About Apex

Who Am I?

My name is Chad King, and I am the Chief Instructor and Founder of Apex Defense Solutions, LLC. Here are some of my credentials: 

  • USCCA Instructor and Training Counselor 
  • NAAGA Range Safety Officer
  • Certified Glock Armorer
  • NAAGA Midwestern Regional Director

I have a fervent passion for right to keep and bear arms! To be candid, this wasn’t always the case. I did not grow up around firearms, and some of my first experiences with firearms were VERY negative in the impoverished community of my youth. As I got older and read history, I began to understand that exercising my Second Amendment rights are just as important as exercising other rights. Now, I’m humbled by the opportunity to help others learn about firearms!

Why We Exist

Apex Defense Solutions was born out of a desire to provide high quality firearms training to anyone who is legally eligible, while educating the broader public on firearms safety. We endeavor to be servants of the community by providing courses that empower students to be self-determined and intentional about their safety well after the class is over.

Core Values

Being in a position to teach someone to defend their life or the life of a loved one is a sacred trust. Each student deserves and this faith requires:

  • A commitment to safety
  • A commitment to service
  • A commitment to excellence

"A man's rights rest in three boxes. The ballot box, jury box, and the cartridge box."

– Frederick Douglass, November 15, 1867