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Old March 3rd, 2017, 04:44 PM   #16
 
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I have a new in the box SS, blue, 6". Dates to 1979 and has never been fired, the plastic cylinder washer is still in place. It even has an optional set of Ruger target grips as well as the OEM service stocks. No way will I sell it for 500$. My advice......jump hard and fast on the one in your sights.



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I would take the deal after a good look over.
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The gun is a good selection, but your expectation is unrealistic. NO gun holds up forever if fired really frequently with full .357 ammo.

The .357 and other Magnum rounds are NOT "range" cartridges. They are killing ammo, to be fired occasionally for continued familiarity, and otherwise fired for hunting and defense.

The stainless six-inch Sec-Six is a great gun for the trail where it offers a lot of power & accuracy for weight. It's a good defense gun. With .38 ammo, it's a good target gun.

Even a GP-100 will suffer if fired enough with .357's, especially the hot 125 grain loads.
Who says? Since I don't hunt and have other defense guns, ALL my magnum revolvers are "range" guns. They all see a steady diet of full house loads. If I want less recoil, I shoot a less powerful round, not back the ammo down. I realize not everyone is up for big bore powerhouse plinking, but that's what I like to do

deezil, that's a decent buy on that pistol. Likely never going to get any cheaper. If you are not locked on a brand, be on the lookout for a Dan Wesson in 357. After shooting it a while, you will throw rocks at most other DA revolvers

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For that price, I'd be all over that like a pit-bull on a poodle
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Buy it ! I'll give you 550 for it ! Lol. I need a six inch SS.
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I'd get it.
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I'm not a big fan of 6" barreled revolvers but I'm a HUGE fan of the Six series Ruger DA revolvers. For NIB Stainless SS, I'd probably go $500 IF I wanted a 6" Security-Six.

Ruger no longer supports the Six series but those guns rarely break, so that wouldn't concern me. I'm surprised you cannot find a GP-100 in that price range. A slightly used 6" Stainless GP-100 can certainly be found in that price range. In fact, probably below that price. As much as I like the Six series Rugers, they don't shoot any better than a GP-100; so there's nothing to be gained there.

As for it's age, you can check the serial number against Ruger's records and get a good idea The late production Six's had a scalloped right side recoil shield that matches the contour of the left recoil shield. The earlier ones had a rounded recoil shield on the right side.

I'd bring four crisp $100 bills and wave them in front of the seller. If he doesn't take it, go look for a GP-100.

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NIB Security Six for $500? I'd be very tempted if I didn't already buy a used one a few months back.

Everything is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

Those revolvers aren't made anymore and are indeed going up in price as supply and demand dictates.

If you really like it and want it, go for it. Keep in mind, however, that it's really easy for all of us on the forum to be big spenders when it's not OUR money.
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I'm not a big fan of 6" barreled revolvers but I'm a HUGE fan of the Six series Ruger DA revolvers. For NIB Stainless SS, I'd probably go $500 IF I wanted a 6" Security-Six.

Ruger no longer supports the Six series but those guns rarely break, so that wouldn't concern me. I'm surprised you cannot find a GP-100 in that price range. A slightly used 6" Stainless GP-100 can certainly be found in that price range. In fact, probably below that price. As much as I like the Six series Rugers, they don't shoot any better than a GP-100; so there's nothing to be gained there.

As for it's age, you can check the serial number against Ruger's records and get a good idea The late production Six's had a scalloped right side recoil shield that matches the contour of the left recoil shield. The earlier ones had a rounded recoil shield on the right side.

I'd bring four crisp $100 bills and wave them in front of the seller. If he doesn't take it, go look for a GP-100.
This would be me but with one exception; I don't like the balance of the 6" GP. The full lug makes it too nose heavy for me. However, 357 in a GP feel like 38 spl in a SS!
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This would be me but with one exception; I don't like the balance of the 6" GP. The full lug makes it too nose heavy for me. However, 357 in a GP feel like 38 spl in a SS!
I'm with you. That full lug is a lot of extra steel that I don't need/want.

And as someone else pointed out, it's easy to spend other people's money !! I would probably go $500 for a NIB 4" Stainless Security-Six but not a 6". That's just personal preference and that has nothing to do with what the OP wants. However in that price range, the GP-100 looks like a good substitute for me, even with that full lug.
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NIB, I would have a hard time not buying it for that price. I just turned down a blued one that looked very nice, no box, for a little less than that- mainly because I would rather have a .41.

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This would be me but with one exception; I don't like the balance of the 6" GP. The full lug makes it too nose heavy for me. However, 357 in a GP feel like 38 spl in a SS!
The half lug of my 6" S6 was one of the main reasons i bought mine! I was looking at the 6" g100 with the full lug.....................just to heavy barrel wise.
The balance of my Security six just seemed right......getting it for $350 didn't hurt any either!
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I have two of the 4" barrels & one w/ a 6" barrel. All are great to shoot.
Gave my daughter a blued Security Six when she moved away for home protection.
Superb firearms that always go bang!!!!

Parts are becoming harder to find, especially the sights (particularly the front sight ramp).
You can usually find trigger, hammer & spring parts on EBay or one of the many gun parts companies online.....Numrich, Brownells.

I've picked up a couple of used SS 4" GP100's for $500 & $475 in the last few years.
The price is good for a NIB, never shot, no turn ring Security Six.
I wouldn't spend any more than that $$$ you indicated
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That's a pretty good price for a legit NIB example - unfired, box, papers, etc.. That would have collector interest for some. Given where you live (not CA, HI or other restricted states) you should be able to find a used GP100 for $450 - $500 if you're patient and look around at gun shops, pawn shops or watch Gun Broker carefully. I've bought several used GP100s in recent years for under $400 off GB so the deals do come along if you put in the time to look.

So buy the Six if you like the Six. You won't have factory support on it but you're not likely to need it. If you'd rather own a GP100 for whatever reason (and it's OK to prefer one over the other) then look for one around the same price point.

I think we tend to get really hung up over the initial cost of a particular gun when the the total cost of ownership is quite a different picture - ammo, cleaning supplies, targets, range fees over time far exceed the initial cost of the gun. Bottom line is buy the one you really want, not something that comes along and you think you should settle for because it seems like a good deal at the time.
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