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.

    Practice locks can be purchased here (this is an affiliate link):

    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.

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Comments • 6 623

  • NightHawkInLight
    NightHawkInLight   2 years back

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    • Val O'Brien
      Val O'Brien  1 months back

      @Clorox Bleach You seriously NEED PSYCHIATRIC. HELP, better still you should be on a tranquilizer and placed in sloitary confinement until the day you die and depart to the place permanently appointed for you in the Outer Darkness.

    • kinshe 22
      kinshe 22  4 months back

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

    • Jack B. Nimble
      Jack B. Nimble  8 months back

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

    • josemari gene milagroso
      josemari gene milagroso  10 months back

      This looks easy lol

    • YouTube Fanatic
      YouTube Fanatic  10 months back

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

  • Scottish Mapper
    Scottish Mapper  13 hours back

    Sorry I can't get my friends out their house they're gonna die

    • yourewelcomerenato
      yourewelcomerenato  3 days back

      This video totally saved me when I lost the key to my hostel locker which had my passport in it

      • DigitzFPS
        DigitzFPS  3 days back

        Worked perfectly thank you. Saved over $100

        • panda a101
          panda a101  4 days back

          To thx now I got a new tv

          • A P29
            A P29  5 days back

            Mafia 2 brought me here

            • Zero
              Zero  6 days back

              I am just here so if I lose my key

              • 01 Xray21
                01 Xray21  7 days back

                *Thief knowledge increased.*

                • Aesthetic Trends
                  Aesthetic Trends  1 weeks back

                  It’s concerning to see 16 million viewers

                  • samuel david villanueva oviedo

                    This is why they stole my ps4

                    • Jennifer
                      Jennifer  1 weeks back

                      It worked! I was able to open my mailbox after being locked out for 2 weeks!! Thanks!!!! :D

                      • Liam Revell
                        Liam Revell  1 weeks back

                        your mic sounds like you're possessed fr

                        • sellbotvpmaster99
                          sellbotvpmaster99  1 weeks back


                          • SnowFlake ·
                            SnowFlake ·  1 weeks back

                            i feel like i paid attention to this more then i do in class XDD

                            • Crystal Chen
                              Crystal Chen  2 weeks back

                              I dont think when you push the pins up it just stays there until you turn. Pretty sure it falls right back down and u have to keep pushing up or down to keep it out of the way. I can pick single locks inside my house but not the door to my house, theres a deadlock as well idk if its cuz its 2 locks that its harder or its just harder to move

                              • 1337 OP
                                1337 OP  2 weeks back

                                My tention keeps on slipping ! Any tips??

                                • Altair Garden
                                  Altair Garden  2 weeks back

                                  Thanks to this video I managed to open the lock of my mailbox after my mother lost the key. I eventually found the key 6 months later, it had been sitting in the pocket of a winter coat that had been stored and forgotten in the wardrobe during the warm season.

                                  • The Big Lubarski
                                    The Big Lubarski  2 weeks back

                                    I thought myself to pick locks in the 1980s when I was about 9 or 10. I was told the basics of how the tumbler lock worked, and I tried it myself, and was ecstatic when I successfully did it all on my own (aside from somebody telling me the basics), without ever witnessing anyone else do it! I never used it for burglaries or anything, just to get into my parents house of I was locked out, and to show off to my friends, of course!

                                    • dannikancho
                                      dannikancho  2 weeks back

                                      I’m gunna rob some housesssss watch out, hoes

                                      • tinirop
                                        tinirop  2 weeks back

                                        What about bank safes? Lets do it big time.

                                        • GRIM REAPER GAMING
                                          GRIM REAPER GAMING  2 weeks back

                                          THANKS,I NOW HAVE A MILLION DOLLARS

                                          • Lucky
                                            Lucky  2 weeks back

                                            am i the only one who cant fucking bend the bobby pin?

                                            • AskGoverntale
                                              AskGoverntale  2 weeks back

                                              Really comes in handy when you can’t find the hidden front door key. Thanks

                                              • megarepal
                                                megarepal  2 weeks back

                                                *Tumblers Today has been added to your inventory*

                                                • Bennett Moncrief
                                                  Bennett Moncrief  3 weeks back

                                                  If the round tip is metal, use rough sandpaper, it helps a lot

                                                  • isabella
                                                    isabella  3 weeks back

                                                    Why do this when you can just use Alohamora?

