[182] How I Practice Lock Picking


Comments • 439

  • MariposaDoctor
    MariposaDoctor  1 weeks back

    Dear LPL,

    Looking on Ebay, I can't find lock cylinders for anything close to 30 cents each. Any tips?


    • Johan wa mokolobetsi
      Johan wa mokolobetsi  1 weeks back

      I liked leaving my locks in the picked position but from now on I'm going to leave them locked ready to practice

      • JCsaves
        JCsaves  1 weeks back

        Learned a lot, and you didn't even pick a lock! 😂 Thanks.

        • Carl Rabe
          Carl Rabe  1 weeks back

          FANTASTIC..... VIDEO.....

          Thanks for the insight, I know it's gonna help!

          • massieVtec
            massieVtec  2 weeks back

            The first one that counts how many times he says “lock” in this video wins €50

            • Sebastian Nunneley
              Sebastian Nunneley  1 weeks back

              "Lock": 24x
              "Locks": 21x
              Together is 45x but you said "lock" so 24x.

          • J Hearld
            J Hearld  2 weeks back

            Lock picking theory 101!

            • TiLow
              TiLow  2 weeks back


              • Somerandomguybody
                Somerandomguybody  2 weeks back

                Lock pickinglawyer can pick his way into my heart

                • Herb
                  Herb  3 weeks back

                  I think this applies to learning a new skill in general. For years, I made the mistake of thinking that playing a difficult (for me) song on the piano and mastering it would make me better in general. But it doesn't work like that. You can pick up some mechanical skills from an individual song, but pretty soon, your mind starts learning how to get from one note to the next instead of "generalizing" the movement. That's why every song was just as difficult to learn as the last since I learned songs and not techniques.

                  Learning locks instead of lockpicking is a valuable perspective. Thanks for pointing that out.

                  • Sparky Fox
                    Sparky Fox  3 weeks back

                    To anyone still watching this, idk if it’ll be the same everywhere, but in my area hardware stores get locks that they can’t sell, but the company doesn’t want back, but they’re perfectly functional (missing key, damaged shackles, whatever), and they might be confused when you offer to buy/take them, and a manager will likely come over to decide the price, but I get them for free-$10, depending on the defect and the lock, but now the hardware stores in my area call me when they have those locks, lol

                    • peterthinks
                      peterthinks  3 weeks back

                      "Nothing on two.... little click out of three... Thanos has another infinity stone... nice deep false set on four...."

                      • John H.
                        John H.  3 weeks back

                        Other lockpickers: so how many locks do you have

                        Lockpicking lawyer: Yes

                        • Francisco Pacheco
                          Francisco Pacheco  3 weeks back

                          Good advice, Thanks

                          • Imtotallydiggingthis
                            Imtotallydiggingthis  3 weeks back

                            Rain man has 53 youtube accounts it seems.

                            • barry taylor
                              barry taylor  3 weeks back

                              I’ll be happy to have the ones you’ve mastered and don’t pick anymore 😁

                              • Fenrir
                                Fenrir  3 weeks back

                                I bought a lock picking tool and picked only one lock with it. After picking the lock, my thought process was the same as you, that I cannot be a lock picker of I keep picking the same lock again and again, and I don't have any more locks to pick, and sites like eBay isn't accessible from where I live, so the whole picking shananigan is on hold. Anyway, I'd be glad if you make a video on how to detect individual pins on a lock and set them properly.

                                • David Holland
                                  David Holland  4 weeks back

                                  It's like you read my mind. I was looking at beginner picking sets and wondering how to get a variety of locks to learn on, and how

                                  Just realised this was made in 2016

                                  • INSTALL GENTOO
                                    INSTALL GENTOO  4 weeks back

                                    Hey, you wanna see my lock collection?

                                    • Rachel Blurr
                                      Rachel Blurr  4 weeks back

                                      Anyone tried this in Malaysia? I don't know where to source the amount of locks here since ebay isn't used here.

                                      • W Adamczyk
                                        W Adamczyk  4 weeks back

                                        How do you ever find time to be a lawyer? ;)

                                        • Samuel Scheiermann
                                          Samuel Scheiermann  4 weeks back

                                          I think your advice in this video translates very well into other skills, for example playing the piano. If you just play the same song, you may learning how to play that song, but not how to play the piano.

                                          • Tommy Boy
                                            Tommy Boy  4 weeks back

                                            You could make a good living on the other side of the law.

                                            • Fluxpistol
                                              Fluxpistol  4 weeks back

                                              I would like to see a video of your picker EDC

                                              • Do NOT
                                                Do NOT  1 months back

                                                You just taught me how to become anything.

                                                • bonkers
                                                  bonkers  1 months back

                                                  This is how I got really good at picking my nose.

                                                  • John Mutz
                                                    John Mutz  4 weeks back

                                                    Excuse me sir/maam. Can I pick your nose for practice.

                                                • Ian Edwards
                                                  Ian Edwards  1 months back

                                                  would you in the uk be a master locksmith ,,

                                                  • S H
                                                    S H  1 months back

                                                    I can kinda understand your mental-set. But is it healthy? I mean having 430 locks or $1200 worth is a LOT of money! But the really sad thing as you seem to not have ANY other thoughts. Are you actually a lawyer? Do you take a lunch box full of lock guts to court. Does the the judge ignore all the noises you make?

