i figured out how to sneak my handcuff key into the court house.
not that it matters because 9 out of 10 times i go to the court house they do not find my handcuff key. i throw my keys into the bowl and 9 out of 10 times the goons that search you even if they look at the keys dont take my handcuff key. i dont know if they are dumb idiots and dont see the key, or if they realized it is a waste of time seizing it and dont bother because it is stupid waste of time.
today in the morning was one of those times when they didnt find the handcuff key and i got in with out them seizing my handcuff key and giving me a ticket to claim it when i left.
when i came back to the court house after lunch i stuck the key in my wallet. it is small enough that it didnt make the metal detector go off. so i guess i found a way to beat the system - although every police state thug that reads this now also knows how to beat the system now too.
if they are going to take handcuff keys they should also seize bobby pins. you can take any bobby pin and in about 10 seconds make two bends in it using the holes in the handcuffs to hold the bobby pin while you bend it, and make a key or lockpick that will open handcuffs.
the bobby pin then looks like this after bending it (assuming the text has not wrapped around.
you can use the bobby pin to unlock either smith & wession handcuffs or peerless handcuffs which are the cuffs 99% of the cops use.
the bobby pin WILL unlock cuffs that have been double locked. first you turn the key one way to unlock the double lock in the cuffs. then you turn the key the oppsite direction to unlock the cuff.
the bobby pin handcuff keys are pretty flimsy and will only unlock handcuffs 3 or 4 times before they break. so i guess if you planning on having a mass escape from some jail remember to bring more then one bobby pin to the courthouse :)
after you have bent the bobby pin you can open the handcuffs almost as quickly as you can with a key. (for the homeland security thugs reading this thats SCARY isnt it)
last you can also shim open handcuffs that have not been double locked with a bobby bin or piece of piano wire. i buy piano wire at hobby stores or hardware stores. it is usually sold in 3 foot lengths and the smaller diameter wires used to open handcuffs will cost you 10 or 20 cents.
the bobby pin will only slim open one of these handcuff models and i forget which one - smith & wession or peerless handcuffs. on the other model the gap is too small to shove a bobby pin in. i vaugly think it is the peerless model you cant shim open. (so i guess all you cops reading this e-mail if you dont already have peerless cuffs go out and buy some) but piano wire will open both models of handcuffs.
to shim open a handcuff you simply shove or jam the piano wire or bobby pin into the rachet that keeps the handcuffs locked. this will raise the rachet teeth so they are not in contact with the prawl(?) and the cuff will slide open. you can open handcuffs with this method just as quickly as you can with a key, maybe faster. (for the homeland security thugs reading this thats SCARY isnt it)
again you can only shim open handcuffs that have not been double locked.
to double lock handcuffs the handcuff key has a one fourth inch long pin on the top of the key. on one model handcuff you use the pin on the handcuff key to push a pin on the handcuff to double lock it (i think this is the smith & wesson cuffs). on the other model you use the pin on the handcuff key to move a wire on the handcuff and that double locks it (i think this is the peerless model handcuffs).
if you need to practice opening handcuffs you can usually buy handcuffs at any guy store. only buy smith & wession or peerless handcuffs as these are the handcuffs used by 99% of the cops. if you want to be a pro practice on both models as there are some differences in how they open.
last time i checked was back in 1999 when i both both models and they cost each. prices vary and some store charged or more so look around.
Last now that you know how to open handcuffs with a bobby pin don't go bragging about it!
even though 99 percent of the cops use the smith and wesson or peerless handcuffs that can be opened with bobby pins they do make handcuffs that are impossible to pick and if you tell some cop you can open handcuffs i am sure they will find some handcuffs to put on you that you can't open