How to pick handcuffs with a double lock
This is how to pick handcuffs. For this video, I chose to use a pair of Smith and Wesson M100 handcuffs with a double locking system.
With this model, the double lock is set up by pushing the small bar with the other side of the key. Once double locked, handcuffs can’t be tightened anymore. On other models, the double lock works with a simple hole where you need to insert the key or with a simple button on the side, what allows to lock more easily.
To disable the double locking system, you need to insert the key and to turn in the opposite direction as the one to open handcuffs.
It is not difficult to pick handcuffs when you understand how it works. You simply need to use a small metallic rod which goes into the lock (lock-picks, paper clip, windscreen wiper part, hairpin, etc.) and to fold the extremity.
– Insert the pick into the lock
– turn it about 45 ° in the required direction (it depends on whether the double lock is set or not
– pull the pick to the outside and continue until you unlock the double locking system or you open the handcuff.