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Positive Reviews of Galls.com


Positive reviews at the Galls Facebook Page are a great testament to the level of service we strive to provide our customers.We’re happy to get them – and happy that customers can read these reviews online!

Each year, over one million men and women trust us to supply their essential gear and supplies. We take that commitment seriously! With over 45 years in the industry, we’re continually committed to providing the service that our first responders and public safety personnel have come to expect.

With our award-winning catalog, convenient online ordering, dedicated sales reps, 6 retail stores, and our showroom centrally located in Lexington, KY, we’re always here right when you need us. It’s nice to be recognized for the service. We certainly recognize your efforts in the communities you protect and serve.

Here are some recent reviews from our Facebook Page:


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Mini Phantom Max Plus Dash Light packs full-size warning power into compact package


Product spotlight on Mini Phantom Max Plus Dash Light

Galls best selling LED dash light, the Mini Phantom Max Plus is perfect for fire volunteers, undercover and unmarked law enforcement vehicles because of its extremely low profile design.

Long lasting LEDs provide up to 100,000 hours, eliminating constant bulb replacement. The Signal Mini Phantom Max Plus has a 1.2 maximum amp draw, reducing battery drain on your vehicle. LED dash light for police, undercover cops

Flexible mounting options for dash, deck, mirror or windshield makes it easy to fit the Mini Phantom Max Plus around existing equipment.

A removable shroud eliminates flashback – an important feature based on feedback from our customers!

Cigar plug makes it easy to transfer the Signal Mini Phantom Max Plus between vehicles. The built-in on/off switch gets you moving faster than ever. Cigar plug pattern selector makes it easy to choose from 35 eye-catching flash patterns.

Item # DL207check out all the details on the Mini Phantom Max Plus at Galls.com here.

Select from a variety of dash light colors – Some colors are shipped directly from the manufacturer, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. Item cannot ship to a PO Box/APO/FPO and express delivery is not available if shipping from manufacturer.


Tibbitts7102 (04/20/12) 4 shields
I highly recommend this product to any First Responder. The Mini-Max Phantom packs a great amount of light, in such a small object, and at a great price. Great for concealment or Unmarked vehicles, such as firefighter POV’s. I have the Red/White version for EMS, and it works great. I intend on buying 2 more to put in the back.

Twenty Dollar Tuesday’s at Galls – Great Deals on Gear and Apparel


Ready for some great deals on tactical gear and apparel from Galls?

Check out the Galls’ Twenty Dollar Tuesday’s sale!


What better way to grab some gear for on-duty and off-duty work!

Some of the great deals include:

Use promo code EM20TUE at checkout

Galls is your reliable source for quality, in-stock public safety equipment and apparel. Like you, we’re quick, efficient, and effective. We understand that the demanding needs of your profession drive your purchasing decisions, so we demand the quality gear you require to do your job.

Wherever your tough profession takes you, you’ll find we have what you need to get through in one piece. With so many people counting on you to meet the demands of your job and your duty, Galls stands ready to help you meet the challenge. Shop and Save now!


Bates Boots And Galls Team Up To Bring You Boots And Shoes For A Year!

Win Bates Boots for Every Occasion!

Just visit the Galls Facebook Page for this special deal! Then click on the Promotions tab.

In a new promotion launched on August 8, you have a chance to Win Bates Boots for an Entire Year!

Galls is partnering with Bates Footwear to award 2 fans a year’s worth of Bates boots and shoes! For FREE!

All you have to do is enter on the Promotions tab at the Galls Facebook Page, fill out your name, email and address – then you’re done.

For each winner, footwear will be custom tailored to their needs.

To enter, fill out the form at the Galls Facebook Page and don’t forget to “like” us for the latest news and deals!

Don’t wait. This promotion ends September 8, 2011.

Bates Footwear of Rockford, Michigan provides boots, shoes and other accessories to police and military customers. Bates has a great reputation for offering footwear designed to respond to your work and duty needs.

Galls is the authority in providing public safety equipment and apparel. At Galls, you can choose from a wide selection of everyday equipment needs for law enforcement, EMS, military and firefighter personnel.

Tough Mudder Celebrates Local Heroes

Earlier this week, Tough Mudder celebrated three Wisconsin heroes with a Most Respect Award.

Tough Mudder, a race that bills itself as the toughest event on the planet is a 10+ mile obstacle course that tests the physical and mental endurance of its participants.

The events take place throughout the year in special venues across the United States (and even a few select locations outside of the country).

At each locale, Tough Mudder recognizes people who have overcome tremendous obstacles and embody what it really means to be a ‘Tough Mudder’ with a Most Respect Award. Tough Mudder

In the words of Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is all about teamwork and camaraderie: the ability to work together, motivate each other, and truly test your limits: it’s team building at its most extreme.

Tough Mudder is proud to honor three individuals at Tough Mudder Wisconsin this weekend, who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Chad Boyack and Shannon Bridges sacrificed their own well-being while in the line of duty, and Justin Buehl encourages individuals to push themselves far beyond their expectations. Tough Mudder is thrilled to present these heroes with a Most Respect Award.

While Galls is not affiliated with Tough Mudder or its events, we do share an appreciation for men and women who challenge themselves physically and mentally – whether it’s at a race event or in the line of duty.

Quite often, participants in these events are police officers, firemen, and military personnel – the very type of people we talk to on a daily basis.

