ASP Chain Handcuffs with Tactical Security or European Pawl provide a major advance in both the desing and construction or wrist restraints. Frame geometry is the result of extensive computer modeling and simulation analysis. Strength potential has been maximized through use of an interlocking, unitized frame. The Lock Assembly is unitized and replaceable.
The Tactical Chain Handcuff was designed in the field. Input came from officers and instructors. As a result, this ASP design incorporates the practical features most requested by officers on the street. A stainless steel handcuff that weighs less than standard designs.
Since hinged handcuffs permit less movement than a chain cuff, they are generally considered to be more secure. Hinged cuffs can be used one-handed to apply pain-compliance/control techniques that are not workable with the chain type of cuff.
ASP Aluminum Hinge Handcuffs with Tactical Secuirty or European Pawl will provide increased control of violent subjects. Because of their conical bow geometry, the cuffs fit large subjects, yet still control small wrists. They are easily carried, rapidly applied and have a clean, smooth, finished appearance. The four point connection system allows the cuffs to fold flat and yet be worn over belts of various thicknesses. Because connecting rivets are integral with the side plate, they cannot be driven out.
As with all ASP products, the design for these Hinge Handcuffs originated in the field. ASP Trainers surveyed instructors and officers throughout the world. The most desirable handcuff features were listed and categorized. The result is a handcuff unlike any other. The design introduces features, construction and materials that are innovative, real world and strong.
An optimized frame design was achieved through the use of sophisticated computerized engineering programs. Strength potential was maximized through the selection of an optimal combination of materials, heat treatment, frame geometry and reinforcing ribs. The overmolded stainless steel frames of ASP Hinge Handcuffs flex to the side when improperly applied to reduce injury potential from excessive lateral stress.
The swivel has traditionally been the weakest part of any handcuff design. The Hinge cuff uses a pin and plate link to provide rigid frame alignment. The stainless steel links of ASP Hinge Handcuffs have a four point pivot structure to maximize handling characteristics.
ASP Rigid Aluminum Handcuffs with Tactical Security and European Pawl may be used to control the most resistive subject. Their extension lock design provides a secure structure that allows an officer to stabilize without impact. The folding mechanism of the Rigid cuff permits the restraint to be easily carried, then automatically lock open to form a solid restraint. The Rigid configuration offers the most restrictive handcuff structure in the ASP Series. It removes both lateral and linear mobility. For this reason, Rigid cuffs are ideal for courtroom or airline restraint.
ASP Rigid Handcuffs feature a locking bridge in the center of an ergonomic palm swell. Orientation disks confirm proper positioning. Raised for right-hand officers, lowered for left. The recessed finger track and contoured hand guard maintain a clear path to the bow guides. As with all ASP Handcuffs, the Rigid design incorporates a one piece unitized stainless steel frame. Cuffs are overmolded with high strength polymer. They have dual keyways and a high visibility double lock indicator. The high contact conical bows have radiused edges. This design increases the range of adjustment for both large and small wrists. The lock action is extremely smooth, yet positive. Both double and single locks are released by turning the key in a single direction toward the bow. Flex Frame Technology reduces injury potential from excessive lateral stress. Thin. Lightweight. ASP Rigid Handcuffs. Providing officers with a new hold on control.
ASP Rigid cuffs, handcuffs or restraints have a metal block or bar between the cuffs. Although they are bulkier to carry they permit several variations in cuffing techniques while offering another level in security. Rigid cuffs can be used one-handed to apply pain-compliance/control techniques that are not workable with the chain type of cuff. Various accessories are available to improve the security or increase the rigidity of handcuffs, including boxes that fit over the chain or hinge and can themselves be locked with a padlock
The Tactical ASP Handcuffs feature a replaceable Lock Set
Aluminum handcuffs weigh 15% less than steel models and are distinguished by their black bows.