Gear: Peerless Model 301


Peerless Model 301

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Tactical Equipment
Price: 46.00
Average Rating:
(67 Votes)

Hinged Handcuffs

Member Reviews

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    GROD2020, Thu, 05 Jul 2007 18:28:17 UTC.
    1st review

    They are better than S&W because they last longer.

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    DetSgtDarryl, Thu, 30 Aug 2007 04:43:28 UTC.

    I dont like the hinged cuffs. Its too difficult to speed cuff.

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    icephoenix51, Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:33:34 UTC.

    I prefer Peerless to Smith and Wesson because I find them to operate smoother and the double locking mechanism is easier to access.

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    Stalker975, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 07:39:26 UTC.

    You can use these just as fast as other chained cuffs if you train yourself to work with them. PPCT baby!

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    tcarmored, Sat, 22 Sep 2007 06:32:50 UTC.

    I have carried the same pair of 301’s for 9 years and have never had any problems even with dragging uncooperative inmates.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 22 Sep 2007 07:15:41 UTC.

    I have two pair of these cuffs that I carry on my duty belt along with a pair of Smith and Wesson M100's. I have went to the Peerless because I had two different Offenders at different times break my S & W Hinged Cuffs. Both were broke at the links between the individual cuffs. I have carried the Peerless for the last 6 years and have not had any problems with either pair. I do have to carry the S & W M100's for the occasional small framed individuals.

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    LAR, Fri, 28 Sep 2007 23:30:13 UTC.

    I haven't had a problem with hinged handcuffs, training is the key.

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    kowa, Sun, 07 Oct 2007 17:25:03 UTC.

    These are wonderful for "encouraging" your guest to do what you want them to!

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    livin4life80, Sat, 13 Oct 2007 01:33:00 UTC.

    In my short time with the department, i've been issued 3 sets of Peerless handcuffs. The teeth break/become worn easily, the double lock mechanism has frozen on me once, and two sets of cuffs have had to be cut off of offenders after the ratchet springs would not release. I know alot of people swear by these, but in my experience having to restrain 10-15 offenders or more per day, these wear out VERY quickly. I use my S&W's much more and they still work as reliably as the day I purchased them (almost 10 years ago).

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    bluestar0283, Sun, 14 Oct 2007 05:05:42 UTC.

    Smith and Wesson is better- also these are nice but if you get a guy that is big you will need another pair- the links are to close together. Stay with Smith and Wesson

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    KJaeger, Wed, 17 Oct 2007 23:17:54 UTC.

    doesnt fit the bigger guys but the teens hate them

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    mbarnett, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:23:56 UTC.

    Excellent Restraints. Hinge greatly decreases unwanted movement. Even with a key in hand it is hard to get out of them.

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    bad_LT, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 15:41:54 UTC.

    Like the ASP design better. But these will work too

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    Jimp2468, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 10:49:50 UTC.

    I have carried my pair for over a year now and when I needed them they worked great... I have had S& W that were crap, the key would get stuck, and they were a pain in the A$$.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 08 Nov 2007 22:27:24 UTC.


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    hotshotNM80, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:35:15 UTC.

    The peerless bran are not near sturdy enough for my use. I have actually wtnessed an individual twist the two hindges off. I recommend the S&W three hinge model.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 06:45:20 UTC.

    Have used these and replaced them with Smith and Wesson Model 300 hinged cuffs. The Peerless cuffs were bent by a subject almost to the point of the hinges seperating.

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    hbg522, Fri, 28 Dec 2007 18:09:14 UTC.

    i like the cuffs. they work very well and dont allow much movement and seem secure. only problem i have is people with small wrists. you cant twist them like the chain cuffs.

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    Tbones2469, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 19:53:00 UTC.

    Love these cuffs, they are much more secure then the chain type. Only problem I have with them is on a large person or a person that is not very flexible it is difficult to get them in the proper position. And in my opinion if you are using two sets of cuffs on a big person, then you are defeating the purpose of the hinged cuffs.

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    Zun, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 20:48:56 UTC.

