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Posted in News by allstartactical on 2018/08/25 - 1325hrs

AT Press Release

AUGUST 25 2018




ALLSTAR TACTICAL LLC. ( ROCHESTER, NY ), with its flagship store and manufacturing facility at 2285 Ridgeway Ave in Greece, is pleased to announce that it will open a second location at 92 W Main St, in the town of Macedon.

The new retail store, Bunker East, will carry handguns, shotguns, hunting rifles, modern sporting rifles, and supporting accessories. The facility will also offer complete firearm customization to suit all customers. Allstar Tactical has also teamed up with BSH Gun Works, owned by local law enforcement officer, Jose Rodriguez, to offer custom cerakote finishing and holsters at their first retail location inside of Bunker East.

In addition to its staff of nine employed at the Greece location, Allstar Tactical plans to expand its workforce by 50% within 6 months of opening the new location.  Our current team consists of military veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and engineers.

“We’ve seen strong growth and success at our Ridgeway location despite the difficult climate for firearms businesses in New York State.  I believe our customers are drawn to our team because of our extensive knowledge, friendly service, and competitive pricing.” – Mike Centola, CEO, Allstar Tactical

Allstar Tactical plans to open Bunker East this fall.

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Posted in News by allstartactical on 2015/11/12 - 1825hrs

AT Press Release

NOVEMBER 13, 2015






ALLSTAR TACTICAL LLC. (Rochester, NY) has recently announced plans to move its headquarters into the town of Greece, NY. The new location will be approximately 1.4 miles from its current location in the City of Rochester.

More importantly, in addition to this move, Allstar Tactical has decided to reopen a retail showroom servicing the greater Rochester, NY area. This showroom, codenamed “The Bunker,” will be open from 11AM to 8PM Tuesday through Saturday. They will offer the entire line of Allstar Tactical products, including Snake Oil Prime, in a retail venue, as well as products from select manufacturers specifically chosen by the Allstar Tactical Team.

“We are extremely excited to reopen a retail location. For the last three years, we have been unable to showcase our own products or have an easy way to work with our loyal, local customers. My team and I are ready to show you Western-NY’s premier boutique firearms shop.” – Mike Centola, CEO, Allstar Tactical

“The Bunker” at Allstar Tactical, will also have a classroom facility to be able to teach its own classes, such as Certified Armorers courses, NRA Range Safety Officer classes, and other basic gunsmithing classes. They will be able to host nationally-recognized trainers as well at the facility.

Allstar Tactical has enlisted the help of several consultants to bring this project to light. Glenn Rapp has been recruited as Lead Gunsmith and to manage all Allstar Tactical warranty repairs. Andy Dickason will be coming on to the team as General Manager and Retail Customer Service Specialist to help with the day to day operations of the retail side of Allstar Tactical.

Allstar Tactical is a manufacturer of small arms, specifically the AR-15/M16/M4 platform, with focus on innovation, improvement and engineering of new and improved parts and modifications. The company's target market is civilian and law enforcement sales, as well as sales to the various military branches.

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Posted in News by allstartactical on 2015/11/10 - 1825hrs

AT Press Release

NOVEMBER 10, 2015




ALLSTAR TACTICAL LLC. (Rochester, NY) has been chosen by the Rochester, NY Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for their rifle refresh. Several officers from the team have supplied information to Allstar Tactical to determine the exact requirements and specifications for their duty rifles. Once the details were worked out, the team at Allstar Tactical designed an upper receiver to fit their exact specifications.

Several premium parts were chosen from the Allstar Tactical catalog such as their Enhanced Bolt Carrier System, MFKR handguard system and Upper receiver, among other things.

In addition to building the new upper receivers for their weapon systems, Allstar Tactical will be performing a complete refresh on the lower halves of their rifles. Due to the length of time in service of these rifles, many parts in the lower halves of these rifles need to be replaced. Allstar Tactical will replace worn parts in order to provide a completely refreshed weapon system. They will also be adding a few upgrades to the lower receivers as well, including their new MFHB heavy buffer system. These new rifle systems are in production right now and will be put into service before the year’s end.

