Las Vegas, NV January 17, 2017 -
Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP), a leading manufacturer of law enforcement products, is expanding its offering of advanced restraint solutions with the addition of a hinged handcuff to its Ultra Cuff line. The company says the new handcuffs are the optimal combination of strength, precision, light weight, ease of use and long-term reliability. The new Hinge Ultra Cuff is being featured for the first time at the SHOT Show, booth 11971.
Ultra Cuff frames are forged from 7075 T6 ordnance-grade aluminum, and permanently joined by 4140 heat-treated spiral locking pins. The combination of materials and manufacturing process results in a cuff that's incredibly strong, with tight tolerances that keep the bow and frame in perfect alignment, for faster application. It also yields weight savings of as much as 25-40% compared to many popular handcuff models: the steel bow version weighs only 11 ounces, while the aluminum bow model is a truly belt-friendly 9 ounces.
Within and surrounding the advanced frame is an impressive array of features, starting with ASP's signature, interchangeable Lock Sets - allowing the cuffs to be purchased in a one, two or three-pawl setup, and reconfigured or serviced with replacement sets at any time. The bows have flat contact surfaces with beveled edges for smoother application and reduced risk of subject injury. The single-direction lock/double-lock release makes adjustment and removal foolproof.
The new Ultra Cuff model is connected with stainless steel hinges, providing a high level of subject control. A chain version is also available for those putting a priority on fast application.
ASP Law Enforcement Sales Manager Daryell Harmon says that the Ultra Cuff is the result of user feedback on a massive scale: "We train and certify thousands of officers, in hundreds of countries, on restraint tactics," Harmon says, "and that provides as much of a learning opportunity for us as it does for the trainees. These cuffs truly reflect the marriage of our expertise and their experience."
The MSRP for the hinged Ultra Cuff with steel bow starts at $67.00, aluminum bow starting at $72.00. For more information, or to find a distributor or dealer, visit www.asp-usa.com