Chained Handcuffs, Police Handcuffs & Hinged Handcuffs
In certain situations, it is necessary for police officers, prison guards, and security details to restrain an assailant or suspect. Restraining a suspect is important for the safety of the officer, bystanders, and the suspect themselves. When restraint is necessary, service and police officers often utilize handcuffs of the chained, hinged, and rigid steel varieties. While restraints like zip ties have become more popular in recent years, handcuffs are still considered an important part of a service officer’s everyday carry gearset.
Galls is proud to offer an extensive selection of police handcuffs in other hinged and chained varieties. Our handcuffs are available in materials like stainless steel, carbon steel, black, and carbon nitride. We carry brands you know and rely on like Smith & Wesson, ASP, Peerless, and more.
The Difference Between Hinged and Chained Handcuffs
When selecting real handcuffs for your duty gear, there are two styles readily available: hinged and chained handcuffs. Both methods make for perfectly acceptable and functioning restraints, which one is right for you? To decide that, consider the differences between the two: hinged cuffs are generally shorter than the chained models, which restricts the movement of the person being restrained.
Chain cuffs, however, can be folded in half, allowing for easier everyday carry. Hinged cuffs do not fold, making personal storage something to be aware of. At Galls, we offer a large selection of both handcuff styles, providing many different options, depending on what kind of demands are faced while on duty.
Popular Police Handcuff Styles
Some police officers prefer lighter and stronger chained handcuffs for their durability and reputation. Among the popular choices for chained, metal handcuffs are ASP’s Ultra Steel Chain Handcuffs, Smith & Wesson’s Blue Steel Handcuffs, and the Peerless Model 700C set of chained handcuffs. These and other styles give the reliability necessary to perform your duties without worrying about equipment failure.
Regarding hinged handcuffs, some popular choices include Smith & Wesson Hinged Handcuffs, and their double-hinged design, restricting movement, complete with 23 locking positions. Peerless’s Model 801C Hinged Handcuffs also demonstrate the quality and durability necessary to perform your law enforcement duties without the extra stress of worrying about how well your handcuff will hold.
When carrying handcuffs on your duty belt, the chances of losing your keys increase. Galls carries a wide variety of supplemental handcuff keys to ensure you have a backup key when the situation arises. The importance of backup handcuff keys is something you quickly realize when there isn’t one currently available, so make sure you’re prepared by shopping our large selection of handcuff keys, including the Galls Carbon Fiber Pocket Clip Cuff Key and the Zak Tool Stainless Handcuff Key.
Additional handcuff accessories may be necessary for handcuff repair or for restraint removal. Galls also features multiple restraint products, ranging from cuff cutters and restraint chains to key retention systems.
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