Gear: Hinge Handcuffs


Hinge Handcuffs

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Tools
Price: $25 - 30 +
Average Rating:
(37 Votes)

The Hiatt Handcuffs product line offers a variety of unique features designed to address the needs of today's law enforcement personnel: A unique back-loading feature for fast application - open cuff can be snapped back into place with a quick motion of the wrist and then reapplied without having to release the offender's hand 18 teeth — 3 independent retaining bars with 6 teeth on each make it extremely difficult to pick, while providing increased strength as the shackle engages the additional teeth A Leaf Spring instead of a coil spring in the double lock mechanism used to foil a suspect's attempt to overcome the handcuff's double lock mechanism True Swing Technology which ensures the swing arm is balanced and centered so it locks into the center of the shackle every time Domed rivets which are bigger on the outside than the inside making it very difficult to pop out without drilling 40% lighter and 17% larger. Made from a combination of steel and aluminum, known as Steloy, the lightweight model offers maximum strength without the extra weight. Available in nickel and black.

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Tue, 18 Sep 2007 14:47:53 UTC.
    1st review

    Great product, lightweight and great speed handcuff feature.

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    jcormier1, Tue, 18 Sep 2007 18:51:21 UTC.

    Great for multiple reasons, easy to hold when preparing to cuff suspect, and Nice for pain compliance.

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    JIMROC, Tue, 02 Oct 2007 21:59:26 UTC.

    Great handcuffs, but hard to deploy when a person is resisting.

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    CSL, Fri, 05 Oct 2007 03:31:41 UTC.


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    Rabbit122, Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:30:29 UTC.

    When I put someone in cuffs these are the first pair I grab off of my belt. I also carry regular cuffs but you have more control over the supect with hinged cuffs.

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    jailman3, Fri, 07 Dec 2007 06:34:37 UTC.

    I love my Hinge Handcuffs. I get complete control over my suspects

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    Anonymous, Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:44:35 UTC.

    It took awhile for my badge bunnies to get use to the hinges but they all love it now.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 07 Dec 2007 21:25:05 UTC.

    Excellent cuffs.

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    puddin605, Fri, 21 Dec 2007 11:24:21 UTC.

    not a bad product i would like a key whole on both sides

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    Claremontpig, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 03:21:30 UTC.

    Love this product... never want to go back to chained again..

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    jcsaathoff, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 03:31:04 UTC.

    Love the... i carry one set hindged and 1 set chain... jackasses get the hindged!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 03:33:02 UTC.

    Excellent Cuffs, but could be better.

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    TBaby, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 04:42:09 UTC.

    Ive tried them, and Im not a big fan of the Hinge cuffs....I prefer my good ole Smith and Wesson!!!

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    jsm164, Wed, 23 Jan 2008 00:04:36 UTC.

    Good for the "Yes" people, easy to butterfly for smaller hands. But very tough to work with if the person is resisting.

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    tbrowning111, Mon, 28 Jan 2008 05:55:00 UTC.


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    trafficdog, Tue, 12 Feb 2008 05:10:18 UTC.

    I like these handcuffs because the slack is non-existant when it comes to a point where you need just a little twist to get the subject under control.

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    CSPD06, Wed, 05 Mar 2008 02:49:58 UTC.

    Have a pair of these made from aluminum and they are great.

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    LawdawgTRAV, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 07:08:29 UTC.

    An awesome cuff, results in no pichin as there is no chain to make them flexible and they are awesome at helpin control a resistant subject!

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    MRMACARONI, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 20:23:36 UTC.

    Great product, lightweight and great speed handcuff feature. the only problem with product is it dont work well with big people

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    klamm143, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 21:46:22 UTC.

    I use a pair of each style. The hinged works great in most all situations except dealing with large or "less flexible" suspects. That's where the chained style works best.

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    opticalserenity, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 09:10:50 UTC.

    The best cuffs you can buy. I love being able to pull back and lock them in the perfect position.

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    david_j9, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:41:09 UTC.

    Carried them for several years and had no problems.

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    aaa111, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 01:06:13 UTC.

    my favorite cuffs. they fit a bigger wrist.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 10 Apr 2008 17:50:41 UTC.

    These were issued by our department. I was lucky and got a used pair, works phenominally. Some of the other rookies got new ones out of the box. Not only do they need to be cooked to loosen up some, but they are actually smaller. I checked with Hiatt, and they are the same product just different generation. Although I see the need for smaller cuffs, I would not be in favor of having these as my first set for the new size. Other than the size issues, I love the ability to "combat load" the ratchet from the back.

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    keeneagle, Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:26:53 UTC.

    Works well as long as you remember which way is up! (Another story for another time :-)

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    bamafever86, Sat, 26 Apr 2008 10:00:40 UTC.

    These work without any problems!

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    goodlight, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:47:13 UTC.

    I prefer the chainlink cuffs but these are second pair and they have worked well for me.

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    cspdky913, Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:30:21 UTC.

    More discomfort!!! I love em. I try to put them on when i need to. I find they work better on smaller wristed people..

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    K9_Handler, Tue, 13 May 2008 23:50:30 UTC.


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    boby, Tue, 03 Jun 2008 01:02:40 UTC.

    the price is to low $60 -85

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    Lee432, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:31:39 UTC.

    Have'em and use'em quite frequently.

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    BSPD88, Thu, 02 Oct 2008 12:34:38 UTC.

    I have one pair, I like the fact it restricts any additional movement possible. Also great for use with shackle system. Difficult for use on a larger size suspect as is most sets of cuffs (need more cuffs).

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    Enrico_VE_Italy, Fri, 03 Oct 2008 22:31:28 UTC.

    They are a good quality product: they use very good materials and I never had any problem using them, except for difficult to close them on the second wrist of a resisting character, because they are so short and your own hand could accidentally stop the correct moving of the lock. I prefer S&W M300 (hinged and similar for size and price), or some other models produced by Hiatts too (for example, model UL-1), but just for special uses (particularly strong people) because they are too cumbersome on the belt.

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    cammgi, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 13:20:59 UTC.

    Official Handcuffs in Spanish National Police. Just add perhaps too heavy.

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    Mel427, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 20:44:05 UTC.

    I had these cuffs early in my career and after cutting 2 pairs off of subjects I switched to S&W and later ASP never a problem with them.

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    jeveland, Tue, 14 Jul 2009 05:47:55 UTC.

    Nice secure cuffs. Pre-load option is very nice. Only downside is that they won't fit on a person with large wrists so you have to make sure you carry a set of large size cuffs also.

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    campo35, Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:19:01 UTC.

    A great way to restrain those suspects that still want to fight, even after they've been cuffed! Less play in them than regular chain cuffs and not as easy to manipulate for the offender.

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