MEET THE FOUNDING MEMBERS

Annette took her first firearm safety class when she was seven years old and had her first opportunity to compete on a state level later that year. As a child, Annette enjoyed hunting with her dad and now, as an adult, one of her favorite pastimes is shooting at the range with her friends and family.  She is the owner of Pistol Prep Academy, a training company located in Central Illinois, where she has a terrific team of instructors who work with her in offering an incredibly diverse list of coursework and event options. 

Ms. Chapman has been with her husband and best friend, Harold, for over 20 years. They are a military family in which Harold wears the boots as an active duty member of the Army National Guard.  Annette worked as a civilian contractor with the National Guard for seven years and now continues to volunteer with her husband’s unit. 


Annette has served her community over the years by volunteering with many municipal and county organizations including but not limited to the City Council, Rescue Squad, Library Board, County Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce, The American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, as well as the USO of Illinois, and Operation Homefront.

She is a National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Election Volunteer Coordinator in the Illinois 18th Congressional District.  Additionally, she is First Aid & CPR trained, has a strong background in Leadership & Management, Resiliency, and Suicide Intervention Training.

She currently lives in a small town in central Illinois where she and her husband have raised two children and enjoy being Oma and Pappy to their step-grandchildren. 

Annette's Certifications Include:

 

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor

NRA Pistol Instructor
NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor

NRA Range Safety Officer

Illinois State Police Approved Concealed Weapons Instructor
N.A.P.S.I. Approved Advanced Defensive Pistol Instructor
N.A.P.S.I. Approved Senior Instructor Trainer

Additional Training Summary:

Armed Missouri, Inc. (Chris and Nic Shoffner) - "Dynamic Defensive Pistol" (two-time graduate)
I.C.E. Training Company (Rob Pincus) – “Combat Focus Shooting” (two-time graduate)
Martial Arms Tactical (Steve Collins) – “Vehicle Gunfighting Skills”
Suarez International (Steve Collins) - "CRG2 - Close Range Gunfighting"

Roughneck Combatives – "Self-Defense"
Springfield Karate – "Self-Defense"
Nuding Tactical – "Couples Carry"

American Heart Association - "Adult, Child, & Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED"

Death Card Training Group - "Healer Module"

Suarez International (Steve Collins) - "HITS8 - Defensive Knife" (two-time graduate)
Suarez International (Steve Collins) - "SGF1 - Shotgun Gunfighting" (two-time graduate)

Suarez International (Steve Collins) - "CRG4 - Force on Force Gunfighting Skills"

Suarez International (Steve Collins) - "RGF2 - Rifle Gunfighting II" (two-time graduate)

I.C.E. Training Company (Rob Pincus) - "Fundamentals of Combat Focus Shooting"

I.C.E. Training Company (Rob Pincus) - "Combat Focus Carbine"

Defensive Training International (John Farnham) - "Armed Response to a Terrorist Attack"

Krav Maga Normal (Bill Martin) - "Self Defense"

Blackstone Shooting Sports (Skyler Thomas) - "Defensive Pistol Module 1"

Liberty Defense Company (Pat Golden) - "Dynamic Combat Self Defense - Level 1"

US Fugitive Enforcement Bureau - "20 Hour Bail Enforcement Training"

US Fugitive Enforcement Bureau - "20 Hour Bail Enforcement Firearms Training"

US Fugitive Enforcement Bureau - "Handcuffing - Extended Baton - Pepper Spray - Compliance Takedown"

Survive Today LLC (Braxton Morrison) - "Red Control Medical"

ShivWorks (Craig Douglas) - "ECQC Extreme Close Quarters Concepts"

No Soft Targets (Josh Gideon) - "Place of Worship Risk Management"

Professional Affiliations:

NRA Life Member
Guns Save Life
Illinois State Rifle Association
National Shooting Sports Foundation

Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network Affiliated Instructor.

N.A.P.S.I. (National Association of Professional Shooting Instructors) Founding Member

 

 

N.A.P.S.I. Founding Member:
Annette Chapman