Don't 'hang' your cuffs

One of the most neglected pieces of our equipment is our handcuffs. Remember to regularly check their functionality, keep them clean and properly lubricated and “set them up” the way you want them in your case each and every time you take them out.  Many women (and smaller men) lack enough room on their duty belts for all of their gear, but don’t use that as excuse to “hang” your handcuffs from one of your belt keepers.  This is a dangerous practice that can give your adversary easy access to your handcuffs, which can be used as an edged weapon against you. 

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