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Old 07-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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I was curious if anyone out there carried handcuffs with their CCW weapon. The reason I ask this is that I was taught in a Powers of Arrest class that, even as a civilian, you must have the ability to restrain for arrest powers to be effective, therefore, even as a civilian, you should carry handcuffs if you CCW to arrest anyone surrendering. However, the current professional civilian CCW training is don't approach, don't touch the perp, wait for the police. This is great for urban areas where police response is fast, but could be a problem in suburban/rural areas. What are your thoughts?

This obviously has a lot of angles to consider, so feel free to jump in with anything that should be considered.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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I keep the cuffs at home. I will hold the intruder at gun point (possibly with a round already in them) and toss the cuffs to them and command them to put the cuffs on or possibly be shot again. That is best case scenario. Even being trained in how to subdue and apply cuffs you should not approach the bg without backup. Leave the cuffs home or you are welcoming a lawsuit and trouble with Leo if you use them.

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This came out in another thread a couple weeks ago.

I would in no way carry handcuffs. It's not as easy as it looks on TV, and you can be seriously injured in the process of getting them on if you don't know (or even if you do know) how to do it correctly. I still have a couple scars on my wrist from a training.

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Old 07-07-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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That's a horrible idea.

False imprisonment, kidnapping, could all come from civilian use of cuffs.

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I think LEO's, judges & jurys might wonder why you had cuffs with you if you had to use your weapon----Might think you were out playing Cop ---

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I keep a pair of zip cuffs in my truck their in there from my gear back in the day never really thought about it

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No cuffs for me. I don't want to get that close to him if he isn't incapacitated & if he is, won't need them. I'd prefer to keep my distance, just have him spread-eagle, face down, on the ground & dare him to twitch until LEO got there.

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I keep a pair of zip cuffs in my truck their in there from my gear back in the day never really thought about it
Totally not related....... What the heck is your profile pic?? It's hard to see on my phone.
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I wouldnt carry them either, in my opinion the bg can lay face down arms and legs spread on the hot/wet or cold ground until leos arrive. Im not touching him/her to cuff them.

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