Tac-Con’s 3MR Trigger. Full-auto Fast or Surgical Precision. Your Choice—New Product Review

TAC CON 8By David Higginbotham
Tactical Fire Control, Inc.
The Tac-Con trigger is way more than it appears. Yes, it allows you to blow through magazines full of 5.56. It doesn’t make your AR full-auto, but no one from the liberal media would be able to tell the difference. Once you’ve worked through a couple of thousand rounds and gotten the sheer joy of playing with the trigger out of your system, you’ll begin to see the 3MR’s real potential. It may be the most versatile AR trigger that exists.

When Tac-Con invited a passel of gun writers out to Phoenix to shoot the 3MR, I was dubious. I thought it was an attempt to control the message. I thought we’d get to shoot some and get a factory tour, but I assumed that everything would be closely monitored. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. They brought us in, fed us well, and turned us loose on the Ben Avery Gun Range with a truck full of ARs and 15,000 rounds of 5.56.

The inspection process seemed tedious. Yet it is this level of attention to detail that ensures that the 3MR to be more than a novelty.

The inspection process seemed tedious. Yet it is this level of attention to detail that ensures that the 3MR to be more than a novelty.

We did get a factory tour. I’m a sucker for a good CNC machine. I like it even better when there are honest-to-God craftsmen with band saws and belt sanders chopping up metal and making a hell-of-a-mess. We watched several parts of the 3MR in production. From the milling of the aluminum bodies to the turning of pins, the plant lived up to my expectations. Machines the size of automobiles were cranking out levers the size of sunflower seeds.

What happened next was truly unexpected. The Tac-Con crew spread out parts and walked us through the assembly of the 3MR. They didn’t want us to simply shoot up their ammo, they wanted us to understand the mechanisms, how each part worked, and how to put them together.

Back on the range, I had a much easier time with the trigger. I’ll go back to the beginning here and talk about speed. The 3MR is as fast as you are. You do have to pull the trigger for each round to fire. But in the third mode, the 3MR flies. The reset is incredibly short. It is predictable, crisp, and it allows for a fluttering of the trigger finger that will flat out empty a magazine. Still, if you intend to fire 30 rounds, you will have to twitch the trigger 30 times.

So let’s try out some analogies. These would be good for the revised vocabulary section of the SATs. The Tac-Con 3MR is like a Ferrari. It isn’t an Indy car (that would be a select fire rifle). The Tac-Con is to a Ferrari as the mil-spec trigger is to a Ford F-150.

Tac-con has a working lower that has been cut so you can see the trigger working. It is featured on the video.

Tac-con has a working lower that has been cut so you can see the trigger working. It is featured on the video.

It isn’t Indy car fast, but it is fast. We were regularly getting 30 rounds on target in under five seconds. Closer to four. And when I say on target, that’s what I mean. The feat is impossible with a mil-spec trigger. We tried. We had rock-solid triggers from some of the best AR manufacturers and we could close in on six seconds, but the spreads were much tighter than with the 3MR.

There was a break-in period. Not for the trigger, but for the shooter. It took me close to 300 rounds to get really efficient with the 3MR. Other writers there were both faster and slower to pick it up. I saw every grip imaginable. Multiple stances. The best analogy I’ve been able to come up with (and it isn’t as strong as I’d like) is that it is like those Magic-Eye hidden pictures that were so popular back in the late 80s. You look and look and look into what appears to be just random geometric shapes. When you finally allow your eyes to relax, a simple image leaps off the page in startling 3D. That’s how the trigger works. I stuttered and had false starts, and then it clicked. I stopped choking the pistol grip and tightened up on the forend. I allowed my trigger finger to relax through the reset and roll back into the next shot and the magazine emptied.

That, though, is the novelty. And it is a novelty. Full-auto mag dumps are really only good for Hollywood and suppressive fire. The Tac-Con trigger has three positions: safe, semi-auto, and adrenaline. Even though the pull is 4.5 pounds, the trigger feels more like a light 3. The springy feel of a mil-spec trigger, after firing the Tac-Con, feels like crap. A reset that used to be manageable now feels like the last mile of a marathon. I hate my AR’s trigger now. In the three weeks since I’ve been back from Phoenix, I’ve stopped taking my rifle to the range. It simply feels unmanageable.

