Rochester’s Allstar Tactical LLC announced that it has been chosen to update the rifles used by the city police department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team.
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
Rochester, N.Y. – The Master Lock Company announced Tuesday it will close the SentrySafe plant in Rochester.
All positions at the Rochester plant, along with the Cannelton, Indiana location, will be relocated to Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and Mexico.
A total of 350 employees will lose their jobs.
The positions will be reduced starting January 2016 and the plants will be completely closed by June 2016.
A statement from Master Lock states the “decision is in no way a reflection of the successes, talents and skills of the SentrySafe team. We’re incredibly impressed with their commitment to build a great company.”
The company said it will provide severance and job placement services. Some employees have already been offered positions and relocation opportunities. Other offers will be made to the most qualified individuals.
A portion of the release reads:
“We continue to believe that SentrySafe is a great fit for Master Lock as both companies deliver iconic brands with strong market share, consumer awareness and significant potential to leverage the brands globally.”
In a statement, Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith said, “Of course, we are disappointed to be losing a business in town as long-established and as prominent as Sentry Safe. I’ll be reaching out to the company to see what role, if any, we can play in helping to facilitate the re-employment of its employers.”
SOURCE :: 13WHAM
This morning in Webster, just outside of Rochester, four firefighters were shot when responding to the report of a structure fire just after 5:35 AM. Two of the four firefighters, Lt Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka, were fatally wounded. This is horrible news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all those involved.
Webster Police identified 62-year-old William Spengler as the shooter. He was found dead nearby from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police have stated that this was set up as a trap for first responders.
You can read more at: http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2876697.shtml?cat=566
You can also listen to the 911 Call here:
This weekend we will have a table at the Rochester Gun Show, where we’ll have business cards and Firearms Appreciation Month T-Shirts!!! Come visit us with any questions or concerns about the site, pick up some business cards to give to your friends, and chat about firearms!
Additionally, we’ve teamed up with Allstar Tactical, one of our sponsors, and we’ll be co-hosting and attending their Customer Appreciation Event, this Sunday (9/23), at Tony Pepperoni’s in Henrietta, NY. According to their post “We will also be holding a Customer Appreciation Event with NYFirearms.com AFTER the gun show on Sunday, 9/23, at Tony Pepperoni’s, also in Henrietta. Come join us to meet the Allstar Tactical team, our BeaverLube girls, and chat about the gun show! Pizza and Wings will be provided! This will be held at 4:30PM on Sunday, which will give us enough time to clean up our booth and head over there! It is our way to say THANKS to the community that has supported us as we grow, and also for us to give some customers who have had less than perfect experiences to come and chat with us so we can make it right!”
Hope to meet some of you guys and see you all there on Sunday! Check out their sweet poster below!
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ATTENTION MONROE COUNTY GUN OWNERS
WE NEED YOU TO ATTEND THE MONROE COUNTY LEGISLATURE MONTHLY MEETING ON MAY 8 6PM AT THE MONROE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING 39 W. MAIN ST. ROCHESTER.
Currently, Monroe County parks law bans all firearms in all county parks. We have been working on changing this law for a few years and had a deal worked out for the change to be voted on at the June legislature session. We are now getting information that some in the republican party are getting cold feet on making this change. They seem to think passing it at this time will hurt Maggie Brooks chances of defeating Louise Slaughter. They have used similar excuses for years.
I will be at the May 8 meeting to speak as will others but we need a large crowd of gun owners there for support. The legislative chambers will only seat 75 but an overflow crowd into the hallways and stairways would be desirable and add impact to any remarks by myself and others.
Please make an effort to be there.
Monroe County SCOPE
On Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 630pm to about 8:30, Brad Piper, a longtime AR-15 Rifle aficionado and builder of AR’s, will be at the GCL to talk about the AR platform, how it works, what you can do with it, and how you can customize it to make it your own. Brad has been involved with firearms and building rifles, is an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and has a deep rooted love for shooting, education, and learning how to make a great rifle even better.
Please, RSVP to Dave Jenkins at 585-749-7650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the GCL seminars are free and open to anyone, member or non member.
GCL is located at 1570 Old Penfield Rd., Rochester, NY 14625. Click for a map.
Amchar Wholesale, Inc, located at 100 Airport Drive in Rochester was raided by the Department of Homeland Security this morning. It appears that Amchar bought over 5,700 AK-47 drum magazines that appeared to have been imported from Bulgaria, including Bulgarian markings on them. According to news reports the magazines are suspected to have been imported from China, which is not allowed.
Read more about the situation at the Democrat and Chronicle website here.
I was sitting in the automotive shop waiting for my car to get some new tires and watching the news in their lobby this afternoon. I looked up and who do I see on the TV??… Dave Jenkins of Rochester Personal Defense.
Read the article here. There is a video of the segment on the website.
This past Sunday, I was invited out to Canandaigua Sportsmen’s Club to do some tactical shooting with Ron Lauinger of LMI, Inc. When I arrived there, Ron was already stapling various zombie targets to stands, and he said we would be hunting zombies today! I was already excited.
After chit-chatting with Ron for a while, I already had a good feeling that he knew what he was talking about and I was in for a great learning experience. Once more people started to arrive, and after the range was set up properly, the training began.
I use the term “training” fairly loosely here not because I didn’t think it was an adequate training, but because it was really a bunch of firearms enthusiasts who wanted some extra tactical training. Ron is happy to offer this to fellow enthusiasts on Sundays.
So, I loaded up my Mossberg 500 Tactical with some target loads and head down to the field, where the targets were set up, to meet Ron. At first we talk about some tactical ways to reload, better ways to hold the shotgun, and what to do once the zombies have been shot in the face. We then procede to run through some drills with various scenarios.
What a blast, though. I cannot emphasize enough that within the two hours I spent with Ron and my shotgun, I had learned a great deal both about good ways to handle my firearm, as well as how to manuver tactically with the shotgun.
For anyone in the Rochester, NY or surrounding areas, I would definitely try to contact Ron (who is a current vendor on NY Firearms) and see about coming to his Sunday adventures.
I can’t wait for more tactical firearm training. It is probably one of the best things to learn, especially if you own a firearm for home defense. I will continue to review the various training sessions I go to.
Be safe everyone.