A badass training tool for Tactical Lock Picking that offers more than SIX different methods for entry training in a compact table top size. Be sure to scroll down for the video at the end!
First up – Gotta give credit where credit is due! I designed this stand based off of the DIY instructions for a much more simple training stand from ITSTactical.com. I know nothing about wood working but I took Bryan Black’s stand and put my own “Oracle Twist” on it, making it a tool that offers a ton of value for the classes that I teach, we’ll get into that below. You can click the photo and link below. I have been a big fan of ITS for a long time and they have a lot to offer, you should check them out.
Like I said, I know next to nothing about wood working. This thing is rough around the edges but a perfect fit for me – like my current gf 😉
I will not be giving you a step by step instruction list because this is only my Mod-1 and I will be cleaning up the design and taking all the fuck ups out of the plan before I finalize it and post the next update. Here we go:
The Why. Application.
Normal training Stands allow you to turn just a pin tumbler. Some that have a latch or deadbolt attached allow you to turn those as well but it’s more visual and in my view doesn’t provide you with any extra stimuli for making entry. *The one thing you can practice on all of the mounted knobs and deadbolts that I’ve trained on from other professionals is a basic key way attack, also lacking in any extra force involved in sticky latches or pressure on a bolt.
Although it’s a little crooked and rough around the edges I have designed my training stand to give real life feedback for a number of different entry methods. I’m shocked that in multiple training sessions I have attended we never even had the chance to slip a latch or walk a deadbolt back into it’s frame.
In the video below – at a minimum we can start with:
- Slim Jimming a latch.
- If a deadlatch is almost properly installed you can get the muscle memory of bypassing the dead latch seat, then slim jimming it.
- Shimming a latch from the push side of the door.
- Remembering to check for a deadbolt before you shim a latch on a door.
- Attempting to walk a deadbolt back into the door if it is short stroked.
- What a short-stroke is.
- Hinge Pin Removal entries.
- Because of the knob choice we can practice a Quick Pull technique.
- Annnnnnd we can do some regular pin-tumbler attacks.
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