Lock pick guns use a transfer of energy to open locks. Perhaps you have seen a desktop toy called Newton's Cradle. It's a series of balls all hanging from strings touching each other. If you let the one ball on the end swing and hit a stationary collection of balls, it transfers its energy though the stationary balls pushing the last one upwards. “Newton's conservation of energy and momentum lock opening pistol” never caught on so we call it a lock pick gun. But the principle is the same.
How do lock pick Guns work?
When you pull the trigger on a Lock pick gun you are loading a spring inside the body of the lock pick gun. This spring activates a long flat steel pick that is at the tip of the lock pick gun. The tip is called the needle. When this needle is in the lock and the trigger is pulled it smacks the bottom of the pins inside the lock and just like Newton's cradle that energy transfers from the bottom pins to the top pins creating a gap. This gap is at the sheer line and when properly timed with the right amount of tension the lock will swing open. You must use a tension wrench with snap guns and our snap guns do come with a wide variety of different tension wrenches so you can use this tool right out of the case. Learning to use lock pick guns is more about learning the timing between the pull of the trigger and applying the correction amount of tension. Most can learn how to use a lock pick gun over a weekend. We are often asked if practicing locks are best for learning how to use a lock pick gun and either our progressive set or cutaway locks are fine.
Are lock pick guns recommended for Beginners?
Lock pick guns are great for starting and for low level security locks. Lots of police and fire departments only ever use lock pick guns because they are durable, simple to use and easy to train people on.
Why Choose a Sparrows Lock Pick Gun?
The Sparrows Lock pick gun is referred to as the double tap because it will click twice with every pull making it a very fast gun. Often when used you will repeatedly click the trigger as you vary the tension in a lock until it opens. Having a lock pick gun that will do double the work with every trigger pull makes it that much faster and for tactical entry this speed can be critical. All SPARROWS lock pick guns come with a quick change tip that does not require any tools for changing out needle tips and a variety of different tension wrenches. The double tap Snap gun, tension wrenches and extra needle tips are all wrapped up in an custom SPARROWS EV case for proper storage and to ensure no loose parts