A handcuff key seems like an unconventional thing to carry with you every day unless you are paranoid, or maybe a criminal. Some may even argue that the only people who carry handcuff keys are up to no good. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Here are 7 reasons why you should be carrying a handcuff key every day:
Anyone can buy handcuffs. Let’s do a little experiment: open up a new tab and navigate over to Amazon.com. Do a quick search for “police issue handcuffs” and see how easily you can add a pair to your cart and initiate the checkout process.
Pretty easy, right? There is no background check or special license necessary to carry these. You don’t have to provide proof that you’re in law enforcement or that you *definitely* aren’t going to do anything unsavory with them. If you care at all about being prepared, this knowledge alone should be all it takes to convince you that it’s prudent to carry a handcuff key on your person.
A search on the FBI website for “home invasions” brings up 2,289 recent results. These are not isolated incidents- they happen everywhere, in every neighborhood. This isn’t about fearmongering- it’s about being aware of the risks of living in modern society. A handcuff key should be a part of your arsenal of self-defense and Escape & Evasion items that you keep on hand for the safety of yourself and your family.
Violent crime in the US increased by nearly 4% in 2015. This is a category which according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program includes murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery. Any and all of these crimes can easily involve handcuffs, which means carrying a handcuff key and knowing how to use it gives you a serious edge against being victimized.
They’re easy to use with a little practice. Other self-defense and E&E tools require a lot of training to master. While you do need to practice with the cuff keys until your hands are adept with them in order to be sure they’ll serve you when you need them, the learning curve isn’t so steep that your wife and kids can’t learn to use them too. The list of excuses for not carrying one just grows shorter and shorter!
If you travel you need to be extra prepared. A handcuff key is especially important if you’ll be traveling to unstable areas, or any place where you don’t know the language. Between the chances of being taken advantage of as a traveler or a severe misunderstanding due to language and cultural differences, a handcuff key could be a life-saving part of your travel EDC.
They’re legal to carry in most states. While a few states consider a handcuff key “prima facie” evidence that you intend to commit a crime, most allow them with little-to-no questions asked. Add to this the fact that it’s easy to purchase a key which is practically invisible and won’t set off a metal detector, and there’s a very low risk to running into legal trouble for carrying one.
7. It doesn’t cost much to be prepared- but it can cost everything if you’re not.
A set of two TIHK handcuff keys is just $12. Pitted against the cost of everything of value in your home that thieves could make away with- or worse yet, your life- it’s a no brainer.
As you can see, handcuff keys are not just for criminals. Whether you’re protecting yourself and your family from potential harm domestically or staying safe while traveling abroad, a handcuff key (or two) is a tool every citizen should carry.
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