Where to buy lockpicking tools ?

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    • #4618
      n0on3
      Participant

      Short question -> Do anyone know / have experience with any online stores that sells basic lockpicking tools for affordable price and ships them to europe ?

      ( Yes, i know google is my friend, i’m just looking for something better 🙂 )
      ( And don’t worry, I don’t want to break in anything, i just want to do some home practice 😛 )

    • #28750
      UNIX
      Participant

      Take a loot at SSDeV. They should send to Italy as well. 😉
      Are you looking for anything specific?

    • #28751
      n0on3
      Participant

      @awesec wrote:

      Are you looking for anything specific?

      Not really. I know some theory and I’d just like to get confidence with picks and wrenches to try some practice 🙂

      @awesec wrote:

      Take a loot at SSDeV.

      Thanks!

      Now especially for price comparison, any other suggestion is welcome 🙂

    • #28752
      BillV
      Participant
    • #28753
      dalepearson
      Participant

      Where abouts are you in Europe mate.
      I know of a few places in the UK I get my kit from, but that may be of no help to you.

      Dale

    • #28754
      v1nn13
      Participant

      Not in europe, but in the states, I’ve found a pretty good variety at gun/knife shows… Or you can always make your own depending on what your trying to open…. From a fellow lockpicker, remember a skilled picker can pick as well with a 7 piece kit(my first kit, will always be my favorite) than with a 72 piece beast of a kit…. Just my .02 Oh by the way, I’m a newb to this forum….

      V1NN13

    • #28755
      veritas_libertas
      Participant

      Kevin Mitnick’s business card  ;D

      http://mitnicksecurity.com/

    • #28756
      pizza1337
      Participant
    • #28757
      j0rDy
      Participant

      @v1nn13 wrote:

      Not in europe, but in the states, I’ve found a pretty good variety at gun/knife shows… Or you can always make your own depending on what your trying to open…. From a fellow lockpicker, remember a skilled picker can pick as well with a 7 piece kit(my first kit, will always be my favorite) than with a 72 piece beast of a kit…. Just my .02 Oh by the way, I’m a newb to this forum….

      V1NN13

      QFT!

      And welcome to EH.net! even newb’s advice is welcome! 😉

      Try some (local) lock picking groups/entheusiast sites. they often have links to good sites with info and places where you can order your hardware. In holland we have http://www.toool.nl.

    • #28758
      sandcrawler
      Participant

      Hacksaw blades and street sweeper bristles work well for making your own set.  There are plenty of instructions on the net for doing so as well.  Back at Defcon in ’03 one of the competitors I was up against actually hand made his set and had only been practising for about 6 months.  He took top honors that year.  I’ve attached an image of the final challenge that year.  IIRC he opened his door in just over a minute…

      For what it’s worth, here is a video on making your own set.

    • #28759
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Funny how things happen. I was just at ThotCon and Ryan Jones talked about making his own set with street cleaner bristles.

      Don

    • #28760
      rattis
      Participant

      I’ve seen that method mentioned a few times, but I have never  been able to find any bristles, even walking down the street after the sweeper went by.

      I’ve got a set I bought at a computer show, but I’ve never been able to pick the padlock I’m trying to train on. 10 years and counting. I know I’m doing something wrong, just not what. 🙂

    • #28761
      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Have you had a chance to sit down with someone who can do it? They can usually tell you right then and there what they feel while picking and what you should look for. It really helps.

      Don

    • #28762
      rattis
      Participant

      to a point. One of the local security meetings, had lock picking night. Ended up spending more time showing a couple of people how to use the shim on the combo lock.  The key locks and picks were more utilized at the other end of the table, and more about one uping each other.. Nothing wrong with that.

    • #28763
      dalepearson
      Participant

      Chris where abouts are you based?

    • #28764
      UNIX
      Participant

      The appliance in the picture looks interesting. Would certainly be nice for practicing and for competitions, as each side seems to have the same setup. Maybe something worth to build for oneself..

    • #28765
      rattis
      Participant

      @dalepearson wrote:

      Chris where abouts are you based?

      Ann Arbor Mi

    • #28766
      rattis
      Participant

      After watching a bunch of videos, I was able to pick the lock. I got a SouthOrd kit last week, and a new Masterlock M3 today. Fun Fun fun (relaxing actually).

      Anyway back to n0one’s original question. I got my latest set from here. I know they do international shipping, so you might want to check them out.

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