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Old October 7, 2012, 06:57 PM   #26
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Ruger Security sixes are great revolvers, I have had one since 1978 or so and it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I hope you enjoy it over the years as I have enjoyed mine.
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Old October 7, 2012, 10:48 PM   #27
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There is a special place in Ruger Heaven for you for rescuing this one from the smelter. And a special place in Ruger Hell that you rescued your friend from.

Happy day all around.

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Old October 8, 2012, 12:45 AM   #28
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Nice

Hey thanx for the comments guys. i went shooting with it the weekend and i do LOVE it. The trigger is still smooth and packs a great punch. Even shot it without ear protection just to hear the thunder......two days later and the "zwing" is still in my ears. Would love to change the grip though, its still the origanal thin wood grip.
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Old October 8, 2012, 12:53 AM   #29
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I bought a N.I.B Ruger Security Six with a six inch barrel for $189.00. I shot it today and it shoots as well as when I took it home in 1975. I like the revolver a lot and will likely leave it to my son when I take my dirt nap.
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Old October 8, 2012, 12:57 AM   #30
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Even shot it without ear protection just to hear the thunder......two days later and the "zwing" is still in my ears.
Bad idea. Bad, bad, bad.

I repeated because you are probably hard of hearing.

You will recover soon, but some of your hearing is permanently lost. You will never recover all of it. The hairs inside your cochlea are damaged.

I am not taking you to task for kicks, but for your good and for the good of anyone reading this thread.

Thunder is cool, but not worth what it costs.

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Old October 8, 2012, 03:30 AM   #31
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Have a 4 in ss new in 1976 .It is the only pistol i will never sell .Survived one divorce ,two home breakins ,2 great job losses ,and major health issues. DID I SAY THE BEST PISTOL I HAVE EVER OWNED FOR THE MONEY SPENT.
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Old October 9, 2012, 04:42 PM   #32
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The first handgun I bought was a 4" SS Security Six. That was in 1976. I had really wanted a S&W M-66 but could neither find nor afford one. So, I "settled" for the Ruger. I still have it and it has had thousands of rounds through it that ranged from puny .38 target ammo to heavy .357 handloads. It has always been accurate and reliable. The action has gotten better and better over the years. The modular construction that allows it to be easily stripped down for cleaning and solid frame make for a revolver that was more advanced than the comparable S&W or Colt. It is the one I would keep if I could only have one handgun...You had some unbelievable luck with that. I would have had to pay that person something for it or given them a gift...If nothing else, I would give them the $50 or whatever the buy back program was paying.
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Old October 12, 2012, 01:34 AM   #33
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i wonder how many sec-sixes there are in so. africa, and the op got a great classic ruger DA wheelgun.
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