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  • Resq14
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    Originally posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
    It seems like the handcuff strap is a fad mostly limited to the northeastern U.S. I wouldn't be seen with one personally.
    Yep, just a fad, trying to be like Bosco


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  • J_Mann
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    I used to wear that strap with those cuffs. Used to, being the key words. Get yourself an ASP open top cuff case. They will hold both chained or hinged. Yes, it takes up a little more room, but they're more practical.

    The ASP open top cuff cases are nice.

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  • ArkansasFan24
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    It seems like the handcuff strap is a fad mostly limited to the northeastern U.S. I wouldn't be seen with one personally.

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  • beavo451
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    I use the Safariland strap as well. I don't have alot of room, so it is a good space saver. It is not rigid like a handcuff case, so it does not dig into my back, hip, whatever.

    I tried the Safariland mag case/cuff combo. It hung out like a giant grapefruit tumor. It also hung down at a 45 degree angle because of the size. My seatbelt would slip down under the holder and get caught. When I unbuckled, it would wrap around the holder and be a clusterf**k.

    A double cuff case just exacerbated the problems I had with a regular case.

    I use ASP hinged cuffs so they aren't noisy when hanging down. Never got them caught on something and never lost my cuffs.

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  • grog18b
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    I always used a set of hinged black Hiatts. I hung them over my gunbelt in the front on my off hand side, one cuff over the gunbelt, the other hanging in front of the belt with the hinge on top. Never had a problem, and never had to reach behind my back to get my cuffs, and never had to unsnap anything to deploy them. Just grab the exposed cuff and the other comes out, and if you hang them right, they are always in the right position for deployment. Plus, with the black Hiatts, they don't stand out against the belt. Just my .02c.

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  • Groove
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    Originally posted by mikeymedic View Post
    I just use one of my belt keepers in the rear for my cuff's. Gives me 2 snaps instead of 1,+ I have to have the keeper there anyway.
    Safariland cuff straps have the secure snaps that have to be manipulated in a certain direction which equals more secure than traditional belt keeper plus the safariland cuff strap works as a belt keeper

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  • mikeymedic
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    I just use one of my belt keepers in the rear for my cuff's. Gives me 2 snaps instead of 1,+ I have to have the keeper there anyway.

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  • IAO
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    Try the Safariland mag cuff combo holder. It fits two mags and a set of cuffs behind them. Kind of bulky but I wear my taser in front of it and cant tell a difference. I also have the ASP cuffs that you have and they dont fit in any case I have, so I have a strap for them. I wear them on my back much like the ones you pictured. I use them as a back-up pair adn they usually double as a flashlight holder. The only negative I have with the strap is the cuffs are hard to retrieve when I need them and once I get them if I need to put them up for some reason in a hurry there is no place for them, and I end up having to use two hands.

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  • 11b101abn
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    I like using a strap, but never in front. I have a covered case and an open top up front. the front open one is a "ready" set, for immediate use, the one in the covered case is an admin set, that is to say not primary.

    Straps are noisy, depending on the cuffs, hinged or chain, allowing alot of movment , but also handy. its a trade. I prefer the open top cases, but I still use a strap on my basletweave belt, and a case on my nylon.

    Get the Safariland strap. Better materials, and if you do your part, they will outlast your career.

    _You might be better off placing the strap in the back and the case in the front.JMO

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  • Resq14
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    Originally posted by NYPDxJx View Post
    Just curious though, is the button on that strap you got secured enough that it wont just pop open by itself and all?
    My experience has been that it has never popped open by itself.

    As for the issues above, my experiences: they are not noisy, we have reflective crap all over our uniforms, they are as secure as other gear is on my belt, and I've never gotten caught on anything before.

    They're only make some noise if you're running... and my body makes a lot more noise running than my cuff straps do.

    The straps allow me to position things where I want them because of their smaller profile... cases f-up how I like my belt arranged. With my current setup, I have nothing on my back aside from the flat glove case. I guess if I increased my pant size another 4-6" I could fit the cases back on.
    Last edited by Resq14; 10-14-2009, 06:42 AM.

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  • Mstangfk
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    issues i have with cuff straps.

    the first two are tactical choices made due to me being a former Infantryman, bright and loud stuff gets you killed.


    1. loud and clanky

    2. reflective

    3. easy to get lost in a fight

    4. get caught on things


    i will only ever use a covered or overmolded case like posted above with a snap..

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  • NYPDxJx
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    Originally posted by Jenners View Post
    I use the double case, but only because I was having a real estate problem. I don't even carry that much stuff but didn't have room for two seperate cuff cases. The doubles are super nice, I like 'em.


    You have a pic of the doubles that you use?

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  • NYPDxJx
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    Originally posted by SgtCHP View Post
    Are you authorized to wear a case type holder?



    That may be a good solution to your issues.
    Yeah i can pretty much wear anytype of holder i want, It's just that im not really a fan of the one you got in the picture there. I use to wear that a few years ago when i first started out here and just didnt really care for it at all. I soon switched to the open cuff case and the strap and just have been really comftorable with both ever since.

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  • NYPDxJx
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    Originally posted by Resq14 View Post
    I tried the double cuff case and HATED it. Way too bulky.

    I have cuff straps front and rear. I switched to the Safariland style that uses a beefy snap that looks more like a standard snap, not the weird one on that style. I had that before and had the same issue.



    I grew into the cuff straps... I don't think I'll grow out of them.

    my belt:
    Thanks for the pics from your belt and all. I will actually give this brand a try, i mean i got nothing to lose now anyways. Just curious though, is the button on that strap you got secured enough that it wont just pop open by itself and all?

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  • SgtCHP
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    Are you authorized to wear a case type holder?



    That may be a good solution to your issues.

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