“We are extremely honored to be working with the Rochester SWAT team. I was born and raised in this area and it feels great to be able to help out our local law enforcement whenever possible” – Mike Centola, CEO, Allstar Tactical

Allstar Tactical builds many different custom rifle configurations for both civilian and LE use. Departments are able to customize their rifles to suit their individual needs. At the same time, the team at Allstar Tactical can make sure the officers are getting the best equipment for the job and the best bang for their buck.

“Being a police officer is becoming ever more dangerous by the day especially for Swat team members. Our team needs the most effective reliable tools to meet danger head on. That is why we chose Allstar Tactical to refurbish, rebuild and enhance our service rifles. We also wanted to partner with a member of the local Rochester community in order to focus on accomplishing the mission of the RPD SWAT team; to save lives.” – Lt. Aaron Springer, Rochester Police Department

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Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/09/24 - 2026hrs

Allstar White AT15

We would like to start out by offering our sincere apologies for any kind of extreme delays over the last two years with our products. It has been a struggle between managing working captial, to getting our CNC mill up and running, to sourcing in-spec products. We wanted to let you all know how much we really appreciate your patience with us and have a special offer for you. If you would like to swap out products on your order towards something else that we may have in stock, we will offer you an additional 10% in store credit with your order towards the other products. That's a FREE 10%. We are upset at the lack of customer service that you all have received and are prepared to make it up to you however we feasibly can. I hope that this can start us back off on the right foot and we'd be happy to toss in some extra Allstar apparel to anyone taking advantage of this offer.

We will be working to fulfill all of the outstanding backorders and customer issues by year end. We would like to start off 2015 with a bang (no pun intended) and would love the support of our customers, friends and family!

Once again, we are sincerely sorry for all the events and delays that have transpired and we hope that you will continue to work with us in the future. We have many great new products coming out that are truly innovative and just plain work amazing. We encourage everyone to give them a try, check out our videos and more.


The Allstar Tactical Team

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/07/14 - 1022hrs

Hey Guys & Gals! We'll be out of the office this week from 7/14-18 for some business meetings and the Shooting Industry Masters in South Florida. We will return back into the office on the 21st. We will have sporadic email access but will try to get to them each night if possible. Any purchases made off our website this week will be shipped early next week as soon as we're back in the shop. Feel free to check out or Instagram feed for pictures and any discount sales!

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/06/23 - 0942hrs

There have been some concerns with the quality of our products, specifically our lower receivers, and we never officially addressed it. Due to a recent claim on social media that our BRAVO series billet lower receivers were out of spec, we have decided to make this official press release regarding the issue. We have taken the necessary steps with our legal counsel with regard to the slanderous and libelous claim of this individual and his company.  These practices are unethical and have no place in the firearms industry. 

Our BRAVO series billet lower receivers are not made in-house on our CNC machine. The are currently made for us at an outside machineshop. We had a MAJOR issue with supply through all of last year because of the craze in the firearms industry due to the various shootings that had occurred. It was at that point we decided to purchase our own CNC vertical mill. Unfortunately, we underestimated the amount of time necessary to design, set-up and run our own pieces on the machine, which is why we are currently still so far behind on some orders. We have been receiving a small supply of billet products from the old manufacturer and filling the oldest orders as fast as possible.

With regards to the claims that our BRAVO series lowers are out of spec, we assure you that we have not had even one complaint about the quality of these products. We have shipped over 100 of these out to customers with nothing but positive responses to the fit and finish of the lower receivers. Both of our fully automatic AT10 rifles are made using BRAVO series lowers and uppers. Those rifles have had thousands of rounds of full-auto fire through them with out a single issue.

We stand behind our products 100% and offer a limited lifetime warranty on everything we sell. We have tried to reach out to the customer who purportedly has the lower receiver that will not accept a receiver extension tube and have offered to swap it out with a replacement one. In addition, we are constantly striving for 100% satisfaction with our products and do our best to address any customer issues in a timely manner.

We also wanted to address our DELTA series forged lower receivers.