So that’s the message. The Tac-Con will spoil you. Not because it is an elaborate toy. The opposite. Once you get past the mag-dumps, you’ll see. That was the second day on the range. We set up targets with very specific goals in mind. We ran tactical drills for hours, just as we would with any rifles, and measured the results. We switched out the mil-spec triggers and put them back and took them out again, all to see how fast we could accomplish specific drills. In every case, the split times were smaller with the 3MR. Because the trigger is so crisp, accuracy increased. And if you wanted to reach out and spank a steel plate at 200 yards, it was stupid easy.

We’re getting a 3MR in for an actual review. When it arrives, we’ll get into the technical details of this wizardry. We’ll run it against a good mil-spec trigger, with a variety of shooters, and see just how much of a difference the trigger makes. And we’ll tell what we find, so stay tuned.

Here is the video that Tac-Con put together after the event.

{ 77 comments… add one }
  • Jeffrey Cote April 16, 2018, 6:18 pm

    Don’t bother purchasing their trigger. Although the price for their 3MR may have come down ($314.99 with shipping), their customer service is absolutely abysmal. I ordered my trigger nearly three weeks ago, and have received neither trigger, nor any indication they’re shipping it. I’ve attempted to contact them three times (only via their webpage since they never answer their phones and have an automated message talking about their “high call volume”) with zero response. They had absolutely no problem taking the funds for the trigger from my bank account immediately, so I would expect the same form of expedited response to a paying customer simply requesting an order status. Word of warning about Tac-Con: DO NOT ORDER THEIR PRODUCTS. There’s absolutely no guarantee they’ll deliver.

  • Derek July 7, 2015, 10:28 am
  • Lou Carr April 26, 2015, 5:22 pm

    What a piece of junk and a ripoff. It fails to perform in any manner whatsoever. Placed one in a US M4 lower, the one specially designed for it with the full auto switch and NOTHING. Went thru 240 rounds and NOTHING.

    WASTE OF $400.

  • Thor June 14, 2014, 7:20 pm

    So I built an Armalite 10 upper to handle .338 Federal–Elk, Bear, Mule Deer and 2 legged varmints for a feller who had just enough dough for one rifle. Does Tac-Con plan on making a trigger for the bigger AR’s? How much will those be? Guy would like something to improve his original trigger and only use a Tac-Con in the event of unexpected bears or 2 legged intruders. If he was out hunting he would be limited to 5 rounds but 5 .338 Feds will put just about anything on the ground.

  • dave m May 18, 2014, 4:55 pm

    wow’ will this trigger be made for the ar-in cal 308

  • G May 10, 2014, 12:44 am

    When I watched this video I thought I would be interested until I saw the price. $495, I thought “You gotta be outta yer damn mind”

  • crowley May 5, 2014, 9:32 pm

    The price for this trigger will be 495 until the capacity catches all the demand. Until they begin to out produce the 495 demand, there is no reason to reduce the price. Once we run out of people with more money than brains, the price will come down. And, if you only have 495 you don’t have enough you will need another 350 for ammo.

  • Gary May 5, 2014, 9:21 pm

    Definitely skeptical about this one. When I saw the nearly $500 price tag, my first impression was “Are you @%!$#*& serious?!?”.

    The ATF rules on the subject are pretty clear for semi-autos… one pull of the trigger equals one round fired downrange. There is only so much that can be done before you step into Class III territory and start playing with long prison sentences. Certainly with the problems of government overreach and tendency to overreact these days (read Ares Armor), it’s not an area I want to go.

    Right now the only real solution that doesn’t involve some kind of gimmick like the Hellfire trigger or bumpfire stocks are to keep the trigger pull very light with very little travel and a fast reset. Geisele is a well established name in the industry and makes triggers that meet that criteria for about half the price. If this is just a souped up semi-auto trigger, then I have to ask what about it justifies the $500 cost? A person can just about build a budget AR for that much.

    Also have to agree with the others that are asking what is the point? Yes, mag dumps are fun… I won’t argue with that. However with cost and scarcity of ammo being what it is, I for one certainly can’t afford to be engaging in that kind of activity very much these days. That’s not to mention that it also takes a lot more than a decent trigger to fire rapidly AND accurately.

  • Jerry Pinch May 5, 2014, 9:01 pm

    To Pete N I would be interested in buying a couple 1000 5.56 from you at .40 a round.
    Lets get together on this , email me at jpinch34@hotmail.com.

