Free Prop

Lieutenant Jordan Samson from Englewood (OH) submitted this simple and cheap (ie: free) thru-the-lock prop. He and Andy Zumberger put it together in less than one hour. It was made with a scrap 2×6 and a bunch of donated locks from local hardware stores. The purpose of the prop is to demonstrate the inner workings of various locking mechanisms. Labels were created to make sure everyone knew the proper names for each style of lock.


This simple and free prop is useful when reviewing or introducing thru-the-lock techniques to new or inexperienced members.




2 Comments so far

  1. Brandon Daniel January 7th, 2016 8:25 am

    I have made a similar prop a few years back and kept acquiring different types of locks. I kept making bigger props to hold them all. So now I have obtained a solid wooden door from a house we were going to burn. I made one side residential and the other side commercial. Along with panic bars in the middle. This will be on a stand that can be wheeled around. I like the labeling and organization you done. Keep up the good work and keep adding to it.

  2. Jordan Samson November 13th, 2016 5:43 pm


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