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

  • September 16 · 6:00 PM

    Improvised Tools

    15 Pickers

    From paperclips to bobby pins - getting a lock open without your fancy tools is a new challenge. Leave your picks at home for this one. We are gonna make them as we go... Learn more
  • August 19 · 6:00 PM

    Pick Games

    10 Pickers

    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 15 · 6:00 PM

    Field Stripping

    19 Pickers

    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 17 · 6:00 PM

    Security Pins

    17 Pickers | 4.00

    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
  • May 20 · 6:00 PM

    Combination Padlock Decoding

    30 Pickers | 5.00

    We will use both a new method I just found, and the common 'black sheep' method to decode master locks. We'll also take a look at a combination lock mechanism. As always... Learn more
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  • Bill Sempf founded Locksport International - Columbus, OH

    on April 17

Founded Apr 17, 2010

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I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

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