Art of Lock Picking Blog

Criminals don't pick locks, there are much easier and quicker methods to get in a home.

3 Reasons Why Most Criminals Don’t Pick Locks

One of the greatest misconceptions that plagues the name of lock picking and locksport is that the craft itself is born from malicious roots.

That lock picking is a skill based upon criminal intent and anyone wishing to learn of it beyond the scope of locksmithing must have some mischievous underlying purpose.

But if we for a moment take a step back and look at the data regarding lock picking and home burglary, along with some logical reasoning to explain it, we will see that lock picking isn’t the monster that society believes it to be.

As we are about to see, most criminals don’t pick locks.

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Is Lock Picking Illegal

Is Lock Picking Illegal? The Honest Truth

Is lock picking illegal? There is no greater question, nor deterrent, for those wishing to learn lock picking than the fear of breaking the law in the process. And rightfully so. The very nature of lock picking is to subtly bypass locks. So questioning its legality is totally understandable. So

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7 Mistakes Beginner Lock Pickers Make

7 Mistakes Keeping You From Getting Better at Lock Picking

Sadly, making mistakes is the primary method we mortals use to learn. We learn to walk by falling hundreds of times. We learn to talk by babbling a thousand wrong babbles. Mistakes are the necessary evil that grant us progress — in whatever area we seek. BUT, they don’t always

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Types Of Locks

Types of Locks – The Complete Guide

When it comes to advancing your physical security, it can sometimes be a daunting task as at first glance there appears to be an infinite number of different types of locks. And even more disheartening, trying to determine the degree of security these different locks offer. But in truth, all

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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

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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

15 Awesome Lock Pick Sets for the Budgeted Picker

Many of us entering the world of lock picking are looking to buy their first lock pick set, 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

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Locks

5 Ways to Make Your Old Training 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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