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How to Pick Handcuffs

The Guide to Picking Handcuffs

A simple fact of life is that you never know what the future holds and what insane circumstances you will one day find yourself in. Furthermore, what crazy and confounding skills could aid you in such a situation. Just about anyone can legally purchase and carry a set of handcuffs,

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Lock Sport Interview

Interview with Deviant Ollam: The Godfather of Locksport

With over a decade of experience, nobody in locksport has the credentials nor experience like Deviant Ollam, the creator of the famous “Lockpick Village.” He has been cracking locks and teaching others how to do it all over the world since the very first ShmooCon in 2005. Read further to

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Security Pins

Security Pins: A Beginner’s Guide

To we lock pickers feedback is absolutely everything. It is our sixth sense, our third eye, our perception within the lock that is beyond ordinary sight. The feedback we sense through our tools is what guides us and without it, we are but lonely souls probing the dark depths, looking

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Bobby Pin Lock Picking

The Beginner’s Guide to Bobby Pin Lock Picking

There is a strange satisfaction that comes with using bobby pins to pick locks. A satisfaction that brings with it a level of confidence that screams to the heavens, “I am the master of my destiny, let no door, padlock, nor any such annoyance stand in my way for I

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Binding Order

Lesson 4:
What Is Binding Order?

Finding the binding order is one of the first steps to picking a pin-tumbler lock. When applying rotational tension to the plug within the cylinder of the lock, it will force the pins to “bind” making them seem stuck or hard to move. Manipulating those binding pins first will put you

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Lock Sport Interview

Interview with Hallis Chalmers: The Man Behind the Curtain

Today I was granted the rare opportunity to interview a legend of the locksport community, Mr. Hallis Chalmers. Hallis was the “Man behind the curtain” so to speak in the rise of locksport during the early years of the new millennium. He helped keep the community thriving by running the

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How to Pick Handcuffs

The Guide to Picking Handcuffs

A simple fact of life is that you never know what the future holds and what insane circumstances you will one day find yourself in. Furthermore, what crazy and confounding skills could aid you in such a situation. Just about anyone can legally purchase and carry a set of handcuffs,

Read More...
Lock Sport Interview

Interview with Deviant Ollam: The Godfather of Locksport

With over a decade of experience, nobody in locksport has the credentials nor experience like Deviant Ollam, the creator of the famous “Lockpick Village.” He has been cracking locks and teaching others how to do it all over the world since the very first ShmooCon in 2005. Read further to

Read More...
Security Pins

Security Pins: A Beginner’s Guide

To we lock pickers feedback is absolutely everything. It is our sixth sense, our third eye, our perception within the lock that is beyond ordinary sight. The feedback we sense through our tools is what guides us and without it, we are but lonely souls probing the dark depths, looking

Read More...
Bobby Pin Lock Picking

The Beginner’s Guide to Bobby Pin Lock Picking

There is a strange satisfaction that comes with using bobby pins to pick locks. A satisfaction that brings with it a level of confidence that screams to the heavens, “I am the master of my destiny, let no door, padlock, nor any such annoyance stand in my way for I

Read More...
Binding Order

Lesson 4:
What Is Binding Order?

Finding the binding order is one of the first steps to picking a pin-tumbler lock. When applying rotational tension to the plug within the cylinder of the lock, it will force the pins to “bind” making them seem stuck or hard to move. Manipulating those binding pins first will put you

Read More...
Lock Sport Interview

Interview with Hallis Chalmers: The Man Behind the Curtain

Today I was granted the rare opportunity to interview a legend of the locksport community, Mr. Hallis Chalmers. Hallis was the “Man behind the curtain” so to speak in the rise of locksport during the early years of the new millennium. He helped keep the community thriving by running the

Read More...
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