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Quick Tip on Picking Handcuffs

By The ITS Crew

Handcuff ProblemWe’ve got an article in the works that details picking your way out of handcuffs, but here’s a funny tip on what not to do to your handcuffs.

A pair of Smith & Wesson Model 100 handcuffs had a problem with one side staying shut after our last bout of picking them open with a bobby pin.

Upon sending them in for repair, they diagnosed the problem as “Wire in cuff.” The funny thing is that we never mentioned how the problem occurred when we sent them in, only what was wrong.

You can see from our photo that the excellent customer service at Smith and Wesson had to replace the bolt and spring in the cuff to fix the problem, which they graciously didn’t charge us for!

Tip: Don’t break off a piece of bobby pin in the keyhole while picking!



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