5 Best Lock Pick Guns (Reviewed 2022)


Heavy-Duty Option

  • Made of Aluminium
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Leather Case

Best Kit

  • Lightweight Drill Machine
  • 4-way Cross Locks
  • Universal Pick
klom electric lock pick gun
Klom Electric Lock Pick Gun

Best Overall


  • Extremely Quick
  • USB Rechargeable
  • 70 Decibels

Best Features

  • High-quality
  • Heavy-duty
  • Spinner “Flip-it”

Best Design

  • High-security Locks
  • “Raking” Technique
  • Cross Lock Picks
GOSO Strong Lock Pick Gun
GOSO Strong Lock Pick Gun

Last update on 2022-07-22 / Affiliate links / Ratings / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

07.21.2022

Written By: John Fox | Security expert / Locksmith 30 Years Experience

Lock pick guns are by far the quickest and easiest way to pick a lock. These tiny electric machines use a common “brute force” technique called racking to pick locks.

We bought some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed lock pick guns in the market and tested their effectiveness against locks with different degrees of pick resistance.

Here are the top 5 lock pick guns in the market, according to our findings.

Best Overall

eagle mini electric pick gun

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1. Eagle(Mini) Electric Pick Gun

Eagle Electric Pick Gun is the most popular lock picking gun in the locksmith community. This gun is incredibly effective and quick even against medium to high-security locks, which is quite surprising for its size.

When we tested the gun against our locks, it was able to unlock most of the common locks within seconds. This lock-picking speed is accredited to the fact that the needle of the gun oscillates at 13,000 revolutions per minute. That is more than 200 revolutions every second, making this gun 20 times faster than the second-fastest lock picking method, which is manual racking.

The gun is quite portable in size while somehow being able to pack a high-power motor and a large enough battery to power it. The body is designed ergonomically and has rubber rings all over it to enable a tighter grip as the needle swing oscillates. The gun is also quite lightweight.

The gun has a rechargeable that can be charged with any USB charger. The battery can last up to 2 and a half hours of continuous use. It also makes very little noise compared to most other lock pick guns in the market and produces less than 70 decibels in sound intensity.

One issue with this lock-picking gun is that it uses a Lithium-ion battery. Lithium batteries have a really high energy density and are able to supply a large amount of power, which allows this lock pick gun to be powerful and compact at the same time. But, Lithium-ion batteries have a limited lifetime. They typically only last about 500 to 1000 charges and age even when they’re not being used. Over time, the time of use after full charge may decrease. But, you can increase the battery life by only charging the battery when it’s completely discharged.

Eagle Electric Pick Gun comes with 5 pick needles of different sizes and thicknesses. The package also includes two tension tools, one Allen key, and a How-to guide.

What We Liked:

  • Compact Size
  • High-speed motor
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Low noise
  • Needle length adjustable
  • High-quality build

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Batteries will need to be replaced after 500 to 1000 cycles

Verdict:

High speed, portable size, and ideal for most applications.

Best Kit

klom electric lock pick gun

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2. Klom Electric Lock Pick Gun

If the previous entry was a beast, this is a complete monster. The Lokko Klom Lock Pick Gun is designed to focus purely on power and picking ability rather than size.

The Lokko Klom Lock Pick Gun is a hand-held-sized gun that can be used to pick a large variety of locks. But the gun has a bonus feature; it can be used as a lightweight drill machine. The gun comes with two detachable heads. One is a vibrating lock picking head, whereas the other is a drill head.

The gun comes with 22 different picking needles for different locks. These picks even include picks for 3- way and 4-way cross locks. Using a regular pick to open a cross lock can take a lot more time. The lock also comes with picks for dimple cylinder locks. The variety of picks included makes this lock pick gun effective against the most uncommon and hardest to pick locks.

The Lokko Klom Lock Pick Gun also comes with an adapter, but the adapter is only rated to be used in the US. But the lock pick gun can be charged with any voltage-suitable adapter from the market. The package also includes a case, a tension wrench, and an Allen key.

One potential problem is that the body is made of plastic, and the product may break if dropped, especially if one of the metalheads is still on. Another issue is that the vibration has a high amplitude, and the gun is not the most effective against smaller keyholes.

Overall, the product is pretty lightweight for its size. Both the picking head and drilling head are made of aluminum, while the body is made of plastic. (1)

What We Liked:

  • A variety of picking needles for different locks
  • High power
  • Lightweight
  • Hand-held designed
  • Includes a drilling head

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Plastic body
  • High vibration amplitude

Verdict:

A complete set with picks for even the most uncommon locks.

Best Features

High quality Electric Lock Pick Gun

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3. UU High-quality Electric Lock Pick Gun

This is a high-quality heavy-duty lock pick gun kit from UU. The kit includes, along with the Multipick lock pick gun, some other useful tools from Multipick that can make picking a lock a lot easier.

