If you want to see all the movement of the pins and springs a clear Acrylic shell is the only way. This is a polished molded shell featuring pins and springs designed specifically for this lock. The result is a very clear view, comfortably hold and realistic lock picking action.
Available with either standard or High Security pins
That is the most important part of this lock - the action and feedback is very similar to that of a real lock. Other great feature if you are a lock picking instructor this lock can be used by both left and right handed students. Finally the visual aspect of a clear lock makes it easier to see the pins. Even with a cutaway window looking at small brass pins in a brass frame can be difficult for some.
The one question that we get is what is the difference between a Clear Acrylic practice lock and a Brass cut away. A brass cutaway has a bit of a different feedback. With the brass pins on a brass shell the feedback that you feel in both the pick and in your fingers holding the shell is sharper. The clicks from picking are also a bit more natural to that of real lock. These differences are minor but as you gain experience you would notice them.
Standard Pins - As the name suggests these are normal tube pins and this is where you want to start if you are new to lock picking. Spool Pins - Shaped like roman columns these high security pins with shift and bind in the lock - get ready to learn what a false set is. Serrated pins - The worst of the batch and the hardest of these locks to pick. Serrated pins constantly catch the sheer line binding and stopping your progress.