    I carry one pair of these Peerless (hinged) handcuffs and a pair of Smith & Wesson (chain) handduffs. I've been using both (same cuffs) for 12 years and have never had a problem with either of them. They both work well and do the job. The hinged cuffs had a little bit wider opening (yaw) and will fit bigger wrists. Also the hinged cuffs give you some extra torque when you need to use it. I have found that the chain link cuffs are easier to apply when having to struggle with someone. Both types and brands of cuffs are good.

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    larkinforce, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 19:59:45 UTC.

    I have always likedv these cuffs, used the same pair for 10+ years. They were very handy with suspects that were being difficult so the cuffs went on right and did not twist.

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    DevilDog_JW, Fri, 11 Jan 2008 02:29:39 UTC.

    I have used these handcuffs many of times fighting inmates in County an have never had a problem. They are good sturdy cuffs and great for escorting an unwilling prisinor to the VC

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    Wake, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 10:12:12 UTC.

    The S&W 300 is way better. I think the Peerless 301's are awkward to use, annoying to double-lock, and ugly. I've seen a pair with twisted hinges.

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    jakesdad, Sat, 12 Jan 2008 20:06:08 UTC.

    So many different opinions. I have Peerless hinged for over 18 years. Never one problem others have described. I'm not sure they are 310's but they never fail me and I prefer them over the S&W because of the double lock location.

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    aaa111, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 13:41:37 UTC.

    i have used the hinged peerless and hiatts for years with no problems. i like these because they will fit a bigger wrist.

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    Ridgerunner, Sat, 02 Feb 2008 02:03:43 UTC.

    I have these for going on 12 years now and still works perfect. Especially good for suspects with bigger wrist. Not to mention there Peerless!!!

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    abraham, Tue, 19 Feb 2008 21:59:29 UTC.

    Great equipment

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    goodcop8, Sat, 01 Mar 2008 21:02:29 UTC.

    Best cuff, I've used a 301 for many years and on thousands of 'customers'. Hinged is stronger & allows for more control, you can't cuff using the old 'LAPD-style' with'em, but nobody really uses overhead-cuffing anymore, plus, they're almost as fast if you practice with 'em.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 08:30:39 UTC.

    very ridged almost no flex, keeps perp under control

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    nharvey2730, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 07:55:02 UTC.

    i was a s&w fan until someone gave me a set of these now i wouldn't use anyhing else. i think i've used or at least played with almost every brand out there and these are the best. the only improvement would be making the keyhole accessable from both sides like the asp cuffs.

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    osu5o, Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:19:03 UTC.

    I have used these for years. I love them. I do have chained for certian folks, but these are for people that do are suspected of causing trouble. "Reserved for the problem children."

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    defective24, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 05:48:20 UTC.

    Awesome cuff and the hinges keep folks from squiggling out of em!

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    bpd707, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 06:08:36 UTC.

    I have been using my Peerless hinged cuffs for almost 19 years now. I couldn't begin to tell how many people have worn them. They are great.

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    klamm143, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 06:26:27 UTC.

    Hard to use on big or less flexible suspects.

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    kcozart, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:56:18 UTC.

    Peerless and S&W have always been the leader, but I use the Peerless they seem more sturdier and some keys with the Smith are not universal

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    wdawson, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:28:14 UTC.

    You will pay a little more, but the quality is top notch!

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    ScottBurke, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:29:35 UTC.

    They are ok cuff's. I like my S&W a little bit better.

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    bpd072, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 22:47:38 UTC.

    I was not impressed. I prefer S&W

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    ShArKy311, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 23:57:01 UTC.

    No free movement, no fun.

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    jlu492, Wed, 07 May 2008 16:58:49 UTC.

    Very easy to use.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 22 May 2008 20:41:39 UTC.

    They have a bigger circumfrance so they work on bigger people. On a small person you can put one cuff on two wrists and it will fit. They are strong and provide more tactical possibilities than chained cuffs. I think they break less often than other companies. Peerless did have a bad batch a while ago but have straightened the problem out.

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    kharrishou, Tue, 27 May 2008 23:58:13 UTC.

    Great cuffs take a while to get broken in but once they are they are exceptional.

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    tombigkorea, Sun, 08 Jun 2008 19:11:06 UTC.

