Instructor Ken McGreevy. Ken began shooting as a boy of 10, when he somehow talked his Dad into getting him a Marlin bolt-action .22 and went to the NRA Hunter Safety Class. During his college years at Cypress College, he worked as an instructor at the Winchester-Watson Trap and Skeet range in Carson.
Also while in College, at San Jose State University, Ken was the victim of an armed robbery and had to use his shooting skills with a Smith & Wesson .357 revolver to survive an attack. His experience with Law Enforcement and the Courts led him to volunteer as a Reserve Deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in 1987. In 1992, he attended the FBI Firearms Instructor School, and began teaching at the Sheriff's Academy. Since then, he has attended other Instructor Schools, and wrote the Sheriff's Department's Firearms Instructor's Handbook which is used as the textbook for the Firearms Instructor Schools put on by the Academy.
He regularly does "Use of Force" training for the Department where he instructs and evaluates Law Enforcement Officers in the use of Handguns (both revolvers and semi-automatics), shotguns, light rifles, and other firearms, as well as the use of Chemical weapons (Pepper spray, mace, tear gas, etc.), Impact weapons (batons, etc.), and Defensive tactics (He holds a Black Belt in Kung Fu). He is a Certified Armorer for Glock Pistols and AR-15 rifles, and an Emergency Medical Technician.
Additionally, Ken teaches under contract to the Federal Government's Homeland Security Department, working with Federal Flight Deck Officers who are Pilots that have been Deputized and armed to defend their aircraft against terrorists.
Because of Ken's background, training, and experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge and skills in tactical shooting scenarios that our Students can take advantage of and benefit from.
Ken's "Day Job" is working for United Airlines as a 747 Pilot. All that time in college teaching and surviving with firearms was to obtain his degree in Aeronautical Operations. After graduation, he worked as a pilot in several jobs, "working his way up". In the 1980's, he owned and operated a Flight School (Pacific Flight) at Riverside Airport, where he was the Chief Flight Instructor, the Chief Pilot, the Director of Operations, and the janitor. He managed 23 airplanes, 3 helicopters, and over 30 full-time employees in the Flight School, the Air Charter business, Aircraft Maintenance Facility, and Fueling Service. Many people he taught to fly are now airline pilots for various airlines. He has also served as an instructor and Evaluator for United Airlines.
With vast experience as a teacher in both Aviation and Law Enforcement Firearms, Ken's teaching skills and abilities are a welcome addition to Inland Training.