We actually had an issue with these and there were many claims to this out on the internet describing some of the issues that people were having. We also do not make our forged products in-house and outsourced the forged lowers to a separate company to machine them for us. With that, we mistakingly assumed that they would go through Q/A on their end. We received them and started to ship them as fast as possible due to how many orders we had waiting for them. There was never an issue in the past with the first 250 we had made.

The main issues with these lowers were the fact that the fire control group well was slightly undersized. This allowed only Mil-Spec standard trigger groups to work. Some wouldn't work at all, but the majority of them would still accept a Mil-Spec trigger group. They would not, however, accept any form of aftermarket trigger, two-stage, etc, which is completely unacceptable. The only other issue we found was that the markings were inconsistent in their depth, and some had cosmetic blemishes as well. We are currently offering these blemished lower receivers on our website at a large discount.

Unfortunately, some out-of-spec ones slipped through the cracks and were shipped out to customers. Very few of the customers contact us direct, but instead turned to voice their opinions on the Internet. It took us until sometime late 2013 to achieve a resolution with the shop that produced these for us. Unfortunately much of the damage to our reputation as a quality manufacturer was already done. For that, we are deeply sorry.

Again, as said above, we stand behind our products 100% and are offering anyone who has received a DELTA series forged lower that was out of spec, to contact us and we'll swap it out for a new one that is verified in-spec, as we would with any of our products. We want our customers to be happy with the products they have purchased from us and are trying to do whatever it takes to ensure they have a quality Allstar Tactical product.

We will be working towards producing our BRAVO series lowers and uppers on our own CNC machine and will hopefully have products to debut very shortly! Again, please don't hesistate to contact us directly if you ever have any issues with our products. We will do our absolute best to ensure your satisfaction.

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/04/22 - 2210hrs


Since no one was asking, but everyone was obviously wondering, if our CorkScrew flash hider would be good at tenderizing meat, we had to make a video doing just that.

The steak was delicious in case you were wondering.

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/04/22 - 2151hrs

Allstar Tactical Forged Upper Receivers


We just got 20 forged upper receivers back in stock. These are complete with dust cover and forward assist assembly. They also have CNC engraved T-Markings. They are in stock and ready to ship. Check them out here: AT Forged Upper Receiver.

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/04/09 - 2146hrs


Just finished up the quick video on maintenance and lubrication of your AR15 bolt carrier group and changing handle. It's a quick 5 min rundown of what's needed to lubricate your bolt carrier group and charging handle. Many people way overlubricate their AR15 riles which is unnecessary and could attract dirt and debris. Starring Mike ( wearing our "Don't Hate Me Cause I'm Black" shirt. (Grab one here: Don't Hate Me Cause I'm Black Shirt). Also features our own BeaverLube!!

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2014/01/21 - 1228hrs

Our CorkScrew Flash Hider is now available for purchase. The price is $60 MSRP and they will be shipping by mid next week. We are just waiting for packaging to show up! Check out the information on them below:

AT Corkscrew


Our second in-house designed muzzle device comes in the form of this crazy "CorkScrew" Flash Hider. These flash hiders feature 5 curved prongs to aid in speeding up the release of gas, preventing after-combustion, which causes flash. The ends of the prongs have also been chamfered into extremely sharp penetration devices which can be used as a impact device. The design is very effective in reducing the flash signature of the rifle. An additional feature of the curved designs is the ability for the muzzle device to self-tighten, reducing the need for higher torque tightening.

Our CorkScrew flash suppressors are precision machined from 4140 high-carbon-steel, heat-treated to 55RC, and then finished using Ferritic Nitrocarburizing. Ferritic Nitrocarburizing, also know as QPQ Nitride coating, raises the final hardness to 60+RC and gives it a nice satin black finish. They are threaded to the standard AR15 / M4 / M16 5.56 threads of 1/2-28 UNEF for easy installation.

When installing this muzzle brake, we include a crush washer for ease of install, but it is optional due to the auto-tightening nature of the flash suppressor. There is also no need to align or clock this flash hider.



We have also decided to reduce the price on our Delta Muzzle Brakes to $45. Grab them while they're hot!

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