                                                    But on the other side... after I got my first (and only) set of picks (cheap, $8, from Banggood) I went to work sanding all the picks, at first. Well I was going to, but only got to pick #4, which was a snowman. I was very bored by then so I started watching YouTube—maybe even you? And I had a handful of locks, real locks not guts. Mostly Master brand. Guess what in 10 minutes I opened 5 locks! But the clincher??? I only used the snowman, and I only used my left hand because a stroke paralyzed my right side 20 years ago. And I didn’t look at the locks. And I didn’t use a “tensioning rod”. How could I? I guess I don’t have much of a point here, but it took longer to sand down 4 picks than it took to open 5 locks, with my left hand, no tensioner, no experience. So WTF? Why are there SO MANY videos about lock picking anyway? When a right handed newbie like me uses his left hand and... get it? Apparently the “nack” is born in people. Like the old song: “ If you DON’T KNOW, boy, I ain’t gonna tell you...”

                                                    Maybe you need to try sex or something. I bet lock picking is insanely boring — if you can do it. Do you keep learning? Or forget every 3 minutes and have to RELEARN ????

                                                    Enjoy! You do have a nice voice.

                                                    • MRW Aaron
                                                      MRW Aaron  1 months back


                                                      • RBuckminsterFuller
                                                        RBuckminsterFuller  1 months back

                                                        Not so scared of lock-picking thieves anymore, if this is how much practice you need to do to be good at it.

                                                        • Finders Keepers Losers Weepers

                                                          I would think it's getting to know your tools first, & which tool works best. Interesting....

                                                          • James Dean
                                                            James Dean  1 months back

                                                            And thank you I was able to get into my neighbors house for snacks and there dog

                                                            • James Dean
                                                              James Dean  1 months back

                                                              Cops must love you lol

                                                              • Grant Pluntze
                                                                Grant Pluntze  1 months back

                                                                I want to get into lock picking, I picked up some cheap picks and practice locks to get started, but where do I look for lock cores like the ones you featured first in this video? Can I find them in the resell market? What search terms should I be using online? Sorry for the noob questions but thanks for any help anyone can provide.

                                                                • Kavukamari
                                                                  Kavukamari  1 months back

                                                                  i know you mean watch a movie in your house, but it's fun to me to imagine
                                                                  movie usher: "sir? what is this?"
                                                                  LPL:" it's my lock belt, I always practice picking when I watch a movie"
                                                                  MU: "?????????????"

                                                                  • Phil York
                                                                    Phil York  1 months back

                                                                    How on earth did YouTube manage to put the audio of this video on the right rear speaker of my 5.1 setup. :-\

                                                                  • Andy Mitchell
                                                                    Andy Mitchell  2 months back

                                                                    Excellent bit of advice

                                                                    • A Cool
                                                                      A Cool  2 months back

                                                                      Picks and flicks tonight love.

                                                                      • Pete M
                                                                        Pete M  2 months back

                                                                        How do you know which tool for which lock?

                                                                        • 2005Guyver01
                                                                          2005Guyver01  2 months back

                                                                          A great place to get a ton of locks is at your local house hold recycling centre. I see over 60 different locks come in every day.
                                                                          (Some [email protected] decided to lock the gents toilets shut as a practical joke with a huge tungsten chain and 5x 40mm master locks with no key's, so I got a set of picks and 1 week later it's still locked. I can’t seem to find all the pins on the locks. The Girls toilet was smashed when someone broke in through the window)

                                                                        • Liquidated
                                                                          Liquidated  2 months back

                                                                          You Sire, are an Artist and a Gentleman.

                                                                          • latestarter027
                                                                            latestarter027  2 months back

                                                                            I love your videos. I haven't made it through them all yet, but im working on it.

                                                                            • Aleksey
                                                                              Aleksey  2 months back

                                                                              Very didactical and inspiring. I wish you all the best.

                                                                              • Marks Alot
                                                                                Marks Alot  2 months back

                                                                                I can always appreciate an intelligent approach to any challenge. 👍😎

                                                                                • BA
                                                                                  BA  2 months back

                                                                                  Being a recently disabled man who has had to give up EVERY hobby and type of work I had learned, (there were several), I think I am going to look into lockpickong as something I can pick up and put down as my various issues pop up throu ghout my days and weeks. Thanks, LPL.

                                                                                  • BA
                                                                                    BA  3 weeks back

                                                                                    @DundeeDriver the thought has crossed my mind over the years. Thanks for the kind words, they are appreciated.

                                                                                  • DundeeDriver
                                                                                    DundeeDriver  3 weeks back

                                                                                    From the sound of it you could also become a lawyer.

                                                                                    Good luck going through this!

                                                                                • TheBandit 32
                                                                                  TheBandit 32  2 months back

                                                                                  Thats his Netflix and chill.

                                                                                • teeonezee
                                                                                  teeonezee  2 months back

                                                                                  ... so who is your target audience?

                                                                                  • teeonezee
                                                                                    teeonezee  2 months back

                                                                                    If I find my locks missing I'll know who has them. Geez

                                                                                • Shotgun Sam
                                                                                  Shotgun Sam  2 months back

                                                                                  Besides being a expert at lock picking, but also an expert at eBay bargain hunting?

                                                                                  Damn, good trait good sir.

                                                                                  • Joshua Daniels
                                                                                    Joshua Daniels  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Don't forget that he also passed the Bar to become a lawyer.

                                                                                • Hunter zszs
                                                                                  Hunter zszs  2 months back

                                                                                  Ads all over a video on HOW TO PICK LOCKS?