Dave Spaulding's Handgun Combatives Training Program

Dave Spaulding was the 2010 Law Enforcement Trainer of the Year, and is a Law Officer's Firearms columnist.  A 28-year law enforcement veteran who retired at the rank of lieutenant, he is the founder of Hangun Combatives.  He has worked for in corrections, communications, patrol, evidence collection, investigations, undercover operations, training, and SWAT.  He has authored more than 1000 articles for various firearms and law enforcement periodicals.  He is also the author of the best-selling book Defensive Living and Handgun Combatives.

To learn more about Dave, or the classes he offers, click on his logo to the left.


Owner and lead instructor Jeff Hall is a retired lieutenant from the Alaska State Troopers, with over 25 years of combined military and law enforcement experience. While a Trooper, Jeff spent nineteen years on the pistol team and twelve on the S.W.A.T. team; he has used all of the techniques taught by Force Options in combat.

Hall is one of the only US police officers to win an air-to-ground firefight against an armed criminal. This occurred on 5/19/84 at Manley Hot Springs, Alaska; it was recently featured on the History Channel's Sniper: Deadliest Missions.

Jeff is a Handgun Combat Master and holds black belts in five arts, ranging from 3rd through 10th Dan. In 2012 he was promoted to Godan (5th Dan) in Shudokan. He is an NRA certified instructor in handgun, shotgun, submachine gun, carbine, and precision rifle; an NRA Adjunct Staff Instructor; and certified Police Master Instructor. All Force Options instructors are similarly qualified.

Jeff has published numerous articles, written several training manuals, and currently travels across the U.S. teaching for several professional training associations. Jeff is currently training for the Four Weapon Combat Master test, and to become the second ever to pass the Handgun Combat Master test with a revolver.

In 2005 Jeff was inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and in 2007 into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He was named Grandmaster, promoted to 10th dan, and named "soke", or founder, of the art of Hojutsu-Ryu, the Art of Shooting.


The Network is an organization of gun owners pooling their strength to protect one another when a member comes under scrutiny of the legal system after acting in self defense. Just as the earliest labor unions were mere groups of workers joined together to prevent abuse of individual workers, Network members have joined, not because they expect to use deadly force in self defense, but because they are well aware of the abuses the legal system can enact against the innocent man or women forced to defend self or family.

Our members recognize that an individual may not carry much weight against the legal system. The Network's strength, its experts and the fund amassed from 25% of all membership dues, provides VASTLY more power to protect your legal rights and legal survival.