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Lost key to my trigger lock...ughh

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DiggityBiggity, Sep 5, 2007.

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  1. DiggityBiggity

    DiggityBiggity Member

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    Will a locksmith do this for me? Anyone ever experienced this? OR am I a total dipship...
     
  2. Brad Johnson

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    What brand?

    Each lock has a serial number on it. If you have the lock brand and serial number, the manufacturer will sometimes send you a replacment key for less than what a locksmith would charge.

    Brad
     
  3. Doggy Daddy

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    Have you considered shooting the lock off? :D
     
  4. GigaBuist

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    What kind is it? Internal or external?

    Now might be a good time to teach yourself how to pick locks. :D With a $15 kit and 20 minutes of education you could probably get through that thing in under 60 seconds.
     
  5. Red Tornado

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    Is it one of the cylindrical keys that you can shove a Bic pen into and turn it? Or is that just RSC's?
    RT
     
  6. a1abdj

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    Although these locks aren't that difficult to pick, it's usually not worth paying somebody to mess with it.

    If you have a drill and a steady hand, you can drill out the plug (brass part where the key inserts) and open it yourself in about 30 seconds.
     
  7. kd7nqb

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    the trigger lock I have all share the same key. But they are free ones handed out by operation childsafe and I use them on things like my toolbox. If its a cheap one you might be able to buy the same one.

    +1 for the drill idea just dont hit the gun.
     
  8. pinstripe

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    Lost the key huh. Where did you hide the spare key? Forgot that too huh. Try shooting the lock off with a 12 Ga.
    Good luck
     
  9. Robert Hairless

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    If you are attacked it might be worth asking your attacker if he can lend you a spare key. A knowledgable attacker might even be able to pick your trigger lock for you. I don't know if he would do it for free though.

    At the very least you know now that the trigger lock you put on your gun does the thing it is intended to do: keep the gun from being fired. You might want to consider leaving the lock in place because now you have almost a perfectly safe gun. Put trigger locks on any other guns you have and you can make them almost perfectly safe too.
     
  10. Noxx

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    You put the trigger lock..... on your gun?

    Hadn't thought of that myself, been using all the ones California made me buy as paperweights.
     
  11. ArfinGreebly

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    Doesn't Black & Decker make a key for that lock?
     
  12. SaMx

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    you should use a cable lock, then you can use a pair of heavy duty wire cutters to get it off if you loose the key.

    with a cable lock it's also not possible to load the gun and chamber a round, if you're trying to keep kids from using it.
     
  13. SDC

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    If it's a two-piece lock like the one below, it's simple enough to get off with a dental pick; just pry the rubber seal on the BACK side (the side with the toothed rachet in it) away, then you can push the rachet in, releasing it from the toothed rod that's normally turned by the key. If you don't care about the lock, you can just clamp the long side in a vise, and twist the front off with a pair of vise-grips.

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  14. AlaskaErik

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    Good thing you didn't find that out at 3:00 am just after you heard something going bump in the night.
     
  15. ilcylic

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    Come on, guys. Don't give the poor fellow such a hard time. I'm sure he's learned that trigger locks aren't so great without y'all rubbing his face in it.

    As for the question at hand, I second the idea of getting a set of lock picks.
     
  16. strat81

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    Trigger locks have their place. If we were reading about this guy's kids shooting one of their friends "by accident", we'd trash him for not using locks.
     
  17. Aries-

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    try the key for your other trigger locks.

    all 12 trigger locks of my dads share the same key, and each lock came with 2. so we have 24 keys that all work with the locks lol.

    id contact the company and see if they can send a new key out.
     
  18. a1abdj

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    We call that tool a "rotary pick" :D

    Possession of lock picks or other lock defeating tools in many states is considered possession of burglary tools unless you are licensed to possess those tools.

    It's certainly not worth going to jail over.
     
  19. 51Cards

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    :eek: I saw this on TV a few months ago:

    At first I thought it was just a gun safety bashing session. They were taking cable-type gun locks and opening by simply smacking the body of the lock against the edge of a table. :eek::eek:

    Sooo --- I went inside and fished (from the bottom of the closet ... :D) the locks that came a Ruger and a Marlin and gave it a try. Bingo --- they both snapped open on the first or second try. Seriously.

    If your lock is the cable type, try holding the (possibly rag-wrapped) gun near a workbench and whack the lock body against the side of the bench or a bench vise.

    If it works (or doesn't, depending on how you view it) the way mine did, the free end of the cable will pop out of the lock body.

    Who designs this junk, anyway? :fire:
     
  20. Joey_the_Wolf

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    I found this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6PeeDty9Ks

    This video is probably illegal in California though....

    I just typed in "pick gun lock" in the youtube search bar. Several came up.

    Good luck with that.
     
  21. obxned

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    Get it unlocked and then loose the stupid key - the lock is a sick joke played on us by some hateful non-gun politicians with their heads up their ......
     
  22. FieroCDSP

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    Hmm..the punk is admitting he's picking locks in the middle of the night? Moron. But good info.
     
  23. Im283

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    Nothing against locks in general here, but a lock has no place on a trigger. Think of the four rules. Don't touch the trigger, unless you are sighted in on your target. Freakin trigger locks are accidents waiting to happen. Best place for them things is the trash can.

    end of rant try a drill.
     
  24. Werewolf

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    Ummmm... where would one go to buy lock picks - assuming it's even legal to do so?
     
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    Post a picture . . . we ARE here to help . . . sometimes we're just a tad "affectionately offensive" . . .
     
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