Art of Lock Picking
Which Brand of Lock Picks Are Right For You?
Well to get started, there are over 36 lock pick manufacturers as of 2016, with 1 or 2 new ones popping up in China every couple of months. Let's start with a list of current lock pick brands.
Security Pins: A Beginner's Guide
Security pins disrupt the feedback that we have come to know and understand, but also provide us with some additional types of feedback that not only SCREAM to us that they are security pins, but also guide us in easily picking them. Ironically enough, once you understand these crafty little pins, they can actually make a lock very easy to pick.
What Is Binding Order? The First Step of Lock Picking
Finding the binding order is one of the first steps to picking a pin-tumbler lock. But what is binding order and how do we determine it? Let's take a closer look!
Improving Your Single Pin Picking Skills - By Jgor
Want to learn how the North American Lock Picking Champion Jgor, got good at single pin picking. Check out this guide on his advice on getting better at single pin picking!
What is Lock Picking? The Good, the Bad, and the Not So Ugly
The art of lock picking is no exception. It is a craft that seemly everyone wishes to venture in, but at first glance are discouraged by the fog of mystery and vagueness surrounding it. So let’s lift the veil and look at lock picking in its purest form —unhindered by bias and mystery — so that we may take our first confident step forward in this exceptional journey that is lock picking!
9 Best Practice Locks to Quickly Learn Lock Picking
The purpose of this little guide is to give you a progression of best practice locks to help you quickly learn lock picking. Locks that will not only give you the greatest lessons but do so in an order that will prepare you for the next practice lock on this list.
5 Ways to Make Your Old Training Locks a New Challenge
What if there were some ways in which we could take a training lock that we finally picked and immediately turn it into a new challenge? Well, I have 5 quick suggestions that can do just that!
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?
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.
Light vs. Heavy Tension: Benefits & Best Uses
So let's cover the characteristics of light and heavy tension, I feel it will give you a new foundation, a new paradigm, that will perhaps change the way you think about tension forever.
The Tension Wrench - Everything You Need to Know About the World's Most Popular Turning Tool
There are so many characteristics of the tension wrench. Let's tackle each quality and take a deep dive into the most popular turning tool. By truly understanding these qualities you can better utilize the tension wrench to its and your full potential.
Types of Lock Picks: The Overkill Guide
What is the purpose of this squiggly pick or that squiggly pick? Is there a big difference between this pointy hook and that flat hook? What are the best lock picks? But, most importantly, should you invest your hard-earned cash into all these different types of lock picks, and will they benefit your ability to open locks and progress your lock picking skill?Let's tackle all of these questions and then go into the primary purpose of many of these different types of lock picks -- their strengths, shortcomings, and when to best utilize them!
The Peterson GSP Ghost Set Review: The Best Beginner Lock Pick Set
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!
15 Awesome Lock Pick Sets for the Budgeted Picker
What is the best budget lock pick set? Do we really need to throw down $200 on a set with every pick known to man or can we get a lock pick set for cheap?
The Beginner's Guide to Bobby Pin Lock Picking
Our simple and structured guide to bobby pin lock picking. You never know when these little pieces of metal can save you the day. But in order to save the day, you need to know how to use them to pick locks!
How to Pick a Lock: The Ultimate 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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