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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:43 pm

Just ‘picked’ up my first practice lock from lock cowboy and already looking for more.

Hopefully get some suggestions for beginner > medium locks to add to my collection.

Edit: already ordered these too just now :
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:44 pm

How do :welc:

Have a read of the rules and Solomon's guide and check out lots of videos and pictures

Ask lots of questions and enjoy
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:47 pm

Wotcha and welcome.

Please remember to read the rules, ask lots of questions and have a lorra lorra fun!

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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:58 pm

Thanks guys, read through the rules all sound perfectly reasonable.

Where is the guide by Solomon that I can find?
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:05 pm

Muddytoast wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Thanks guys, read through the rules all sound perfectly reasonable.

Where is the guide by Solomon that I can find?
It's in the Library but here is a direct link:

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=423

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Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:27 pm

Thank you!
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:36 pm

Hi :welc:
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:16 am

:welc:

Hi mate, where are you from?
Hope you enjoy the forum.
Make sure you ask a lot of questions and get involved !
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:22 pm

Hi and welcome
welc

You’ll find plenty of help and knowledge here,
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:19 pm

welc :welc:

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

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Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:55 am

Welcome! welc

Have fun! :)
The library section has more than just Solomon's guide (although it is great) so take a dive through some of the other threads there!

For locks, have a look at some Master locks if you want something a little harder than a see through one. A lot of people recommend the Master Lock no 3. If you do get one don't fret if you struggle on it for a little, occasionally they are slightly more challenging (I know my one was).
Any cheapish padlock will probably be an okay step up from a clear lock as well so don't limit yourself to Master. I grabbed one of these for example and it was a nice one to start with.

There's a resource on the lockpicking subreddit that lists locks in a "belt grading" system (like a martial art), in that spreadsheet locks to the left are easier than those to the right. Generally it gives an okay indication of difficulty but won't have all locks ever made, so don't hesitate to ask here or look around for some tips.
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Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:37 am

Welcome aboard!

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