If you want to learn how to pick locks and build up a collection of locks progressive locks are the way to go. In simple terms a set of progressive locks lets you go from easy lock picking to hard. The locks that almost everyone wants to learn how to pick open are pin tumbler locks. The vast majority of door locks and padlocks are pin tumbler locks. Inside these locks are a row of pins and in most locks the average is 5 stacks of these pins. It’s these stacks of pins that you manipulate to open the lock. More stacks the harder it is. Our progressive locks ramp up the difficulty by increasing the number of stacks. First start with two pins and then move to 3,4,5.
The great thing about SPARROWS progressive locks is you can do so much more with them AFTER you have progressed all the way to the 5 pin. All of SPARROWS progressive locks are actually drilled to be 6 pin locks. All SPARROWS progressive locks also have removable tail caps. Not only can you learn how to pick locks you can learn how to take them apart. A large part of the lock picking hobby is also working on the mechanical side. This means that your education into learning how to pick locks goes so much further with progressive locks than just the initial 2,3,4,5 picking. Want to make a harder lock to pick? Take your #2 progressive apart and add the components to the #4 making a 6 pin lock.
SPARROWS progressive locks are designed to be adaptable to your ever growing skill level. Each progressive lock can be easily disassembled and have more pins added to make a more complex lock. The SPARROWS reload kit is designed just for this allowing you to switch from standard pins to security pins. Perhaps you want a different keyway. The Core kit can also do that by replacing the core of the progressive lock so you can tackle a new keyway. These locks are for much more than just the initial stages of learning. The SPARROWS progressive locks are designed to be used and modified as you progress well beyond a beginner.
Who are progressive Locks For?
Progressive locks are really for anyone who wants to quickly learn how to pick locks. The ability to modify them with different cores and security pins makes them a valuable learning tool for all levels of lock pickers. If you're just starting they are already set with standard pins 2,3,4,5. Perhaps you have been picking for a while but want to try a high security pin like spool pins. Simply add a single spool to each lock giving you a progressive set of 3,4,5,6 (yes each lock is drilled to take 6 pin stacks). You have now upgraded your basic progressive set to a high security progressive set and have a quick way to improve your spool picking skills.
Why Choose Sparrows’ for your Practice lock needs?
SPARROWS progressive locks are fully jacketed cores so you can pick them in hand or in a vice without interfering with the cores rotation. All our progressive locks and easily be disassembled so that you can make them into any Franken lock you wish to tackle. SPARROWS also sells a host of support products like the reload and core kit so that these locks can adapt as your skills improve. Progressive locks are intended to be much more than a one time learning tool. Progressive locks are meant to mirror your progression through lock picking and always challenge you just as any true teacher would. It's only your imagination that limits the potential of progressive locks