Clear Practice Lock (Spool Pins)
Want a real lock picking challenge?? Try picking our spool pin clear practice locks.
These locks contain spool pins which are higher security than normal locks and are much harder to pick. You will gain a better understanding of how and why these locks can be compromised – and improve your own performance at lock picking.
Note: This lock is keyed in a difficult manner, with alternating high and low pins, this fact means that the lock is difficult to pick despite the visibility. We endorse this as a learning and educational tool, but if you’re a beginner this shouldn’t be your main practice lock.
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Clear Acrylic Practice Lock – Spool Pins
If you want to see all the movement of the pins and springs a clear Acrylic shell is the only way.
This is a polished molded shell featuring pins and springs designed specifically for this lock.
The result is a very clear view, comfortably hold and realistic lock picking action.
That is the most important part of this lock – the action and feedback is very similar to that of a real lock.
Other great feature if you are a lock picking instructor this lock can be used by both left and right handed students.
Finally the visual aspect of a clear lock makes it easier to see the pins.
Even with a cutaway window looking at small brass pins in a brass frame can be difficult for some.
The one question that we get is what is the difference between a Clear Acrylic practice lock and a Brass cut away.
A brass cutaway has a bit of a different feedback.
With the brass pins on a brass shell the feedback that you feel in both the pick and in your fingers holding the shell is sharper.
The clicks from picking are also a bit more natural to that of real lock.
These differences are minor but as you gain experience you would notice them.
Standard Pins – As the name suggests these are normal tube pins and this is where you want to start if you are new to lock picking.
Spool Pins – Shaped like roman columns these high security pins with shift and bind in the lock – get ready to learn what a false set is.
Serrated pins – The worst of the batch and the hardest of these locks to pick. Serrated pins constantly catch the sheer line binding and stopping your progress.