Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby Tango5 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:57 pm

One should try to drive the car all day with anything placed on the back of the duty belt. :roll: [that's beside the possibility of getting injured]
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby meathead1 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:41 pm

Ziggy Stardust wrote:But seriously, if you were to fall you could seriously injure your back. Personally I like them right up front next to the buckle; easy access with either hand.


This. The last thing you need is something smashing into your spine in a fall or MVC if you can avoid it.
I also have my cuff pouch right next to my buckle. Easy access with either hand.
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby IndictableChaser » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:49 am

Apollo wrote:Because americans do it and we arent americans.

Plus they put their batons behind their guns.

When I was a sheriff i had an open case because thats what they issued. Fell out twice. Then got a closed one.

Get holders that close. Baton spray cuffs lights. Harder for ppl to grab and aquire and wont fall out.



What about those rotational scabbards. (because of it's open to design)
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby Punisher-One » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:47 am

I've taken a lot off my duty belt these days to save my back. Nothing goes on my back where I sit....more comfortable and safer.

I used an open-top case for a while until the novelty wore off and then went back to using a regular one.

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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby meathead1 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:12 am

IndictableChaser wrote:What about those rotational scabbards. (because of it's open to design)


I use one but it also has a tension clip inside so the baton isn't bouncing around and falling out. I hated the baton holders with the flap.
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby cityblue » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:59 pm

Punisher-One wrote:I've taken a lot off my duty belt these days to save my back. Nothing goes on my back where I sit....more comfortable and safer.

I used an open-top case for a while until the novelty wore off and then went back to using a regular one.


Went with a closed-case for a while, but couldn't keep stuff off my back with that extra width on the closed cases. Went back to the open-case without any issues and pretty much have nothing around my back.

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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby GPZ » Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:21 pm

There is no way in hell I can get a radio, OC, taser, pistol, mag pouch, flashlight, baton, and two sets of cuffs on my belt without having something on the back. There just isn't enough real estate. Two open-top cuffs above the hip pocket is about as good as it gets.

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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby Punisher-One » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:23 pm

GPZ wrote:There is no way in hell I can get a radio, OC, taser, pistol, mag pouch, flashlight, baton, and two sets of cuffs on my belt without having something on the back. There just isn't enough real estate. Two open-top cuffs above the hip pocket is about as good as it gets.


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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby Ziggy Stardust » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:42 pm

But those MOLLE vests just look so...... scary! [/sarcasm]
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby SierraSeven » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:52 pm

Punisher-One wrote:
GPZ wrote:There is no way in hell I can get a radio, OC, taser, pistol, mag pouch, flashlight, baton, and two sets of cuffs on my belt without having something on the back. There just isn't enough real estate. Two open-top cuffs above the hip pocket is about as good as it gets.


MOLLE vest FTW.

Double cuff pouch would help with real estate as well.
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby Tango5 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:48 pm

GPZ wrote:There is no way in hell I can get a radio, OC, taser, pistol, mag pouch, flashlight, baton, and two sets of cuffs on my belt without having something on the back. There just isn't enough real estate. Two open-top cuffs above the hip pocket is about as good as it gets.



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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby mack_silent » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:19 am

Do most Canadian services allow officers discretion at using molle modular vest?

There are research studies showing healthier spine alignment when gear is placed on the vest vs. on duty belt.
Here's a good video about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Ad5osD_9Q
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby No 20 Year Medal » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:33 am

SierraSeven wrote:Double cuff pouch would help with real estate as well.
That's what I've got, Bianchi Accumold, immediately left of the belt buckle. Nowhere near my back and accessible for both hands.
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby meathead1 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:39 pm

mack_silent wrote:Do most Canadian services allow officers discretion at using molle modular vest?

There are research studies showing healthier spine alignment when gear is placed on the vest vs. on duty belt.
Here's a good video about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Ad5osD_9Q


My surgeon and physiotherapist are both advocating I go to a thigh holster for my pistol when I go back to work to get weight off my hips.
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Re: Open Cuff cases and Handcuff care

Postby Punisher-One » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:07 pm

MOLLE vests and thigh-rigs are too intimidating to the Canadian public don't ya know? :twitch:

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