Practice locks are locks that have additional features to make learning the art of lock picking easier. If you want to learn how to pick locks, a practice lock will absolutely help you improve faster!
Cut-away locks are 'real' locks that have been cut-away to expose the pins and springs, allowing you to see what's happening when you insert the key or your lock picks. Clear locks are fully formed, but again, allow you to see what's happening. Progressive and metal locks we offer will improve your picking through practice on lock varieties of an intermediate to high level. There is no quicker way to understand the process required to pick a lock than a clear lock, cut-away lock or metal lock.
Some of our practice locks are neither cut-away or clear, rather they offer the lock picker an 'easier' real lock to start on. Many people ask me how to pick a door lock, and yet I would advise NOT picking locks in use unless you have to. Damage is rare, but a practice lock saves you taking the risk. Learning the correct amount of pressure and tension to apply, starting to 'feel' the pins in the lock, and practise holding the lock are all important skills learned through experience.
If you want to know how to pick a lock, this is a great place to start. A clear or cut-away lock and a set of lock picks and you're off.
We also have some great Dimple practice locks and progressive skill metal locks if you're feeling more advanced!