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5 Pin Ultimate Practice Lock

4.93 out of 5
(14 customer reviews)


The 5 pin version of our lock picking practice locks.  Pin stack retainer screws make it easy re-key this lock cylinder to thousands of different key combinations for thousands of different lock picking challenges. An assortment of extra bottom pins, top pins, master pins, and springs is included.

SKU: 5-pin-UPL. Category: . Brands: .

Product Description

This is the 5 pin version of our lock picking practice locks.  Re-keyable practice locks make it easy to learn and master the skill of lock picking.  Our practice locks make it easy to learn because our pin stack retainer screws make it easy re-key this lock cylinder to thousands of different key combinations for thousands of different lock picking challenges. An assortment of extra bottom pins, top pins, master pins, and springs is included. This is the easiest way to learn lock picking.  The key way is a Sargent L-series and was chosen because this key way is wide and easy to work in.

The beginning lock picker should empty the practice lock of all pins except for the first two stacks.  Once you are proficient at picking a 2 pin cylinder, you can add a third, forth, and finally a 5th pin stack.  The selection of over 100 different pins included allow you to create a variety lock picking challenges.

All Ultimate Practice Lock variations were invented right here and were the original products offered by  Today, thousands of our practice locks have been used to master the skill of lock picking in over 40 countries.  For more information on our most popular products, you can visit our Ultimate Practice Lock page.


  • 5 pin practice lock with easy to re-key pin stack retaining screws
  • wrench for removing retaining screws
  • replacement screws
  • an assortment of more than 100 lock pins including top pins, bottom pins, and master pins
  • replacement springs in a variety of lengths
  • instructions

Ultimate Challenge Comparison Chart

14 reviews for 5 Pin Ultimate Practice Lock

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The five-pin solved many problems I encountered with a different company’s 6 pin trainer. For a beginner, the ability to set pins in 1 – 5 easily and reliably without worrying about bricking the lock has been a huge benefit to my figuring out what I was doing wrong. I highly recommend the 5-pin rather than starting with the 6 or 7 as the wider keyway really helps to get a feeling for the pins. Excellent product and I couldn’t be happier.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Amazing starter lock. I can do so much with this and keep challenging myself with this lock and plan to until I master it!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great lock and plenty of pieces-parts. This will keep me busy for some time.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I owned the clear practice lock that’s sold on this site. I got it on Amazon, but that’s not important. Changing the pins on that lock is possible, but quite difficult (I had to use a pair of pliers to remove the retainer ring. Putting it back on tends to cause warping that causes the plug to sit tightly in the cylinder). I wanted a new lock that was much easier to re-pin. I also had a habit of always looking at the lock to see how well I was doing and I wanted to break that. That’s the short version of how/why I bought this lock.

    The key way in this is very open. If angled correctly under the correct lighting, you can actually see all of the lower pins in the key way. The openness is an advantage over the clear lock, which I’ve heard described as being “nasty” for beginner lock pickers (I can confirm this is accurate). Being able to re-pin this lock without having to completely disassemble it is a huge plus, though the springs and pins tend to want to catch against the threading for the retainer screws.

    A small minus for me was the inability to completely disassemble the lock. There is a metal tab of sorts screwed into the back of the plug. The instructions say the two screws are thread locked and to don’t try to remove them (or it’ll cause stripping, etc). I would have liked to have seen a standard retainer clip holding it together. This would have made the lock suitable for learning to locksmith, as you could learn to re-pin it like any standard lock you would find “in the wild.”

    I laughed when the lock came without any pins already in it but a demonstration key was still provided. Then I actually read the paper that came with the key and saw that the matching pins were included in the package itself. This gave me the idea that the keys should be sold individually too. Learning to build master/set key systems is hard when the only key in your house that matches the key way is the one that came with the lock. As for actually picking the lock, the body of it is kinda rough. The serrations (threads?) create sharp points in areas where grooves have been cut into the body. I don’t have a vice, so I’ve been holding it in my hand. It isn’t too uncomfortable to handle, but I’ve had to set it down every few minutes to give my hand a break

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Very easy to start using, good directions and easy to change pins. Impressed with the quality as well as the overall purchasing of the kit. Highly recommend.

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    It was exactly what my grandson wanted for his birthday. Along with his hug and thank you I got a lesson in how locks work. Win-win for both of us!

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A very good learning lock for beginners (like I am) and professionals. Easy to repin and the provided keys are a nice addition… I really enjoy it!

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This lock was exactly what I was looking for. Easy to repin. With security pens I can make this lock a little more challenging. I’m glad that I purchased it as a first practice lock. I recommend it to anyone getting into picking.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a great training lock. It has an open keyway, so is good for learning about picking the pins. I also purchased a bag of advanced training pins, that also fit in the lock. I highly reccommend this lock for beginners. You can really learn a lot from it.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Shipping was relatively quick and product was packaged with care. This lock functions perfectly and changing out the internal workings is a breeze. This is the perfect lock to learn and practice with whether you’re just starting out or you’re at a more intermediate level. Keep in mind, even if you’re more experienced, you can change out the pin stacks to any number of combinations using security pins (serrated or spool) making the challenge even greater. The only other thing I can suggest is that if you plan on holding this lock while picking, rather than putting it in a vice, because it’s only 5 pins it’s a bit harder to hold than something that would be longer (6 or 7 pin). That last fact of course has no bearing on the quality of the product, it’s more of a comfort tip. Anyway, I would definitely do business with this company again and likely will in the future.

  11. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought this set for my daughter for Christmas. Here, in her words, is the review: I love it! It is so very easy to change the pins and it acts more like an actual door lock in terms of tension and resistance than what I had been using previously. I am looking forward to using this for quite some time.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve had this lock for over a year now and I still use it daily to practice picking new pinning combos. Excellent tool and tough as nails.

  13. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Pretty good value compared to other practice locks and a lot of extra pins and happy

  14. 5 out of 5


    An amazing product!!! So happy with it on every level. It is very easy to change the pins, it is tough (i lost a spring in it and it cut the spring in half and still functions great!). It’s versatility has been an enormous help in advancing my lockpicking skills. A must have for any lockpicker.

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