Art of Lock Picking
How to Bypass a Lock with a Credit Card
We've all seen the movies where our savvy hero pulls a Mastercard from his wallet and with a quick push and wiggle the door swings open. But how practical and realistic is this? Is it just movie fiction or can we too acquire these spy-like abilities and learn how to pick a lock with a credit card?
15 Awesome Materials for Homemade Lock Picks
So you want to make your own lock picks, but you have no idea where to begin when selecting material for these epic homemade creations. Let's get to it and cover the best homemade lock pick materials!
Ratyoke’s Guide to Magnificent Home Brew Lock Picks
Ratyoke’s custom lock picks are the most admired and desired lock picks this world has to offer and today we get the amazing insight on how Ratyoke himself crafts one of these masterpieces!
Is Lock Picking Illegal? The Honest Truth
Is lock picking illegal? There is no greater question, nor deterrent, for those wishing to start. So let's tackle the legality of lock picks head-on and answer this question once and for all for those wishing to take the plunge and begin the amazing craft of lock picking!
Why Burglars Don’t Pick Locks
One of the greatest misconceptions that plague the name of lock picking and locksport is that the craft itself is born from malicious roots. But if we for a moment take a step back and look at the data we will see, most criminals don't pick locks.
Interview with Deviant Ollam: The Godfather of Locksport
With over a decade of experience, nobody in locksport has the credentials nor experience like Deviant Ollam, the creator of the famous “Lockpick Village.” He has been cracking locks and teaching others how to do it all over the world since the very first ShmooCon in 2005.
Interview with Hallis Chalmers: The Man Behind the Curtain
Hallis was the “Man behind the curtain” so to speak in the rise of locksport during the early years of the new millennium. He helped keep the community thriving by running the well-known and very popular website, Keypicking.com.
Interview with Jgor: The North American Lock Picking Champion
Today I got to interview Jgor, a lock picker and computer hacker extraordinaire. He has been leading the Longhorn Lockpicking Club in Austin, Texas for 10 years and has competed in locksport competitions at the highest level. Keep reading to see what it takes to become one of the greatest lock pickers in America!
Chris Dangerfield: The Mad Scientist Behind Lock Pick World
In this locksport interview, Mr. Dangerfield will be telling us how he got to this point and reveal some techniques he is using to maintain his lock picking kingdom for now and many years to come.
Larry Newberry: The Founder of SouthOrd Tools
Find out in this interview what makes SouthOrd the #1 tool distributor in the world, and how President Larry Newberry practically owns the locksmith market with his unmatched high-quality lock picking tools and unrivaled distribution.
Chris Ahrens: Picking the Kwikset SmartKey Gen 3
Today we are looking at the very first exploit of the Kwikset SmartKey Generation 3. Chris Ahrens has been making huge waves in the Locksport community this past year, boasting over 100 picking videos on his new YouTube Channel, and is now the very first lock picker in the world to exploit this challenging lock.
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.
How to Pick Handcuffs - The Ultimate Guide
With a little practice, breaking out of a standard pair of ratcheted handcuffs is a fairly simple skill to acquire -- like every other branch of lock picking. This comprehensive guide will instruct you on how to pick handcuffs and how these devices themselves operate.
How to Crack a Master Lock Combination In 10 Steps
A standard 40 digit Master Lock has 64,000 combinations which would take the average human about 180 hours to crack by using random combinations. This guide will aid you in reducing that absurd number to only 80 combinations and instruct you on how to crack a Master Lock in 10 simple steps.
7 Mistakes Keeping You From Getting Better at Lock Picking
I’ve made what seems like a million mistakes on my own lock picking journey — luckily I have lived to tell the tale. Here is my collection of the 7 most common mistakes that I often see many pickers make that also plagued me in my early days.
Lock Picking Animations & Graphics
In a world full of ambiguous text and obscure explanations it is often very easy to lost in the walls of words that we gander at every day. This is where the use of photos, diagrams, and animations come into play to help further bridge the gap between the desire for knowledge and accurately acquiring that knowledge – helping us make clarity of chaos. Below is our growing collection of lock picking visuals that we use to help every picker – from novice to master – in their search for lock picking knowledge. The goal behind this page is to provide […]
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