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Posted: 10/10/2005 9:07:21 PM EDT
Hello Guys,
My GF's brother is graduating from the State Police Accademy in a month and I am just wondering what is a good gift to get for him. I am very close with him and would like to get him something that is both nice and possibly something he can use. So far I was thinking about getting him a benchmade knife. Any other suggestions?
Thank Alot
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:27:08 PM EDT
[#1]
How about a 1911?

If that is out of your budget a good knife would be great.

my .02
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:30:23 PM EDT
[#2]

Quoted:
How about a 1911?

If that is out of your budget a good knife would be great.

my .02



I would like to keep it under $200. A 1911 is what I want when I graduate the accademy
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:37:10 PM EDT
[#3]
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 11:51:17 PM EDT
[#4]
my dad is passing on his SIG P220 to me in march when i graduate
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 11:54:24 PM EDT
[#5]
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 12:43:37 AM EDT
[#6]
Nice rechargable flashlight
Weaponlight (Surefire X200A, M3, M6, etc)
Nice knife
Gift certificate for supplies
Bug out bag

Options are endless
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 1:23:55 AM EDT
[#7]
A St. Michaels might be a good start. Then maybe a good rechargable flashlight. How about an engraved leather ticket book. I got one last year ( I aint no rookie) but I really like it. It has my name and badge engraved on it.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 7:35:47 AM EDT
[#8]
I think you were on the right track with the engraved benchmade.  
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 11:21:50 AM EDT
[#9]
Get him a Gerber 600 Pro Scout.  It's something he'll use nearly every day.  Getting one with the tool kit would be a plus.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 3:34:32 PM EDT
[#10]
some Danner boots.  
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 3:42:34 PM EDT
[#11]
Gear bags. Good, heavy duty waterproof, big, with a shoulder strap.   Alternatively, a good solid briefcase.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:22:29 PM EDT
[#12]
St Michael charm, first and formost.

A nice flashlight or Multi Tool are nice and will always be used.

Back up weapon (or at least money towards it/gift cert) would be a really nice gesture.



Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:06:39 PM EDT
[#13]
If he has all the practical things taken care of, back up gun, second flashlight (small preferably), and gear bag etc, then I would consider something nice to have.

The best graduation presents I got were a St. Michael's medal and a challenge coin with my Agency's logo on it.  My wife got me the medal and a friend in my agency got me the challenge coin.  I don't know where he got it from but it's really cool.  And if I ever get the chance to go out for a few drinks with my squad mates, I will put it to use.

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 6:27:55 PM EDT
[#14]
Cheap Benchmade                   40

Cheap surefire G2 flashlight    35

extra pair of Hiatt hinged cuffs 30

Oakley SI boots                        150

Glock 26 or 27                          400 and some change from a LE distributer

Off duty holster                          20 to 100 dollars depending on uncle mikes - Kramer horsehide


Any combination of the above!!
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 8:25:52 PM EDT
[#15]
My department doesn't issue shoulder mikes for our radios.  We buy our own. They cost about $90, and not only do they get used many times a day, I think they increase officer safety.  You'll have to be sure what radio his department uses.  They also may issue them.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 9:11:55 PM EDT
[#16]
A thick skin and a short memory. If those aren't available, a GC to a copshop...
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 4:31:57 AM EDT
[#17]
The gear bag I think is a great idea, as well as countless others in here.  If you want to stay under $200, then I would definitely consider the gear bag, flashlights, handcuffs or any of those items.  The st michaels medals are always nice as well.  My gift was a duty belt, and that was because the dept I was on at the time didn't have a gear allowance.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 9:30:12 AM EDT
[#18]
What uafgrad said....
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 11:09:18 AM EDT
[#19]
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:41:43 PM EDT
[#20]
Well see if you can find out what he'll get from his dept. from an officer that works there.  

I like the gear bag idea, the second set of handcuffs, a nice surefire rechargeable.

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