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Locksmith's Reader

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Locksmith's Reader
Locksmiths Reader.png
Icon Locksmiths Reader.png
Effects+10 Lockpick for 60s
(+20 with Comprehension)
(for 180s with Retention)
Value$ 20
Base ID000ec4a8

If the lock's too much for you to handle, reading through the magazine might give you the edge you need.

Sunny Smiles

Locksmith's Reader is a skill magazine in Fallout: New Vegas.


Reading this magazine raises your Lockpick skill by 10 points (20 points with the Comprehension perk) for 60 seconds (180 seconds with Retention).


Closest map markerLocation description
Camp GolfHouse Resort, on the second floor in the first room to the right on the right corridor, underneath the damaged shelf.
GoodspringsProspector Saloon, given to you by Sunny Smiles.
Hoover DamPower Plant 01, found on a desk near a door labled "Hoover Dam offices".
Mole Rat RanchIn a house on the very corner of outer Vegas, towards Nellis Air Force Base, there is a grenade bouquet trap, a sniper rifle with ammunition and a Locksmith's Reader at the foot of the stairs.
Sierra Madre Dead MoneyGametitle-FNV DM.pngExecutive Suites, on a workbench.
The TopsIn Benny's workshop on the 13th floor.
Vault 3Next to the bed in the living quarters room which is locked by an average lock.
Vault 3Maintenance wing, in the locked room left of the entrance.
Vault 3Living Quarters, in the submerged room in the eastern section on the metal shelf to the left. Will be below the pillow on the top shelf.
WestsideCasa Madrid, on a table just after entering.