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Old October 5, 2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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357 Ruger Security Six

Hi there. I got this 357 from a guy at work. He wanted to hand it in at the cop station for destruction, so i asked him to sign at the bottom and now its mine.
Its fired 24 rounds since new and never been re-blued. And still looks like new.

Any comments on the Security Six? I dont know the firearm that well, but when its handed to you for this 0 price......i never say no.

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Old October 5, 2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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Two things I know about them is they are harder to find and have gone up in price over the last few years.
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Old October 5, 2012, 06:30 AM   #3
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nothing fancy but it will last a long time
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Old October 5, 2012, 07:14 AM   #4
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i used to have a really old one, worked great no problems ever. Congrats on the new piece
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Old October 5, 2012, 07:16 AM   #5
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I found a stainless SS a year or so ago and it is just a marvelous gun - built like the brick house Ruger's are known for and it just works.

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Old October 5, 2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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I have a Speed Six with a 2 3/4 barrel. A Security Six with 2 3/4 barrel as well. I also have another Speed Six in layaway. I like em I guess you would say.
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Old October 5, 2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Make sure that you like the trigger on the Security Six. I was playing with my friend's Security Six the other day, and the trigger seemed too stiff and gritty. This is too bad, because I liked the gun, until I played with the action.
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Old October 5, 2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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The trigger is fixable with a spring kit from Wolff Springs.
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Old October 5, 2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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I got mine from an indoor range that was closing. The Security Six is awesome. Have had it now for almost 10 years and it is one of my favorites.

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Old October 5, 2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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Congrats on a nice find. The Security Six is a classic that has stood the test of time.

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Old October 5, 2012, 04:49 PM   #11
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Great gun! Grandfather to the GP100. Pretty basic in function and will last several lifetimes!
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Old October 5, 2012, 04:54 PM   #12
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The Security Six is the best double action revolver Ruger ever built. Too bad Ruger made a mistake and discontinued them. I have a Ruger Police Service Six 4 inch that I have had the longest of any of my revolvers. There tough as nails, the trigger gets better with use. Mine did. Since you got it free I am jealous. I would love to get a Security/Service Six free!
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Old October 5, 2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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Here's my story and I'm sticking to it.

When I got interested in guns in the late '70s, the .357 revolver was king. This was before the wundernines. I wanted a Colt Python but (I thought) I could not afford one. I looked at everything else on the market. This was also when there were concerns about the Smith K frames holding up to .357s over the long term. I looked at the N frame Smiths but they seemed way too bulky for me.

My first centerfire revolver was a six inch stainless Ruger Security Six. I added a Trapper spring kit and commenced to shoot the doghair out of it. The frame is about the size of a K frame Smith with a larger cylinder. The more I shot it the better it got. I still have it.

There are more exotic revolvers but you can't go wrong with the Ruger.
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Old October 5, 2012, 08:13 PM   #14
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Had a Security Six SS back in 1980 sold it to my boss wish now I hadn't sold it one of the best shooting pistols I ever had. If the trigger seems stiff the soot the day lights out of it and dry fire it. You won't hurt the pistol but the trigger will get better. Congrats on your new pistol
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Old October 5, 2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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I just got a Ruger Security Six from a friend of mine his brother in law passed away and was part of the Estate sale paid $200 for it and came with a Raven Arms P-25. Brought it home yesterday going to shoot it tomorrow.

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Old October 5, 2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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I owned a SS model and it was the best shooting 357 I ever had, including M19,66,27, and 28. It would take the hottest to the mildest with equal aplomb. You'll love it.
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Old October 5, 2012, 10:02 PM   #17
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I really like the Security Six series guns.

My blued one, below, is one of my favorite guns to pack in the woods and shoot on the range. One handed heat shots at 25 yards are common with me shooting at the range. Yes head shots at 75 feet. It really shoots well.

And yes I really like the other two also! They are all .357 Magnums.

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Old October 5, 2012, 11:55 PM   #18
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I have my eyes on a Ruger Security Six at the local pawn looks to be mint condition. Its the stainless version but i believe 6"..not exactly sure. Asking $ that tooo much? What would be a fair price?
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Old October 6, 2012, 03:23 AM   #19
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$400 is not unreasonable if that particular model is in good condition. Good model. They are getting harder to find now.
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Old October 6, 2012, 06:56 AM   #20
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Wonderful revolvers. I'd snap up any one I could find.
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Old October 6, 2012, 07:21 AM   #21
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I've got a .357 mag, stainless S6 with a 6" barrel and it's got to be my favorite handgun.
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Old October 6, 2012, 07:49 AM   #22
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What do I think of them?

One of the best medium frame 357's ever made.

And I'm a Smith & Wesson guy.
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Old October 6, 2012, 05:50 PM   #23
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I have a 4" Security Six with Hogue grips. I like it every bit as much as my S & W model 66. I saw one in a local gun shop the other day priced at over $500.
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Old October 6, 2012, 07:06 PM   #24
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I have a pair of Service Sixes - 3" and 4" and they are great! They seem to have become ever more popular the last several years, coincidently with the discontinuation of the short lug GP100's (which are even rarer on the used market it seems).

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Old October 6, 2012, 09:08 PM   #25
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Very nice revolver. I prefer a single action but have owned a single six and it was a solid accurate revolver with a very nice trigger,traded it for a blackhawk. But apples to apples you cant go wrong
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