Allstar Tactical Corkscrew Flash Hider and Snake Oil | NRA 17

Allstar Tactical is based out of Rochester, NY and its owner, Mike Centola, designs and makes everything he sells.


His Corkscrew Flash Hider looks like a medieval torture device but look past its flaboyant design and you will see a product that actually works very well.

If you look closely at the photo below, you can see ridges cut into the tines of the Corkscrew. These ridges help to generate turbulence within the Corkscrew which helps reduce the possibility of the gasses exiting the muzzle from igniting.

They offer the Corkscrew sharpened or a “Not So Stabby” version below. Mike is working on a shortened version for his LE customers.


Along side the Corkscrew, is their Snake Oil Prime Firearm Lubricant. Yes he is selling snake oil and that is the joke. However do not let the name fool you. Allstar Tactical Snake Oil is a molybdenum disulfide based lubricant. The moly adheres to metal and even when the liquid has evaporated over time, the moly will act like a dry lubricant. It has an operating temperature of up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can check out their products on their website

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Jared Vynn

    “Lube or die”, I would love that on a Morale Patch™.

    • DIR911911 .

      not sure why he put a comma after “lube”. . . i guess you’re supposed to pause for dramatic effect

    • valorius

      Otherwise known as a tacticool dork patch. 😉

  • Some Rabbit

    There was a complaint about the old M16A1 flash hider that it collected vegetation when walking through the brush. This design would seem even more efficient in that respect. That said, A smaller version would be great for eating spaghetti.

  • Dracon1201

    I wonder what pitch this tuning fork will be tuned to…

    • EdgyTrumpet

      F-U sharp.

  • If the ridges are on the outside, how do they generate turbulence within?

    (Not entirely sarcastic question.)

    • Nicholas C

      Not those. The outside are not ridges. I mean the small cuts on the inside of the tines facing the center of the flash hider.

  • valorius

    What….no c clamp grip? HE’S NOT TACTICAL!

  • Marcus D.

    In article I read a few years ago comparing a slue of muzzle devices found that the two most effective were the A2 and the trident style. this seems a development of the latter.

  • Uniform223

    It could also be used as a “compliance” device

  • Seth Hill

    Ruffles has ridges, do they create turbulence?