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How did YOU get into bumping?
Posted 22 July 2007 - 01:41 AM
I'll go first.
I've been in the Army for 17 years now and have bounced around the world numerous times (I'm currently on my 11th deployment). I've always been interested in all things mechanical and also do a bit of gunsmithing as a hobby.
I got interested in locksmithing back when I was in Bosnia in 96-97 and mail ordered a set of pics and a basic book. It was fun, as well as useful "at work". LOL (Hey, in the Army EVERYTHING is locked and someone is ALWAYS losing the damn keys!) It's been kinda fun to be the guy that people go to. "Hey, PVT Smith lost the keys AGAIN, go find SGT Payne!" LOL
Anyway, was looking up locksmithing stuff online and ran across some info on bumping locks, did some more looking, found a bunch of junk info and then I found BumpkeyForum.com. Great site, interesting and VERY helpful people.
Soooooooo, let's hear how YOU got into bumping!!!
Posted 22 July 2007 - 06:36 AM
Second, Welcome to the forum. You will find lots of info on bumping locks, making keys and many other lock related things.
I am a locksmith. I occassionally use bumping to get locks unlocked. Plus, it is just so much fun.
Thank you again for serving our country. Be safe and shoot straight.
Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:20 AM
Now here's another question for all of the locksmiths out there.
How does one get involved in the locksmithing business? I'll be retiring from the Army in a couple years and am interested in getting a job working as/for a locksmith. Would one of the corrospondance courses help? Do I need to become buddies with a locksmith so he can bring me "into the fold"?
Any pointers/info you could provide would be appreciated.
Posted 22 July 2007 - 04:29 PM
Posted 08 August 2007 - 05:42 PM
Hope this helped.
PS: for a correspondence course avoid PCDI, they are a joke.
Posted 09 April 2011 - 01:27 AM