First Impressions: Tac-Con 3MR “Full-auto” trigger

    TFB covered Tac-Con’s 3MR “Full-auto” trigger back in December when it was just an announcement. Now, here at SHOT Show Media Day I put 40 rounds through an AR-15 with the 3MR, and my first impressions are….. not good.

    Before shooting, I asked for a tip on how to shoot it well and I was told to not press too hard on the trigger. The 3MR concept is that the trigger gets pushed forward and reset with each shot, so if you are squeezing too tightly then you don’t get the reset. I saw a Tac-Con get demo it right before I went up to the line, and he made it look easy. Then, I watched the guy in front of me shoot and he wasn’t very successful, accomplishing at best one 3-round burst.

    I had two magazines with 20 rounds each, and I fired two single shots just to get used to the trigger. Then, I kept firing while feeling for the positive reset. It just wasn’t happening for me and I could not get into any sort of rhythm.

    As with most things, if I had more time to practice I’m sure I could get the hang of it. I really want to like this product and conceptually, I do. I’m sure that there are plenty of people who will shoot the 3MR for the first time and pick it up quickly. It just wasn’t the case for me. Perhaps I’ll have better luck next time.

    Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

    He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.