About Author

Jeff Hall

Jeff Hall is an Army veteran, retired Alaska State Trooper lieutenant, and is an NRA staff instructor. He also teaches for several state POST agencies. He is a martial arts grandmaster and founder of Hojutsu-Ryu, the martial art of shooting. He can be reached at soke@hojutsu.com.

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The Day After Yesterday

I started storing food, fuel and water in 1981. When I transferred into Fairbanks, Alaska from the “bush,” one of my first stops was the grocery store. I was amazed to find the shelves were bare. There was a trucker strike, and no goods were being delivered. It was a real eye-opener. Lots...

Personal Survival Battery | A Systems Approach

I like to re-read books, because I’ll pick up things I missed the first time through. I’ve read some books a dozen times, and carry a couple with me constantly. I was going through Survival Guns, written by Mel Tappan in 1976, for the umpteenth time when...

Stranded

Vehicle Survival Kit A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky, and the game that he played on his cellphone to keep his wits. David Heatherly stated that his sports-utility vehicle became stuck Sunday afternoon on a back road...

Automatic Scanning | A Really Bad Idea

Quit scanning! OK, I’m not serious about quitting—I just wanted to get your attention, and to think about when and where looking for another threat is a good idea. As best I can determine, scanning grew out of an FBI report that 67% of the time there was more than one opponent. The...

Designated Marksmen

Making The Shot “CQB! We need to train to run and gun and do high-risk entries!” I hear this a lot as I teach around the country, whether for the NRA, my own classes, or state POST courses. There is no question that there’s a tremendous need for closequarters carbine and high-risk...

One Rifle, All Conditions

Next Generation Arms X7 I’ve been shooting Stoner-designed guns for over 40 years. I like the direct-impingement system and have used it in some extreme climates and unfriendly parts of the world. I like the cartridge and have killed everything from mice to moose, and including an irate Alaska brown bear, with M16s....