Pseudo Full Auto? The TacCon 3MR Trigger -

Pseudo Full Auto? The TacCon 3MR Trigger

We’ve seen the “bumpfire” stocks—both aluminum and polymer—that full automatic fire in a non-NFA manner. But, Tactical Fire Control, Inc. has a new solution for “pseudo” full auto fire for AR-15 style rifles: the TacCon 3MR Trigger.

Set to hit sales floors before the break of 2014, the TacCon 3MR trigger has three settings: safe, semi, and 3rd mode. The first two selections operate as any other firing control mechanism. “Third mode,” however, has a positive reset. While retaining the non-adjustable 4.5lb trigger pull, the reset in Third mode makes the travel notably shorter. According to TacCon’s description, after a round fires, and the bolt travels rearward, it passes along some of its force onto the trigger assembly, shifting the trigger back onto the front sear. The “shift” makes successive trigger pulls notably quicker—enough to nearly simulate full-auto fire—but that’s the key: trigger pulls. The trigger must physically be pulled for each round, which is why the TacCon 3MR trigger isn’t a NFA item (to allay any legal concerns, TacCon has posted their letter of approval from the ATF on their website).

As I mentioned earlier, the TacCon 3MR trigger isn’t yet shipping, but you can call dibs ahead of time for the tidy little sum of $495. It’s pricey, but not a far cry from the bumpfire stocks currently on the market. As a shooting enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoy the novelty of a little pseudo full auto now and then. I won’t even pretend I have a “tactical” application. It’s pure fun—assuming you have the funds at your disposal to afford the equipment and ammo it requires. I’ll be keeping an eye out to see how TacCon’s “fun switch” will be received. What do you think about giving your AR-15 a 3rd mode?

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  • peter3101

    Very cool,

  • EricKmiecik

    Very interesting product. And, well written article, as always.

  • JoeFabeetz

    Wow, I didn’t realize bumpfire stocks were that pricey.  It will be interesting to see how the two differing technologies compare, functionally.

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  • KevinDutchWittbrodt

    I’ll put in my order as soon as they become available

  • Surmar1

    Looks like fun; I should budget it for my AR.

  • JunkfoodZombie

    At $500….no thanks. I’ll pass. Too bad. Looks like fun.

  • peter3101I like the idea… I’d love to try it out! 😀

  • EricKmiecikThanks – as always :]

  • JoeFabeetzYeah… they don’t exactly “give” them away, do they? I hope the trigger drops in price a bit after it has been released.

  • KevinDutchWittbrodtYou’re not the “pre-order” type, eh?

  • Surmar1 It certainly caught my eye. ;D

  • JunkfoodZombieI wouldn’t call them cheap… but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to shoot with one haha

  • zee080888

    I wish someone would come out with a “3rd burst” mode. I’ve always been about shot placement and thought “full auto”, in any config, is a waste.

  • zee080888

    Oh, BTW, that Raptor charging handle above… I freaking Love it!

  • KevinDutchWittbrodt

    zee080888Full auto is NOT considered a target fire, but rather a cover fire option. Usually we save our “Protective Rounds” that considered to provide fire in our area of responsibility, to be shot in a last resort or keep the enemy down while it is being flanked or movement on our side needs to be concealed. Single fire with positive target accusation is the ONLY rate most will ever need in a tactical situation. Being able to cycle for anything more than a single fire (like a two round or three round burst) is a video game selection made in fantasy land.

  • SgtTaiway

    I ordered one, I think it’s brilliant and I can’t stand bump fire stocks or hellfire spring or whatever other idiotic bump fire system. I think the tac-con is brilliant because someone put a selector switch to good use. It differs from bump fire setups because you don’t change your grip, or method to press the trigger (pulling forward on the hand guard). You simply manipulate the trigger. It allows for accuracy and control, both absolutely necessary when working on speed.
    Finally it’s a high quality system, even if I did like bump fire systems I’m not putting that cheap trash on my guns. Nothing more disgusting than seeing someone put a bump fire stock on an LWRC.
    Other systems like that stupid stock and trigger springs, just draw the attention of liberals, media, and antigun politicians.
    This is a legitimate system, a high quality system, a WORKING system that allows a shooter to retain accuracy and precise follow ups.
    It’s about time!