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Just wanted to see if anyone has had much luck with using Pick Guns instead of drilling out locks?? Do anywhere from 20-30 Lock changes a week here and getting tired of drilling them out all the time!
If you do use a pick kit, is there one you recommend?

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Just wanted to see if anyone has had much luck with using Pick Guns instead of drilling out locks?? Do anywhere from 20-30 Lock changes a week here and getting tired of drilling them out all the time!
If you do use a pick kit, is there one you recommend?

Thanks!
Every time I've tried to pick a lock, I get easily frustrated and realize that I could have had it drilled out quicker. I guess I just don't have the patience to learn new tricks.
 
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Bump keys work ok on cheaper locks. Luckily we don't have too many deadbolts here and knoblocks are easy to slip with a CC. Hell half the houses i do are unlocked!!
 

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Check all windows and doors, including garage door first. I normally take the easiest way in, drilling lock is last option. Kwikset style locks and deadbolts are pretty easy, Schlage can be more difficult. Hate breaking bits.
 

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Bump keys work ok on cheaper locks. Luckily we don't have too many deadbolts here and knoblocks are easy to slip with a CC. Hell half the houses i do are unlocked!!





Like I keep telling you, you are special sumbuck.



None of the reos here are already trashed out, and few if any of the houses are able to be carded.
And certainly NOT half of them are unlocked!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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I bought a pick gun for $40 or $50. I played around with it on a few locks one day, couldn't get it to work. I put it in a drawer and haven't played with it since. Supposedly it works well if you get used to using it.
 

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I bought a pick gun for $40 or $50. I played around with it on a few locks one day, couldn't get it to work. I put it in a drawer and haven't played with it since. Supposedly it works well if you get used to using it.



Thats about what i figured I would do, better just keep using the drill and hammer lol...
 

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I've never been able to figure the bump guns...waste of money...Picking locks really is an art...
drill the suckers...I find it easier to drill the screws vs the cylinder...
 

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I drill right above hte key slot with a 3/16 bit between the cyl and housing just dont go too far as it will jacj up the mechanism usally it will be smooth drilling then you hit a pin smmoth .... till you have done all 5 pins take a screw driver in the key slot and twist you are in ! ALso have a piece of metal bent to fit the latch (knobset) and pry the door away from jamb slide in the metal "shim" and done deal sort of like a credit card if it does not want tog slide the door back and forth and the shim slides in latch is depressed and you are in
 

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Just wanted to see if anyone has had much luck with using Pick Guns instead of drilling out locks?? Do anywhere from 20-30 Lock changes a week here and getting tired of drilling them out all the time!
If you do use a pick kit, is there one you recommend?

Thanks!
We use pick guns and lock picking tools. We prefer to drill as a last resort. You can use use the lock. I can repin a lock really quick.
 

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We use pick guns and lock picking tools. We prefer to drill as a last resort. You can use use the lock. I can repin a lock really quick.
How long did it take you to learn that???
I know you can get the cylinsders sor a couple bucks...that starts adding up at 200-300 a month...
 

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I have really good luck "bumping" kwiksets or kwikset knockoffs. I find the cheaper the lock, the easier I can bump them. Supposedly the better grade are easier to bump because the manufacturing tolerances are tighter, but I don't find that to be the case. I used to bump locks while on hold with the "call center". Gave me something to do while sitting on hold.:whistling2:

Schlage, not so much. Never got past a deadbolt without drilling.
 

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Cleanup you can learn to repin pretty easily!!!

Even I can do it, lol.
 

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Still bumping and schlages are the easiest. It took 5min to learn and a good month master. Now if I can't bump it in the first 5 wacks I either drill or twist off.
 

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Just wanted to see if anyone has had much luck with using Pick Guns instead of drilling out locks?? Do anywhere from 20-30 Lock changes a week here and getting tired of drilling them out all the time!
If you do use a pick kit, is there one you recommend?

Thanks!
Also if you go to bargain locks website, they sell a lock picking DVD called locking picking for the millennium. That's what I used.
 

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Once you get good with a pick gun you can generally open any lock in under a minute. About 2 years ago I was doing a side door on a house and the neighbor was in his yard, I said hello and told him I was going to change the locks. He asked me how I was going to get in and I told him I was going to pick it. He got curious and walked over. I put the pick in the lock just as he started to say "how long does it take for you to pick a lock?" and by the time he got halfway though the sentence I opened the door. The look on his face was priceless, I just said "the only secure lock is a 12gauge and good insurance"
 

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Have any of your use a pipe wrench or large channel locks on knobs to open? grap the knob and force it the way it should turn, it crushes insides and turns the cylinder. I do this alot! drill deadbolts. Have never tryed bump key!
 

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Have any of your use a pipe wrench or large channel locks on knobs to open? grap the knob and force it the way it should turn, it crushes insides and turns the cylinder. I do this alot! drill deadbolts. Have never tryed bump key!
I think that is called a property preservation key. Standard equipment.
 
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