HOLLYWOOD v. REAL LIFE???

HOLLYWOOD v. REAL LIFE???

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    Cool HOLLYWOOD v. REAL LIFE???

    Ever see an actor in a movie just walk up to a door or especially a locked fence and just shoot the lock off with a single pistol round? Well I just got a link to a guy who decided to test the theory. Here's the link:

    http://www.lifelibertyetc.com/RangeBag.aspx

    There are some VERY interesting results and pics posted here!
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    I've seen that website, it's sort of a fun place to poke around. I always laughed at the doorknob shooters, as well.
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    Ha! Excellent find ExSoldier!

    Personally, as someone who had to bust lots of padlocks for a legitimate legal reason, and yes it is boat loads of fun to do so, I found one of two tools pretty much took care of every padlock:

    -A good set of bolt biters

    -A crowbar

    The crowbar only worked against the exceptionally cheap locks. The better locks, like Masterlock, called for the bolt biters. The tamper resistant locks, we called a guy with an oxyactelyne rig to take care of those. It was about a 30 second job for him and 20 seconds of that was just to make double sure he didn't damage anything except the padlock.

    In retrospect I probably could have invested in this little item and saved myself the trouble of running around looking for the bolt biters and/or crowbar.

    http://www.lockpicks.com/index.asp?P...ROD&ProdID=415

    The only ones it wouldn't have helped me with were the tamper resistant locks.

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    My Dad was the executive vice president of Master Lock. I remember the first Super Bowl commercials where locks were shot.

    The people who shot locks always sent them into the factory--by the skid pallet, along with a personal letter. My Dad always said it was great for business, because in the letter the guy would always include something like, "I was proud to buy a replacement lock."

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    No one asked, but the locks I always had the hardest time busting were Masterlocks.

    As a matter of fact,

    http://www.masterlock.com/cgi-bin/cl...o.x=14&Go.y=13

    A lock like this I couldn't bust at all by hand no matter how hard I tried.

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    Great site that is - saw it a while back - ''Box of Truth'' that is. Some great pics and a lot of effort has gone in to the whole thing - some pleasure and fun too no doubt!
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    I haven't found a lock yet that can hold up to my Dewalt Locksmith....LOL !
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    ...well, I had all of the keys, and numbers, and 'inside' advice...

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    Have not tried the shotgun 'breaching' loads on locks, but have used them on door hinges. Work well.
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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