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Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/09/18 - 1945hrs

We understand the frustration of many of our customers who have waited for our Delta series lowers as well as our Bravo series billet lowers and uppers. Much of that has been out of our control and in the hands of the machineshop we were using to make those parts for us. However, we are trying to bring the production in-house to prevent any delays in the future. It also gives us much more control over the final product!

Because of these extreme delays, we wanted to offer something special to the customers who have been understanding and stuck with us and did not cancel their order throughout all of these time delays. We will be offering 50% off a matched billet set that will come off our new CNC mill. You heard that right, get 50% off one billet matched set if you were a customer of ours throughout the first half of this year!**

We very much appreciate ALL of our customers and would like to extend our sincere apologies for the lack of communication, and delays on orders.

** This offer is extended to customers who placed an order with us between November 2012 and September 2013, and who have no canceled their order. **

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/08/05 - 2001hrs

On a recent business trip, our fearless leader, Mike, met up with Rob Pincus from the Personal Defense Network. He had a chance to do some filming down in St. Augustine, FL. Check out the video and article over on their website.

Defensive Rifle Hand Positions on Personal Defense Network

"Rob Pincus is with rifle specialist Mike Centola of Allstar Tactical to discuss where the support hand should be placed on a long gun. Mike demonstrates a few positions and talks about what situations they might be used in. Both Mike and Rob agree that different circumstances will dictate different hand positions and personal preference will influence support-hand placement on a rifle."

Defensive Rifle Hand Positions Preview

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/05/07 - 2155hrs

We have decided to remove USPS (United States Postal Service) as an option from the website until we can lock it into certain items only. We have had an issue with a gas tube being bent when shoved into a mail box. We also want all of our firearms and higher value products to go out under UPS (United Parcel Service) as we believe we'll gain a better service there. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for you, and we will work on getting USPS re-added for schwag and low cost items!

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/05/04 - 1038hrs

We just added 100 in stock for Lower Parts Kits on the website. These will be available for shipping late next week. There are 60 with standard grip, 30 with our black hogue grip, and 10 with our FDE hogue grip. Get them while you can!!

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/05/02 - 1147hrs

Allstar Tactical Forged Lowers


Just wanted to give y'all a heads up regarding much of our preordered products...

DELTA Forged Lowers
We have finally received our first batch of 500 forged DELTA lower receivers. We didn't realize how much time it would ahve taken for shipping, anodizing, etc. Erica is feverishly going through the orders and filling them as fast as possible, so please keep an eye out in your email for any status updates regarding FFL's, pickup times, etc.The next batch of 500 lowers are scheduled to start machining in the next week or two.

BRAVO Billet Lowers/Uppers
We expected the first 25 sets of these to be in our possesion several weeks ago, and when we finally received contact from the machine shop, we were sort of given the runaround. We were told that "We have had machining difficulties that affected the specs on a few lowers.  We needed to correct the problem before we were able to machine more." This really put us in a bad situation but we're told they may be ready to ship out to us next week. We are really very sorry for the delays regarding this product, but it is completely out of our hands at this point and we're at the mercy of this other machineshop. We are hoping to correct this problem by tooling up our new CNC mill and producing quality receivers in high volume. We very much appreciate your patience regarding this matter and will continue to keep you updated as we get information.

We have received all of the new Liberty shirts and they are in-stock and ready to ship now. The Guns, Shoes & Tattoos girls shirts are now in stock as well! We are still waiting on the Don't Hate Me Cause I'm Black, and Skull t-shirts to be finished printing at the screenprinters. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!


Once again, thank you for being patient with us. We are growing rapidly, and will start the hiring process this month to add some people to our team! We are hoping to cut down lead-times, and get products shipped out to you guys in a timely manner. Thanks for all of your support! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, for updates and chances to win FREE schwag!

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/05/02 - 1112hrs

Instagran Banner

Just finished adding a sweet new rotating banner to the website home page, so I thought I'd remind you all to check out our Instagram account at @allstartactical! We usually add some great pics of our new shop, products, training pics, schwag, contests and more. Another great way to connect with us and see the "behind the scenes." Follow us!! :)

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/03/20 - 2209hrs

CNC Screen

Good Evening!!! I wanted to give you all an update on our products that you all have preordered! I'm sure you guys and gals have been waiting (very patiently) for an update. My apologies for not posting one up sooner, but as you can imagine we have been crazy busy ourselves! Below is an update on each of the preordered products and an idea of when they should be expected!


Billet "BRAVO" Lowers and Uppers

Some of you have heard the unfortunate news when calling or emailing us on the status of these lowers. It sucks big time because these are one of our favorite products to work with and offer to our customers. We ordered nearly 180 lowers and uppers from the machineshop and expected them very quickly because the turnaround was quite short. After we ordered, we were notified that they were currently over 8 months behind. That news alone inspired us to purchase our very first CNC Mill (We'll certainly be blogging about that once it arrives), scheduled to be delivered around the 2nd week of April. On the positive side, we have received word from the machineshop that they're going to try to send us some lowers to fill orders while we bring our CNC up to speed! We are extremely sorry about the delay on this product as we anticipated it to be here before any of the others! If you guys have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!!!


