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!

Join us and be the first to know when new Meetups are scheduled
Log in with Facebook to find out
By creating a Meetup account, you agree to the Terms of Service

Welcome to the Columbus chapter of Locksport International.

Recent Meetups

  • November 19 · 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 · 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 · 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
  • August 20 · 6:00 PM

    Pick Games

    11 Pickers | 5.00

    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

    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
  • See all past Meetups

What's new

  • Bill Sempf founded Locksport International - Columbus, OH

    on April 17

 

Your organizer's refund policy for Locksport International - Columbus, OH

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Refunds will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact bill@locksport.com to make a claim.
Founded Apr 17, 2010

Membership dues

$20.00 annually

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

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “You can pay John or Bill at the meetings.

Your organizer will refund you if:

  • Refunds will be handled on a case by case basis. Please contact bill@locksport.com to make a claim.

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Allison

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy