L.I is made up of people who are interested in physical security, such as bypassing locks or learning new techniques for opening difficult locks.

We abide by the laws set down in each State or Province (For our Canadian neighbors). Likewise we have our own code of ethics we adhere to. They're almost all common sense rules that you should always practice. You should never pick locks that you don't own, or that you don't have the owners explicit permission to pick. We enjoy helping the community, not hurting it.

The membership fee is not required.   If you wish to support the organization, get a quality photo membership card, and participate in nationally registered competition, then you may pay the fee.  All are welcome to come, learn and have fun!

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Welcome to the Columbus chapter of Locksport International.

Recent Meetups

  • January 21 · 6:00 PM

    Lockpicking and the Law

    9 Pickers

    We've got a special guest speaker tonight! Come hear David J. Fetters Esq. give great presentation on Lockpicking and the Criminal Tools Statute in Ohio Common note As... Learn more
  • December 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM


    13 Pickers | 5.00

    It's the Columbus LI holiday party! We'll take some totally unfamiliar locks and apply what we have learned. Common note As always, there is a beginner class at 6PM... Learn more
  • November 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Beginners Night

    18 Pickers | 5.00

    Show up for a meeting at the Columbus Idea Foundry for Beginner's night!  Seasoned members can teach some new blood at this well-advertised event. Common note As... Learn more
  • October 15, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Security Pins

    11 Pickers | 5.00

    We'll look at some security pins, specifically spool, serrated and mushroom, and try some bypass techniques. Common note As always, there is a beginner class at 6PM... Learn more
  • September 17, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Shimming (this time with 80% less fail)

    12 Pickers | 4.50

    Using thin strips of metal to open padlocks. Common note As always, there is a beginner class at 6PM for 30 minutes if you have never picked.  Pick sets are available... Learn more
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