First a couple questions: can you successfully count the pins inside a lock using only a hook pick? Can you successfully detect and pick locks with security pins? How proficient are you with SPP?
I can count the pins using a hook pick. Have have never detected a security pin, I've only ever successfully picked one door lock (my front door) and that was 5 pin and didn't seem to have security pins. I've literally only been learning to pick for a few days and bought the lock mentioned above to practice on.
I find that the hook pick can get a bit caught up in the keyway, so i'm using the smaller variety which I think might be called a half hook.
Can you recommend a lock that would make good practice that I can get from screwfix? I can see which are 5 pin, but no idea how to see if they would have security pins or if they can be disassembled to take pins out.
I was thinking of buying the practice challenge lock I saw mentioned somewhere on here, but it appears to only be available from the USA.