ability to apply those skills on demand? Join Deryck Poole and Barret Kendrick at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern on Thursday, July 11th for their discussion about reality-based training, the true meaning, and what to look for when signing [...]

By | 2019-07-09T23:16:11-05:00 July 9th, 2019|PDN_SHOWS|0 Comments

PDN Training Talk: Interacting with Law Enforcement While Carrying a Firearm

Join Deryck Poole and Barret Kendrick at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern on Thursday, June 6th for their discussion with special guest Jamie Onion. Jamie is a career law enforcement officer and instructor in the Ohio area. This week’s show is all about interacting with law enforcement while carrying [...]

By | 2019-06-06T16:41:15-05:00 June 6th, 2019|PDN_SHOWS|0 Comments

LA 2019 Reg Flag Bill Defeated

There has been a trend nationally to bring red flag legislation that expands the circumstances that law enforcement can strip someone of firearms. LA House Representative Carter sponsored such legislation for the second time this year. It was defeated in 2018 but he brought it back again this year as [...]

By | 2019-05-30T16:15:52-05:00 May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Concealed Carry, Inc Live Broadcast at the 2019 USCCA Concealed Carry Expo

Deryck Poole and I joined Riley Bowman on the @concealedcarryinc live broadcast during the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo. We discuss the USCCA Defensive Shooting Fundamentals Instructor Course as well as fundamental defensive shooting concepts. https://www.facebook.com/concealedcarryinc/videos/336584947048453/

By | 2019-05-30T17:11:46-05:00 May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PDN Training Talk: Interacting with the Gun Store

Join Deryck Poole and Barret Kendrick at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern on Thursday, May 9th for their discussion with special guest Ernie Traugh of Cedar Valley Outfitters. We'll discuss topics like buying guns, interacting w/ employees, etiquette, and what to beware of. Of course, if you miss the [...]

By | 2019-05-02T22:29:51-05:00 April 28th, 2019|PDN_SHOWS|0 Comments

PDN Training Talk: First training course and where to go from there

Join Deryck and Barret at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern on Thursday, April 4th for their discussion on first training course recommendations and where to go from there. Of course, if you miss the live show, you can always watch the replay here at the Personal [...]

By | 2019-03-29T08:26:32-05:00 March 28th, 2019|PDN_SHOWS|Comments Off on PDN Training Talk: First training course and where to go from there

PDN Training Talk: What’s the Perfect Home Defense Gun?

Join Deryck and Barret at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern on Thursday, March 7th for their discussion on the perfect home defense firearm. Of course, if you miss the live show, you can always watch the replay here. Click the banner below to see the Special Deal on GOLD Memberships [...]

By | 2019-03-29T08:22:24-05:00 March 7th, 2019|PDN_SHOWS|Comments Off on PDN Training Talk: What’s the Perfect Home Defense Gun?

Louisiana Shooting Association Annual Meeting – 2019

We had our 2019 Louisiana Shooting Association Annual Meeting today. After serving 1 year as an alternate board member, and the 2 most recent years as a full board member, I was up for re-election. I have been re-elected for another 2-year term. Most of my involvement with the LSA [...]

By | 2019-02-17T21:03:50-05:00 February 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Louisiana Shooting Association Annual Meeting – 2019

Unarmed Response to an Active Shooter Event

School is back in session, but just before it started back, I spent a few days with the entire staff and faculty of a school in the area. My goal for the course was to prepare them to make better decisions and to leave them with a proactive plan they [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:12:28-05:00 August 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unarmed Response to an Active Shooter Event

Summer Training Instructor Development Courses

The 2018 summer has come to an end and it has been quite the ride. We finished out the summer in the Birmingham, AL area teaching a defensive handgun course but most of the summer was about instructor development courses teaching students from around the country. From the west coast [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:15:13-05:00 August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Training Instructor Development Courses

Personal Defense Network Training Talk – Kids and Guns

As a firearms instructor, I enjoy getting our youth involved in shooting and teaching them about firearm safety. As a father of two young boys, I'm very deliberate in how I raise them around guns and keep them responsibly in our home. Here are some of my thoughts in a [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:16:54-05:00 May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Personal Defense Network Training Talk – Kids and Guns

Guest speaker at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo

I was happy to be invited to speak at the United States Concealed Carry Association's annual event, which took place in Louisville, KY this year. I spoke on Armed Home Defense and put a focus on a plan being much more than having a gun! If our ultimate goal [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:19:59-05:00 April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Guest speaker at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo

MUST KNOW for Concealed Carry in Louisiana Churches

https://youtu.be/sLyLXNgoBXQ With an increase in violence in churches, I'm getting more and more inquiries about church security teams and concealed carry in churches. Please note that this video is only discussing the requirements under our permit law, but a security plan is so much more than letting someone carry a [...]