  • Bullistik May 5, 2014, 8:11 pm

    If it takes so much practice to get the hang of using this trigger, what would happen in a high stress situation? All that coordination
    goes out the window when the chips are down and it’s doubtful one could perform nearly as well as at the range. Sure, practice helps,
    but there is no real substitute for the real thing. Besides the high price, I’m not interested in complicating a possibly very complicated
    situation should the need ever arise.

  • Robert May 5, 2014, 8:06 pm

    The price for the fully auto trigger is crazy is it made out of gold? diamonds? Or as usual just another way for someone to get rich off of others.

  • Raymond Smullen May 5, 2014, 7:32 pm

    I would install it on my rifle, not my gun Sir. That might hurt.

  • Gerald Lee May 5, 2014, 5:37 pm

    While there are situations where this trigger could be useful, i.e., military and law enforcement, I don’t see it as an advantage regardless of the cost. It seems to be just another pricey item with no use for the general public/recreational shooter. I own several bumpfire stocks and shoot them each a couple of times a year. Burning ammo hasn’t been an issue for me as I still have more than 15,000 rounds of 5.56 that cost me 18 cents or less. Both bumpfire and this trigger have similar results – bumpfire is much faster and more uncontrollable doing a full mag dump. The Tac-con would seem to be hard on the trigger finger to have to actually pull it 30 times. My preference is to let the stock do the work. Bumpfire is fine for Texas feral hogs – 3 and 4 round bursts are easily controlled after a couple of mags practice. Other than that, there are 2 local ranges that allow bumpfire and I still get off on taking 100 rounds to play every once in a while.

  • RIchard Engler May 5, 2014, 4:31 pm

    Back in the day when an ignorant liberal in high dudgon claimed that no American citizen should be allowed to own a machine gun, one could could bake their great big meat pie of stupidity by simply pointing out that with the exception of a very, very small and heavily policed federal program largely patronized by well heeled collectors, Americans couldn’t own machine guns. Further, one could declare without fear of factual contradiction that unless the services of a well equipped and highly skilled gunsmith who wasn’t deterred by the prospect of a felony conviction were obtained, it was virtually impossible to convert a so-called assault rifle to fully automatic fire.
    Because of gizmos like those described in this article, it is no longer possible to make either of these claims in good faith. How is that a positive benefit for gun owners? Tell me. Learn me up here. But PULEEZE don’t tell me that the Second Amendment is absolute and thus confers an unfettered right to own what is effectively a machine gun or that the great majority of the public who do not own guns are going to be tolerant of a situation in which several million black rifles now in civilian use can be jiggered into the practical equivalent of automatic fire mode.

    • Ronald May 6, 2014, 11:46 am

      Agreed. Those that can afford full autos have them. Those wannabees need to listen to what you said. Junk like this leads to a police state.

      • RealTime May 6, 2014, 1:17 pm

        We had a police state before stuff like this was sold. Stuff like this helps keep a bit of balance IMHO.

  • DaveGinOly May 5, 2014, 4:09 pm

    Rather than test against a mil-spec trigger, test it against a Geissele or two and maybe the HiperFire HyperTouch 24 series. We all know how crappy a mil-spec trigger is. I, for one, would like to see a comparison between the Tac-Con and its competitors. Any drop-in replacement trigger should be better than a mil-spec trigger; a review comparing one to the other wouldn’t produce any useful information, except possibly to say that the drop-in is worse!

  • MAJ A.MCKEE May 5, 2014, 1:28 pm


  • Doug May 5, 2014, 12:38 pm

    I spend 6 months a year in one of the other nanny states, California. Winters find me in south Georgia, on my own 715 acres with few neighbors. Come on down and blast away!

  • tacticalbullshat May 5, 2014, 12:23 pm

    So is there an ATF letter saying this is legal? Even though it’s still consider “semi-auto” it only takes a several thousand of these to sell, get out on the market and the feds raid the business confirming it’s an illegal device……. EP Armory? ???

  • gene May 5, 2014, 12:11 pm

    dont know why I read this article as I dont care for the AR. My Saiga in 223 does just as well and a whole lot cheaper.

  • Mike in Mi May 5, 2014, 12:06 pm

    When will this be available for other rifles? I thing the AK would be tough but other popular rifles would make sense.

