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?
Featured image courtesy of tacfirecon.com