After seeing some amazing YouTube videos put out by Tac-Con, I decided to order one for myself and see how well the system works. Retail price on their website was $289.99, which puts it on the more expensive side of match grade triggers, but the 3rd mode is what I wanted to see. Semi-automatic mode features a 4 1/2 pound pull and 3rd mode features a positive reset with zero take up.
A little about the company from their website” Tactical…Fire…Control; the name says it all! Tac-Con is American owned and its products are 100% made in the USA! Tac-Con Trigger Systems are crafted from the finest materials using Full EDM & CNC manufacturing technology. All components are coated with NP3 (Nickel Teflon) to ensure years of dependable service. Each Trigger system is individually hand-tested for quality, pull weight and function prior to shipping and feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty.”
The assembly comes neatly packaged as a single piece unit along with a 3-position selector switch, the package also contains a nice Velcro backed patch, full color sticker, card from the BATFE explaining it’s non-NFA status, and a very detailed and easy to understand instruction booklet.
Installation was a breeze. I installed it in a S&W M&P15 chambered in 300 AAC Blackout fitted with an EO Tech 512. Trigger assembly drops right in and features springs on the bottom side to help keep the trigger pins from walking out. The Tac-Con does come with new trigger pins, but they are not required for installation. It has a very nice fit and finish, no sharp edges or tooling marks. Looks and feels to be very durable and give a lifetime of service. Now time to take it to the range.
In single stage, the trigger breaks clean and consistent with no take up or creep. Semi-auto mode is a match grade trigger, set to break at 4.5 pounds. 4.5 pounds is on the heavier side for match triggers, but the heavier weight isn’t a bad thing. In fact it allows for the rifle to be more useful. You would never want a home defense trigger to be set for 1.5-2 pounds, and it is extremely difficult to win a competition mil-spec trigger to a competition on the weekends. I slid the selector to the second stage and pulled off a few rounds. the positive reset is very noticeable right away. With the positive reset, the ability for extremely accurate follow up shots are much faster than with any mil-spec trigger. Yes, you may be able to yank the mil-spec trigger and achieve similar firing rates, but would not be able to match the accuracy that can be achieved with this trigger. This trigger wasn’t designed to just throw lead at a backstop, this was designed to have the ability to have lightning fast, accurate follow up shots. 3 shot bursts were quick and precise and the more I used the trigger the quicker and more accurate follow up shots became.
For those shooters that are looking for a great addition to their AR platform, you can’t really go wrong with the Tac-Con 3MR Trigger.
Video from Tac-Con website.