So after doing the shopping today I had a small package waiting for me at the house. I opened it up and it was my Brockhage CLP10 clear practice padlock.
So I unpacked it, broke out the picking tools and picked the lock several times. Just used the small torsion wrench and the rake to do it. A light pressure and rake back and forth like so and POP! The lock opens. Wasn’t even really looking at the pin action – just focused on popping the lock and it opened.
So I’ll keep practicing until I can consistently pop the lock open without the keys. Next I want to dry a door lock as in those used on a house. I’ll attack one of the back door locks. Always good to know how to pick a lock. Never know when one might leave the keys in the house.
Then I’ll have to try car door locks. The big security issue in all locks of the most common type used on padlocks, lockers, houses, cars etc. is that there’s just enough slop on the lock mechanism so that you can exploit it and have the lock open in no time.