Handcuff case

WhispTech

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I personally don't carry handcuffs since not certified yet on them. But I know here in Canada majority of police and other guards I work with use the Smith & Wesson series 100 since the cuffs them self have to meet a certain level of certification. This is a chained version which is their primary set and I would look at the 100 for your sizing options
 

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I personally don't carry handcuffs since not certified yet on them. But I know here in Canada majority of police and other guards I work with use the Smith & Wesson series 100 since the cuffs them self have to meet a certain level of certification. This is a chained version which is their primary set and I would look at the 100 for your sizing options
Thank you sir!
 

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I personally don't carry handcuffs since not certified yet on them. But I know here in Canada majority of police and other guards I work with use the Smith & Wesson series 100 since the cuffs them self have to meet a certain level of certification. This is a chained version which is their primary set and I would look at the 100 for your sizing options
I do wonder though if supplies such as handcuff cases are purchased by law enforcement individuals or in bulk by procurement officers, as usually we cater to average customers through retail. Any thoughts, Sergeant?
 

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I do wonder though if supplies such as handcuff cases are purchased by law enforcement individuals or in bulk by procurement officers, as usually we cater to average customers through retail. Any thoughts, Sergeant?
It depends. Security we usually supply our own gear. Standard uniform police most likely issued to them (and usually the standard leather pouches) but when looking at special divisions a lot of those guys set up their gear the way they want and buy some of their own gear. I already suggested the handcuff pouch when I was talking about a security line but didn't worry about it too much since so many of them on the market to buy.
 

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Hi all. Currently carrying two sets of Peerless 700, single chain. On duty I carry one set on right hip in a safariland standard snap case. One the left hip I carry a handcuff strap. Right side is primary, I can grab pretty easy, left being secondary and sometimes my "Oh crap" back up, I use the strap so I can yank on it if needed. I have four other sets of Peerless, two chain and two hinged, spread throughout POV's and locker. I have been toying with the idea of kydex or a double cuff pouch. I am interested to see your ideas.
 

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Thanks for the input. Double cuff cases... Standard pouch style doubles seem bulky. I feel like they would get in the way on both front or rear mount. I have seen a couple of slim kydex double cases, but haven't made a decision on change... Muscle memory has me pretty efficient with my set up. Maybe don't fix what's not broken.
 

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I know individuals that train police and guards on handcuff certification and they have stated to stay away from double cuff pouches due to they are usually not separated in their own compartments thus when you draw your cuffs the other pair may get pulled or fall out as well or cause issues in the drawing method. Also I have mentioned this before but the pouches like the HSGI with elastic bungee cords getting caught on cuffs and causing issues and seen it first hand while a course I was watching a person get tangled up on one of the bungee cords. This information was relayed to me when I was talking about designing a cuff pouch and they stated the basic leather or cordura pouches with a singular strap or flap is really all you need and then its a matter of motor reflexes on where you position them to draw them. An other interesting thing was stated was that your main set should be readily available to you but any back up set should be set in a position where you can get to it but others that may be assisting you can reach them. That was an other reason for not using the double cuff pouch.

As for hinged cuffs I have heard many frown upon them but that is in the security industry. I am not sure how the police feel about them. I know that training for certification one trainer individual will only train the chained cuffs for security. The primary reason was that we will only use cuffs in a serious situation ie a fight for the most part and chained cuffs are easier to put on then hinged when an individual is fighting. Understand that majority of the time we are dealing with intox on some level and if we are at the point of cuffing it has to be very serious since we usually only restrain/detain and pass off to the police. Also hinged cuffs can cause severe pain and our only goal is to restrain and not hurt the person espcially if they are larger than an average person. You would not be able to get those on me behind my back without doing severe damage to my shoulder.

There was mention of Peerless brand handcuffs and many have told me to stay away from them since they jam and screw up and even heard of certain police and security switching to the S&W 100's. No idea of what peerless version and if they fixed that issue but it just seems the norm that S&W 100's are the favorite in law enforcement at least up here in Canada. Plus they are pretty much the same price.
 
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I can can confirm HSGI is not great for the bungee issue stated above, and the polymer snapping in half.I also have been steered away from hinged cuffs, and peerless brand due to they are very uncomfortable and the coating isn’t as good on some models as the nickel plate on the S&W 100s. I’ve had to run low vis cuff pouches and sweat can really mess up handcuffs if they aren’t coated well