Instructor

Chris Ewens

BullsEye courses are provided by Christopher Ewens, an experienced firearms instructor who has taught more than 7000 students in more than 34 years. Chris retired with honors as a Correctional Peace Officer from the California Department of Corrections. He started his career at San Quentin Prison and then transferred to Solano State Prison in Vacaville.

While at Solano State Prison, he served as a SWAT officer on the prison’s Special Emergency Response Team. While on the team, Chris completed training as a SERT team member, firearms instructor, tear gas instructor, sniper, and in the use of machine guns. He instructed the team in firearms use, tear gas use, building entries and building clearing for nearly four years before assuming an inactive role so he could complete his BA in Government at California State University, Sacramento.

Chris supplements his extensive law enforcement training by completing courses at nationally recognized training facilities. He has been certified by the California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), California Department of Justice, California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services, and the National Rifle Association to instruct handgun, rifle, shotgun, and concealed carry (CCW) courses. Chris has written articles for trade magazines and has testified as a firearms expert in civil and criminal trials.

Chris earned his Kung Fu San Soo black belt in 2005, adding his first through eighth(Master) degree black belts from 2006 to 2015. He utilizes these martial arts skills when he instructs techniques that are included in BullsEye advanced courses.

Chris is a Christian, and attributes his full life to the personal relationship he has with God through God’s son, Jesus Christ. His decision to accept the grace of God was the most important decision he has made in his life.

The goal of BullsEye is to provide you with a comfortable learning environment that encourages progress as you learn the capabilities of your firearm. The old saying, “time flies when you’re having fun”, applies to BullsEye courses. You should enjoy developing your tactical shooting skills, and the learning environment at BullsEye encourages this.