Tradecraft: Defeating handcuffs in real life

Tradecraft: Defeating handcuffs in real life

Opening handcuffs in a hostage situation might just save your life. While most handcuff tricks on YouTube are demonstrated using outdated handcuffs or trick handcuffs, the techniques above show you how to open modern cuffs with nothing more than a paperclip, a little ingenuity, and a lot of practice.

You can watch the video in a few minutes and after a few hours of practice, you’ll be able to open modern handcuffs without the assistance of lockpicking tools.

Informational purposes only. Stay legal. Doing this while in police custody is a fantastic way to add additional time to your sentence or get shot.