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Bogata lockpicks

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by The7thNazgul, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. bull_paqqy
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    bull_paqqy EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It was pretty much just like that too, I still plan on trying to learn to pick with just a basic pick tho. So I can understand the feel of a lock to see how it works. And once I have that down, then rock the Bogota for the win. :) Yes this forum is very dangerous to my wallet.
     
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  2. The7thNazgul

    The7thNazgul Loaded Pockets

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    I have the titanium SEREPICK set that I ordered from IS tactical. Where I had a gift card to. ;) Otherwise yeah i probably would have bought something cheaper!
     
  3. Bryce357

    Bryce357 Loaded Pockets

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    The titanium Bogota's are worth the bones. I'm a total newbie to it and have picked my front doorknob, garage doorknob and can pick my knock off masterlock in 5 seconds easy. It's a 4 or 5 pin lock, don't quite have the skills to tell yet. The titanium ones are real springy though, not sure if that's good or bad yet
     
  4. revisions

    revisions Loaded Pockets

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    I have the bogota titanium entry toolset minis, and the titanium definitely has more flex than I'm used to -- at first I was concerned that they would flex and break but after using them a bunch my concerns have been alleviated a bit. They may break eventually, but the flex/spring/bend was not as much of an issue as I originally anticipated.
     
  5. andrewbisgnar

    andrewbisgnar Loaded Pockets

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    I prefer SouthORD WAY over titanium picks. I'm a bit heavy handed, and break most thing titanium printed-out things. Plus, with 45 bucks you can get a fat set from SouthORD.
     
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    Do they make a good set for $20-25? I would rather have a skinny set that has the right tools for easier carry. :D
     
  7. Bryce357

    Bryce357 Loaded Pockets

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    Yeah, this was my first set. I'm not real worried about them breaking, but I do occasionally have to bend them back into place, but that's probably just my fault for using too much force being a newbie
     
  8. Echo2

    Echo2 Loaded Pockets

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    Best advice I can give you...goto the dollar store and buy a bunch of different locks in pairs....one to play with....one to rip apart.

    I learned the most from a tumbler assembly out of a standard master lock held in a pair of vice grips.

    I am by no stretch of the imagination a master...so take my advice with a grain of salt...:)
     
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  9. Minibear453
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    Minibear453 Loaded Pockets

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    So... I went out biking, found some street sweeper bristles, and made a set of "bogotas." Haven't tested them yet... but they look okay. I think. They're around twice as long as the actual ones, since I figured the extra length would make things easier for a novice like me. [​IMG]
     
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  10. moxy

    moxy Loaded Pockets

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    Check the SouthOrd outlet section. They put blemish picks on there for sale and it saves you some money. I have seen quite a few different sets on there for sale so if they don't have what you are looking for keep checking back. That's how I got my SouthOrd set and I have put them to use. I said a day or so ago that I can only pick wafer locks so far but I forgot I unlocked my friends door a few months ago when he locked his keys in his house. It was way too easy... so much for physical security.
     
  11. Ruff_Dog

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    I don't have a set of Bogota's. I've used 'em once though. And I'm also on Lockpicking101.com. Over there, you want to apply pulsing tension (Raimundo says so himself -- he's the original maker of Bogota's). You always rake with it, eg, moving the pick up and down a bit as well as in and out, trying to get the pins to set. By the way, don't pick locks in use or locks you don't own. Buy a cheap lock from a hardware store, eg, Home Depot or Lowe's, or from Ebay.
     
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  12. Minibear453
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    Minibear453 Loaded Pockets

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    Well, here's day one with my bogotas. It's really scary.. I have no prior lockpicking experience. All I did was make the set, and spend 10 minutes with them before the videos.
     
  13. LogicBob

    LogicBob Loaded Pockets

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    What videos have you watched? Any of Deviant Ollam's talks? Or Skuyler Towne's? Black Hat and DefCon both archive most all their lectures on their sites (free!) And are a good source, but you can just YouTube both of those names I mentioned for excellent content.
     
  14. mikey

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    Thanks for the info. I will keep my eye on their site for a $20-25 deal! I am not sure how big of a set to get but I dont want a too big of a set cause I think there is redundancy. I do want more than one tension pick in my set though! :D


     
  15. rhosey

    rhosey Loaded Pockets

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    I EDC the Folding Pocket Set 8 (all metal, "RCS Tool Co.") from lockpicktools. It's came in quite useful on the job. Previously I EDC'd the Southord Jacknife folding set, but the RCS set is far superior IMHO.
     
  16. MinistryOfTruth
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    Never tried a genuine bogota but southord has a snakerake thats pretty amazing.
    Now i dont edc my picks but i do give the old pads a wiggle every now and then, love to keep my fingers in action while watching the telly, i use a pretty slimmed down southord kit, mostly just the small hook as single pin picking is more fun but their snake "bogota"-style rake makes even expensive padlocks open up like childrens eyes at a magic-show!
    But never mind the pick, i think its all in the wrench, finding the right one and the right spot to rotate the tumbler around its axis wihtout pushing it out of line.