Originally Posted by freefall
Who has cuffs? Can you even buy cuffs? Maybe should carry a couple cable ties with the spare mag??
It is best if you do have a situation to just put the BG on the ground on his face with his arms out and palms up. You keep distance away from him about 8-10 feet and tell him to not move then call the police and just wait until they get there and let them cuff him/her up. Cuffing someone is one of the most dangerous things you can do.
Anyone can buy handcuffs as they are not a restricted item. But they are a pain in the A** to carry in plain clothes. Linda and I carry a couple of Quick cuffs, they are a braided nylon material with a plastic clip that slides down and tightens the loops up. They are one time use and have to be cut off.
But again I dont advise anyone who has not been trained to try and use handcuffs. BTW this is my professional advice, distance is your friend. You dont want to be rolling on the ground with a BG fighting for your gun.