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    Interested in good handcuffs. Suggestions?

    What are some good brands, models, prices and sources for handcuffs?

    Pics encouraged. Online sources preferable, as I'm not likely to find many stores in this area that carry them, and the last two police supply stores I knew of are no longer there.

    Thanks!

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    The only two that I use, Peerless and S&W.

    I have not had anyone break out of them yet.
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    When I was a working man it was Peerless.

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    Same as Ron.

    They cost around 30 bucks.

    S&W have a the doublelock feature on the face of them. If you put the cuffs on upside down with that facing the ground it can be a trick to unlock them on an unwilling suspect.

    On the Peerless the doublelock is on the side so it dosent matter which way is up...but its small and hard to see at night. If the suspect is acting the fool, it too can be difficult to hit that liitle 1/8" diameter hole with the key.

    In any case, they are pretty much the standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    What are some good brands, models, prices and sources for handcuffs?

    Pics encouraged. Online sources preferable, as I'm not likely to find many stores in this area that carry them, and the last two police supply stores I knew of are no longer there.

    Thanks!
    Depending on the purpose

    http://www.amazon.com/Reno-Fuzzy-Han.../dp/B000HKI4E2 for fuzzy cuffs and a citation book!

    [Sorry, the devil made me do it!]

    For LE work, I use S&W (old ones I was issued, with lock on the edge). I also have a set of the newer S&W (look cheesy to me vs. older ones) and Peerless hinged.
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    I use Peerless AND Smith's, with the Peerless seeing more "action" than the Smith's. I don't know why...I guess it has something to do with the cuff pouch I use. I keep my Peerless cuffs in a Safariland model 090 cuff case. It is an open top pouch that is form fitted. The Peerless cuffs fit inside perfectly while the Smith & Wesson's seem to "hang up" and "Bind" a little because of their different construction.

    When/if I buy a new pair, I'm goiing with the ASP cuffs!

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    Unless you are paid to use them you have no good reason carrying cuffs, the liability for false imprisonment is high, you are not a cop.

    At what point while you are putting the cuffs on do you intend to be covering the perp with your weapon? If he is compliant enough to allow you to do that unarmed then you don't need them.

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    I'll throw another vote for Peerless, they're what the PD I was with used!

    I did see a picture of some ASP light weight cuffs receintly and they looked like something I might carry now... anyone know anything about these?
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    I used peerless for years (where did I leave those anyway?)

    Dad prefers S&W...

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    Ditto: Peerless & S&W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Unless you are paid to use them you have no good reason carrying cuffs, the liability for false imprisonment is high, you are not a cop.

    At what point while you are putting the cuffs on do you intend to be covering the perp with your weapon? If he is compliant enough to allow you to do that unarmed then you don't need them.
    Too many assumptions, but thanks for the concern. I'm not about to be playing cop. Playing, on the other hand...

    I used to have a pair of Peerless, but they're gone. So, it turns out they were a favored brand after all! I had often wondered if they were considered an "off brand."

    Thanks for the info. Who's a good supplier online?

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    I use Peerless chains for EDC, find them quicker to cuff with. Have hinged Peerless in the war bag for transports.
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    I have had 2 pair of S&W cuffs since 1981. They were a "gift" from the owner of the first security company I worked for.

    They got extensive use.

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    i'm partial to the ASP set

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    Too many assumptions, but thanks for the concern. I'm not about to be playing cop. Playing, on the other hand...

    Thanks for the info. Who's a good supplier online?
    Oh sorry, I assumed as this was posted on a forum devoted to discussion pertaining to weaponry and tactics that you were asking something to do with those subjects.

    I'll ask my wife later which shop it was we saw the 'play' handcuffs, I know it was in the Castro district of SF but I forget which store...

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