The CIA Lockpicking Manual - Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA Lockpicking Manual

By Central Intelligence Agency

  • Release Date: 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Reference

Description

A guide to the basics of lock picking, including fundamental theories, terms, tools, and common locksmith techniques.

There has been much opinion and little fact written on the subject of lock picking. It is the purpose of this book to clarify the facts about this delicate process, and at the same time to train you in proper procedure. Reading this book is certainly enough to get you started picking simple locks, but remember: a great deal of time and patience are needed to become a truly proficient locksmith.

In this volume, you will learn the fundamental theories of lock picking in addition to proper terminology, the importance of tool design (i.e. how to select and use the right tool for a given job), the effects of tolerances, and finally the techniques most commonly used by locksmiths to successfully pick the vast majority of standard pin and wafer tumbler locks. Lock picking is a useful, engaging, and satisfying skill; with this book and a little determination, you’ll be off to a great start.