In the world of Gun Locks, there is no shortage of products out there that fall into the “bad” category. Although none of them seem to be quite as bad as the one that YouTube personality LockPickingLawyer defeated with nothing more than a LEGO Astronaut figure. LockPickingLawyer is true to his namesake, being both a lawyer by trade and a lock picker in his free time. However, LockPickingLawyer seems to have a third passion – Firearms.
LockPickingLawyer has had several episodes on his channel revolve around guns, gun locks, safes and guns and locks at the same time. Usually, this means testing the durability of a particular lock against the raw power of various firearms. However, he does pick the gun locks to demonstrate their inherent vulnerabilities. The video released on January 10th takes it to a whole other level when LockPickingLawyer uses a simple LEGO Astronaut to circumvent a major design flaw he exposed in a Rusfol AR-15 Gun Lock and Mount.
So what exactly is wrong with the lock? First, the lock is intended to be mounted to a wall using some drywall anchors and screws. The lock itself makes use of a thin wire similar to a traditional gun lock that ships with most handguns.
Anyone who knows their way around an AR-15 knows that the trigger guard can be dropped open to facilitate the use of thick gloves. It is this particular feature of the AR-15 that allowed LockPickingLawyer to circumvent the locking technique. In a bit of pointed humor uses a LEGO Astronaut Minifig to disengage the trigger guard instead of the intended tool – a loose 5.56 round. This allowed him to lift the gun off the mount.
LockPickingLawyer is one of my favorite YouTube personalities and its informed content like this that combines two passions that really makes him both fun and educational to watch. You should really check out his channel for more demonstrations of the weaknesses of various gun locks and cases.