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Types of Lock Picks

This Pick, That Pick – A Guide to the Different Types of Lock Picks

This pick, that pick, what are all these different types of lock picks for?

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!

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How to Pick a Lock – The Absolute Beginners Guide

How to Pick a Lock – A Step By Step Guide To Slaying Locks

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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Pin tumbler locks make up about 90% of the locks used in the world today. Because of this, learning how to pick these locks is one of the most crucial and important skills to develop while learning lock picking.

However, even though they are the most used type of lock in the world, they are also one of the easiest locks to learn how to pick.

The fundamental skills that you learn while picking pin tumblers will give you a strong foundation and understanding of lock picking that will easily transfer over to other types of locks!

Essentially, if you learn to pick the pin tumbler, you can easily learn to pick any lock!

This archive is dedicated to all of our guides, articles, techniques, tips, and tricks on everything about picking the pin tumbler lock!

If you are just getting started in lock picking, consider checking out our beginner’s guide on how to pick a lock!

Happy Picking!

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