First up, Joseph writes of his set up:
My work belt always has my flashlight and handcuffs for work, so the transition from work to off duty is adding the firearm and extra mag.
Sucks that he can’t carry his Smith & Wesson M&P 9C at work.
Check out that WUBEN LED Tactical Flashlight 1300 Lumens Rechargeable flashlight. $38.99. Almost too good to be true or the price on decent tactical flashlights is falling faster than the prices on flat screen TVs.
Likewise, he also carries a weapon light I’ve never heard of: InForce APLc Compact WML Weapon Mounted White Light For Glock Auto Pistol 200 Lumens. Interesting.
So, as a security officer, he carries handcuffs off duty? Is this perhaps a dual purpose behind this? Maybe he uses them for work by day and for fun at night? I’ve only done the ‘handcuffing for fun’ thing (cuffing, not receiving) a couple times and it didn’t do anything for me. Maybe I was doing it wrong. Folks can offer their two cents on the handcuffing aspect of this in comments.
No, the last thing I want to do is do some handcuffing dance with a bad guy. More often than not I might just tell the bad guy to run like the wind. Even over holding him or her at gunpoint. No, I want distance and obstacles (ideally cover) between me and an evildoer. Not a pair of cuffs.