The GSP Ghost lock pick set is perfect for beginners looking to acquire their first set. The selection of tools allows anyone starting out to tackle very simple locks and progress all the way up to high-security pin tumbler locks without any additional tools.
Short Hook - Peterson Hook #1
The Short Hook is arguably the most used and versatile tool in any lock pickers toolset. Mastery of the hook is often correlated with mastery of lock picking itself.
Specs: 0.025" thickness, GSP, flat tip on the hook
Deep Hook - Peterson Hook #5
The Deep Hook has an extra-long reach that allows a lock picker to reach pins further back in the stack without the chance of oversetting more forward pins. These picks are extremely helpful for setting high cut pins that are behind low cut pins.
Specs: 0.025" thickness, GSP, round tip on the hook
The City Rake - Peterson Long Ripple
The City Rake – getting its name from its resemblance to a city skyline – is a very long rake that mimics the cuts of a key. By simply rocking this pick up and down within the lock, you can very quickly set pins to the shear line. These picks are very effective against locks with high cut pins in the front and back and low cut pins in the center.
Specs: 0.025" thickness, GSP
The Peterson Reach
The Peterson Reach is a specially designed pick that has a long curved hook. This modification allows for deep access within the lock and the ability to work behind lower cut pins. It also has a lower profile on the shank to squeeze into tight places and is great for rotating pins if you find yourself working with high-security locks.
Specs: 0.025" thickness, GSP
Bogota - Peterson Bogie #1 and #2
The Bogota is arguably the best and most commonly used rake and is a must for any beginner looking for their first lock pick set. These rakes have rounded and polished peaks that reduce friction and allow them to slip and slide like butter within the lock while raking. They are very effective against high-low-high-low pin cuts, which is something many other types of rakes cannot claim.
Purple Handle Specs: 0.018" thickness, GSP
Black Handle Specs: 0.025" thickness, GSP
Pry Bar - No Teeth
The Prybar is a top of the keyway tensioning tool that grants the picker more room to maneuver their picks as well as torquing the plug from the center rather than the bottom. These tools are extremely useful for locks with tighter keyways, radical pin cuts, or security pins.
Specs: 0.040" thickness, GSP
Tension Wrenches - No Flex
This set includes six GSP bottom of the keyway GSP tension wrenches with no flex. All with different specifications.
What Is GSP?
The GSP stands for “Government Steel Picks" and is exclusively a Peterson Manufacturing product.
While most lock picks are made of 10-95 carbon steel, Peterson GSP picks are made of an elite stainless steel alloy similar to the 420 stainless steel that is used in many surgical tools—like scalpels—essentially making these the strongest lock picks on the market!
This is where GSP has a HUGE advantage over other lock picks.
What this means for you as a picker is that your picks will last significantly longer than traditional and cheaper picks.
In the long run, this will save you a lot of money in replacing picks. This also makes these picks ideal for those starting out as beginners tend to be rougher on their tools.
There is something about holding tiny tools in your hands for an extended amount of time that will cause you pain… not just physical, but emotional. There are few things worse in this world than being so close to opening a lock and having to drop your tools because of hand cramps or bleeding fingers.
To solve this affliction, each lock pick that we offer has an ergonomic and comfortable plastic handle.
These handles not only make your picking sessions more enjoyable but also increase the feedback you receive due to more surface area of your hand being on the pick.
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Here at Art of Lock Picking, we truly believe that you should receive more value than money spent. That is why we only sell products that we believe in.
If, for whatever reason, you are not happy with your purchase, please don’t hesitate to let us know why and we'll do our best to help you out or resolve any problems.
We also uphold a 30-day money-back guarantee if, by chance, you feel we have not met our pledge!
Awesome company and customer support. My order was lost by USPS (big surprise I know) and they sent out another order the next day and didnt charge anything for it or make me wait. Very much appreciated and will buy from them again!
Jorgie Kavanagh –
Awesome set of picks, awesome ebook, and fast shipping regardless of the world falling apart. Will be checking out your course soon.
Love the handles. Would 100% buy again!
Received this last week. I'm new to lock picking and don't have anything to compare this set to, but am very happy with my purchase.
Great quality for a good price
Best picks I've ever owned. Will be placing an order for more soon!
Was missing a pick, but I emailed them and they sent it out next day. Dinging a star for the missing pick, but leaving 4 stars for the awesome customer support, very helpful website, and amazing set of picks.
This is a great little lock pick set. It's got everything I need and the plastic handles are a huge step up.
Love this set! It has a real quality feel to it and the peterson reach is officially the coolest thing ever.
Nice set, much easier on the hands.
I wish it came with a slender hook, but beyond that I am not disappointed in any way with my purchase. Like the other reviews said, it shipped fast!
Nicholas Barlow –
Emailed the site owner and asked his recommendation for a good beginner set. He gave me this recommendation along with several sets from other companies. It speaks volumes when a company that sells a product looks out for the customer and doesn't just try to make a quick buck. Awesome set of lock picks and was shipped quickly! Will be adding more picks to my collection soon from Art of Lock Picking!
Took a week to get to me, but the picks themselves make up for it.
This is my first lock picking set and it has been great. Still learning all the different types of picks and how to use them. But I really enjoy practicing on the different locks I have around my house.
Great set for a beginner!
Got this set a month ago and ended up breaking the city rake right out of the box and Art of Lock Picking shipped out a new one right away! It must of been a lemon pick as my second rake has held up just fine after hours of use. Awesome customer service and truly amazing set of picks. Will be order from again soon!
A+! Fast shipping no issues would recommend 🙂
Wanted to learn a new and useful skill during this quarantine so I thought...why not lock picking. 10/10 would recommend this set and this hobby if you are considering it!
Good starter kit.
Really awesome starter set. I've only just got mine and I'm still learning which picks do what and how to use them. There's so much learning to do and I'm loving the process.
Love this set. Thanks!
God I love these picks! Thank you!
Really happy I splurged for these picks over Sparrows. The handles make all the difference! Awesome company, fast shipping, and the starter guide was really helpful. Thanks!
The Ghost set is awesome, but I really want to take a moment to rate the free guide. It's 40 pages, packed with everything you need to know to actually start picking, and overall is laid out really nicely and looks good. I'd easily pay for it if it wasn't free... but free is nice 🙂
As other reviews have pointed out, Art of Lock Picking has great customer support and ships fast. Loving lock picking so far and will be making another order soon!
Arrived quick and was discrete. Very happy with my purchase
Joshua Souliere –
What a great set. I started with a cheap Chinese set from Amazon and can say that this set makes such a difference. The torque wrenches leave lots of room in the keyway and provide a lot of feedback. The hooks are heavy duty and just feel a lot better. I've never been any good with rakes, but I trust that they're great too.
Johnhy R –
Best tools ive ever owned! thanks!
Ron Q –
Had a shipping issue, but was resolved quickly by art of lock picking. Definitely my favorite set and will be ordering more individual picks soon, thanks!
Chris B –
The reach hook is absolutely incredible. Perfect set, highly recommend. The emails have been super helpful also! Thank you!
My hubby loves it!
Great set, love the handles
My 3rd and favorite lock pick set. The reach pick is currently my go-to pick
Marc C. –
came fast and great quality. highly recommmend
SEAN R. –
Raymond C. –
expensive, but well worth it. shipped fast