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New vs Old Practice Locks

New vs Used Locks: A Picker’s Guide to Practice Locks

Choosing your next practice lock to conquer can sometimes be more of a challenge than picking the damn thing itself. So many options, brands, and sometimes even colors to choose from. But a factor that is often overlooked is that of buying new or used? Is there a difference and if there is, should we even care? Do new locks have anything more to offer us pickers than the blissful smell of fresh brass and lubricant? Or could those awesome old locks that litter 100’s of pages of Ebay be a goldmine in disguise? Let’s explore the characteristics of each

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Lesson 1: How to Pick a Lock – The Absolute Beginners Guide

How to Pick a Lock – The Absolute Beginner’s Guide

It is often thought that learning how to pick a lock requires some Zen-like focus. That you must sit quietly in some candle lit room for hours upon hours to find any success at the craft of lock picking. But it is in fact quite the opposite. The basic concepts and techniques of lock picking can be learned and applied easily within an hour.
This guide is for the absolute beginner and comprehensively covers all the essentials required to successfully pick basic locks.

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The GSP Ghost Set – The Absolute Best Beginner Lock Pick Set

Oddly enough the first headache inflicted by this awesome craft of lock picking typically isn’t from picking a lock. Rather it’s caused from beating one’s face repeatedly against the nearest hard object while trying to establish what the best beginner lock pick set is.

With so many different types of picks and random looking tools out there today — it’s truly a daunting task for anyone just starting out.

So let’s jump into what exactly you should look for when investing in lock picks, what you should avoid, and why the Peterson GSP Ghost set is hands down the best beginner lock pick set out there!

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Budget Lock Pick Sets

Best Lock Picks for the Budgeted Picker

Many of us entering the world of lock picking are looking to buy their first set of lock picks, however, the mass number of products flooding the market can sometimes seem daunting. On top of that do we really need all these picks? Do we really need to throw down $200 on a set with every pick known to man or can we obtain a functional lock pick set for cheap? If you have read my last post “What Are All These Picks For,” you will know to successfully pick most locks, we only need a few primary picks. So what

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Locks

5 Ways to Make Your Old Locks a New Challenge

You should never continue to pick a lock that you have already beaten several times. If you pick the same lock enough times in the same way you’ll eventually memorize the process of picking that particular lock. From there on, picking that lock becomes more about recalling a series of vague events rather than relying on your skill.

As a matter in fact, continuing to pick the same lock over and over can actually put you a few step back in progressing your skill. As they say — if you don’t use it, you lose it.

So continuing to challenge yourself is crucial for improving but the problem is, this can get expensive. How can we be expected to buy a new practice lock every time we conquer one? Beating a lock should be a time for excitement and joy, not a time to feel sorrow for our wallets.

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Lock Sport Interview

Interview With the Infamous Waddac2

Anyone that has been picking locks for sport long enough has very likely run across the name Waddac2 or has even stumbled across his epic YouTube channel full of nuggets of wisdom.

As well as being a very accomplished picker, he is also an astounding photographer and has given us some of photos to scatter throughout this interview!

Without further ado, here is Waddac2!

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