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Old April 9th, 2017, 04:32 PM   #1
 
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Security-Six Accident

Well, I had an accident with a Security-Six.

Actually, to be much more precise, I accidentally bought one on Gun Broker. Those darn "test bids" get me more often than not.

It's not here yet, so no pics, but it's a blue one, 4" barrel. I think it was made in 1974.

I have not owned a Security-Six until now, and I'm really looking forward to shooting it. I prefer the looks of them to the GP100. I also prefer the price of a used Security-Six to a used S&W Model 19.



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Been there, done that. Bought a couple of guns I really didn't want on gunbroker, but I think you will be happy with your Six. They are good guns.
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If it's a 150 prefix serial number , the grips are a bit funky.

The Six series Ruger DA revolvers are some of the best 38/357 revolvers you'll ever find. The size of a K-frame S&W with the strength of a L-frame S&W. They really are solid guns. If you're going to have a gun mishap, buying a Security-Six is the accident you want to have.

If you find yourself looking for Speedloaders, MidwayUSA had the Safariland Comp II on sale and they still offer the specific loader for the Security-Six / Service-Six / Speed-Six guns.

Enjoy your new to you revolver !
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You're getting good at these kinds of accidents!

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it.
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Congratulations!! I agree on the looks. Although I like the look of the GP100, I really prefer the sleek lines of the Security Six. I've had mine since 1978 and it has never failed to bring me pleasure whether I'm shooting it or looking at it.
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I have been eying this Security-Six on Gunbroker for $450 but I can't decide if I should just go with a new GP100 instead.

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You're getting good at these kinds of accidents!

Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it.
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I have a security six from 1978 with 70 k through and over 1/2 357 and still accurate and smooth action.
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That's a happy accident.
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If I had a chance to buy a nice GP100 for $500.00 or a like condition Security Six for $450.00 I would buy the GP100. Having a Security Six & now a GP100 plus a S&W Model 19 & now a 66 no dash. Generally speaking the S&W has a smoother action and trigger pull vs a GP100. But my current GP100 WC is as smooth and nice of action and trigger pull that I have ever had in a revolver. The Security Six is a great revolver & is stronger then a K framed S&W. I just like the bit stouter GP100 vs a Security Six. I do like S&W K frames I really like my Model 66 but it will have limited .357 usage but no problem shooting .38 Specials. I still like all these revolvers in their own way my best 6 inch D/A .357 was my blued Security Six very accurate revolver!!!
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I too have had a few of those "test"bids end up winning.

But as long as you got a decent price you should be happy with your new Six series.
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Well, I had an accident with a Security-Six.

Actually, to be much more precise, I accidentally bought one on Gun Broker. Those darn "test bids" get me more often than not.

It's not here yet, so no pics, but it's a blue one, 4" barrel. I think it was made in 1974.

I have not owned a Security-Six until now, and I'm really looking forward to shooting it. I prefer the looks of them to the GP100. I also prefer the price of a used Security-Six to a used S&W Model 19.
I really like the 4" blued Security Six with the factory "diamond" stocks. I'll bet you'll be very happy with the results of your "accident"
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The Security Six is one of the best revolvers ever made. Superior to the Smith.
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Congratulations on your mistake! Everyone needs a 4" blued .357 magnum. They're classic wheel-guns. I know you'll enjoy owning and shooting it.
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Everyone needs a 4" blued .357 magnum.
Now, that's what I'm talkin' about!

See- I knew there was a very rational explanation for my actions somewhere. I feel validated now.
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