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Firstly, remember the rules! Only pick what you own. Car locks can be a bit different, it really depends on the model of vehicle. For older vehicles normal picks will work, for anything a bit newer they use high security locks which need specially made tools for that make of car.

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I'm looking to get some basic picks. I'm looking for a set suitable for opening all pin and tumbler locks, through raking or SPP. I'll mostly be doing padlocks and door locks. Can you recommend a product at or under $50? That’s an easy one, if you're not sure where to start the PickPals Intro Set is a great set without outlaying to much money. Very popular and a great start to your set, you can expand from here. https://www.pickpals.com.au/product/pickpals-intro-set/ However if you want a great set the Nine pce slim set is my pick. I have the 22 pce of this set. These are great picks with metal handles and provide great feedback for only $45 delivered. https://www.pickpals.com.au/product/nine-piece-slim-line-lock-pick-set/ Guide to Lock Pick Sets Australia
Tips:
  • Don't get frustrated
  • Make sure you don’t apply to much pressure with the tension bar that is the key! (No pun intended).
  • Reset the lock with the key every now and again in case you have the pins stuck.
Need a little help from a friend? PickPals -- PickPals Australian Lock Sport Guild -- Australia LockSport Guild Those guys are always talking about their locks and projects.
People often ask what set to go for when starting out with Lock Picking. I'd suggest going for the intro set if you're just getting into it. It is a bit easier to use the individual picks and the choice of tension wrenches should help greatly. The pocket set is excellent for portability or just throwing in a bag for use whenever its needed, but it doesn't offer the same level of "feel" as the individual picks. It is pretty fun hobby and can be a good thing to impress your mates.    
They do allow very quick entry without "getting to know" the lock like you would with standard picks. You do however need to get used to the tool with lots of practice, particularly if you're not familiar with lock picking. It still requires some skill. With experience Lock Pickers open most standard door locks with it in about 5-10 seconds however that was after an hour or two of practice. The best technique is to line the needle so that it is touching all the pins in the lock then rapidly pull the trigger while providing a small amount of tension. It works like one of those newton's cradle desk toys, bouncing the top part of pins up in unison, then you catch them on the way down through the application of tension. For anyone concerned about these being used to break into buildings with a minimum of skill, don't be. Pick guns are quite loud (not stealthy) and still take time to learn.