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Oddly enough the first headache inflicted by this awesome craft of lock picking typically isn’t from picking a lock. Rather it’s caused from beating one’s face repeatedly against the nearest hard object while trying to establish what the best beginner lock pick set is.
With so many different types of picks and random looking tools out there today — it’s truly a daunting task for anyone just starting out.
So let’s jump into what exactly you should look for when investing in lock picks, what you should avoid, and why the Peterson GSP Ghost set is hands down the best beginner lock pick set out there!
You should never continue to pick a lock that you have already beaten several times. If you pick the same lock enough times in the same way you’ll eventually memorize the process of picking that particular lock. From there on, picking that lock becomes more about recalling a series of vague events rather than relying on your skill.
As a matter in fact, continuing to pick the same lock over and over can actually put you a few step back in progressing your skill. As they say — if you don’t use it, you lose it.
So continuing to challenge yourself is crucial for improving but the problem is, this can get expensive. How can we be expected to buy a new practice lock every time we conquer one? Beating a lock should be a time for excitement and joy, not a time to feel sorrow for our wallets.
Anyone that has been picking locks for sport long enough has very likely run across the name Waddac2 or has even stumbled across his epic YouTube channel full of nuggets of wisdom.
As well as being a very accomplished picker, he is also an astounding photographer and has given us some of photos to scatter throughout this interview!
Without further ado, here is Waddac2!
Over the past few months I’ve received a ton of requests to start a weekly Q&A to answer some common lock picking questions in a brief and easy to digest format. I’m happy to announce that today, and every single Thursday from this day forth, I will posting a few answers to some of the questions that you awesome people send me! My goal here is to focus on answering these questions as simply and efficiently as possible without any fluff or digression. If you feel that something wasn’t explained well or if you would like to see a more
One of the quickest ways of progressing in any craft is knowing exactly what steps to take, and in which order to take them. With lock picking this can be as simple as knowing which locks to focus on first.
With every new lock you pick, you’ll walk away with some new knowledge — a lesson taught through the sweat and struggle of picking.
The purpose of this little guide is to give you a progression of locks that will not only give you the greatest lessons, but do so in an order that will prepare you for the next lock on this list.
From absolute beginner to tackling serrated security pins — all in 9 locks!
Ratyoke’s custom lock picks are the most admired and desired lock picks this world has to offer and today we get the amazing insight on how Ratyoke himself crafts one of these masterpieces! If you are not yet familiar with Ratyoke nor his work, be sure to check our interview with Ratyoke to learn more about him and his magnificent work. In this step by step guide, Ratyoke will be crafting an Ebony and Holly short hook using Peterson government steel blanks.