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
Allstar Tactical has just posted up on their blog that they are giving a 15% off discount on their SAFEMOD AR15 Compliance product.
I’m sure by now you have all read about the 2nd Circuit Decision in NYSRPA v. CUOMO. It’s unfortunate, but it’s not over. Furthermore, after reading Gov. Cuomo’s smug response to the decision, we have decided to offer a special 15% off sale on our SAFEMOD product through this weekend. Use coupon code THXCUOMO to get 15% off SAFEMODs and also get a FREE NYFirearms.com sticker as well as a FREE Allstar Tactical “Do You Even Pew Pew Pew Bro” sticker. Grab your SAFEMOD here.
The Allstar Tactical SAFEMOD is a mag button will modify your AR15 to no longer accept a detachable magazine and permanently affix an AR15 magazine in place. It works by preventing the button from being depressed once the magazine is inserted into the rifle. The SAFEMOD™ is made from aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum alloy and Type II anodized in matte black.
According to the NY SAFE ACT from the NYS Governor’s website on the SAFE ACT, “Rifles requiring registration are: Semiautomatic rifles capable of receiving a detachable magazines.” According to this definition of the law, but removing the capability of the rifle to receive “a detachable magazines” you no longer have to register the rifle and the banned features do not apply.
Remember, this is our interpretation of the law and we cannot be held responsible for a law enforcement official’s misinterpretation of the law or the legality of this product. We are working diligently to get word from the NYS Troopers that will assure us that this modification does in fact make your rifle legal.
Once again, NYFirearms will be sponsoring the NEShooters Summit training event held at Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH. This is the 6th annual Summit Meeting and it will be held on April 26, 27, and 28th of this year. The focus this year will be on solutions for dealing with difficult situations. The summit will last for two and a half days and will allow the participants to meet with and learn from the training industry’s leading experts. This is absolutely one of the best values for training this year.
This year’s scheduled instructors include Craig Douglas aka SouthNarc, Rob Pincus of I.C.E. Training, Cecil Burch, Chris Fry of MDTS Training, Dave Harrington, Wes Doss of Khyber Training, Kelly Venden, Bill Lewitt, and our own Mike Centola.
Additionally, there will be a Man-on-Man shoot-off with prize money and a raffle.
The cost to attend the summit is only $300, however, members of NYFirearms.com will be able to attend for just $275! Advance sign-up is required by all.
On November 6, 2012 Americans will go to the polls to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win this contest.
It has become cliché, but this really is the most important election in our lifetime.
In the last few years, gun owners have celebrated two of the most important Second Amendment rulings the in our nation’s history. Heller v D.C. and McDonald v City of Chicago have set the stage for national reciprocity and the elimination of discriminatory “may issue” concealed carry laws. But we can lose it all and more in the blink of an eye.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy, both Reagan appointees are 76 years old. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79. Stephen Breyer is 74.Clarence Thomas is 64 and Samuel Alito is 62. Losing one vote in a 5-4 ruling means losing your rights. The next President will almost surely appoint one or more justices. Obama’s appointments Sotomayor and Kagan are openly hostile toward your rights, which are hanging by a single vote.
The last time our nation faces such a “generational election” was 32 years ago. In 1980 we had high fuel prices, economic uncertainty, dashed hopes for the future and problems in the middle east, including assaults on our embassies (which are American soil) where American’s died. Sound familiar?
We would decide to continue with the failed policies, weak leadership and appeasement foreign policy of President Jimmy Carter, or the bold, strong, “America is special” vision of Ronald Reagan. We chose Reagan, returned America to greatness, ended the cold war, and ushered in a period of prosperity that lasted nearly 30 years.
Other elections that set the course of our nation not just for years, but for decades, were the election of Dwight Eisenhower after WWII, and Abraham Lincoln. This year is another such vital election for our country.
While there are other candidates on the ballot, they cannot and will not win. Either Romney or Obama will win this election. A vote for anyone else is throwing your vote away.
I have voted for third party candidates. I have voted in primaries for candidates that have already dropped out of the race. I understand voting for the “best” candidate rather than one the big parties are pushing. There are times this is a great idea. But now is not that time.
Votes for Ross Perot enabled Bill Clinton to defeat George H.W. Bush in 1992. Votes for Ralph Nader enabled George W. Bush to defeat Al Gore in 2000. This year’s election is too critical to help the worst candidate win because you think the other candidate is “not good enough.” Failure to vote, or voting for other candidates, will result in supporting the wrong candidate.
Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life. This election will shape your firearms rights not just for a few years, but most likely for the next 20-30 years, and possibly longer. Cast your vote like your rights depend on it, because they do.
Jim Irvine is the Buckeye Firearms Association Chairman, and winner of the NRA-ILA’s 2011 “Jay M. Littlefield Volunteer of the Year Award.”
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!
Review by EvilRP
I recently took the opportunity to train in Camden, TN with Tactical Response in their Fighting Rifle classes. I took down a rifle with the new trigger from Allstar Tactical for evaluation. The trigger itself appears to be very well manufactured and has a competition trigger feel with a smooth comfortable trigger face and modernized design. The trigger breaks crisp @ a bit over 6lbs and almost zero creep.
