My name is Mark, I'm from the Netherlands.
I first started lock picking on the 23rd of February 2009 when I received my Southord 14pcs pick set.
It took me approximately 2 hours to open my first lock, a NEMEF SKG** Cylinder.
After I opened it once, the lock appeared so easy that I could open it consistently under 5 seconds within a day.
After that I got hooked on picking. I've ordered the Southord jack knife which I carry with me all the time (along with a lock which I haven't opened yet) so that I can pick while in traffic jam, etc.
After a while I noticed that a lot of locks here have very narrow key ways and special slim line sets exists to pick those locks.
So I ordered the 22pcs slim line set from Southord.
I've been quite successful with it so far, and yesterday a new order came in with a GOSO dimple lock pick set, the Brockhage pick gun (down firing) and a set to disassemble locks.
I've opened a few of my locks with the pick gun, but I still need to get used to it.
Yesterday evening I immediately ran over to the store to buy a dimple lock, my first, and I got it picked within 5 minutes after opening the package.
It's a Master Lock 540D, so I'm pretty happy with that ;)
Currently successfully picked 96% (51 out of 53) of all different locks that I've tried to pick.
A couple of the locks which I did pick successfully:
- Master Lock 540D (dimple lock)
- Master Lock 607D
- Master Lock 2250D
- Master Lock 680EURD
- ABUS 24/60 Disc Lock
- ABUS 65/30
- ABUS 65/40
- A Kensington Laptop lock (new model) with home made pick and manually with 2 paperclips.
Here's my youtube channel with my pick victories:http://www.youtube.com/l0ckp1cker
I've read and viewed as much as I could find the last few weeks, and I'm pretty confident about the inner workings of a lock and the theory behind picking.
I hope (and expect) to learn even more here, and perhaps in time even help new people learn from me...