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Old November 17, 2016, 09:44 PM   #1
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Ruger Police Service Six

I've been looking for a plain Jane 4 inch .357 magnum. Nothing fancy, a good reliable carry gun. I've always liked Ruger revolvers and when I Ran across this Jem for $250, I couldn't pass it up. A little holster wear but it's been carried more than it's been fired. Anyone know of a decent place to pick up parts since Ruger doesn't service them anymore ?
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Old November 17, 2016, 09:52 PM   #2
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I ordered a grip screw from Numrich for my Security Six and they have a list of parts you can order from them as well. Fast shipping and decent prices.

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Old November 17, 2016, 11:35 PM   #3
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Does it need any parts? Pretty tough guns. I've had good luck at Gun Parts corp or eBay. Ruger won't repair them anymore.

I really like those.
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Old November 18, 2016, 07:21 AM   #4
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If I ever needed a part, I'd try "Gun Parts" but I've never heard of a Ruger needing a part.

I'm a Smith & Wesson guy, but I like those of Speed/Security/Service-Six guns Ruger used to make. The GP's and SP's, not so much.
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Old November 18, 2016, 09:14 AM   #5
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No repairs needed yet, I just like to know where to go in case. From what I know about this gun, my great grandchildren will probably be shooting this gun with no issues.
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Old November 18, 2016, 09:31 AM   #6
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no support?

What? Ruger doesn't support the "Six" line anymore? Wow!

They sold a bunch of these to LE agencies and public alike, there's got to be a slew of them out there......hard to believe. One more reason for me to think poorly of the "New Ruger".

The Six line is typically tough as nails, you won't need many parts.
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Old November 18, 2016, 09:52 AM   #7
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I would have paid $250 for it. I have a 6 inch Security Six Liberty Model I am real proud of. Great shooter! I would quickly buy another with 4 inch barrel if the right deal came along.

Yours probably spent years on the side of either law enforcement or armed security.

I put a Hogue Monogrip on mine. gives it a totally different look and feel. Monogrips fits my hand perfectly, maybe that is the reason I put them on 5 of my revolvers.

Enjoy a great firearm!
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Old November 18, 2016, 10:02 AM   #8
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$250? Locks tight? No end shake? No crane shake? Shoots strait?

If so, and all for the price of a used Kel-Tec P3AT, well that's a heck of a deal.

I see blue speed six's here go for $400 or more.

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Old November 18, 2016, 08:43 PM   #9
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$250 is a really good price. I spent $400 on my Security Six about a month ago. Couldn't ask for a better shooting piece. It's older than I am but it is still a beauty.


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Old November 19, 2016, 04:15 AM   #10
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Think other than a really good cleaning, all I will do is put the Hogue grips on it. The stock grips are a bit to small for my hands. All the holster wear just gives it character.
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Old November 19, 2016, 06:31 AM   #11
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We used to say when Ruger started making guns they bought one tree to use for making grips.

And they were still using it.
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Old November 20, 2016, 02:11 AM   #12
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I got a security 6, five years ago for $300. It was made in 1979.
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Old November 20, 2016, 10:39 AM   #13
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Nice revolver! I love me some Rugers. I hope to own one of those eventually.
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Old November 20, 2016, 11:22 AM   #14
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Considering the $300+ Smiths I have seen, this is certainly a good $250 Ruger.

You can clean up the hammer and trigger, although I guess this disproves the Old Wives Tale that Ruger used stainless internals in blue guns so they would only have to stock one set of parts.

I wonder at the turn line on the cylinder. It has either been shot a lot or played with a lot.
Nothing to worry about, it has a lot of life left.
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Old November 20, 2016, 01:23 PM   #15
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A dandy policeman's revolving belt pistol of magnum caliber methinks!
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Old November 20, 2016, 01:28 PM   #16
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The Speed Six was the real gem of this era, in my view. They're all great guns but the Speed was something special.
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Old November 20, 2016, 01:53 PM   #17
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They sold a bunch of these to LE agencies and public alike, there's got to be a slew of them out there......hard to believe. One more reason for me to think poorly of the "New Ruger".
The Six series has not been manufactured since 1988...

As far as I understand it, they repaired them for 20 years after the last production run...

Not bad service IMNSHO...
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Old November 20, 2016, 02:01 PM   #18
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Have wanted a Speed Six or Security Six for a long time. None to be found here in my neck of the woods.
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Old November 21, 2016, 03:48 PM   #19
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Those Ruger's were fine shootin irons, and the caliber (.357) was good for the stopsman as well.
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Old November 25, 2016, 08:42 AM   #20
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I'm a Smith & Wesson guy but rhe Ruger Six series are fantastic and offer amazing value compared fo a Sith K frame..

Rugged, handsome and reliable...just like me
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Old November 25, 2016, 08:47 AM   #21
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I wouldnt worry too much about Ruger not stocking parts because chances are, you won't need any. Plus there are plenty available for now from 3rd party sources. Im a Smith & Wesson guy but rhe Ruger Six series are fantastic and offer amazing value compared fo a Sith K frame..

Rugged, handsome and reliable...just like me
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Old November 27, 2016, 09:00 AM   #22
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Bought my SS new in 1975 - still going strong:

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Old November 28, 2016, 09:39 PM   #23
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Nice purple frame Army Brat!
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Old November 29, 2016, 01:27 PM   #24
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Thanks - some of the guys on the Ruger forum refer to that as "plum" color.

It has to do with the early factory blue process not taking well with the steel used? Or something like that.

I plumb don't care - the gun is as tight as new and shoots just fine. The Sixes were a great series.
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Old November 29, 2016, 09:52 PM   #25
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I love them too, and think the plum color looks very cool.
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