Ronin Tactics: How-Tu Prepare your Rifle for Combat – Video

U.S.A.-( Spending all day in front of a computer and providing news for Ammoland’s readers is time-consuming, but it also allows me to search for great content. As a primary keyboard operator who enjoys going to the range and attending training courses with professional trainers, I can appreciate some quality knowledge passed on through video.

In this video Ronin Tactics instructor Tu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret), breaks down what it takes to set up a modern combat rifle from stock to muzzle. This is some fantastic information in an 11-minute video!

My big takeaways from the video:

  • Fitting a rifle/carbine to fit the user for proper cheek weld. Use the bend in your arm to adjust shoulder stock.
  • 2-point Slings and a way to stow the sling on the rifle (rubber-bands on the stock to stow sling).
  • Forward grip on the rail and using a C-clamp to pull the rifle into your shoulder.
  • Know the ballistics of your rifle, know the offsets, gather the data for your rifle.

Below is a description of the video and the instructor:

As a former Green Beret, I had to learn throughout the process of my career how to prep my rifle to my mission and operational environment. During this process, I had to revisit the fundamentals and tactics that I was taught as a young soldier. Hear my life experiences and understand the mindset and strategy behind how I set up my rifle for combat.

Instructor: Tu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)–23 Years Full Spectrum Warfare, U.S. Army Special Operations worked throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader.

Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Rōnin Tactics Inc. You can follow and enroll in our training at:

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After watching the video take a trip over to Ronin Tactics, Inc. and check out their line of duty belts that are perfect gear to run in your next rifle class or on your next mission!

About Ronin Tactics, Inc.

Ronin Tactics leverages former Special Operations veterans that are exceptionally qualified in Marksmanship, Direct Action, Personnel Recovery, Security, Executive Protection, Reconnaissance, Trauma Medicine and other Special Operations capabilities. Our driven instructors continue to push for the next evolution in weapons handling and tactics as well as providing the experience needed to seek out and develop equipment for the modern tactical industry.

About Duncan Johnson:Duncan Johnson

Duncan is a firm believer in the Second Amendment and that “shall not be infringed”, means exactly that. A life-long firearms enthusiast and a graduate of George Mason University, now competing regularly in 3 gun competitions, Duncan is always looking to improve his shooting skills. Duncan is a regular contributor to AmmoLand and assists in the everyday gun-news publishing as an assistant editor.

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Really good: can’t critique it. A friend (Army) recommend a single point to me (Navy). I picked up a Lamb VTAC single-point. Used it once, it’s still in it’s original bag.. That part cracked me up. Generally speaking I do not like slings, I’m in the school of if you need to ditch it, it hits the deck. But slings do provide comfort when you are not in the fight. I do feel like as instructor Tu Lam noted, the sling may get you killed. Alternatively I don’t believe it will save you, so I prefer no sling…

Ansel Hazen

Gotta say, I have never considered the forward grip as anything but a tacticool accessory until I watched what instructor Lam did with it.


I have one of these. Seems to do the job (at least for me.)


The Viking Tactics sling, or something like it, is your best bet for rifle carry. Adjustable on the fly, instinctive to use, and priced right.

InRangeTV has a great video on 1, 2, and 3 point slings and how they work.

Will Flatt

Thanks for the vid. This is some good s#!t here.