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

  • Yesterday · 6:00 PM

    Shimming (this time with 80% less fail)

    12 Pickers | 4.50 4.503

    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
  • August 20 · 6:00 PM

    Pick Games

    11 Pickers | 5.00 5.004

    We're going to have a fun night and play some lockpicking games like Pick Tac Toe, Lockpick Wizard, and/or a single elimination competition! Common note As always,... Learn more
  • July 16 · 6:00 PM

    Field Stripping

    14 Pickers | 5.00 5.001

    There isn't a better way to learn about locks than to take them apart and put them back together again.  We'll break down some used 5 pin locks, and see how they tick. ... Learn more
  • June 18 · 6:00 PM

    Pick guns

    10 Pickers | 5.00 5.001

    We got a BIG shipment of pick guns in from our supplier that were box damaged. We'll get them out, clean them up, and give them a shot with the mounted practice locks.... Learn more
  • May 21 · 6:00 PM

    Combination Padlock Decoding

    10 Pickers | 5.00 5.003

    We will use the common 'black sheep' method to decode master locks, and look at a combination lock mechanism. You'll leave with a worksheet you can practice with! There... Learn more
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  • Bill Sempf founded Locksport International - Columbus, OH

    on April 17


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Founded Apr 17, 2010

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$20.00 annually

This covers: Membership card, national and international competitions, beer, and this Meetup

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