I took the time to make sure the rifle was sighted at my home range before going to the class and found the trigger very nice off my bench for the 30 or so rounds I sent downrange to verify consistent zero. After cleaning the rifle up I cased her up and off to Camden,TN.
The Tactical Response classes are round count intensive with a touch over 1500rnds in two days. The trigger performed perfectly, allowing me accurate fire and fast follow up in a combat style shooting atmosphere. One thing I really began to appreciate the trigger for was the smooth (maybe a touch wider than usual) trigger shoe face. After the first 700rnds several people not wearing gloves began to develop a sore spot on their trigger fingers along with fatigue in their hands. The trigger from Allstar offered me a much more comfortable purchase on the trigger itself and the minimal amount of movement and rapid reset curbed both fatigue and any type of blistering.
The second day the trigger was put into one of my light weight carbines as the rifle the fine people at Allstar sent me with was a bit heavy. It worked flawlessly in my carbine as well, rounding out with a touch under 1k rounds that day. I had several very fast very high round evolutions and the trigger was fantastic. I found the trigger really lent itself to rapid follow up shots with a clean fast reset.
Having had numerous trigger designs from several manufacturers I feel this trigger is well worth the cost. It offers a combination of single and double stage attributes that give it a distinct advantage over many. This single stage trigger offers an excellent break and fast reset two things that are greatly appreciated by competition shooters looking to squeeze every bit of accuracy out of their weapons. It also offers the reliability and safety that combat style shooters need, giving it a “best of both worlds” feel. As I understand it, there is a possibility that Allstar can lighten the trigger pull for a nominal fee which would make this a great three gun trigger if combat style shooting/training isn’t your thing.
After returning home I took the time to put the lower assembly from Allstar onto a Compass Lake Engineering NM A2 upper I have used for competitions like CMP. This upper will shoot far better than I can and really gave me the chance to see how the trigger would be on a true competition setup. My results were outstanding at 100yrds for a single stage battle trigger. The trigger consistently allowed me to hold groups of 5 rounds in a two inch or less group with irons off a bench with standard 62gr M855 ammunition.
I can honestly say I will be investing in a couple of these for my own personal weapons. I can’t thank Mike at Allstar enough for letting me try out their new trigger, it was fantastic and I’m looking forward to putting them in my own rifles.
Happy Holidays from all of us at NY Firearms! We wish you and your families a very happy holiday season and prosperous new year. Thank you so much for being part of our community and we look forward to bigger and better things in 2010!
Mike & Jeff
One of our vendors, Allstar Tactical, is holding an AR-15 lower receiver group buy for Spikes Tactical ST-15 Lower Receivers. The price is only $95 each for nyfirearms.com members.
Check it out here:
Spikes Tactical Lower Receivers Group Buy – NY Firearms Forums
NYFirearms.com stickers are now available!!!
Check it out!
Great News for firearms owners and enthusiasts everywhere. The on-going supreme court case of DC vs Heller has come to a close and the DC handgun ban has been declared unconstitutional. This is great news for handgun owners everywhere. Hopefully we’ll see the effects of this up in NY with handgun permits, and maybe the removal of the Assault Weapons Ban (yeah right, I can dream).
Read about it here at High court strikes down gun ban – CNN.com
Everyone, I hope, has heard about the Supreme Court case of The District of Columbia v. Heller, where a security guard has stepped up to say that the D.C. gun ban is an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment, his right to bear arms.
The New York Sun has published that if gun enthusiasts are victorious in the supreme court case, laws in New York City may change. Currently in New York City to own a handgun, it would cost almost $1000 in fees and is a very lengthy process.
Unfortunately, Mayor Bloomberg has come about as a definite foe of the gun community, where he has pressed lawsuits against manufactuers and retail establishments across the east coast. Something that the people of NYC should consider when voting next 😉
While sometimes New York City seems like a completely different state when compared to the remainder of New York, the laws and actions regarding firearms in NYC can have a great impact on the rest of the state.
Personally, I think we, as gun enthusiasts, need to support the Second Amendment all across New York State, with hopes that we can fight these ridiculous anti-gun laws.
We have begun our Project AR-15 with the purchase of a stripped lower receiver! This is the first in a series of posts where we will take building an NY compliant AR-15 that is still fun to shoot, looks great, and built well.
To get started, we have purchased a stripped lower receiver. The one we found was a Sun Devil Mfg lower. The unique part about the Sun Devil lower is that it has a tension screw that adjust the tension between the lower receiver and the upper receiver. This definitely looks to be a cool feature and should help, possibly, with the accuracy of the gun.
For this build I think we are going to go with a 20″ style A3 rifle for some longer range shooting. Stay tuned for updates to this project as we piece it together!
I know this article is a few weeks old now, but I just ran across it and gave it a good read. Read it and let us know what you think!
Personally, I am for enhancing gun safety and the like, but not if its just another stepping stone in trying to eliminate our Second Amendment rights.
Check out a new page we just finished, entitled NYS Gun Laws. It has a reproduction of the NYS Gun Laws that the NRA has compiled.
We feel it is always important to know what laws are in place so you do not inadvertently break the law and face serious penalties.
We are working on putting together some more content for the main site. Some of the pages we’re working on a shooting range directory as well as a firearms business directory. Keep checking back as we add more content. We will also be doing reviews on various guns, accessories, parts, etc!