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

  • April 15 · 6:00 PM

    Pick Guns and Bump Keys

    15 Pickers | 4.50

    We'll cover pick guns and bump keys this month. Both operate on the same principle, but the execution is completely different. Come find out the pros and cons of each... Learn more
  • March 18 · 6:00 PM

    Common Vulnerabilities in Electronic Safes

    14 Pickers | 5.00

    UPDATE to the UPDATE: The February Meeting is canceled. Jeff will still be teaching us about electronic safes, but it will be in March instead. See you then and sorry... Learn more
  • 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

    PickFest!

    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
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  • Bill Sempf founded Locksport International - Columbus, OH

    on April 17

 
Founded Apr 17, 2010

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