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Improvised Lock Picking

Secrets from the Master

by Steven Hampton

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Softcover
978-1-58160-396-5
82 pages, 8.5" x 11"
photos, illust.

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  • Author Bio
  • Chapter List
Master locksmith Steven Hampton has more than 40 years of experience in designing different ways to open locks without keys and has personally taught dozens of today's most talented locksmiths. In Improvised Lock Picking, Hampton reveals little-known secrets for devising quick and easy lock-picking tools on the spot, using common household items found in the average home, office or garage. Through photos and detailed exploded drawings, you'll see how these improvised tools can be used to open a wide variety of locks found all over the world. You'll also find out how to get inside a front door with a safety pin, open magnetic card readers, defeat the extremely difficult Master combination padlock and much more. The key to never being locked out of anywhere is knowing how to instantly improvise the right tool for the right lock. This book will show you how. For academic study only.
Steven Hampton became interested in locks and electronics at an early age. At 14 he acquired a set of U.S. Air Force electronic training manuals and began building various transistor circuits by scalping radios and junkyard TVs. At 17 he was making his own lockpicks and was considered a master lockpicker, and by the time he was 18 he'd invented the magnetic padlock, which is still on the market today. After a stint in the navy, he studied digital electronics and worked in many technical fields. He also became interested in the martial arts, studying Tibetan White Crane kung fu, jujitsu and wing chun.
BOOK CHAPTER LIST
1) Invisible Lock Picks
2) Lock Identification
3) Pin-Tumbler Locks
4) Wafer-Tumbler Locks
5) Single-Lever Locks
6) Double-Lever Locks
7) Barrel-Ward Locks
8) Flat-Ward Locks
9) Double-Lever Dead-Bolt Locks
10) Electronic Locks
11) Combination Disk Locks
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