Smith & Wesson Weathershield Handcuffs in 6 Colors

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Smith & Wesson Weathershield colored handcuffs are available in 6 colors: pink, red, yellow, desert, green, and blue. This is the same Weathershield finish that Smith & Wesson uses on its guns. More durable than powder coating, the finish has vibrant color. I looked up our sales for the last 2 years and here are the most popular colors in order:

Pink
Blue
Red
Green
Yellow
Desert

Pink wins by a long shot. Then blue. Red and green were close. Then it drops more to yellow, and desert is by far the slowest seller.

We keep a large supply of all colors in stock. Available at Handcuff Warehouse: Smith & Wesson Weathershield Colored Handcuffs.

Handcuff Wrist Protectors

We stock wrist and ankle protectors from Humane Restraint. The neoprene sleeves velcro around wrists or ankles. Protects skin from damage and irritation from steel restraints. The challenge is to make the protector thin enough so the handcuffs or leg irons still fit over the wrist or ankle while still providing enough cushioning to make a difference. This product does a good job and has become popular since we started offering them. These are much more popular in the UK where officers often handcuff themselves to prisoners they are escorting. That is generally not done in the USA as it is considered unsafe for the escorting officer. It is useful for elderly people with fragile skin and other special situations. Available at Handcuff Warehouse: Humane Restraint Neoprene Wrist and Ankle Protectors

Ripp Tubes used on Executed Murder

Robert Gleason Jr., 42, was pronounced dead by authorities at 9:08 p.m. January 16th, 2013 at Greensville Correctional Center. He became the first inmate executed in the United States this year and the first to choose death by electrocution since 2010. In Virginia and nine other states, death row inmates are allowed to choose between electrocution and lethal injection.

Pictured here with some serious restraints including Ripp Tubes secured with a disposable restraint, black box, and Smith & Wesson Model 1840 Restraint Belt. All items are available at Handcuff Warehouse.

Safariland Restraints to Return to Monadnock Brand

Background:

Hiatt Handcuffs in England was acquired by American company Armor Holdings in 2006. Armor Holdings was then acquired by British company BAE Systems. The Hiatt factory in Birmingham, England was closed in late June, 2008. BAE moved the Hiatt factory to New Hampshire and began making the Hiatt handcuff line under the Safariland brand. In 2010, they closed the New Hampshire factory and now they are made in Ontario, CA. All restraints made by BAE companies were placed under the Safariland brand. This includes Monadnock disposable restraints and NIK Flex-Cufs, Tranzport Hoods, and Spit Nets. In 2012 Safariland was acquired in a private equity deal led by the former CEO of Armor Holdings, Warren Kanders. Kanders is the Chairman and CEO of the new company which will continue to be named Safariland.

New announcement:

All Safariland restraints will placed under the Monadnock umbrella beginning 2013. Safariland handcuffs will be branded Hiatt again. The old Monadnock double cuffs and spare cuffs that were switched to Safariland will be Monadnock again. And the old NIK Flex-Cufs, Tranzport Hoods, and Spit Nets that became Safariland will also be under Monadnock. Production will be moved from Ontario, CA to Pittsfield, MA sometime in 2013. We are currently not sure when we will receive our first shipment of the new Hiatt items.