My wife and I took your class Sept 20 and were very impressed and pleased. We have since received our license to carry and had no problems. Thanks again for the great class and advice.

Travis B.

Thanks Richard… Ken highly recommends you and I greatly value his opinion. I want instruction on safety for me and my wife and  more “awareness and situational self defense.”


Mr. Deggs,

BTW thank you very much. The class was very informative and you taught in a way that kept the course serious and at the same time you were able to keep me laughing the whole evening. So BZ sir.

Jack N.

Great CHL course, taught by a police officer - someone who really knows the law! I would highly recommend it to anyone!!


Sadie Shelton

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What People Are Saying About Us

"Richard with Bear Ventures is an extremely professional instructor who draws on his real world, law enforcement experience to personalize his courses. He brings a comfortable sense of humor to serious subjects and keeps the material interesting."



Dallas, Texas

Our Mission

Providing professional instruction and training for firearms, related laws and topics including safe use and self-defense with a firearm from experienced Police Instructors.

Instruction for your Texas License To Carry Handgun, NRA Firearms Safety Courses, private one-on-one instruction, private group classes, intermediate and advance handgun, shotgun and tactical rifle courses.

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       Bear Ventures 

Firearms - Accessories - Equipment - Training 

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“Can't say enough great things about Bear Ventures and Richard.  He has a perfect balance between keeping the classes informative and engaging, while appealing to people with broadly different skill and experience levels, while injecting humor and levity at just the right dose and also steering toward the conservative end of the spectrum.  He walks the line between the clear and not so clear laws and real world experience to keep you and your family safe.”


Tom F,

Allen, Texas

Instructors are Texas Police Officers. We offer instruction in;

Pistol Safety Training

​Bear Ventures Firearms Instruction

​Bear Ventures Handgun License Instruction

Bear Ventures is a law enforcement professional owned and operated business since 2006. We are rebuilding a new website and will offer numerous quality products from great companies such as Springfield Armory, Remington, CZ, Kimber, Allen manufacturing and much more in firearms, ammunition, shooting equipment, tactical and hunting gear as well as apparel.

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