Originally Posted by blueiron
Have you tried running with them in your pocket? Have you tried deploying them on an active resister from the cargo pockets?
Running with them there is an annoyance. Deploying them during a fight is impractical unless you have one in each pocket and that makes running even more annoying.
Our DT folks conducted the experiments years ago and recommended against the practice.
I run with a gun in the other pocket just fine and it's substantially heavier than cuffs. Our pants are 5.11 TDUs and the velcro on the pockets holds well. I'm not taking both pairs off of the belt exactly for the other reasons you mentioned. I personally have never had to deploy my spare set in a real hurry and the pair on my belt will still get primary use.