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Lockpick set

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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:23 pm

I took a friend of mine, Aaron, to Elm Fork on Sunday to let him shoot shotguns for the first time. With him being deaf it can be challenging to explain some concepts but he's extremely bright so it's less of an issue than it otherwise would be.

We had a great time and lots of laughs - anyway, he built me a special lockpicking set stored inside a pen that he currently sells on a contract to *unnamed gov't folks*:

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Very neat - I look forward to trying this out and I'm pretty darn honored.
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Post by Jusme » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:47 pm

that's pretty cool! I would have to have one in something other than a pen, I lose more pens in a week than I can count. :grumble But I do like the concept. Covert, but handy.
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Post by bbhack » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:52 pm

That's one pen I would keep up with.

Better get an official looking Locksmith in Training card to go along with that.
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Post by strogg » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:09 pm

That looks pretty neat. Lock picking is a hobby of mine. It keeps my hands occupied while I watch TV or something like that.

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Post by SewTexas » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:18 pm

that's cool, both the pen and you teaching your friend.
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Post by Chaparral » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:53 pm

Very cool!

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Post by cheezit » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:00 pm

Is the pen functional as well?
I'm oddly fascinated by pen, so much so I've learned to turn them

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Post by troglodyte » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:04 pm

That's real nice. I just recently picked up a Sparrow Tuxedo kit. I haven't gotten to mess with it much but I have conquered the common Master locks.
Check out Bonsai Bill's LockLab on Youtube. He's a great instructor.
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Post by Grundy1133 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:42 pm

ive been in the lockpicking hobby for about 8 years now. it's a super fun hobby to get into. In the state of Texas they arent considered "illegal" or "criminal mischief" unless you have them on you with intent to do something illegal. but for me when I started carrying CCW I left the lockpicks at home. never know what they might try to accuse you of if youre ever in a situation when you have to use your gun in self defense and you happen to have a lock pick set on you... check out www.thinkpeterson.com they have some very high quality picks. stay away from the spring steel picks get the govt steel picks they are a lot more heavy duty (and the price tag reflects it lol)
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Post by Grundy1133 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:45 pm

troglodyte wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:04 pm
That's real nice. I just recently picked up a Sparrow Tuxedo kit. I haven't gotten to mess with it much but I have conquered the common Master locks.
Check out Bonsai Bill's LockLab on Youtube. He's a great instructor.
also the lockpicking lawyer. he has a great channel too.
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Post by AndyC » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:59 pm

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Post by Grundy1133 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:24 pm

this is my lock picking hardware as of june. I recently bought a re-pinning and re keying kit as well as an impressioning kit. if anyone is serious about lockpicking/smithing lemme know i have a few books i might letcha have. i was ognna be a locksmith until i realized in texas you need a 2 year apprenticeship under a certified locksmith before you can even take the test and where I live we don't have a locksmith. we have a wrecker service who owns a slim jim and a few door wedges lol. if anyone knows of a locksmith looking to take on appretices in cooke/denton counties lemme know.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:15 pm

The items aren’t available for sale on the website yet, I contacted Aaron through the site, name-dropped the heck out of your name and told him you were a friend, paid him through paypal, and my kit will be coming in the next few weeks.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm

bbhack wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:52 pm
That's one pen I would keep up with.

Better get an official looking Locksmith in Training card to go along with that.
What’s the possible legal liability if you don’t?
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Post by WildBill » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:22 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 pm
bbhack wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:52 pm
That's one pen I would keep up with.

Better get an official looking Locksmith in Training card to go along with that.
What’s the possible legal liability if you don’t?
IANAL and don't know Texas law, but read the post by Grundy1133
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Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:42 pm
ive been in the lockpicking hobby for about 8 years now. it's a super fun hobby to get into. In the state of Texas they arent considered "illegal" or "criminal mischief" unless you have them on you with intent to do something illegal. but for me when I started carrying CCW I left the lockpicks at home. never know what they might try to accuse you of if youre ever in a situation when you have to use your gun in self defense and you happen to have a lock pick set on you... check out www.thinkpeterson.com they have some very high quality picks. stay away from the spring steel picks get the govt steel picks they are a lot more heavy duty (and the price tag reflects it lol)
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