  • Wayne May 5, 2014, 11:47 am

    I’ll pass. I have better things to spend that kind of money on. The novelty wears off quick. Who can afford anything close to full auto when ammo is expensive and you end up spraying it all over the place. Not much need for it at home. (possibly Bundy’s retards might want it LOL) Maybe the military and even they use three round burst.

    • Jason May 6, 2014, 3:45 pm

      Wayne….Don’t look now….Your politics are showing. …moron.

  • Norm Morris May 5, 2014, 11:46 am

    Great write-up thanks, but for $235 you can get a Geissele Super Dynamic Combat at 4.5 lbs. or an SD-Enhanced at 3.5 lbs. that turns your AR into a run & gun tack driver, so the apparent argument from one commenter that there are not already “Ferrari Class” drop-in AR triggers just doesn’t wash. For that matter Wilson and McCormick both make great drop in triggers, but I think the Geissele beats them.

    These I mentioned are straight trigger bows that allow you to hold higher on the trigger or at the tip to have an even lighter feel. The break and reset is exquisite, and if you want a standard curved trigger bow they offer that as well in both Combat and Target configs, as well as an excellent 3-Gun trigger.

    It sounds to me like this Tac Con trigger is a nice product, but that their customer service still needs some work, and honestly, that the price point is about $150 too high. Were I running their Sales and Marketing group, I would price the unit at $50 more than the Geissele to draw a distinction to it (just under $300), and get manufacturing to work on quality control, and the front office to work on the customer service as that sounds inconsistent. THEN I would hold a media day to tout it.

    Nearly $500 is too much, when Geissele and others can show comparable products with less issues…

    Thanks again for another great article.

  • evan May 5, 2014, 11:38 am

    It is probably a marvelous trigger but it is very pricey. There are a lot of really good triggers out there. I would just get a nice one and spend the $ on trigger control and integrating with my rifle.

  • David Paul May 5, 2014, 10:47 am

    I was able to try the Tac Con trigger out this weekend and it is a very light, crisp, and smooth trigger BUT…..it is no better than the two stage offered by Rock River Arms for one third the price, and RRA will stand behind their trigger if you have any issues. Just my two cents.

  • Marc McDonald May 5, 2014, 10:42 am

    We are a dealer for the Tac-Con Mode 3 Trigger system and accessories. You can find us at http://www.powderkegarmory.com.
    As Gunsmiths we have found this to be just as advertised and will empty clips of .223/5.56 in no tome at all. It is a ball to take to the range.

    • Mark M May 5, 2014, 5:34 pm

      HA! He said clip!!!!

      • Doc May 7, 2014, 3:54 pm

        Mark, I learned to shoot large cal’s on my Grandfathers 1903A1 and A3, we used ‘CLIPS’ to feed it. He made a ‘clip’ that would feed the tube on his .22LR semi-auto in about 3 or so seconds. (beat one round at a time). Sometimes folks slip up. Heck, sometimes I put a ‘clip’ in m P-226, and sometimes I’ll “drop a mag’ from it. And often when I was hunting I’d ‘clear the mag’ of a ’94 RIFLE (not carbine). What’s your point? That people aren’t always perfect, or revert to what they learned as they grew up? I’ve spent time in ‘hot’ zones on patrol, so I SHOULD know the difference, but every now and then I’ll still ‘clear the mag’ on my 45-70 Browning, Marlin, or my 30-30 Winchester rifle or carbine. And I’ve had friends ‘Mag-up’ before heading out hunting. Lever or Bolt with a closed floor plate – they’ll ‘mag-up’. I miss your point. Same with ‘Gun’ down below – you said ‘rifle’ – I’d bed to differ, I’d classify a pistol as a ‘gun’ too, SAA or P-226/7, they are both guns, and they are also pistols, and one of my SAA’s attaches a butt to the frame of the pistol, is that a ‘rifle’ or a ‘pistol’? No need to point out what you think is superior knowledge when all of us here know what we are talking about. Let’s keep this place friendly, eh? I wonder how many ‘bullets’ you put in your rifle, — or did they have cases and primers too? Maybe you meant ‘Cartridges” — we all know what we are saying from the context of the comment. No need t show us how much you know, or how little you think others know, or to point out some obscure point of fact. When you use the term 12 gauge — could you tell me the exact difference between a 10 and a 16 gauge shotgun, and why, perhpas, an 11, 13, 15, 18 or 19 gauge shotgun never became a ‘standard’? . . . . Just wondering. I’ll bet not. And it’s not because you made a mistake, it’s likely you simply don’t know. Let’s keep it friendly here. We all make slips of the tongue, let’s give each other enough respect to presume that we know what the other person meant. No need to to be a smartly-pants about what you do know, because there is plenty you don’t know and most of us would not be inclined to correct you in public. BTW, what DO you call it when you take the ammo out of a belt-fed firearm? What do you call it when you load it? “mag-up?” — Let’s keep it light without taking someone to task over “clip” (which is what you had with a 1903) and ‘Mag’ which is what you had with a 1911A1.

