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I mainly carried Smith & Wesson cuffs, there was another popular brand, can't recall what it was now.
 

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I carry Hiats Cuffs and I love them, You might want to watch yourself carring cuffs if not in the LE field. best to leave the cuffing to the pros. And I'm sure if something goes wrong a defense attorney or a prosecutor will tear you up in court. Just my .02
 

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what if i cuffed a attacker arm to leg?.. that would be funny..
 

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If you are not LEO I would be VERY careful about the whole handcuff thing. Sorry to say, but often I see CHL holders going a little bit overboard. One thing we have to remember is that we carry to protect ourselves and have an "out" of situations gone wrong.... not to stick around and play rogue cop at the scene, that is what police get paid for. I cannot think of a single situation where I would want to restrain somebody and now adays, possibly be charged MYSELF (crazy world) for illegal detainment or something similar....



Just not something I, personally would want to get involved in.... This post was not intended to offend




Oh.... and dont EVEN get me started on people with CHL's carrying badges



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edit- I am not an LEO.... my father is a Federal Agent and topics like these have come up a few times, this post was just my UNPROFESSIONAL OPINION
 

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interesting.. bounty hunters use them.



should cuffs be illegal like a "assault" weapon then?

by the way, I dont plan to carry, i was just asking for info.

also as they would be just a novelty.



hey what about citizens arrest?
 

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darklyte24 said:
hey what about citizens arrest?


would you SERIOUSLY risk your money (court, lawyer fees after the clown sues you or presses charges) and possibly your freedom (jail time) to arrest somebody without former training and knowledge of the law? If, and this is a HUGE IF I were ever put in that kind of situation I would simply keep my distance, tell the person not to move and wait for the police to do their JOB.



If you just HAVE to have handcuffs, keep them in the bedroom.



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Have you and Eddo been hanging out?




Its not that I don't see a legit reason for hand cuffs (hell they can add a little spice to the love life :wink: ) but in practice, you could potentially open yourself up to a world of hurt, either financially in court, or literally when you go hands on to cuff the bad guy. Its just way way way to much risk, and to a point the fact that you even had them on your persons could be an angle for an attorney.



Besides, flex cuffs are cooler.
 

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Personally I wouldn't even possess them, OK, unless you have the pink furry kind.

LEO's tend to be suspicious by nature and will jump to conclusions

should they find a set on you.

Go to the range and practice shot placement. 2 in the chest, 1 in the brain stem.

Eliminate that whole detaining thing. :wink:
 

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While I agree with not carring them around, I do keep a couple of sets of plastic cuffs in the house. I am just paranoid that if I stop a home invasion/break-in, that the perps would come back. I wouldn't risk my life to cuff someone, but I want them JIC. For instance, what if I injure an intruder so that he can't go away. I have 2 kids under 5, and I would feel safer waiting for the police, if they were cuffed.
 

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I wouldn't carry a set of cuffs with me either.

I don't really see a point on carrying cuffs since if you want to detain someone and its really serious just knock them out or point your gun at them. Shooting someone is never good.

Plus, you will look pretty Tinfoil Joe if you try to explain the officer why the hell you carry cuffs with you 24/7!

I'm not even sure if LEO's carry cuffs off duty!
 

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I'm not even sure if LEO's carry cuffs off duty!


I carry cuffs off duty, but I also carry my badge and gun also. Some guys do some don't ,we are required to carry a badge and ID card at all times if carring a firearm per my agency policy.
 

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Have 2 sets of Blue Line cuffs---not Smith quality-but decent----picked them up up when CDNN was offering them for $5.99 with leather case included.



One of my female friends is into that sort of thing---but apart from that they would be used to secure any house breakers should I get control of the situation.



I wouldn't carry them on the street as a CCW holder.
 

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One of my female friends is into that sort of thing---but apart from that they would be used to secure any house breakers should I get control of the situation.


I can just see the detective scribbling this in his notebook as you give the statement as to why you happened to have cuffs laying around...
 

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Smith Shooter said:
Heavy gauge Zip-ties can be effective restraints and won't require a lot of explanation as to why you have them around your house.
If a civilian really wanted to have some kind of restraint around, this would be the best choice.
 

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darklyte24 said:
what model?

I was thinking if ever I needed to do some kind of restraint of a attacker or something it would come in handy.. how bout those hinged ones? it says Hinged design to further restrict movement for special applications

http://www.handcuffwarehouse.com/smwemo300blb.html





is the other brand http://www.peerless.net/ ?


I carry two pair of peerless just because when you have to double lock it is easier.



As for Hinged cuffs, you can twist them to inflict pain but if someone is resisting it is an absolute lady to get them on or if someone is on the bigger side. I have found that the chain link give you more flexiblity in a ruff a tumble situation when you are on your own.



Also the other down side of carrying cuffs and not knowing what you are doing, is that if the person gets away with one cuff on they have a dangerous weapon attached to thier wrist to hit you with. Also you can cause a person all sorts of injury from tightening them to tight. I developed corpal tunnel after a bad day training.
 

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We use both Pearless and S&W handcuffs at work. I think ther both good handcuffs, Though I wouldn't use them unless I was working.
 

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Legalities and potential ammunition for attorneys to use in malicious suits of any kind aside, if youre going to have cuffs for anything but recreational use you MUST get proper training in how to use them safely. For you to cuff your attacker/invader you will have to get within contact distance, negating the "stand off" capabilities of your firearm. You will need to have training in retention, grappling and control techniques. If you intend to have your wife or SO cover you will need to get some team tactics training to make sure someone doesnt put a hole in the wrong person should a scuffle erupt. if you intend to thow the perp the cuffs and have them cuff themselves, you are opening the door to disobedience that could escalate and make things worse.



In all honesty, its just not worth it. If youre in a situation that warrants presenting the weapon, you should be ain a position to defend taking the shot. if there is NO immediate threat of death or serious injury to you or those around you, your gun should be in place and you should be getting the *uck out of there.
 
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