How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins

  • Published: 05 March 2014
  • Lock picking is as old as locks themselves, and is enjoyed as a hobby and practical skill worldwide. While it has been tainted in many people's minds as something only done by criminals, it is in fact a skill that could very well save your life if kidnapped, as well as saving hundreds of dollars in locksmithing costs to open things for which the key has been lost. Criminals and thieves are far more likely to break a window and in other ways use force to open things rather than trouble with the delicate, and many times lengthy method of picking.

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    Practice locks such as the one used in this video can be found for sale online with little searching, but all that is really necessary to practice is a simple padlock. Practicing lock picking should only be done on a lock that is not essential to some purpose, as it is possible to damage a lock if done incorrectly. It of course should also not be done on a lock that does not belong to you, as doing so is likely illegal.

    AllTimeNumbers has collaborated with me for this video and has released their own video to go along with it: The CIA in Numbers. You can check it out here: #NightHawkInLight"> #NightHawkInLight

Comments • 6 491

  • NightHawkInLight
    NightHawkInLight   1 years back

    There is a lot to see on my channel! Take a look at some of my newer videos, like how I rediscover a lost super-material (Starlite): Or check out how I run a gasoline engine on firewood:

    • kinshe 22
      kinshe 22  1 months back

      Time to go to Karen's house and get my house

    • Jack B. Nimble
      Jack B. Nimble  5 months back

      NightHawkInLight you are a lowlife shithead that is what your mama shit out

    • josemari gene milagroso
      josemari gene milagroso  7 months back

      This looks easy lol

    • YouTube Fanatic
      YouTube Fanatic  7 months back

      Me sitting here and halfway through the video I hear FBI OPEN UP in my mind

    • Henry Cline
      Henry Cline  7 months back

      Does this work on dead bolts

  • epicgamer
    epicgamer  8 hours back

    Pfff, this is easy. My skill level in security is lvl 100. And I also got the skeleton key so the lockpick never gets jammed. And my sneak lvl is 100 so I be robbing houses 24/7

    • Ravenclaw Potato
      Ravenclaw Potato  23 hours back

      just use alohomora lol

        PARIS PARKER  2 days back

        I’m trying to get into my brothers room to steal weed

        • neptune dragon
          neptune dragon  3 days back

          you can buy a door knob from Wal-Mart to try on

          • neptune dragon
            neptune dragon  3 days back

            do they all have the same amount of pin

            • GD Nautilus 2
              GD Nautilus 2  3 days back

              I will go to my locker room and steal everyone’s lock and replace them with someone else’s

              • P. Graca
                P. Graca  6 days back

                Damn I hope I can do this I looked myself out of one of the toilets and don't wanna change locks

                • Captain Sarcasm
                  Captain Sarcasm  6 days back

                  That's why theirs special doorknobs just for bathrooms. You only need a small screwdriver.

              • Midoriya Takashi
                Midoriya Takashi  7 days back

                Over million people wants to pick lock I need a good locker now shit

                • OFFICIAL calisthenics
                  OFFICIAL calisthenics  1 weeks back

                  Time for a robbery😎

                  • Ben Brooks
                    Ben Brooks  1 weeks back

                    Instructions unclear, pin jammed in urethra

                    • Juliana 1234
                      Juliana 1234  1 weeks back

                      Your pretty much letting criminals have more rate of actually robbing😑🖕🏼🤬

                      • Moon the Wolf stupid gacha and stuff

                        damn so maybe thats why *so many people wear hairpins* and thankyou i now found out how cool my neighboura house is when their on holiday

                        • ANNO DOMINI
                          ANNO DOMINI  2 weeks back

                          I couldn’t pick my lock for the longest time then o found a video about “overset pins” and now I’ve picked it 11 times.

                          • Karma A' Lwyzwens
                            Karma A' Lwyzwens  2 weeks back

                            Locked myself out of my bedroom! Gah! I have plenty of hair pins but I'm clearly lacking in lock picking skills...

                            • Loading
                              Loading  2 weeks back

                              Holy smokes my neighbors have some great things thanks guys!

                              • Dime Ques
                                Dime Ques  2 weeks back

                                Bold of you to assume I would use this video for the right purpose only.....