                                                    Jk this is really useful lol

                                                    • Xiaonan Wang
                                                      Xiaonan Wang  3 weeks back

                                                      locked out of my bedroom at 10pm, locksmith charged $60, found this video, went down to supermarket to buy hair pin, tried to pick bedroom door, not working; used storage room door to practice, spoiled the lock, midnight, locksmith charged $90 per lock. Best day of my life.

                                                      • Rohit Manoj
                                                        Rohit Manoj  3 weeks back

                                                        Thank u for this, I swear I'll just use this to read the locked diary of my backstabbing best friend.

                                                        • I’mRick JamesBih
                                                          I’mRick JamesBih  3 weeks back

                                                          Can’t wait to break into my neighbors house🥰

                                                          • Noah Cooper
                                                            Noah Cooper  3 weeks back

                                                            Oblivion, anyone?

                                                            • Chrollo Lucifer
                                                              Chrollo Lucifer  3 weeks back

                                                              Who else os here after getting locked out of their own house

                                                              • Doodlefish fish
                                                                Doodlefish fish  3 weeks back

                                                                Anyone else learning this just to surprise their friends?

                                                                • Garfed
                                                                  Garfed  3 weeks back

                                                                  7 year olds when they find a hairpin in a school hallway

                                                                  • Sydney Freedom
                                                                    Sydney Freedom  3 weeks back

                                                                    did this work?

                                                                    • HabDichGegessen
                                                                      HabDichGegessen  4 weeks back

                                                                      hairpins?! PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

                                                                      Get sum bobbypins

                                                                      • Ichigo
                                                                        Ichigo  4 weeks back

                                                                        Can’t do it, it is way harder then it looks.

                                                                        • Mal Plays
                                                                          Mal Plays  4 weeks back

                                                                          "Alohamora" ✨

                                                                          • Solaire Of Astora
                                                                            Solaire Of Astora  4 weeks back

                                                                            so fallout was right

                                                                            • Kero Hiroshi
                                                                              Kero Hiroshi  4 weeks back

                                                                              me: watches video and thinks 'thanks man' and steals 2 hair pins and goes to friends lockers

                                                                              • Roosa
                                                                                Roosa  4 weeks back

                                                                                been looking at a lot of sites about how to pick locks and people are always commenting stuff like "might take a couple of minutes when you try for the first time but later you can do it in 30 seconds" and i feel like an idiot because i can't do it

                                                                                • Roosa
                                                                                  Roosa  4 weeks back

                                                                                  !!!!!! oh wow now i got the lock i tried at first too

                                                                                • Roosa
                                                                                  Roosa  4 weeks back

                                                                                  !! never mind i tried a different lock and i actually did it maybe i'm not a complete idiot after all

                                                                              • Xardomancer
                                                                                Xardomancer  4 weeks back

                                                                                Naucz mnie otwierać zamki ( 10 PN )

                                                                                • Andrew Siegel
                                                                                  Andrew Siegel  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Lock picking is cool but I find it easier to just use the key.

                                                                                  • Cosmic cloud
                                                                                    Cosmic cloud  4 weeks back

                                                                                    How to break in a house

                                                                                    • MrOverfloater
                                                                                      MrOverfloater  4 weeks back

                                                                                      where can we see the video with the spool pins?

                                                                                      • Deathsmooth
                                                                                        Deathsmooth  1 months back

                                                                                        that’s it

                                                                                        • muffin plays
                                                                                          muffin plays  1 months back

                                                                                          I locked my sisters door shut, and she couldn’t get in her room. So I watched this video and by the time I got it all set up, my dad did it with his credit card

                                                                                          • Greg Mccarter
                                                                                            Greg Mccarter  1 months back

                                                                                            I'm hopeing that this will get people killed..get their head blown cops called

                                                                                            • Seokjinnie Who?? We only know World Wide Handsome

                                                                                              I Only Came Here to Be "That Badass "😂😂