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This is a discussion on lockpicks within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; im looking for lockpicks and a manual on how to do this. i saw one on CH kadels but wasnt sure of the quality anyone ...

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    lockpicks

    im looking for lockpicks and a manual on how to do this. i saw one on CH kadels but wasnt sure of the quality anyone have some suggestions.
    links would be appreciated

    thanks

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    The quality you need is more in the spring "turner" than the picks themselves.

    Have you tried youtube for "how to", . . . ???

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    Be very careful. Possession of lock picks in many jurisdictions is considered prima facia evidence of a crime. In virginia all lock smiths are licensed by the department of criminal justice servicess
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    Sarge7402 is right, to a point.

    Most states you are allowed to freely own lock picks, there are only a few states where possession is "prima facie evidence of intent" and the burden of proof that you are not going to use them illegally shifts to you.

    This means you can still legally own them, just the burden, to a point, is shifted to you on proving why you legally would be using them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki2011 View Post
    im looking for lockpicks and a manual on how to do this. i saw one on CH kadels but wasnt sure of the quality anyone have some suggestions.
    links would be appreciated

    thanks
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    The book is on sale for about $15 and the picks are around $20 I think? The book would be a good read but there are many videos online about lock picking so you could probably skip it.

    It is extremely scarey how fast how the common deadbolts and not cheapo (like the Kwikset on my house) can be picked.
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    My friends and I had a cabin in our youth. We couldn't keep it locked, and we couldn't keep people out.

    anyway, back on topic:

    - don't waste your time with lock picks
    - don't waste your time with a hack saw

    you need to proceed immediately to a huge pry bar.

    bolt cutters work too, it you want to spend the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerhell View Post
    My friends and I had a cabin in our youth. We couldn't keep it locked, and we couldn't keep people out.

    anyway, back on topic:

    - don't waste your time with lock picks
    - don't waste your time with a hack saw

    you need to proceed immediately to a huge pry bar.

    bolt cutters work too, it you want to spend the money.
    A nice pry bar or some good bolt cutters can be very pricy and bulky.

    I like the idea of lock picks because they are much quieter and lighter than a pry bar trying to get into a locked place.

    Also, both of the above leave physical evidence that some place has been disturbed. If you are in a hypothetical EOTWAWKI and you leave then come back to a place you can easily see if a lock has been disturbed.

    I feel that lock picks also give some advantage to surprise. Say in this EOTWAWKI you had to stop for the night at an abandoned house (all be it the locks/doors still have to be in tact) you could easily pick the locks and hide inside, locking the non dead bolt locks behind you. If someone tried to enter with a cro bar or bashing the door down you may have ample warning time.

    Just my .02
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    some good points. I'm working towards a portable perimeter security system( combining this with your idea, the two ideas could work well together).
    Last edited by tinkerhell; 12-30-2014 at 12:35 PM.

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    This is in my EDC, small, durable and relatively cheap. SouthOrd JPXS-6 Jackknife Lock Pick Set - LockPickShop
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