11 Best Tactical Duty Handcuffs & RestraintsTyler Horvath
I am sure you have heard and seen handcuffs many times in your life.
You probably have seen police officers carrying them around in their pockets. Perhaps, you have witnessed someone getting arrested with handcuffs around their hands being put in the back of a police car. Maybe you visited a prison and have seen prisoners walking around with handcuffs and other types of cuffs that you may have never seen before or knew existed. Well let me tell you, there are so many different kinds of handcuffs currently out in the market.
If you are looking for tactical handcuffs then look no further. Here is a list of some of the best handcuffs being used.
Big Guys Chain Style Handcuffs
These big guys chain style handcuffs are made by Hiatt. They weigh about 0.66 lbs and have dimensions of 4.70 × 3.35 × 1.10 in. These handcuffs are made with the highest quality with a heavy-duty steel finish. The handcuffs also come with an 18-tooth, 3-retaining-bar system giving you complete confidence for when you use them.
With its highly promising security and optimistic swing-through action, you can’t go wrong with these handcuffs.
Not to mention, they are not very heavy so keeping them in your pocket won’t weigh it down. With the restraining system, added feature, and durability, these handcuffs are a top pick for many.
Chain Ultra Cuffs
These chain ultra cuffs are made by ASP. They weigh about 0.62 lbs and have dimensions of 11.70 × 5.05 × 0.95 in. These handcuffs were designed with security and durability in mind. These handcuffs have been tested, re-tested, and revised multiple times nearing perfection each time. Inputs have been put in from officers and tactical instructors, who have experience using all varieties of handcuffs, on how to improve its design and meet the intended purpose. The design and top-quality materials used to make these handcuffs has never been seen before.
1851 Transport Restraint
These 1851 transport restraints are created by Smith & Wesson and weigh about 2.00 lbs. Compared to other standard handcuffs, these Smith & Wesson are on the heavier side. But with heavy handcuffs comes durability, so if you are in the market for handcuffs that will last and are more on the heavier side than these are the cuffs for you. Built to give restraint during transport, you can rely on these cuffs to get the job done. These transport restraints come with cuffs for your hands and legs attached so you don’t have to worry about multiple handcuffs or multiple keys.
Chain Ultra Cuffs Forgeo
Designed by ASP, these Forgeo chain ultra cuffs weigh about 0.50 lbs and have dimensions of 12.00 × 5.00 × 1.00 in. They weigh less but are slightly bigger than the chain ultra cuffs mentioned above. Like all products made by Asp, these handcuffs have also been tested and re-tested for ultimate results. These handcuffs also contain features that have been constructed from never seen before materials. Officers and other law enforcement professionals have given their input on how to make these handcuffs better than they already are.
Identifier Chain Ultra Cuffs
These identifier chain ultra handcuffs are another product designed by ASP. They weigh around 0.85 lbs and have dimensions of 5.00 × 12.00 × 0.00 in. With advanced restraint design like never seen before, these handcuffs have been designed, tested, and re-tested to provide the ultimate experience. Like the chain ultra cuffs, these cuffs have also been tested by officers and tactical instructors around the world and revised according to their experience and input. The restraint system contains materials, construction, and features that have never been seen before.
Lightweight Steloy Chain Handcuffs
The lightweight steloy chain handcuffs are introduced by Monadnock and weigh about 1.08 lbs. These handcuffs are built for strength and durability. The handcuffs have steel swivels which add to the strong durability feature. These lightweight steloy handcuffs are 40% lighter and 17% larger than standard handcuffs like its name suggests. These handcuffs also contain a combination of aluminum and steel. If you are in the market for strong handcuffs without the added weight then these are the handcuffs for you.
Model 103 Chain-linked Stainless Steel Handcuffs
These chain-linked stainless steel handcuffs are created by Smith & Wesson. They weigh around 0.70 lbs and have dimensions of 4.10 × 4.60 × 1.20 in. Made from stainless steel, it is protected from rust and corrosion. These handcuffs also have a double locking feature which prevents it from being tightened much further. To double lock, you would just need to insert the double lock pin into the double lock slot and pull down. The Model 103 also comes with 23 lock positions and two keys are included with the package.
Oversized Steel Chain-black
These oversized steel chain handcuffs are another one of Monadnock products and weigh around 1.80 lbs. They have a heavy-duty steel construction made with high-quality materials. These oversized handcuffs also have 18-tooth, 3-retaining-bar system feature. This provides a positive swing-through action and one of the best security for users. If you are looking for handcuffs that are larger than normal, then this would be a great pick.
Model 300 Hinged Handcuffs
These hinged handcuffs are designed by Smith & Wesson. They weigh about 0.76 lbs and have dimensions of 4.15 × 4.65 × 1.20 in. Compared to other standard chain handcuffs, Smith & Wesson’s hinged handcuffs are more restrictive. It safely restricts movements giving more security for those who use it. Model 300 is designed with carbon steel and traditional bluing methods were used to create a black non-reflective finish for patrol & tactical purposes. These handcuffs also have a double locking feature which is very easy and simple to use. Also, these hinged handcuffs meet the standard for NIJ 0307.01.
Model 730C Superlite Chain Link Handcuff
These Superlite chain link handcuffs are designed by Peerless Handcuff Company. Like its name says, these handcuffs are super lightweight, weighing around 5.2 ounces. Compared to other handcuffs, the weight of the Model 730C has been cut down by half. Designed with law enforcement professionals in mind to make their life and their job a lot easier. Some major materials to build these handcuffs include aerospace-grade aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel. Some features of these handcuffs are steel swivels, steel chain links, and spun rivet construction. These handcuffs come with 21 locking positions with a push pin double lock. Not to mention, it is the National Institute of Justice Standard 0307.01 certified. There are more specifications on their website.
Rigid Style Folding Handcuff
These rigid style folding handcuffs are also made by Monadnock and weigh about 1.80 lbs. If you are in the market for handcuffs that you can fold for better convenience, then look no further. These handcuffs have heavy-duty construction with oversized rivet heads giving you the added strength that you need. Not to mention, they fold very easily making it easy for storage. No need to worry about handcuffs that will take up space or won’t fit in your pocket. These will stay out your way giving you the convenience that you are looking for.