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al usher saying hello

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm
by AL usher69
Better late then never. I'm a retired head of security and a body guard. I have a small security and handyman business. I started picking locks around 2010 and worked for my landlord getting people in when they forgot there keys. They did that a lot. I just started with safes. I have always been fascinated by them. I have a good friend that scraps metal and so on. He runs into safes mostly smashed but i get the locks out and try to save them. If anyone has good information on safe manipulating that would be great. I have a large library of data i saved from the internet. I would also like to do a online safe and vault course. I have the pleasure of two guys on this forum Squelchtone and Martin Hewitt gave me help with a safe. Its guys like that that inspire me to succeed. Like I said any worth while courses for safes and vaults.

Re: al usher saying hello

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 pm
by MartinHewitt
Maybe your friend has a smashed safe where the lock still works inside the door. I think this would be a great training opportunity. Manipulation has a lot to do with handling problems which are not there in training mounts. In real life there is dirt, a badly mounted lock, a bent spindle, slippage, halve stuck dial, worn lock parts additional to all the normal problems a lock has.

Re: al usher saying hello

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:58 pm
by AL usher69
I agree 100 %. Most of the locks are damaged, filthy, and I usually get the door showing re-lockers and a drill hole where they drilled it. I just wished it happened a lot more
Again thank you for your input...