Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Tuesday, 20 November 2012 13:28

Black Friday - Name Your Price!

Instead of bombarding you with deals on items we pick out we decided to take a different approach this year. We’re going to let you name your price on any of the items on our websites (both Core Public Safety and Columbus Tactical). Browse our websites, find the items you like, and fill out our form! We won't turn down any reasonable offer!

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Reasonable offers only. As much as we'd like to give things away for free, we can't. Sorry!
  • The more expensive the item, the more likely we can meet your offer. Smaller item? Try buying a few!
  • Prices are negotiable, shipping is not. We use ONLY UPS and will offer an estimate based on your zipcode.
  • You are responsible for sales tax if you live in Ohio
  • If we accept your price, you must complete the purchase with payment during our sale (by the end of Saturday the 24th). Otherwise the promotional price will not be honored. No exceptions.
  • Questions about returns? Please see our FAQ


Once we evaluate your form, we'll respond. If we can meet your request we'll send you an invoice and payment instructions. If we can't meet your deal we'll make you a counter offer. We expect to be very busy so emails only please!

The event is over!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 11:43

Axixtech Split Color Heads Available

You asked for them and now they are back on our website! The TLED04, MS6, XL6, and SQ4 as well as the Titan series of dash lights are available for order in various split color combinations. Pricing remains the same for split heads so get your red\blue or amber\white on with your next order!

Monday, 05 November 2012 12:10

Axixtech Micro-Bar Review

There are truck loads of mini lightbars on the market. Every company seems to make a half dozen of them and has since the mid 70's. They come in all shapes and sizes and are mounted on everything from golf carts to semi trucks. So when Axixtech debuted the all new Micro-bar you probably wondered what makes it any different from the other bazillion mini bars on the market. We've spent the last few weeks with our demo bar, showing it off and putting it through its paces in an attempt to answer this question for you.

The first thing that will strike you about the Micro-Bar is just how appropriate it's name is. We hadn't put much thought into it around the office. We just figured, "well, that's a catchy name" and went about our daily routine until the box showed up. Now, we knew the Micro-Bar was small. We'd read over the promotional material and saw other dealers comparing their demo bars to rulers and batteries but something gets lost in translation on the internet. You just don't really appreciate just how small it is until you're holding it in your hand. Yes, hand, singular. It comes in at a little under 7 inches in length and a little less than 1.5 inches tall. It's not much bigger than two dvd cases stacked on top of each other. That really does put it in a class of it's own and make it smaller then almost any other mini bar making the name Micro-Bar truly accurate. It's so small you can store it in a backpack, your glove compartment, under your seat, just about anywhere.

How did they get it so small? Axixtech used their popular MS3 module inside the bar. Ten of them to be exact. Just like its big brother the Axixtech Falcon, they have arranged the modules so that not only do you have great front, back, and side warning but you also have modules mounted at an angle on the corners of the bar so that you have off angle warning as well. That's something you don't get with many other mini bars.


It has other things going for it besides its size. The MS3 modules pack quite a punch and give you all the brightness that you would expect from a mini bar. The build quality is excellent as well. The bar feels nice and sturdy and the parts fit snugly together. The Micro-Bar comes with 19 flash patterns which you can select from the cigarette lighter plug and while many of the patterns are similar to each other there is enough variation that you are bound to be able to find one that works well for any application. The only thing we can say even remotely negative about the bar is that the MS3 light heads have a much smaller light projection footprint versus a bigger light head like the ones used in the Falcon. That's to be expected though and it doesn't mean that the Micro-Bar isn't bright (we're still seeing spots) but it is something that you might want to consider based on your application.



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Axixtech Micro-Bar Mini Lightbar
Wednesday, 24 October 2012 14:17

Brooking Industries

Thursday, 21 June 2012 00:19

Vote for us in Mission: Small Business!

We're calling everyone to arms! We need your help on something. We have entered 'Mission:Small Business' presented by Chase and Living Social and *if* we get 250 votes we'll be entered for a chance to win a $250,000 small business grant. I don't have time to tell you all of the awesome things a grant like this would allow us to do but we would be able to serve you in ways that we've been planning for a long time. We have less than 10 days to get 250 votes so we really really need your help.

Here's what you have to do:

  1. Go to
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    (They aren't collecting your personal information or installing any applications to your facebook so don't worry.)
  3. Search for Core Public Safety
  4. Vote!

I can't begin to tell you what this would mean to us. Please if you have some free time take a second to do this and help support us as locally, law enforcement owned and operated small business!!!

Friday, 25 May 2012 11:17

Minimum Advertised Pricing

We've got a few simple beliefs we live by here at Core Public Safety, but at the top of the list is treating you how we want to be treated. One of the ways we go about doing that is listing the majority of the products on our website at MAP (minimum advertised pricing). If you're not familiar with MAP, it's the lowest price we are allowed to advertise for a product and it is set by the manufacturer. Sometimes MAP and MSRP (Manufactures Suggest Retail Price) are the same, often they are not.

We believe in selling at MAP for a few reasons. First, it keeps us competitive with many other dealers who also follow MAP pricing. Secondly, we personally hate buying something online and thinking we got a deal only to find out later that we could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere. If we hate having us done to us, why would we do it to you? I knew that there were a lot of other retailers out there who follow MAP and others who don't for various reasons so I got curious and started doing some searching to see what other retailers were charging for a specific product.

I chose the Axixtech G6 Mini Light bar, part number G6RQC4 which has a map price of $223.20. The good news for you is that many retailers follow MAP like we do. The bad is some charge much more (which is completely in their rights). I found the G6 for $239 at one retailer, just slightly above MAP but not too expensive. At another retailer it was $279.95 which is expensive but still below the MSRP price of $289. However, I found one retailer charging $319 for the G6. That's $95.80 over MAP and $30 over MSRP. It pays to do your homework before buying.



What I found that surprised me more than anything was a small little blurb of text I saw on a competitors website while comparison shopping. You'll notice at the bottom of customizable Axixtech product pages we include a small paragraph about custom orders. One vendor (who shall remain nameless, but they are a pretty big company) must have copied the manufacturer's standard product info directly from our page because they also included our custom order paragraph word for word. I'm not sure to be angry or flattered that one of the big guys gets their information from us.

In closing, I guess there is a moral to this story. If we offer the cheapest prices allowed and other retailers trust our website to get their product information, why would you shop anywhere else?


Stay safe everyone and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 11:39

Axixtech Microbar

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