        • Cliff June 1, 2014, 5:46 pm

          I agree, “the object of speech is to convey a thought or an idea” as an art form, it fails. To the speech Nazi’s I say “there, their, they’re.

        • Jason Eckart January 2, 2016, 7:25 am

          God bless you Doc!!

        • BillyWee August 22, 2016, 8:33 am

          I know these comments are old. But, I just had to say this is the best response to a “SmartA**” I’ve ever seen.
          Great Job!

          • Lefty LaRue January 4, 2019, 2:33 am

            Amazing, the self-righteous flogging by Doc of a guy who laughed at an obvious misuse of terminology by a self promoting gunsmith in comment section.

            “Blah, blah, blah, we used clips in our old rifles, and you should be friendlier with your comments and pistols aren’t the same as rifles and I’ll bet you’re too stupid to know differences in shotguns and you should keep it friendly in comments…”

            And the best for last – “let’s keep it light here without taking someone to task over “clip”- at the end of a condescending tirade of taking someone to task.

            Maybe Doc should get a sense of humor – or stop loading his bullets into the belt fed clips of his 10 gauge cartridges when he and his buddies “mag-up” their bolt action rifle or pistol-guns.

            Sure, a common phrase is easy to misuse in loose talk. But a self identified armorer in written text is deliberate speech. That’s fair game for a small laugh.

            Lighten up, Doc, “let’s keep it friendly here”, I heard someone say.

  • freeport56 May 5, 2014, 10:42 am

    $495 at their web site, way too much money for a trigger !


  • Sean Saunders May 5, 2014, 10:20 am

    Was able to get my hands on one early on. I have a Colt 11.5″ barrel with large pins and TAC CON was able to custom make larger pins to accommodate my rifle and personally installed them for me. I am a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and this trigger is awesome. It took me about 4 magazines to get the hang of the system and now I rip through rounds with amazing accuracy. TAC CON even adjusted the trigger for a stiffer pull so I could pass inspection through our office. I’ve met just about everyone at TAC CON and I defy you to meet a more solid group of people. If you are having trouble, just stick with it (for me, I had to think “double tap” a bunch of times in a row) and it will come. Forget about speed and focus on accuracy. It is not uncommon for me to place 28 of 28 rounds in a 10″ square at 25 yards at the fastest possible rate of fire.

  • Gregory Crawford May 5, 2014, 10:16 am

    Great article!! Makes me want a new tac-con trigger for both my 15 and my 308. Question! What is the cost going to be for purchase of the tac-con and replacement of my old trigger mechanism?? And, is it, and if not, when will the tac-con be on the market??? As well, is it compatible with most weapons systems, such as Rock River Arms and DPMS??

    • Dave Higginbotham May 5, 2014, 12:37 pm

      Yes. Should drop right in.


  • Jim May 5, 2014, 10:06 am

    I am not impressed with the videos as they are not real time but instead slowed down, chopped up, or showing a bunch of shooters all firing at the same time. There is no way to get a true idea of the rate of fire from these.

  • GoodShooter NoMoney May 5, 2014, 9:54 am

    $495 for just a trigger? That is half an AR down in FL. Seems like a gimmick. If I need to fire 500 rounds to get good at it, that’s another $300. I’ll pass.

  • Gunslinger May 5, 2014, 9:50 am

    Guys I think you missed the point, Its a good trigger that increases the accuracy of you AR15 rifle which allows you to shoot fast. Lots of shooters out there competing with no gunsmiths to work on there triggers, a drop in match grade trigger is something the market needs, yes I know we cant shoot that trigger in the Military shoots. Yes it is about double of other after market triggers, but with in 50 dollars buy the time you buy one and have me tune them for you. 🙂 In speed time match, two seconds could take you from last to first. So even if you just shoot with your Friends for fun, or hunt varmints, having a good trigger makes shooting better.

