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Handcuffs

This is a discussion on Handcuffs within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; My issued cuffs are S&W 100 types. They have the slotted double locks that you have to use the key to activate. I'm thinking of ...

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    Handcuffs

    My issued cuffs are S&W 100 types. They have the slotted double locks that you have to use the key to activate. I'm thinking of getting these Smith & Wesson M&P Lever Lock Handcuffs and these Smith & Wesson 300P Push-Pin Hinged Satin Nickel Handcuffs

    You that carry cuffs, what do you think of the push pin types? Do they work as designed? Do they activate accidentally? Tell me about them. Gracias.
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    I have some of both. The push pin locks are easier to manipulate than the slotted locks, especially if you put them on upside down.

    With some cuffs, the push pin is on the outside of the cuff, so there is no "upside down".

    The double locks " lock" the cuff from getting any tighter. If you dont lock it, every time the cuffed perp moves, it will get tighter and they will start complaining about it. If you double lock it, it prevents that.
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    I have always preferred the push pin Peerless. I carry the hinged 801 and they have always performed as they should. I seem to find myself fumbling with the S&W slide double lock. so I avoid them. I carry nickle since I have found the pentrate finish to be more prone to rusting.
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    Another Peerless fan here. I have always liked the push pin style of double lock over the S&W slotted lock.
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    Peerless is good, no doubt about that.

    I think they are easier to get off.
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    i carry the asp hinged cuffs, must say they are very nice cuffs and have never gave me any problems
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    Hiatts hinged cuffs for me. They are built well, also have a push pin double lock and can be pre-loaded for instant use.

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    Under forceful cuffing, the ASP's have too much flex and run along the cuff body, thus missing the ratcheting. Not reliable enough for my duty belt.
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    Yeah... Asp cuff look nice, but you wont find them on my belt.
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    Interesting about the ASP' cuffs. I've never seen any or used any.

    I like hinged cuffs for the control that they can give, but they just arent long enough for some people to get their arms behind their back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Interesting about the ASP' cuffs. I've never seen any or used any.

    I like hinged cuffs for the control that they can give, but they just arent long enough for some people to get their arms behind their back.
    You just got to try a little harder.
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    I admit I have limited experience on the subject, the only cuffs I've used are S+Ws. They seem to work fine for me, however I'm sure there are better cuffs out there.
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    You just got to try a little harder
    I would rather stand against the cannons of the wicked than against the prayers of the righteous.


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    Nobody mentioning thumb cuffs? I still have scars on both thumbs from a dumb day in the Army in 1973.
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    Go ahead and tell us, Husker... this sounds like a good story... LOL!
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