Cedar Ridge Range
A Safe Place to Enjoy Shooting

Credentials

Greg Ferris

EDUCATION

Graduated from Madrid High School (Spain) Member of National Honor Society (ranked 7th academic in senior class) Multiple Sport Athletic Letterman.  Travels in Europe, North Africa and Mediterranean areas.  1971

Attended St. Mary's University (San Antonio)  Pre-Med Program    1971-72

Attended Texas A&M University (Galveston) Marine Biology Program  1973

Attended San Antonio College (San Antonio) Criminal Justice program    1974

Attended Texas Christian University (Dallas) Criminal Justice program  1977

(100+ college hours accumulated in pursuit of Bachelors degree)

San Antonio Police Academy -  Received basic certification from state of Texas as law enforcement officer and commissioned as patrol officer for city of San Antonio     1974

Harris County Junior College (Houston)  Classed and Certification as an "NRA Personal Defense Instructor" and "NRA Home Defense Instructor"      1995

Texas Department of Public Safety Academy (Austin) Certified as Texas "Concealed Carry Instructor" 1996       Recertification and renewal courses    1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009   Taught and certified/recertified approx. 2000+ Texas Citizens for Concealed Handgun Licences

EMPLOYMENT / POSITIONS / JOB EXPERIENCE

Owner and Operator of Cedar Ridge Range, Bulverde, Texas  1997 to Present

First class shooting facility located in northern Bexar County, providing modern shooting areas for pistol, rifle and shotgun shooting.  Providing professional instruction in all styles and forms of hand held, small arms shooting.  Offers expert gunsmithing and retail sales of firearms and related accessories.

Owner and Operator of Ferris Firearms, San Antonio and Bulverde, Texas  1981 to Present

Extensive experience in sales and repair of modern and antique firearms.  Specializing in customizing and building of competition grade pistols and revolvers.  Pistolsmithing work recognized as 1 of top 100 in 1999 by American Pistolsmithing Guild.  Pistolsmithing work profiled in articles in national circulation magazines (Guns and Ammo, American Handgunner)  Additional services offered instruction in use of:  all types of personal and duty firearms, marksmanship fundamentals, safety and handling techniques, competition coaching for novice thru master level shooters,  personal and law enforcement defense tactics, firearms maintenance, instruction in ammunition reloading techniques.  Featured in and assisted with technical preparation and research for book "Concealed Handgun Manual" authored by Chris Bird and approved by Texas DPS as CHL reference book.  Consultations and expert testimony in legal cases, both criminal and civil actions, on issues of self defense, gunsmithing, small arms handling as well as civilian and law enforcement tactical techniques.

Conductor, Yard Foreman, Brakeman, Switchman Qualifications - Missouri Pacific Railroad, San Antonio, Texas Terminal   1979 - 1981  

Train service operations (Passenger and Freight)

Gunsmith/Salesman - Don's Gunshop, San Antonio, Texas   1978-1979

General gunsmithing and retail sales duties

Gunsmith/Salesman -  NiTex Guns, Richardson, Texas   1978

General gunsmithing and retail sales duties, assisted in creating and marketing of special electroless refinishing process for firearms.

Law Enforcement Patrol Officer - City of San Antonio, Texas    1974-1977

State commissioned law enforcement officer with training in: accident and crime investigation, criminal investigation, police procedures, penal and civil statutes, weapons and tactical techniques, force and deadly force applications, report writing, radio use and general law enforcement procedures.

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