How to Escape from Handcuffs in 15 Seconds [Video]

Ever wondered how magicians or the Jason Bourne types can escape from handcuffs at will?

As you will soon find out, escaping from handcuffs is a lot easier than you think. All it takes is 20 minutes to learn the specific technique and a little practice. Read the article and follow the directions in the video below.

Note: We are not going to cop out by telling you to hide a key in your pants or behind your ear. The chances are that when you actually need this technique to escape from handcuffs, you won’t have a key anywhere near.

What you will need:

  • 1 set of police grade handcuffs
  • Package of bobby pins
  • This article

7 Steps to Pick a Handcuff Lock:

1- Get a regular bobby pin. On one end you’ll notice there is a plastic tip. Pull away the plastic, this is the end you will be using. (If you are unable to pull away the plastic covering, simply bite it off)

2- Put the tip in the bottom part of the lock and bend it down. This will create an “L” shape on the end of the pin.

3- Take it out the bobby pin, turn it around, and bend it the other way. The pin will resemble a “Z” (This will create the leverage for prying open the jaw)

4- Place the bobby pin in the keyhole. You want the tip to be turned towards the main part of the lock pointing at the direction of 10 o’clock.

5- Take the bobby pin and bend it down. This will release the latch that will open the jaw of the handcuff.  

6- If you have a double lock set of handcuffs, first place the bobby pin in the keyhole on the opposite side to release the double lock. Then simply follow step 5 to open the jaw of the lock.

7- With enough practice, you will be able to escape from a pair of handcuffs in under 5 seconds.

Still unclear? Watch this great how to video:

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