The most impressive and useful tool in this kit, besides the gun itself, is the UU lock picking plug spinner called “Flip-it”. Flip-it is an original and one-of-a-kind tool designed and made by Multipick. The tool is primarily used for tension in place of a tension wrench, but it has an additional function.

When you’re picking a lock, you usually can only guess which way the lock opens and apply tension in that direction. But, if you guess the direction wrong and apply pressure in the opposite direction to where the lock opens, it won’t open, and you’ll have to pick the lock all over again, applying tension in the correct direction this time.

But, if you use a Flip-it to apply tension instead of a tension wrench, this is not a problem. If you discover that you have been applying tension in the wrong direction, you can flip the direction with the push of a button. The tool saves you from having to pick the lock again by flipping the direction of pressure in a jerk, hence the name, “Flip-it”.

The second most useful tool in this kit is the unique tool by UU called UU TNT-20-V3 circular tensioner. As the name suggests, this tool allows you to apply tension to the lock conveniently. The ring has a spring mechanism inside that allows you to vary the amount of tension you need. This tool is designed for lock pick guns as the ring would get in the way if you were picking manually. But it can also work with manual picks if you’re comfortable with longer picks.

The package includes everything mentioned in the description of our top pick, as this is a more extended version of that product. One additional tool is a screwdriver which can be useful for some locks.

This kit is clearly meant for people who deal with locks regularly, such as locksmiths and security personnel. But all the tools in this kit require little to no prior knowledge, which makes this kit perfect for you if you’re just getting into the lock picking industry.

What We Liked:

  • High-quality materials
  • Includes a Flip-it
  • Includes a circular tensioner
  • Compact Size
  • High-speed motor
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Low noise
  • Needle length adjustable

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Batteries will need to be replaced after 500 to 1000 cycles

Verdict:

Additional useful tools are unique to UU.

Heavy-Duty Option

Locksmith Essential Electric Lock Pick Gun Tools

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4. Locksmith Essential Electric Lock Pick Gun Tools

The New Arrival Advanced Locksmith Essential Electric Lock Pick Gun has everything you’d want in a lock pick gun. This lock pick gun is made of aluminum, which allows it to stay lightweight while being able to supply a good amount of power. It uses two 3V rechargeable batteries can one charge gives you two hours’ worth of juice.

The package includes four picking needles of different lengths, four tension wrenches of different thicknesses, and an Allan wrench to change the needle. The package also includes a leather case for all the components. (2)

What We Liked:

  • High-Power Motor
  • Good battery life
  • Lightweight design

What We Didn’t Like:

  • On-off switches get stuck sometimes

Verdict:

Professional-quality set with everything you’ll ever need.

Best Design

goso strong lock pick gun

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5. GOSO Strong Lock Pick Gun

Lock pick guns use raking to pick locks. Raking is a quick and easy method that makes it easier to automate than other methods, but it’s not effective against high-security locks. High-security locks have various pick-resistance mechanisms that require more than random ranking.

The GOSO Strong Lock Pick Gun is designed with this in mind. This set includes the Lobo Idea lock pick gun along with other more complex tools for locks that cannot be unlocked via raking.

The lock pick gun kit includes various kinds of picks for different locks. The most notable of these picks are the cross lock picks, which can save a lot of time if you encounter a cross lock.

It is really common for locks to be jammed by inserting the wrong key inside the lock and breaking the head of the key while it’s inside. This kit also includes a tool designed to remove broken keys from locks.

What We Liked:

  • Includes various picks
  • Includes broken key extractor kit
  • IncludesMagnetic lock picking toolset
  • Durably built with anti-rust coating
  • Manual mechanical device
  • High-force strokes
  • Includes a car repair toolset

What We Didn’t Like:

  • Slower than electrical lock pick guns

Verdict:

Complete kit with tools for even the most high-security locks.



Wrapping Up

All the tools discussed here are winners of their own subcategory, but the Eagle (Mini) Electric Pick Gun is our favorite. We also love the Klom Electric Lock Pick Gun, but since these lock pick guns are so different, it’s impossible to compare the two. If you’re a beginner, we would suggest buying one of these instead of one of the kits. But if you wish to learn and be able to pick locks that raking cannot pick, we would suggest choosing from one of the kits.

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References

(1) plastic – https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2018/04/04/7-things-you-didnt-know-about-plastic-and-recycling/
(2) leather – https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/earth-and-planetary-sciences/leather-industry

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Written by

John Fox

Senior Writer & Director

John Fox has been working as a security consultant for over 20 years. During his time in the industry, he’s learned about what it takes to ensure your home and family are always safe. With Safe Now, he’s tried to take those two decades of experience and share it with others. His goal now is to help others figure out how to make the right choices for their businesses and families.