My name is Ryan and if you’re reading this then I’m going to go out on a limb and say you want to learn how to pick some locks?
I’m totally psychic, right?
Well, today is your lucky day. Today you are going to learn lock picking with the most systematic approach that has ever been developed. I can say this with 100% confidence for three reasons—I'll make them short so we can get onto the good stuff.
This lock picking course is unlike any book or video as it is an ever-changing and evolving beast with no finality in sight. I will continue to update and innovate this course throughout its life. There will always be questions that can bring to life new topics or new ways to describe and illustrate any aspect of lock picking. You'll learn more about the expectations, evolution, and future plans for this course in Lesson 1 of this intro chapter.
My life story isn't important for you to learn lock picking, however, what is notable is that I spent quite a few years as a flight instructor perfecting the art of teaching in the frozen tundra of North Dakota. It wasn't just my job to educate, my very life depended on doing it well. I learned a thing or two about the process in which individuals learn and the importance of not only tearing things down to the very smallest detail but the significance of how those smaller details come together to form something useful and actionable.
I have ingested more books, guides, and other forms of content than I ever imagined would exist about this topic throughout my time picking locks, many of which are simply a regurgitation of one another with the same inadequate advice that goes no further than "put your pick in the lock and look for a stiff pin." Sure this type of advice will help you pick a lock eventually, but what it won't do is give you the deep knowledge, resources, and techniques to develop this into a skill that is highly repeatable and indisputable. My mission is just that---to give you a deep understanding of every aspect of lock picking rather than a simple how-to guide. We're going deep, real deep.
However, this doesn't mean that it won't take work and I'll let you know now, picking locks is easy, but getting good at picking locks is NOT easy. The process takes work and if you are not willing to put in that work, no amount of lessons, guides, videos, or God himself can help you.
But if you do put in the work, you'll accomplish things with simple metal picks that you once perhaps thought impossible.
So let's get down to the brass tacks and turn you into a lock slaying monster!