Keep and Bear, LLC was founded in 2013 by Berge Avesian, with co-instructor Donald Alley signing on shortly thereafter. There was a need in the Detroit Metro Area for “real world” firearm training. A majority of training available is from ex-military personnel and special weapons law enforcement. With that extremis covered, Berge and Don both seek to ‘keep it real’ with the firearm instruction offered, through their experiences as a Law Enforcement Officer (Berge) and non-LEO civilian (Don). This combination of experience allows them to truly relate to their trainees, because they are from the same background as most of their trainees.