  • Singleshot54 May 5, 2014, 9:47 am

    On web site $495 . . . that’s $295 more than I’m willing to pay.

  • Dan May 5, 2014, 9:39 am

    I just bought 500 rounds of .223 at Wal-Mart for $119. That’s 24 cents per round. You need to move to a better state.

    • BC May 6, 2014, 3:05 pm

      Where do u live, and what brand of ammo?

  • Peter May 5, 2014, 9:09 am

    $495 for an unreliable trigger that is more for fantasy than reality? Sure, I’d love to own an Indycar, but I’ll get a lot more use out of my Ford F-150 and won’t go broke in the process!

    • Dave Higginbotham May 5, 2014, 9:59 am

      I get the message, but I want to make it clear that there’s nothing unreliable about the trigger. Nothing. Not a thing. I’ve seen them abused at range day at SHOT show, and I was there for 15k rounds of live fire on triggers that had fired that many, at least, before, and there was not one reliability issue.


  • Don Tony May 5, 2014, 9:02 am

    I ordered one and after almost 7 months without an e mail to let me know when shipping would be I e mailed them to cancel the order. Not even a comment back to me when they would be shipping.. A lot of money and from some of the gun forums I am reading they do not perform like the video.. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!!!

  • Kevin May 5, 2014, 8:58 am

    It may be more accurate than Slidefire, but it is obviously much slower too. I’ll probably have to get one, but more for double taps than mag dumps.

  • RealTime May 5, 2014, 8:53 am

    These triggers do not perform as advertised. I have tried them, my friends have tried them and they simply do not work as advertised. So I am not sure what is going on with the difference between the performance in the promo video’s and what you actually gut but the 3 different triggers I have seen, and the one I own does not do what you see in the video.
    They are a good trigger for match shooting and I would compare them to the break of a Geissele SD-3G trigger but why pay $250 extra for a function that doesn’t work just to get a good match trigger? If you added these to a firearm with a slide fire stock they would work well… but then again, so would te SD-3G…. This trigger was a huge disappointment.

    • Dave Higginbotham May 5, 2014, 10:04 am

      The trigger performs fine. I’m not throwing stones here, but it is the shooters. It took me hours to get the hang of it. I watched one guy pick it up, put his finger on the trigger, and blaze through it. I took it next and stuttered through. In those circumstances it is clear that it isn’t the trigger. As one who had to work at it, I’d encourage you to press on. It comes to you eventually.

      • RealTime May 5, 2014, 4:07 pm

        Fair enough, but I can do the same thing feathering my Geissle SD-3G and it is half the cost. Don’t get me wrong, I do like how crisp the tac-con trigger breaks, but the rapid fire feature really does not add much that you cant do with a Wilson 3G or the Geissele.

  • TNinfidel May 5, 2014, 8:41 am

    How about we repeal the un-Constitutional 1934 NFA? It and every gun control law since are un-Constitutional infringements on the Second Amendment.

  • Danny Ayo May 5, 2014, 8:30 am

    I would love to have I

  • CockyRocky May 5, 2014, 8:14 am

    Just went to the big gun auction site (GB). High dollar, to say the least. From the video, and what the author described, it looks like a bump fire trigger. Maybe next build.

    • D. Hicks May 5, 2014, 8:43 am

      As a full auto fan the trigger,looks effective and fun.

      • Dam Woodworth May 5, 2014, 11:47 pm

        D Hicks, is this the same guy I know?
        D. Woodworth

  • roger caster May 5, 2014, 8:12 am

    can’t afford one on my retirement pay

    • Elkhunter May 5, 2014, 9:23 am

      I’m in the same boat. Ouch. At that price right this second I can buy 1500 rounds of 5.56. Plus, on general principal, I only paid twice this much to buy my Colt 6920mp. Seems a tad expensive.

  • ICEMAN May 5, 2014, 7:50 am

    The cost is $495 plus S/H.

