Lockpicking – Beyond the Basics – Lockpicking

Finally, part 4 of my series, on lockpicking tips and tricks. This article will actually cover lockpicking itself! as ever, you can read the previous article on tensioning tricks here. Lockpicking Orientation: So, my first piece of advice is on orientation. I like to orient my locks with the pins being pulled down into the …

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Lockpicking – Beyond the Basics – Locks

Continuing onto part 2 of the series, I’ll be covering locks, where to get them, what to look for, and my advice on disassembling and reassembling locks. You can read part 1, about lockpicks, here.   Locks: Quality of Practice: When it comes to picking practice, basically everyone starts with only a handful of locks. …

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In Defence of Raking

I’d like to share some thoughts on raking. I’ve seen a few cases of people claiming that raking is somehow inferior as a method of opening locks, than single pin picking. From what I can see, these people think that raking a lock open is in some way “cheap”, or lacks skill. Personally, I think …

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