This article is for entertainment and information purposes only.
It is not my intention to demonstrate techniques or encourage forced entry.
Gaining unauthorised access is illegal. Do not break the law.
Unless the Rule of Law isn’t any more.
Lets look at this subject from the view to gaining entry in a survival scenario to save life. You may be faced with high security hasps, staples and padlocks.
What are you going to do?
Pick them, cut them, file them, or smash them off. You choose!
Looking at this practically, life could get real hard taking on too much security.
It’s going to take time, energy, and no way will it be quiet.
Not forgetting some locks are “unpick-able” within a sensible time frame.
So what’s going to be your Plan B, your “I’ve got to get in here” solution?
What about shooting things off? Ever tried that?
Hollywood and shooting locks off and splitting chains with a single pistol or SMG round.
It doesn’t work most of the time, is expensive in time, preparation (clamping things), and as noisy as hell even with sound moderators fitted. You may be able to cut the gun noise down but you sure as heck can’t cut down the impact noise.
Our well equipped paramilitary followers could probably do it with the correct application of explosives, only that too will be “expensive” in terms of noise.
Thinking about tooling, Fire departments and LEO’s have to get in to buildings using non destructive and destructive methods. For the most part they use simple tools and those tools are readily available or easy to make. For example the fireman’s Halligan and using the back of an axe as a sledge hammer is highly effective as is a ducks bill (which may be made from a pick axe) to pop padlocks and hasps alike. (Ref Looter, Pry, Cut, Hit, Pick )
Speed is what you need when using destructive access methods as that may be the only counter you have to the noise you have generated.
Speed and me, Ha!
See why this article is for entertainment only?