    • TOMMY May 5, 2014, 11:12 am


  • Steve Ferguson May 5, 2014, 7:42 am

    The two Tac Con 3MR triggers I installed and tested did not perform as advertised. The cycle rate was no where near what’s shown on the video and I had multiple fail to fire incidents. I called Tac Con with my concerns and was told that it takes a lot of practice to achieve the rate of fire shown in the video. I mentioned that I had run through around 500 rounds and was told that it takes a lot more practice and in fact some people never pick it up. I then told them about the FTF incidents. At that point they asked that I return the triggers for inspection. I returned them and after two months I’ve haven’t heard from them. My experience leads me to believe that this trigger’s advertised performance is more a factor of the user and the FTF’s are likely due to the use of a weaker hammer spring, presumably needed to offset the additional friction caused by the active trigger reset feature. I would not recommend this trigger because if the reliability issue.

  • Kevin B May 5, 2014, 7:31 am

    I live in Massachusetts. We are not allowed to purchase ammo by mail, buy a gun that is not on “The List” , or otherwise dress up our AR15-style rifles as we see fit. Just how legal would an internally modified trigger system that basically turns the rifle into “full” auto be in my nanny-state?

    • Administrator May 5, 2014, 7:49 am

      The problem is finding a place to shoot that isn’t going to call the cops on you. It is perfectly legal because no legislation has been introduced to specifically ban it. All you need is one ignorant cop though, and your life will take a turn for the difficult and expensive. We all know what those are. The solution is leave that corrupt and broken state.

      • Kevin B May 5, 2014, 9:17 am

        Amen to that!

      • Thor May 5, 2014, 1:22 pm

        Its been my experience that most people equate the word “ignorant” with “stupid” instead of its true meaning of uninformed. One must be careful in its use!

    • Byron W May 5, 2014, 11:08 am

      There is a cure for your nanny state problem. Unless you have no marketable skills, or are a liberal that wants to bring the nanny mentality with you, move to one of the Southern states that have growing economies and gives it’s citizens personal freedoms.

    • Andy O May 5, 2014, 12:47 pm

      You CAN buy ammo by mail in Mass, you just have fewer choices (check around). (I live in Mass and have bought by mail).

  • Scott Walker May 5, 2014, 7:23 am

    These are nice triggers. Safety selectors are not what is shown in their advertising. Customer service is atrocious to non-existent. Good trigger. Poorly managed company. IMO.

  • John S May 5, 2014, 7:18 am

    It must be nice to have someone else pay for “a truck full of ARs and 15,000 rounds of 5.56”, But what’s the point? With 5.56 ammo retailing for nearly $1 per round, can the average shooter who buys his own guns and ammo really afford a trigger assembly that allows you to burn through a 30 round magazine in 5 seconds? I’m lucky if I can afford to shoot up a 50 round box of ammo at the target range once a month, and you’re telling me I should run the whole thing out in 10 seconds or less… I’ll pass.

    • pete N May 5, 2014, 7:26 am

      John S, if youre paying $1/round I’ll be happy to sell you a few 1000 at .75/round. It’s more like .40 now if you are looking.

    • Trapper May 5, 2014, 8:21 am

      Very well put John . I just don’t get it,whats the the point. After the first few rounds shoot you are only spraying the air with the rest of the remaining rounds.In my mind ,if someone buys one they only like the sound. Even in the service most ARs have a 3 round shoot per trigger pull ,that should tell you something .

  • RON PROFFITT May 5, 2014, 5:31 am

    I’m a FFL Dealer, where do I get one, whats the Cost?

    • Gregory Crawford May 5, 2014, 10:31 am

      Very good article! But will we have to buy our .223 rounds or .308 rounds from FEMA or Homeland Security? It would seem that buying large quantities of .233 and .308 rounds still is premium, and unless you can by from a wholesaler or direct from the company, many higher quality rounds, such as Match Grade are just too expensive. I would love to have and MR3 but I do have a couple of questions. Is it available for purchase? What is the cost of purchase and cost of change of the trigger mechanism? Did you have any problems with dependability or malfunctions while using the MR3? And in response to another comment; You have this type of trigger for tactical response purposes. If you think that the government’s jack booted thugs, or Homeland Security’s Brown Shits will be just plinking at us, you are sadly mistaken!

  • Dave Britton May 5, 2014, 5:21 am

    how much and where can I get one

  • Marc Truebenbach May 5, 2014, 4:43 am

    Good Day, I just read about, and watched the Video about the new 3MR Trigger System. Maybe I missed a “Link”???? How much and where can I possibly buy one? Plus, is the cyclic rate due to the similar “Bump Fire” Method??????

    Thank you for your time,
    Marc T

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