I just learned of a new “sport” It’s called locksport! I’m just curious if any of your have ever played around with lock picking?
It’s a bit more interesting and challenging that I imagined. I ordered a cheap set of lock picking tools and have practiced on a few padlocks that I already had around the house.
I’ve been able to open both of them. One was no harder than using a key and the other one which has some anti-picking features on it was a little harder. I’m still not to the point where I can pick my house door locks but I’ve only been doing this for 2 days.
I bought a cheap set from DX. I was able to open my house door the first day. I watched some YouTube vids and that helped.
I kind of lost interest in it but it is a good skill to have in a pinch. There are a ton of locks I don’t think I can ever master but the basic locks you see on house doors and padlocks are not too difficult.
I just thought I’d follow up on this thread. I recently got a cheap pair of hand cuffs and it’s pretty easy to open these with a paper clip (with a little practice) as long the the lock open faces toward the hands.
That is if it’s just single locked. If you double lock them (meaning the can’t tighten on your wrists) it’s a lot harder with a paper clip. If you have a hair pin that can be done as well.
There is no purpose to this skill (or post) other than interest. I’m just posting in case anyone else has tried such a thing.