    Hinged is the way to go, you dont have to fumble around with getting the key holes upright and you have better control when you do iron wrist locks. The metal is heavy duty and feels like it. The double lock is very accessable, With training this thing can be a very great multi task tool for everyone. Great product!!!! Deff MUST HAVE!!!!

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    vaccaroja, Wed, 02 Jul 2008 19:14:33 UTC.

    great for immidiate complience. just get one on and you can easily control suspects.

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    BLUEOFWATER, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:08:13 UTC.


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    Bates2110, Fri, 01 Aug 2008 15:48:05 UTC.

    These are the company issued handcuffs.

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    gb2950, Thu, 07 Aug 2008 06:59:55 UTC.

    Can't beat a Peerless hinge...smooth action.

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    phudson, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:49:41 UTC.

    I have had a set of these for over 10 years and I have never had a problem with them. I like the hinge better than the chain because you can control a suspect alot better with them if they try to act up while they have them on.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 16 Aug 2008 02:11:44 UTC.

    some great equipment

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    BigJonStud, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 18:49:29 UTC.

    Have had these cuffs for a couple years and the action is still smooth.

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    INDIANAPOLICE, Sun, 07 Sep 2008 02:20:37 UTC.

    Have had my pair for 15 years - used about 2 a week....still in perfect working condition and shape. Make sure to have your name (NOT DEPT) engraved in them. NOT DEPT in case you change to another!

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    BigTroubleBrevard, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 04:25:14 UTC.

    Love these cuffs! Use them 4 to 5 times per week. Reserve them for the difficult and
    combative skips only. Still use my SW's with the swivel chain for the co operative prisoners.

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    Tony172649, Wed, 22 Oct 2008 02:46:15 UTC.

    Good cuffs. Great for controlling arrested combative suspects.

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    solaris12, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:45:57 UTC.

    These have worked great for me-I am able to maintain control better.

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    mppdk9, Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:17:22 UTC.

    My first pair was given to me by an ex-girlfriend after I graduated from the Academy 1989 Rusty but Trusty

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    amooseisamongu, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 16:45:55 UTC.

    Awesome, have only had one problem with one pair, post in keyhole came out, other than that my other three pair have lasted ten plus years in law enforcement no problems even had several try to bend or break the hinges with no luck. Big wrists accomadated easily and can double up on skinny wrists great for controlling "problem children". Not great for the old LAPD style behind the head cuffing but with practice can be done, never liked it myself. Double lock placement is excellent.

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    BubbaCop, Wed, 07 Jan 2009 23:49:09 UTC.

    The Peerless set I carry provides good control with subjects but my S&W chain set is a lot quicker. That's why I carry both.

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    SWATSARGE, Mon, 02 Feb 2009 20:43:24 UTC.

    Much better than S&W cuffs

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    ccemtp828, Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:38:36 UTC.

    It's the ones I started out with and I have stuck with them. I havent really used any others.

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    bamafan1550, Sun, 12 Apr 2009 00:14:37 UTC.

    Good control, hard to slip, makes the offender uncomfortable. No problems in 9 years and many many arrests.

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    Posse44, Tue, 23 Jun 2009 01:48:40 UTC.

    Great manufacture of handcuffs. Top notch all the way.

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    jumen, Mon, 06 Jul 2009 19:43:25 UTC.

    I find that these handcuffs are easier to put on when you are in a hurry.

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    cops422, Sat, 24 Oct 2009 04:58:44 UTC.

    There a good pair of cuffs. Have to keep them clean and oiled. I had the lock on one cuff jam on me. I tapped it a few times and dropped some oil and they have been great since.

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    Ellis364, Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:24:59 UTC.

    These Cuffs allows better control of the suspect, if you only got one cuff on and he starts to resist. The also speed the cuffing process. - not for bigger people.

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    OFCR3627, Sat, 17 Apr 2010 17:13:36 UTC.

    Love these easy to use

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    crowfeeder, Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:53:16 UTC.

    Perfect operation and smooth. Easy to double-lock and unlock. Best cuffs I have ever owned.

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    SE851, Sat, 26 Oct 2013 05:47:08 UTC.

    Best pair I had during my twenty seven year career.

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