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Date: 09/11/10 12:00 PM

41 Responses to Popular Mechanics Guy Test Padlocks

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 7:09 am
    Link: Popular Mechanics Guy Test Padlocks - Can padlocks really be shot off? Can you really trust the reliability of your lock?
  2. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    ... this can`t be right, in like every movie and videogame I see they just shoot right off.

    FAAAAKE.
  3. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    So he`s shooting it, but he`s not trying it afterwards to see if it opens. Means nothing.
  4. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    Reliability? You know that, with two bobby pins, pretty much ANY lock can be opened. I`ve even opened most bolt locks this way.
  5. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Good thing no one had guns in high school!
  6. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Just need right leverage to break a lock, Or could try shooting the bar which is the weakest bit not the base.
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    dkstudios Male 18-29
    130 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Pat, It`s a lot faster and if you`re looking for a grab and go sort of thing and had a noise suppression system on your gun it might be preferable to simply shoot it off rather than waste all of the time required. And before you tell me that it takes no time at all, which I realize, you might run into one of these Security pins
  8. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    September 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Didn`t Mythbusters already cover this?
  9. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    Four words; Oxy-acetylene & bolt cutter.
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    alexander_xx Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    @patchouly: uh-huh so you can pick a lock with two bobby pins and no tension wrench? ill bet you can even just stare really hard to unlock them too right?
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
    456 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    Seeing how when my lockpick kit came in the mail and after an hour fooling around with it inside, I was able to pick the lock on the shed within 2 minutes. So no, I don`t trust my locks.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    It works all the time in action movies, simply because it`s cool.

    What`s the chance of the bullet ricocheting and hitting someone, though?
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    Kiete5 Male 18-29
    123 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    @tommy2x4 Easier than that.. liquid nitrogen and a hammer..
  14. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    The point is?
  15. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    September 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Yes every thief on the planet is going to pull out his semi-automatic rifle/pistol. Informing the local neighbors that he`s breaking in. (face palm)
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    What people see used are shotguns with special ammunition and breaching barrels, not pistols or rifles. Locks are just like any security system, it is a deterrence. Anyone determined enough to get passed it will.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    Gunfire hurting steel??? I DON`T BELIEVE IT!!! THEY ARE LYING TO US!
  18. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    September 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    Have I learned something from that?
  19. Profile photo of GreyYes
    GreyYes Female 18-29
    418 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    or you can just bring a pair of good pliers
  20. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    once theres a hole in it, will it open?
  21. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
    217 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    Slow motion please.
  22. Profile photo of Scar47
    Scar47 Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    but will it blend?
  23. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
    703 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm
    Given the relatively low rate of gun ownership in Australia, I question this video`s applicability to any lock I own. That said, from the vid, it is a pretty lucky shot that takes the lock off first go, so yeah, I`d trust them.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 11, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    IF someone is firing at your padlock i would not think id want to stay around anyway!
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    louisecstasy Male 18-29
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    September 11, 2010 at 11:34 pm
    his voicee!!! D:
  26. Profile photo of beccab86
    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 6:18 am
    What`s the point? Shoot lock; shoot another lock; every so often show one of the shot locks from a different angle. The results are useless if you keep them a secret.

    It`s not like I care if someone steals a bag of mulch from my shed any way.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2010 at 7:07 am
    God dammit I finally broke into prison!
  28. Profile photo of Oster
    Oster Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2010 at 7:50 am
    Here`s what I learned about padlocks:

    1. Burglars don`t shoot locks.

    2. Set a spike on the top of the body of the lock, hit the spike with a hammer. Pops right open.
  29. Profile photo of PranaDevil
    PranaDevil Male 18-29
    40 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 8:11 am
    "Today we ask, will something break if we shoot it?"

    Answer - Of course it does you prized prat.

    I`d have been more shocked if the padlocks were strong enough to not be damaged by being shot, and who the hell is going to break into someone`s shed with a bastard gun in the first place? Nobodies going to notice someone shooting something are they?
  30. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Didn`t Mythbusters already cover this?

    Mythbusters did actual tests with actual results. This is just a video of someone shooting some padlocks, which only tells us that some padlocks are easier to shoot open than others. Like we didn`t know that already.
  31. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 11:53 am
    why would you shoot at the heavily reinforced lock when you could just shoot the flimsy piece of metal it goes through
  32. Profile photo of npdarren
    npdarren Male 18-29
    602 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    0:53

    I imagine the laugh in the background was at how inferior that lock was.
  33. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    What was learned:

    On post apocalypse earth, make body armor out of master locks.
  34. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    always found it a bit commedy that in movies a 9mm can break off one of those overreinforced locks but cant punch through a coffee table from 3m away
  35. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    also, breaking off padlocks, few people below mentioned easy ways to get them off, though alot of times, a screwdriver is all you need. just unscrew the silly metal thing that the lock is through and done, no need to even toy with the lock.
  36. Profile photo of Ando
    Ando Male 13-17
    374 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm
    the first 10 seconds were uncomfortable.
  37. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
    404 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 3:34 am
    aw he has a lisp
  38. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2010 at 3:47 am
    On post apocalypse earth, make body armor out of master locks.
    The most secure armour around! Let`s see some scavenging cyclops try to steal THAT.
  39. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 11:28 am
    I someone really wants your stuff they are going to get it and thats just that.
  40. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Has this guy really never heard of bolt cutters?!
  41. Profile photo of rncotton
    rncotton Male 30-39
    417 posts
    September 13, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Didn`t Mythbusters already do this? Get with the times, PM.

    Besides ... just use bolt cutters. It`s a lot more quiet.

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