Barret Kendrick is the founder of and lead instructor at Bearco Training in Covington, Louisiana. As Louisiana’s premier reality-based training center, Bearco Training specializes in providing practical defensive skills for everyday people.

As a full-time instructor, Barret has dedicated himself and his company providing realistic defensive training to responsible armed citizens, law enforcement, and members of our armed forces. Throughout his region and nationally, he works with hundreds of students annually in defensive shooting and force-on-force training.

Barret carries numerous instructor-level certifications for defensive shooting, LE range/shoot-house operations, and scenario-based force-on-force training. He can be reached at