tac-Con 3MR

Tac-Con 3MR Trigger tested

So Dagger Defense gave me one of the new Ta-Con 3MR Trigger kits the other day to test and evaluate as a contender for some new AR-style rifle builds we are planning.  Admittedly after watching the demo videos on Ta-Con’s website, I was a bit excited to see what this new trigger had to offer out of the box.  While not advertised as a full auto trigger system, the videos do insinuate that it is near full auto, but completely legal.  While it is true that the 3MR is completely legal (they even include a copy of the letter from ATF saying so in the package), it was less than satisfying based on my initial hopes.
The videos give the impression that with drop-in 3MR trigger, the user will be able to manipulate the selector switch on their AR all the way to the rear, to in-effect go full auto – similar to military and LE versions more commonly known as the M4.  The 3MR trigger is a drop-in ready, self-contained trigger kit that is easily installed without the need to take your rifle to a gunsmith.  Once installed, the kit does allow the user to manipulate the selector switch all the way to the rear (as advertised), same as you would do if your weapon was truly full auto.  However, here is where the 3MR was a big letdown…  Once in ‘select fire’ mode (selector to the rear), when the trigger is depressed only one round is fired and the bolt cycles and resets the trigger like it normally would under semi-auto mode.  There was no burst or near full auto capability (as the videos suggest) observed in my testing; it was still semi-auto fire with the selector switch flipped all the way back.  So in effect you now have a trigger with two semi-auto selector modes, which in my mind doesn’t serve any real purpose other than giving the user a bit of a “cool” factor in being able to flip the selector all the way back.  One nice thing about 3MR trigger is that the actual trigger pull is smooth and has a nice clean break, and the reset is very short.  The short reset allows for follow on shots to be taken quickly, but still requires you to pull the trigger each time.  When compared to other commercially available drop-in trigger kits I have tested, I observed no noticeable difference in performance or reliability that would justify paying twice as much simply for the satisfaction of being able to manipulate the selector switch to the rear.
After a closer look at the demo videos following my disappointing test fire experience with the 3MR, you can tell that the shooter in those videos is actually pulling the trigger each time a round is fired, albeit the shooter is doing this very quickly using a ‘feathering’ technique common in the tactical and competition shooting arenas.  This technique, when done correctly, can give the impression that a rifle is full auto – but it isn’t, and further this technique requires a bit of finesse and takes time to develop.
In my opinion the added satisfaction of being able to manipulate the selector switch to the rear isn’t worth the cost of admission with the 3MR trigger.  There are other drop-in trigger kits available that have similar, if not better, smooth trigger pulls and short resets that allow you to get the same rapid fire results, and at half the cost.

-Binion Group LLC

Kel Tec KSG Shotgun Review

Posted: July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Buy The Kel Tec KSG at Defense Firearms LLCksg

Every now and then an invention completely redefines a genre. The iPhone. The microwave oven. Snuggies. The Kel-Tec KSG. While the 14+1 round shotgun doesn’t instantly render current home defense scatterguns obsolete—wait. There’s no getting around it. It does. The KSG has at least three major advantages over any other home defense/tactical shotgun currently on sale to U.S. consumers. For one thing, the Kel-Tec KSG sends a message to all other home defense shotguns: get small or go home . . .


Thanks to its bullpup design (the action sits behind the trigger group) the KSG is one seriously short shotgun. The Floridian firearm stretches a scant 26.1 inches from stem-to-stern. For comparison, The Remington 887 Nitro Mag Tactical is a 39″ gun. O.F. Mossberg’s shortest tactical scattergun is the 590 Special Purpose (fans of The Jerk need apply). That piece tapes-in at 38 and 3/8″. The least length-challenged Benelli SuperNova measures 45″ tip to tail.