                                • RoyID
                                  RoyID  2 weeks back

                                  I watched this at 1:50 PM, now i try to rob my neighbor. 😁

                                  • COAX Abduct
                                    COAX Abduct  2 weeks back

                                    Damn I didn’t know my uncles was rich af
                                    Thanks for your video now I have a new laptop

                                    • VicGalaxy 135
                                      VicGalaxy 135  2 weeks back

                                      Oh so Fallout was correct.

                                      • Budi Kribo
                                        Budi Kribo  2 weeks back

                                        Thanks I can open my wife drawer after 35 mnt

                                        • Jameson A
                                          Jameson A  2 weeks back

                                          How do you create the tension with the lever?

                                          • Kevin Benoit
                                            Kevin Benoit  2 weeks back

                                            Any LockPickingLawyer fans here?

                                            • Archangel Tyrael
                                              Archangel Tyrael  2 weeks back

                                              Wow 2 30 seconds adds? Really? Add block from now on.

                                              • WiseCool
                                                WiseCool  2 weeks back

                                                Training for thieves !

                                                • There is always a rainbow After a little rain

                                                  Half the comments are: *Thanks I finally stole my neighbors laptop* *just use alohomora*

                                                  • Subscribe To Commit Arson

                                                    Is anyone actually getting this to work

                                                    • Subscribe To Commit Arson

                                                      I can’t fucking get the bobby pin on the bottom of the lock to actually go in at all reeeee

                                                      • Matthew Zimmerman
                                                        Matthew Zimmerman  3 weeks back

                                                        Thank you sir, i will now do absolutely nothing with this information

                                                        • Ragadan Aviatori
                                                          Ragadan Aviatori  3 weeks back

                                                          any oblivion references ?

                                                          • Fvntic Gaming
                                                            Fvntic Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                            would the pick work with a round edge or does it have to be flat?

                                                            • Unknown
                                                              Unknown  3 weeks back

                                                              I have 1 pin

                                                              • Sophia Board
                                                                Sophia Board  3 weeks back

                                                                Anyone come here because of Riverdale?

                                                                • Tools Tech
                                                                  Tools Tech  3 weeks back

                                                                  Because of Betty of course 😂

                                                              • spooT
                                                                spooT  3 weeks back

                                                                Ahhhhhhhh... Good morning, my fellow thieves

                                                              • the musketeer
                                                                the musketeer  3 weeks back

                                                                Bobby pin

                                                                • ArkFan
                                                                  ArkFan  3 weeks back

                                                                  The Elder Scrolls

                                                                  • prince dheeraj
                                                                    prince dheeraj  3 weeks back

                                                                    I like your boss

                                                                    • QQQ QQQ
                                                                      QQQ QQQ  3 weeks back

                                                                      FBI OPEN UP

                                                                      • FBI
                                                                        FBI  3 weeks back

                                                                        Thanks I now have a new house 😁

                                                                        • MLG KIDYT
                                                                          MLG KIDYT  3 weeks back

                                                                          thanks i am free again

                                                                          • GhoulishBunny
                                                                            GhoulishBunny  3 weeks back

                                                                            who else is locked out but don't wanna tell your parents who are at work because they will remind you how none-adult u really are...

                                                                            • LunarCatGirlGamer
                                                                              LunarCatGirlGamer  4 weeks back

                                                                              *FBI has joined the chat*

                                                                              • Nature beauty
                                                                                Nature beauty  4 weeks back

                                                                                But last gate is the hardest to unlock in Good lock!

                                                                                • Sovietwolf679 Comrade
                                                                                  Sovietwolf679 Comrade  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I’m locked uot

                                                                                  • Ducke Jajic
                                                                                    Ducke Jajic  4 weeks back

                                                                                    But what if i can't see and nothing is hapening?

                                                                                    • taytay dews
                                                                                      taytay dews  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Firstly, How can I break the lock at the hairpin shop?

                                                                                      • Landon Ken Uyehara
                                                                                        Landon Ken Uyehara  4 weeks back

                                                                                        This helped me a lot, thanks. I now have four more houses

                                                                                        • Kinda Alenezi
                                                                                          Kinda Alenezi  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Does this ruin the lock