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Gear Review EDC Lockpick Set (Brokor's Recommendation)

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by Brokor, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    After testing several kits and quite a few picks from several vendors, I have decided to come up with one, recommended kit for EDC or to compliment a bug out profile.

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    For the full description of each item and links to where to purchase this lockpick set, see the resource .pdf -- LINK HERE.

    The lock pick set I recommend is comprised mainly of an EOD set made by Sparrows, along with your choice of any specialized hooks and tension wrenches, and a Peterson pry bar. You may use the Sparrows pry bar tension wrench as a suitable alternative.

    The kit I finally came up with is based on ease of use, where it is necessary to keep the kit light and thin so as not to cause unnecessary discomfort. I also had to stress test these items to ensure they will not easily break, and I have been very pleased to discover this is money well spent. This kit is heavy on rakes, to promote faster picking for quick access if needed. I removed some of the tension wrenches which comes with the EOD kit and added the pry bar to make 4 wrenches, total. Your mileage may vary.


    Notice: It is recommended that you obey any laws and become aware of restrictions pertaining to lock picks, which vary state-by-state. A list of the most current state positions on owning and carrying lock picks can be found here. This by no means should be an absolute reference, and due diligence on your part is expected. Stay legal.
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Well done Brokor, thank you for the gear review and the linked resource!!
  3. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    I have a small set of Titanium picks and bar. Because they are non ferris (iron) so may not set of a metal dector but will be seen via Xray. It depends on the sensitivity settings on the dector.

    I got them from CMOE (Covet Mehtods of Entry) SpecOps instructor doing training for "tradecraft" folks.

    Edit:added a clarification on sensitivity of the dector.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
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  4. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    That's a skill I need. Also think a handcuff key would be good for personal lock picking. Never know when it could come in handy.
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  5. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Also look into a handcuff shim as well as the key. There are several YT video on how to use
    Key Style Handcuff Shim 2-Pack

    You can usually find the key and shim as a set.
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    A shim would do you more good than a key. Installed correctly, you can't get at the keyhole while cuffed. The keyhole should face your elbows, and they should be double locked to prevent claims of police brutality.(folks will and do, squeeze them down, then claim the cops did it.)
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  7. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    Very informative, thanks. Have you ever looked at the shomertec card where the picks are stamped out and you have to break them off? I made a survival kit for a gentleman and one was among the items he supplied but have seen no reviews of the item.
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    No, i have not, but shims are very simple to make yourself.
  9. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    I think these were actual picks like ball, double ball, diamond etc. I know very little about picks and shims but I have seen both in catalogs.
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Try the search box at top right. Brokor and I have left quite a bit about locks, picks, picking, shimming, and other info about locks.
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  11. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    Thanks Kellory
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