Read More…

Buy the Glock 19 in OD Green at Defensefirearms.com

I met up with GLOCK’s national sales team about three months ago at an industry expo and, much to my surprise, they announced that they’re bringing back the OD green pistols that were discontinued several years ago. When I first started my business, nobody wanted the OD guns. I ordered a dozen of them and felt like a fool. The day GLOCK announced they’d be discontinued, my shelf cleared out in a hurry. A recent Gunbroker auction had a dealer bid over $19,000 on a 19-gun collection, which is more than I would pay for them personally, but certain consumers seem to be willing to pay the beautiful and unique snowflake premium…

Read more…

Buy the Sig Sauer P938 at Defense Firearms LLC

One of the main benefits of living closerthanthis to the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping New Hampshire: the guys in the Pro Shop know me better than Daniela De Jesus Cosio knows Mexican food. Familiarity breeds contempt? Could be. I’ve been asking about the P938 pistol for months. And then it happened. While I was attending SIG’s Civilian Response to Terrorist Threats class one of the guys said they’d just received a shipment of ten P938s. I did the AMEX thing in reverse: I didn’t go home without it . . .

Read more…20130621-143915.jpg

The IMI/Magnum Research Desert Eagle wasn’t the first large-caliber autopistol to reach production. That honor belongs to the .44 AutoMag, which was then succeeded by the Wildey Auto, as famously wielded by Charles Bronson in Death Wish III. The Desert Eagle (DE) was, however, the first large-caliber auto pistol to catch the public imagination. Even casual firearms enthusiasts can immediately identify it, as can players of first-person shooters like CounterStrike (where “deagling” refers to making one-shot “kills” to the head). The shooters who haven’t fired one yearn to do so, while those who have are rarely without a strongly-held opinion for or against the big autopistol. Perhaps most interestingly, the Desert Eagle serves as a powerful, elegant argument against that old argument that “guns have no purpose but to kill.”  Read More…Image

Buy the Desert Eagle .50 at Defense Firearms LLC


One of my personal dislikes of the basic AR15 platform is the fact that they do not have folding stocks.  I am not talking about rifles like the Sig 556 or other variants, I’m talking about true AR15s.  The issue, of course, is the need for the buffer system located in the stock.  Without the buffer system engaged, the life of your AR15 wouldn’t last past the next shot probably.

So I did some searching around the web and came across a folding stock adapter for AR15s made by Law Tactical.  According to the company, it’s “The only folding stock adapter compatible with AR platform rifles.”  I was curious enough to go ahead and buy one and see if it was worth the money.

After reading the instructions and studying the adapter for a couple of minutes, the mechanics began to make sense.  The key element to the adapter is the bolt extension that engages with your buffer when the stock is in the unfolded position.  When the stock is folded, the adapter is held in by a fastener.  Likewise, the buffer is held in by the traditional buffer retaining pin.

With this in mind, it is important to note that the rifler CANNOT be fired when the stock is in the folded position.  With the buffer system disengaged, it is not capable of functioning properly and may cause serious damage to your rifle or yourself.

So why would a person want to install a folding adapter on a rifle if it cannot be fired in the folded position?  The simple answer…portability.  I have found that with the stock folded, you save enough length on your rifle that you could possibly transport it in a decent size rucksack or tactical bag (depending on the overall size of your rifle).  Some may argue that if you cannot fire it folded, it is useless, I disagree.  Any amount of length I can shave off my rifle for ease of portability is a positive in my book.

Overall, I highly recommend this product to any AR owner.  It’s fairly easy to install, minus the castle nut which is recessed and a little difficult to tighten (I found using needle nose pliers can solve this, email me if you want to know more).  In the future, I plan to sell these on the website www.defensefirearms.com but would value other people’s opinions before I do.  Please feel free to give me your opinions on an adapter like this, I’m sure others will want to hear them as well.

xds45 20121028-211118.jpg

“The .380 was a cute fad,” Springfield Armory’s print ads proclaim. “Now, let’s get back to business.” Back to business indeed. Forty-five caliber single-stack striker fired pistols aren’t exactly a new thing. Kahr and Glock have been making them since the naughties. Truth be told neither model has been flying off the shelves. But no one has made a pocket .45 this small. Our small-handed man Dan got to grips with the XD-S at this year’s SHOT Show and loved it. But is the new XD-S really all that and a pocketful of protection . . .

To buy the Springfield XDS, Click Here

Read More Here: “The Truth About Guns” Review: Springfield Armory XD-S .45 ACP.