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A random lock picking link peeked my interest just before getting on an 11 hour flight yesterday, which gave me just enough time to buy a Kindle book before I boarded.

Bought "Practical Lock Picking" by Deviant Ollam and read it from cover to cover by the time the flight landed back in UK. I've managed to see out today so chances are I haven't got coronavirus :13:

I've got a very addictive personality when it comes to hobbies, which means I have gone all-in on a lot of different things. Some have stuck (bikes, airguns, marine fish tanks, backgammon) and a *lot* haven't.

I'm feeling pretty positive about lock picking though without really knowing a lot about it. I'll trawl through the beginner's section and stump up for some tools and a lock to get me started.

I'm a big advocate of only buying tools once, even if it means spending more. If I'm allowed to ask a question in my first post then does this hobby / sport hold true to that, i.e. do you get what you pay for with pick sets?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I have read the rules :occasion14:
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Morning mate. Yeah very definitely you get what you pay for. There's a very good thread on this subject running right now, look for a topic title "what gear would you buy if you were starting all over again" or some such.
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:welc:

I wish I had a "welcome template" like some of the others here, saying to read the rules etc. Just do as they say! :)

There's a wealth of information on this forum and if you can't find what you're after just ask. The only stupid question is one that isn't asked!

Don't be afraid of posting photos of locks you pick on the way as we all like pictures, no matter how easy they are to open. Everybody started somewhere and like seeing people progress. You don't have to pick a Medico to get a +1! In fact there's a whole thread on "What you didn't pick today"' :)

More than anything, have fun and keep it legal!

Here's the thread @MHM mentiined"
If you started today, which set would you buy?:
viewtopic.php?f=63&t=17583

I think I've just written my first "welcome template"
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Welcome! Definitrly recommend spending a little more first time round. I took advantage of Amazons generous returns policy to return my first set and invest in a Sparrows Hooker set. I've found it a nice set to start with without costing a fortune, and can be easily added to later on :)
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Hi :welc:

You've come to the right place for all things Locksport. :08:

Lots of friendly folk to help you along your journey. :88:

Ask loads of questions and post loads of pics. welc

Here's a link to the thread MHM mentioned. viewtopic.php?p=293603#p293603
You must always remember, it's the lock that chooses the pick, not you.
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Cheers fellas, I’ll check out the “If you started today...” thread now.
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How do :welc:
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Welcome. The why airguns and not proper guns will come in due course
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Welcome to the party. Hard to beat lawlock tools. The grade of steel they use is superb and Andy is a great guy!
Currently looking to trade a bunch of challenge locks. PM me!
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Hi and a warm wellcome to you,wisley garden centre (RHS) is the nearest I get to you ,and my brother gets down to frimley green for the darts!sports and hobbies all good brain food!
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welc :s_hi:

Nice to meet you :) read the rules, check out some old threads and join in the fun!

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Hi, I'd start with a small quality pick set and build it from there.
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Thanks all. Took what seemed to be a low risk option an ordered the Valyrian set from Andy at Law Lock Tools.

Currently sitting staring at the letterbox willing it to open ...
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Fine choice, madam.
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Very nice, in hindsight I wish I'd started with that set!
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mattj wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Very nice, in hindsight I wish I'd started with that set!
MHM wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Fine choice, madam.
Thanks fellas. No doubt I'll end up handling them like an elephant dealing matchsticks for a while.
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rmwesley wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:25 pm
mattj wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:15 pm
Very nice, in hindsight I wish I'd started with that set!
MHM wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Fine choice, madam.
Thanks fellas. No doubt I'll end up handling them like an elephant dealing matchsticks for a while.
Just as well that are made from strong steel then!
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Always fancied having ago & Santa brought me a pick set which ain't bad in fact its pretty God buddy been adding a few sparrows & law lick picks to it. Looking forward to learning more
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