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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.

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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

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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.

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Written by: Nick Leghorn

Glock is the single most popular manufacturer of handguns in the United States. Thanks to a marketing department that could sell bayonets to millionaires and billionaires, Glock’s brick-like semi-automatic pistols are universally recognized, glamorized and immortalized. Just ask 2Pac. Oh wait. I’ve avoided Glocks due to their association (in my mind) with Tupperware. After resisting Glock’s plastic fantastic siren song for more than a decade I finally decided to see if Glocks are all that and a bag of chips. So I asked, and I received and I shot the ever-loving crap out of Glock’s standard duty model: the venerable Glock 17…Read More…

Sig Sauer P250 Review

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Product Review
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Gun Review: SIG SAUER P250 9mm
Published on August 9th, 2010
Written by: Don Gammill Jr.

As a kid, there was one toy I frequented more than anything with a barrel or trigger: LEGO® blocks. With these ingenious Danish creations, I was more than merely a defender of good and an avenger of evil; I was in control of literally everything. Pre-packaged kits for planes, trains, cars, municipal buildings or even spacecraft ultimately morphed into a custom-made (for me, by me) LEGO city nestled upon a discarded, three-tiered entertainment center. What made this possible? No, Benjamin, not “plastics;” modularity made this possible. Enter the SIG SAUER P250. Read More...

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Written by Destinee
I’ve never been a big fan of polymer frame guns. They’re light, some even toy-like. For me, they don’t have the solid grip that I get from metal frames, and they just don’t look as bad-ass as good old fashioned solid steel firepower in the hand. But looks don’t count for everything – especially when considering a pistol that’s meant to be concealed. But my bias for heavy handguns aside, there is definitely something to be said for the plastic fantastics. . .Read More

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By: Nick Leghorn

There’s absolutely no doubt that polymer handguns are here to stay. They’ve proven themselves to be accurate, reliable and just as good in every way shape and form as an all metal handgun. And to be quite honest, I’m in the market for an M&P myself. But given the choice I always prefer a metal handgun over a plastic one. Read More…