Forged "DELTA" Lower Receivers

I know most of this information was posted up at the start of the preorder, but I will reiterate as much of it here as I can. We order our forged lowers in batches of 500. Back in January is when we started placing our orders. Our first batch of 500 lowers was scheduled to be machined in the last week of March (Next Week!), and those are on schedule with no delays as far as we know. Then I would figure a week or two max for anodizing and delivery times. Our second batch is scheduled for May, and our Third Batch is scheduled for June. With the way our Delta preorders are going and our new Dealers are signing up, we will probably continue our forged orders through the rest of the summer! Once again, thank you for being patient, and we're trying to figure out an exact cut-off date for the deliveries, but we're still working on it as of now.


New Allstar Tactical T-Shirt Designs

Our Keep Calm and Pew Pew Pew t-shirts have arrived and are shipping out to customers who ordered them and we're filling all new orders as well! The screen printer has been good about delivering us the shirts a few hundred at a time, and we expect the rest of the designs to be in stock within the next two week or so. We take full blame for the delay on this as we hesitated on ordering them to add the extra designs and order in one big batch (Over 1500 shirts!!). We're sorry for the delay and if you have any questions, just give us a shout!


Our phones have been ringing off the hook as of late and we're having trouble keeping up with them while trying to fill orders, build rifles, manage construction at the new shop, communicate on social networks, and answer customer emails, so please bear with us as we may miss phone calls. Send us an email to and we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible!

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/03/01 - 0012hrs

Effective March 1st, 2020, our prices for FFL Transfer will increase slightly. Our standard pricing for Long Gun transfers will be increased to $30, from $25. Our standard pricing for Handgun transfers, will be increased to $35 . Pricing for additional serial numbered items on a transfer will remain at $15. Additionally all transfers of AR15 lower receivers will transfer at $35.

To recap:

Long Gun Transfers : $30
Handgun Transfers : $35
AR15 Lowers : $35

Additional items : $15

Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/02/25 - 2344hrs

Download This Press Release in PDF Form

FEBRUARY 25, 2013

PHONE : 585-324-0345


Allstar Tactical strongly believes in our liberties and Constitutional rights as United States Citizens. Specifically, we fully support the second amendment to the United States Constitution, our right to Keep and Bear Arms. We vehemently oppose any attempt to illegally disarm law-abiding American citizens. Due to the infringement of our second amendment rights through pending and passed illegal legislation regarding our right to Keep and Bear Arms, Allstar Tactical has been forced to review it’s policies and procedures for providing any products to state and local government agencies.

Our headquarters is based in the state of New York less than 1000 feet from the West Webster Fire Department. On December 24th, 2012, we were deeply saddened, as was the rest of our community, to hear of the tragic events that took place right in our own backyard. Despite the fact that the mentally-unstable criminal who committed the criminal act was a known felon, Governor Andrew Cuomo used the deaths of our brave first responders to push through his gun control agenda, without proper discussion, effectively stripping inalienable rights from the citizens of New York State. This was especially painful for us, since many of our our brothers in the West Webster Fire Department, including those who lost their lives that day, were friends and supporters of our company, as well as loyal customers, and our cause.

The heinous NY SAFE act effectively prevents us from selling complete rifles to New York Sate citizens. This is appalling as I personally grew up in a suburb of Rochester, attended undergraduate and graduate school in Troy, NY, and chose to locate my family and businesses in a suburb of Rochester. We are tax-paying citizens and deserve the right to free-enterprise and the right to protect ourselves. Our own elected state officials have passed this illegal law which infringes on our inherent and historic rights, and is causing the state and local law enforcement agencies to enforce unconstitutional legislation. That said, we absolutely applaud and support the Sheriffs and law enforcement agencies who have stepped up and are fighting with us against the legislation.

There is a strong need for all of us to stand together in unwavering support of the 2nd Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms. As such, we are joining the rest of the firearms community in doing what we can to conscientiously object to the laws and legislation being passed. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Historically, the disarmament of the populous is the first step toward the establishment of a tyrannical government. The passage of this legislation absolutely violates the Constitution of the United States, and ignores many of the Supreme Court rulings.

Due to the current legislation in New York and any states that pass similar legislation, effective March 1st 2013, Allstar Tactical will apply all current state and local legislation applicable to civilians, to all government agencies, including but not limited to, local and state law enforcement, first responders, sheriff departments, and federal agencies. In addition, we are suspending all LE/MIL discounts on our products in those states in which our second amendment rights are being infringed upon. Discounts for personal use by LE/MIL will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Lastly, we will absolutely continue to sell our stripped lower receivers in those markets where so-called “assault rifles” are now banned. Allstar Tactical prides itself on innovation and we are working feverishly to come up with new products that will allow you to enjoy the shooting sports in a banned state and comply with these unconstitutional laws until they are changed. We cannot in good conscience remain quiet while our elected officials attempt to strip our rights away. This will remain in effect until all such legislation is repealed.

Furthermore, under these conditions, as a NY-based firearms manufacturer, tax-payer, employer, and resident, we are also looking into the possibility of relocating our headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a more second-amendment-friendly state in the Union. This decision will not come easy for us, but, in the meantime, we will fight with our brothers and sisters in New York for as long as we can. To this end, we will be opening a new manufacturing facility to increase our production capacity, and provide additional jobs for NY residents.

United We Stand; Divided We Fall.


Michael Centola, President / CEO, Allstar Tactical LLC

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Posted in News by allstartactical on 2013/02/08 - 2035hrs

United States Postal Service (USPS)

USPS is now available as an option for shipping parts and products. Please remember that we require any firearms to be shipped via USPS. We know this will help some of you out with shipping gas tubes, schwag, tshirts, etc. Please contact us if you have any questions! Thanks!

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