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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

Our Mission

Our Courses

Bear Ventures is a law enforcement professional owned and operated business since 2006. Our courses instructs on relevant Texas laws so you can make the best decision for you and your family in real life situations.  Who better to gain knowledge from than an licensed Instructor that is also an experienced Texas Police Officer. We serve the North Texas area to include; Richardson, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco and Wylie with classes held in Allen & Sherman, Texas. Our License To Carry course exceeds the State's minimal requirements. Our Course Instructs on both Open Carry and Concealed Carry Handguns. The course is approximately 5 hours plus range qualifications and never just the minimal requirements. Do you really want to risk your liberty on a minimal requirement course? Review detailed course information on our Course Information and Registration page.

Our course includes; power point & lecture style instruction, required documents, Range fee, Target fee, issuance of state examination, current version of the Texas Handgun Law book and other firearm safety books. Refreshments during the class and a quality lunch, unless stipulated during registration. Our instruction is designed around Texas laws, case law, common sense and reasonableness. Our instruction offers you a better understanding of  relevant Texas law including: LTC regulations, Self-Defense, Use of Force, Use of Deadly Force, Contact with Law Enforcement and other related laws for defense of yourself, your family and your property. 

Our Firearm Courses offer instruction for safe use of a handgun for self-defense in your home, office or in public.  These courses are offered in basic, intermediate, advance and low light. These courses offer shoot - don't shoot, move & shoot, clearing rooms, use of cover and numerous live fire exercises.                        

Private group rates are offered for all courses.

"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

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

Our Team

Our Instructors are Texas Police Officers. Our lead Instructor has over 22 years of service as a Texas Police Officer and holds various licenses issued by the State of Texas  including Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor.

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What People Are Saying About Us

Instruction for your Texas Concealed Carry Handgun Licenses, 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 

License To Carry Handgun & Firearms Training

                   (214) 799-7380