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    im definently investing in a lock pick set

    they have sets anywhere from $20-100

    it wouldnt do asmuch good if you werent in an urban area where theres locked buildings everywhere, but i couldnt imagine kicking in every door i came across.

    i think they would prove to be a priceless investment in the end.

    if the doors locked, hopefully whatevers behind it hasnt been tampered with yet, so the amount of supplies you would gather would be beyond useful.
    Let those who seek evil find it

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    I would recommend checking out: http://toool.us/

    Start practicing now! It's not nearly as easy as one would think. Especially when one starts getting into multiple cylinders.

    The toool website also offers cylinders to practice.

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    Tools are not that important. Best tool will not help you when you have no knowledge how to use them.

    Especially in stressful situation. With adrenaline in veins and fear in mind. with light.. or without. With clock ticking.

    Prove yourself in such situation.. it cannot be bought

    But then, you need to start somewhere, no?

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    Default Re: lock picks

    You might also consider stitching sewing pins into the seams of your clothing. A pin can be used to "unlock" nylon ties by sliding it between the teeth and the ratchet.

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    Start practicing now so you'll have the skill when you need it. There's a lot of things on YouTube that originate from Germany. The Germans have there lock picking conventions and you can learn some B&E techniques from them.

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    I need to get a nice kit. I tried for hours on my home door with a paper clip and several other homemade items. I have never used a real kit. and I need to practice. Also a shotgun helps...

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    Default Re: lock picks

    Thanks for the thread.....

    http://www.lockpicks.com/

    http://www.lockpicking.net/

    A lockpicking Forum...

    http://www.lockpicking101.com/


    http://www.wikihow.com/Pick-a-Lock

    Welcome to the lock pick guide, where you will learn how to pick a lock! This site is dedicated to the art of picking locks and of making picks for the amateur lock picker. It contains information on how to pick the most common types of locks (pin tumbler locks, tubular locks / vending machine, and wafer locks / filing cabinet locks and auto locks), and a brief look at lock bumping and bump keys, as well as using a padlock shim. It reviews locksmith products (such as South Ord’s 14 piece kit, and the Dyno Kwick). You will also find the common MIT guide, with a few quick notes. Finally, I have included the legality of burglary tools in all US states which specifically talk about possession of burglary tools. Use the links to the left to look around. If you are looking for instructions on how to pick specific kinds of locks, or if you would like to contribute information on how to pick a specific kind of lock, please visit the specific locks instructions page.

    http://www.lockpickguide.com/

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    Default Re: lock picks

    Practice, practice, practice. Also, as Icecold mentioned, there is always a chance of being arrested for possession of burglary tools. YouTube has a lot of instructional videos. The Germans have lockpicking conventions.

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    Hmmmm . . . . 9mm bullet . . . . quickest “lock pick” I can think of. No practice necessary . . . well unless your not familiar with handguns.

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    Quote Posted by blufire (here)
    Hmmmm . . . . 9mm bullet . . . . quickest “lock pick” I can think of. No practice necessary . . . well unless your not familiar with handguns.
    Lock(ed n loaded) pick.

    Great if you have a pallet or two of ammo

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    Probably extra ammo behind all those locked doors


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    Quote Posted by blufire (here)
    Hmmmm . . . . 9mm bullet . . . . quickest “lock pick” I can think of. No practice necessary . . . well unless your not familiar with handguns.
    Lock(ed n loaded) pick.

    Great if you have a pallet or two of ammo

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    Probably extra ammo behind all those locked doors


    Quote Posted by Calz_Avaretard (here)
    Quote Posted by blufire (here)
    Hmmmm . . . . 9mm bullet . . . . quickest “lock pick” I can think of. No practice necessary . . . well unless your not familiar with handguns.
    Lock(ed n loaded) pick.

    Great if you have a pallet or two of ammo

    Ooooh ... well played blufire

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    Default Re: lock picks

    Screwdriver, hammer, vice grips.

    Opens many a lock.

    Carry a back up crowbar.

    easy enough.

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    Probably extra ammo behind all those locked doors


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    Hmmmm . . . . 9mm bullet . . . . quickest “lock pick” I can think of. No practice necessary . . . well unless your not familiar with handguns.
    Lock(ed n loaded) pick.

    Great if you have a pallet or two of ammo
    Too much ID software for you guys.
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    if there is a door i want or need to get into bad enough, ill just drive a good ol chevy through the dang door, GET ER DONE!!! lol

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    Default Re: lock picks

    As a landlord I can tell you from experience that a new lock is usually cheaper than a locksmith. So, I use a cordless battery operated drill and a 3/8" drill bit to drill into the area that the key wood normally go. It is brass and very soft metal, this will expose the part that the needs to be turned. Then use a screw driver to turn the mechanism inside the knob. It takes about 30 seconds to enter any standard door here in the US. This is also why I use Russian locks that have keys that look as though they come from a prison and have pins the size of my fingers. Also the criminals here use something called bumping. They will take a blank key and grind it flat all the way across, insert it in the lock, attach a vise grip and turn slightly while they tap with a hammer. This will throw up the tumblers and the key under tension will hold them in place. They also use a blank key and a file. Put the key into the lock and place a vise grip onto it, then turn the key back and forth. This will put a shinny spot on the key, file the shinny spot down, repeat. Eventually you will start to run out of shinny spots, dont go to far and you are done. This works best with car locks.

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    Well, in a survival situation, I think brute force is better than delicate skills using pick lock kits.

    A good screwdriver, a hammer and a crowbar should be enough to open most doors.

    A good sledgehammer is the ultimate door opening tool in IMHO.

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    sledgehammers are great, but you are on the roasd, you can't just be carrying around crow bars and sledge hammers. I wouldn't mind getting a lock picking set. be good to preactie when have some free time.

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    Quote Posted by Positive Vibe Merchant (here)
    sledgehammers are great, but you are on the roasd, you can't just be carrying around crow bars and sledge hammers. I wouldn't mind getting a lock picking set. be good to preactie when have some free time.

    PVM
    The problem with picking locks is that sometimes it´s pretty hard. Some locks are really impossible to pick using kits, because the grooves on their keys are tridimensional and multifaceted, so bump keys and picking kits wont work. Here in Brazil, many homes use tetra-keys, which are also very hard to pick. I guess if you want portability, the best way is to carry a portable cordless drill, a screwdriver and a hammer.

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    Default Re: lock picks

    How about breaking a window? Only wearhouses and storage buildings don't have windows.
    There is not a single house in my whole town, I a frail little female couldnt get into if I wanted to.
    I can't imagine wanting to get into highrises, banks or industrial complexes.

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