By | 2018-10-12T07:37:27-05:00 November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MUST KNOW for Concealed Carry in Louisiana Churches

Expedited CHP for Domestic Violence Victims

Too many times I've had students or friends that were involved in serious cases of domestic violence. Unfortunately, not all of them are still here today. Proof shows that the most dangerous time for the victim is at the time the attacker has been served with a protective order. This [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:21:39-05:00 July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Expedited CHP for Domestic Violence Victims

My Kid Would Never Do That: Gun Safety

Dateline NBC recently did a series called “My Kids Would Never Do That” including one episode on gun safety. This was a non-biased video on setting your kids up for success in not having an incident involving playing with firearms. If you are a parent (or grandparent) of young kids [...]

By | 2018-02-08T15:24:46-05:00 June 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Kid Would Never Do That: Gun Safety

Home Defense Tip: Flashlight Lanyard

I recommend having a lanyard on your home defense flashlight for better usability, but having an efficient one is key. Our latest youtube video is up with an easy answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8QfZVp5Jc0

By | 2015-09-03T05:26:58-05:00 March 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home Defense Tip: Flashlight Lanyard

WWL Radio Interview (more females gun owners)

We were recently interviewed by WWL Radio about more and more females getting involved with shooting. The original interview aired on 01/28/15, but here is a recap of what we spoke about. http://www.wwl.com/Women-increasingly-getting-into-the-gun-market/20806751

By | 2015-09-03T05:27:28-05:00 January 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WWL Radio Interview (more females gun owners)

SWAT Roundup International

I recently returned from Orlando, FL where I was teaching as an adjunct to I.C.E Training in the SWAT Roundup International event. This annual event brings operators from around the globe together for learning. I was encouraged by the mentality of the attending officers wanting to better themselves and the teams they [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:26:46-05:00 November 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SWAT Roundup International

Depending on Others for Protection

A real truth is we cannot count on others to protect us if we face danger. Take a look at this video where I highlight some of these points. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfnDjdTXjdo

By | 2018-10-15T23:27:45-05:00 September 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Depending on Others for Protection

Psychological Stops

It is very important that we train and practice with the worst case in mind. You might get lucky by stopping a threat psychologically, but that is certainly not something you can depend on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbpynGNfayY  

By | 2018-10-15T23:28:58-05:00 September 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Psychological Stops

Home Defense 360

Bearco Training is excited to announce the release of our Home Defense 360 (or HD360) course. The Home Defense 360 course is designed to educate the student about all aspects of home defense and how to respond efficiently to an intruder when other family members are present throughout the home. [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:30:40-05:00 August 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Home Defense 360

2014 Summary of changes to LA Laws

Although the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session is still in, the bills that Bearco Training has an interest in have come to an end. Here are the changes in an email format to share. I would like to thank those who were active during the 2014 session. The following bills have [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:35:54-05:00 May 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2014 Summary of changes to LA Laws

Raising children in a world of guns: accidents are preventable

As parents, we are all concerned with the safety of our children. I know that I'm responsible with my firearms, but many others aren't. Here is our latest Personal Defense Network article for your reading and sharing. Raising children in a world of guns: accidents are preventable http://www.personaldefensenetwork.com/raising-children-world-guns/

By | 2018-10-15T23:37:26-05:00 December 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Raising children in a world of guns: accidents are preventable

Dynamic Focus Shooting: The origin

Here are some notes from the program founder, Rob Pincus Combat Focus® Shooting: The Origin & Early Development The Combat Focus® Shooting program is an intuitive shooting program designed to help the student be more efficient in the context of a dynamic critical incident. “CFS” is the flagship program of I.C.E. Training Companyand [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:40:17-05:00 October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Pepper Sprays

Although pepper spays are not an alternative when a threat requires the use of deadly force to be stopped, they do have their place as a defensive tool. When carried or staged properly, OC spray is a force multiplier designed to give you a few extra seconds to escape an [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:41:55-05:00 August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mississippi Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit

House bill 506 was signed in to law by the governor of Mississippi. As of July 1st, 2011 the state allows a MS conceal carry permit holder to obtain an enhanced endorsement for their CHP permit. The endorsement gives the permit holder the ability to carry in places which were [...]

By | 2018-10-15T23:42:39-05:00 December 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments