Lock picking is beheld as an extremely difficult and obscure skill that only the naturally gifted could ever have any hope of mastering. But the truth is lock picking is a remarkably simple skill to learn and implement. The average individual can learn the fundamentals of lock picking and apply it to basic locks within an hour. One of the most genuine forms of lock picking is that of single pin picking. This method utilizes a “hook” style of pick that is used to individually move a series of pins within the lock. Once every pin has been moved appropriately, the lock will unlock. This quick and dirty visual guide has been created with the intentions of stripping lock picking down to its barest motions.
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