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Reviewed by: josh veach
I'm still what you might call a beginner. I've been building a set and have probably successfully picked about 25 padlocks, and 5 door locks now and was carrying around a kit I had built. I just needed something to fill my timer after being disabled from the military and I've been able to pretty much pick everything I had been able to pick with a full carry set with this little guy. Very solid! only wish it came with a MBG-01 pagoda, a short pick and possibly a pick knife/slim jim for combo locks but amazing quality and like I said I can still pick everything with it. I could a twenty piece set and its so easy to carry. Nice Job!
As long as you know what you're doing the jackknife picks work just great. I really like this set because it's awesome in an emergency or when I don't have a full pick set with me. I've opened all types of locks with this set. If you're new to the hobby I'd suggest getting a full size lock pick set like the SouthOrd MPXS-14 or C1510.
This set contains just about everything you need for occasional use, and is fantastic as an emergency item. It will open just about any US lock you will encounter. It's also excellent for a beginner's lockpicking set.
It has a few problems, for one it could have used a half hook pick as well as the one that comes with it is not really suitable for most padlocks. The other issue with the picks is they're very flexible so bend quite easily (they bend back as well, and after extensive use they do not appear to have weakened). Also, the tension wrench is a little too skinny for many applications so keep an extra one handy.