Chad Boyack and Shannon Bridges, two of the three people recognized by Tough Mudder, are police officers. We’re proud to share their inspiring stories of courage and endurance and we hope you take some time to read about them. They certainly have our respect and admiration.

For more information about the Most Respect Award, visit Tough Mudder. You’ll soon be asking yourself if you’re a ‘Tough Mudder’!




Choosing the Right Public Safety Boots

Choosing the right pair of boots for public safety use is extremely important. A good pair of work boots can make all the difference in how you feel at the end of a workday. Aching feet, sore leg muscles and potential back pain are issues that no one wants to deal with on a daily basis.

What are the benefits of choosing the right pair of boots?

  • Personal comfort
  • Better work enjoyment
  • Increased performance
  • Safety
  • Reduction of work related injuries – foot, leg and back pain
  • Career longevity

You may have never thought about your work boots this way, but the reality is that your choice of footwear is a vital component in making your workday a success.

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As you shop around for a new pair of boots, keep these attributes in mind.

  • Fit and Comfort
  • Intended Use
  • Performance and Durability
  • Value

Shopping for new boots can be overwhelming, but if you think about your daily work activities you can use the above attributes as a checklist.

Don’t get overwhelmed. Just think about what your daily routine is. What activities are you involved in? What regulations do you need to abide by? What do you expect from your footwear?

Fit and Comfort

First and foremost, finding boots that fit – and fit comfortably – is absolutely key. This is the footwear you’ll likely use for eight demanding hours a day (and likely more), week after week after week. You want your feet to be comfortable. Comfortable feet equal comfortable backs.

Choosing the right size is the first step. Don’t purchase boots that are too small or too large. It’s good to try on the shoes with the actual socks you intend to wear with them.

If you found a pair that you like, walk around in them. Do a quick sprint or some knee bends to see how the shoes react to different activities.

Does the shoe have a cushioned sole? Is it easy to put on and take off? These are simple but important questions that will affect your buying decision. Remember, fit and comfort are based on how you feel. Accept other opinions, but try the shoes on.

Intended Use

The second thing you want to consider when shopping for new boots is their intended use. What do you do at work? How active are you? Are you a city cop or a volunteer fireman in a rural district?

Thinking through what your daily activities are will influence the style of boots that you buy.

If you have a desk job, a traditional dress uniform oxford is probably the better choice for you as it will provide the needed comfort your daily routine requires. The other option to consider is a more athletic and work oriented oxford that is part tennis shoe and part work boot.  oxford police shoe

If you’re looking for boots, here are some things to consider:

  • Does your boot need to be waterproof or water resistant?
  • Do you need steel toe or composite toe protection?
  • Will you require an insulated boot?
  • Do you need a quarterboot or full sized boot?
  • Will a shoe with metal affect your activity?

It’s important to understand the need for steel toe protection. If you worry about things or people striking your toes during the workday, then consider steel toe boots.

However, if you routinely go through metal detectors and other security checkpoints at airports, courthouses and other governmental buildings perhaps a composite toe would be a better choice. Composite toe boots can offer nearly the same protection as a steel toe boot, but are lighter weight and are more ‘friendly’ to metal detectors.

Performance and Durability

Once you’ve thought through how you’ll use your boots, you may want to consider how they will perform during your daily duties. This is less about what you will use them for and more about how you will use them.

This is also a good time to read through reviews of boots, paying attention to what others have said about them. It makes good sense to read both the positive and negative reviews. After reading through the reviews you’ll have a better sense of what is important to you. But again, remember, footwear is personal and opinions are subjective. Try to form your own opinion based on as much information you can get.

Here are some further things to consider: 

  • Does the boot allow for ‘easy on’ and ‘easy off’?
  • Will they be slip resistant on wet floors, steps, pavement and terrain?
  • Are they easy to keep clean?
  • Do they offer shock absorbing padding – for walking and occasional running
  • Are they lightweight?

Your boots are going to be used for a variety of activities, from mundane routines to challenging conditions. Do you need a boot that can take a beating? Do you need one that’s lightweight, but can withstand the rigors of public safety?


And lastly, you must consider value. To do that, you need to determine what the boot is worth to you verse how much it is going to cost?

When contemplating value, consider:

  • How much does it cost?
  • Am I going to foot the entire bill myself? (yes, pun intended)
  • How often will I use the boots?
  • How long do I expect them to last?
  • What am I sacrificing if I don’t purchase the right boot?

Overwhelmed? You shouldn’t be. Most of the decision-making process is subconscious and intuitive. Your personal tastes balanced with your work requirements will lead you in the right direction every time. Yet, you are making an important decision and it’s always best to gather as much information upfront as you can.

At Galls, we want you to find the work boot that’s right for you. If you have any further thoughts on choosing the right boot or other work footwear, please let us know in the comments below.

Volunteer FireFighters

Volunteer FireFighter
Volunteer FireFighter

Did you know that over 70% of all firefighters in the US are volunteer firefighters? In a country of freedom, over 800,000 men and women have decided to risk their life to protect their local communities. This is a powerful statement, much like the volunteer military Americans support each year, volunteer firefighters are everyday people who do extraordinary things. As a volunteer firefighter most support the community not only with their time and courage, but as community advocates supporting charities and teaching fire safety as well as acting as fundraisers. Many of the volunteer firefighters pay for their own training and purchase their own gear. Please take the time to thank any local volunteer firefighters in your community.

Source: NFPA.org