Hey guys black sky survival and today we're going to talk about lock-picking and a lot of people you know think lock-picking is something that only spies covered operatives and criminals use but I see it as an invaluable skill to a survivalist and and you know in a grid down situation you can find shelter or scavenge items you know if you need.
To with this skill so it's not only you know for you know stealing stuffing like that anything like that and my disclaimer is that Blasco survival does not condone any illegal activities so these skills that I might teach you please do not use them in a little fashion but uh basically this is going to be a basic lock-picking.
Tutorial and some of you are Mary know how to pick locks and if you do maybe this will help you brush back up or if you don't it will help you gain the skill and lock-picking you know is one of the skills that's going to take time to develop that skill and get the feel of it and get confidence is the biggest thing with.
Lock-picking is have that confidence knowing that hey I can pick a lock because it may take ten seconds it may take five minutes to pick a lot you know just varies depending on the lock but uh let's go and get started on a lot the slot finger tutorial and I'll get into the meat potatoes of it basically most logs that you would deal with you.
Know like door locks or you know master locks and stuff like this or four to five pins typically and the pin tumbler assembly is basically and you can see this picture up here too up above me and it basically is a cylinder encapsulated with a bunch of moving parts and inside of that you have the sprint top Springs up top here then.
You have the top pins then you have the bottom pins so it's kind of like this and then there's a shear line in between the top and the bottom pins so how this works is when you stick your key in it has the ridges the peaks and valleys and they lift up the pins in the manner that makes it clear the shear line so that will allow the plug to turn.
Open the lock so basically you're trying to mimic a key by picking and you need tools do that with and they're known as lock picks you know there's various styles and kinds there's a lot pick guns there's all kinds of things but we're just going to talk about the basic lock picking set up first off you're going to start with your tension wrench and and.
Tension wrenches are something that I seen a lot like spy movies that are emitted from the the them using they'll just enjoy some kind of a lockpick in and turn a lot without a tension wrench well that is impossible you cannot pick a lot without a tension wrench you the tension wrench will apply apply pressure to the plug so whenever the pins hit the.
Shear line the plug will turn so whenever you do insert a tension wrench you're going to sort of in the direction that the lot would turn with the key so you would put it you know going to the clockwise position here because this lock opens clockwise and if you're uncertain which way to put the tension wrench or which way to turn.
Stick your tension wrench in block stick your pick in and then rake it back stick your ear up to it rake it back and when you hear the pins drop in what direction whatever whenever you hear them drop that's the direction you'll turn that tension rings so if you try you know the opposite way and you don't hear the pin is dropped and that's not the correct.
Way to do it so titular ring is important the next item you need picks there's basically two types of picks there's a you know I mean there's probably a lot more but I'm going to talk about two types you have feeler picks which are hook picks and they are used for individual picking a pin picking so take and individual pin.
Picking the basically what you're doing is you're taking a hook pick and our feeder pick and you're just insert it in the lock until you feel that you're lifting up you're lifting up each pin and feeling the lock to try to open it and so it is how I actually started picking locks raking is the other technique I'm going to go over but this.
Is how I started out and it's actually takes a longer a little bit longer than raking does but I like to tell a lot of people to start off that way because it helps you actually understand picking individual pins but basically yeah you're just going to go in and lift up each pin and keep applying constant pressure.
On the log and like I said it could take ten seconds you could take five minutes dependent variables so that's single pen picking you're just going in with a feeler pick and lifting up the pins and try to meet that shear line basically so then you have raking there's a lot of styles a lot of different styles and.
Rakes out there my favorites are the S or snake rate basic type rate and then the triple Bogota and we sell these in store if you're interested in that but I like I like these probably the best and it's very quick and basically when you're raking you go in the lock and instead of like you know single pin picking where you're lifting up you're.
Actually going to go in and you're going to make a jittery in and out motion so you just go in and out like this and slightly like tickling the pins that's what I like to scrub it as but so you just go in and you just go you can go in and out up and down and just act jittery and most time you open a lock but that's a pretty much rankings faster than.
Single pin picking so I like raking and it saw quicker to do pot locks pretty quick but that's pretty much the basics of what pit lock picking or lock picking 101 you know there's a lot of other methods like bump keys and using different types of pics like I said a lot of big guns or whatnot but uh if you're just starting out you can buy you.
Know a cheap set of lock picks really doesn't matter start off by using a feeler pick or hook pick and start single pin picking and it gets you the good feel of and gets you the feel of the tension wrench and actually feel what you're doing then start once you you know master that move on to the raking technique.
But we have a on our website we have an article about lockpick and we've updated every now and again talk about different types of lock picking and keep you pretty informed on it so check that out and if you enjoyed this video please subscribe and as always thanks for watching you.
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