Gear: Chain Handcuffs


Chain Handcuffs

Category: Duty & Tactical Gear
Subcategory: Tactical Equipment
Price: $25 - 30 +
Average Rating:
(26 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 14:51:26 UTC.
    1st review

    Great product...

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    jcormier1, Tue, 18 Sep 2007 18:48:44 UTC.

    Great cuffs, no complaints, durable, reliable, and I have two pair!

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    OfficerGrace, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 05:31:14 UTC.

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! Dang Nice!!!

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    copper5817, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:30:30 UTC.

    Cant beat 'em. Not even with a stick...

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    TheSarge, Sun, 30 Sep 2007 15:26:07 UTC.

    I don't endorse these. Peerless is the way to go. And I prefer the link style...can't step through them as easily. Never have been impressed with Hiatt. Sorry.

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    Czechdog4, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 01:56:12 UTC.

    They are more expensive than other cuffs on the market but they are well worth the money. Easy to Use and very durable. Carry nothing but Hiatt's on my belt.

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    masiemens, Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:35:48 UTC.

    What can you say...they have been around a long while cause they are durable and easy to use.

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    Claremontpig, Sat, 29 Dec 2007 09:59:50 UTC.

    I prefer hinged but always have these around for backup

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    SPD_Un12, Sun, 03 Feb 2008 06:30:47 UTC.

    I carry two pair of these on my belt and some more in the car. They are great, reliable and have never had a problem with them. Has anyone tried the titaniums? they are so lightweight and just a joy to use.

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    hbg522, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 15:29:39 UTC.

    good cuffs...i prefer the s&w's myself though.

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    1234581, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 17:10:54 UTC.

    Use them for back up only. Hinge cuffs work better for me.

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    jacksond, Tue, 05 Feb 2008 01:57:02 UTC.

    they will do but I love s&w 300 more than this

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    GregfromVa, Tue, 05 Feb 2008 06:32:15 UTC.

    I'm a peerless hinged cuff fan myself. We used chain cuffs in my old agency, and I still have 2 pairs of chains as backup, but I think hinge is really the way to go.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 14 Feb 2008 04:38:57 UTC.

    I love the chain handcuffs for training purposes. I have not had the opportunity to use the cuffs in real life detentions. I do not have arresting powers, yet.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 22 Apr 2008 23:45:17 UTC.

    Very good cuffs and you could speed load them for faster application. They are also hard to pick and very durable.

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    N9ZBE, Wed, 28 May 2008 22:22:44 UTC.

    Great for deterrance.

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    BLUEOFWATER, Sat, 12 Jul 2008 09:12:42 UTC.


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    cmsing, Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:05:04 UTC.

    Love my Hiatts. I have used the model 2010 for 7 years and they have never let me down. However, they do take a while to break in but that would not prevent me from buying another pair.
    These cuffs are far better than peerless. Hiatts will always be my first choice in cuffs with smith & wesson 100p coming in second.

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    aaa111, Mon, 14 Jul 2008 01:39:07 UTC.

    I'd only carry chains as a last resort.

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    dball07, Tue, 29 Jul 2008 09:11:57 UTC.

    i upgraded to these handcuffs from my issued peerless handcuffs mainly because of the back loading feature...i have never had a problem with these and would recommend them to anyone.

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    BILLY3476, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:40:38 UTC.


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    JIMROC, Wed, 08 Apr 2009 10:37:25 UTC.


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    JHump12, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:20:52 UTC.

    Couldn't be happier with mine.

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    rachelk42, Tue, 09 Feb 2010 14:07:30 UTC.

    I have a pair of pearless and two pair of Hiatt's. By far I will chose my Hiatt's over my pearless anyday! In fact I had another officer try to take a pair of my Hiatt's I told him to order his own.

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    Punisher81, Thu, 20 May 2010 23:25:49 UTC.

    Great for everyday use!

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    p71tech, Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:13:10 UTC.

    I used these cuffs during my pre-service academy training. They are a good cuff, durable, and can take a beating. I would definitely recommend these

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