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Old May 12th, 2017, 06:32 AM   #1
 
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Always on the hunt for a Six Series gun but hardly ever see them for sale. Rare as hen's teeth in the gun stores. Over time I have been lucky enough to purchase three decent Six Series revolvers. One Security and two Speeds. The Security is chambered in the common .357 and the Speeds are .38 Spl and 9mm. Kind of like the mix of calibers.

It is common to hear Internet bashing of the Rugers when compared to the major competition. I own examples of both. I have to say that these Six Series guns rival any other revolver I have owned. The triggers on all of them are an absolute dream. A bit different DA pull than the competition but just as smooth. The single actions break like glass. Not being original owner I don't know if they were ever worked. Since all three are similar my guess is that they came from the Factory as such.

Every blue moon, while at the LGS, I'll take a gander at the new stuff. To me, it all just pales in comparison to the old products. Been said that Ruger "lost" money on every Six produced. Don't know if that is true but doubt it. More like just a victim of changing times and corporate goals. Kind of makes you wish we could jump into the time machine and return to the good old days.

1976 Security Six .357



1981 Speed 9mm and a 1977 Speed .38 Spl.
I only have the box and goodies for the 9mm and prefer to buy only used guns that have the box. The other two were in such good shape I made exceptions.

Edit to add.... that we all like pictures so feel free to post up your Six.

Thanks for looking
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The Six series revolvers where top notch, IMHO. Looks like you have 3 fine examples.
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I'd be surprised if you found any Six Series haters here. I picked up a Security Six made in 1976 in very good condition and truly enjoy shooting it. Don't think I'll ever part with it.

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Outstanding revolvers. Would not trade my Security Six (4" .357) for any other revolver. If I find another Security Six, I will snap it up.
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To the OP wow some very nice Ruger Security Six's my favorite is the top one 2.75 barrel adjustable sights. 2 revolvers have been on my want or gotta have list either a S&W 19/66 2.5 inch barrel .357 or a Ruger Security Six 2.75 barrel .357 mag either blued or Stainless Steel. Currently my fill in revolver is my favorite Ruger GP100 WCII with Ruger GP100 Compact Grips & Rosewood inserts. Gotta Luv Rugers!!!
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To the OP wow some very nice Ruger Security Six's my favorite is the top one 2.75 barrel adjustable sights. 2 revolvers have been on my want or gotta have list either a S&W 19/66 2.5 inch barrel .357 or a Ruger Security Six 2.75 barrel .357 mag either blued or Stainless Steel. Currently my fill in revolver is my favorite Ruger GP100 WCII with Ruger GP100 Compact Grips & Rosewood inserts. Gotta Luv Rugers!!!
Thanks guys for the comments.

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I had a snubby 66-3. A beautiful gun that was in excellent condition. A little big for my taste in a carry gun and was redundant to the Security in design. A year or two ago I decided to downsize the collection a little. After much thought I compared the two and the 66 found a new home. The Ruger is a touch beefier and as I mentioned the trigger on that gun is superb. Both are excellent guns. Just the decision I made. I wish you luck in finding a nice example of either model.

As far as the GP's. I've never owned one. No bias towards them it was just the way things happened. Never bought one and then the powers to be invoked their lunacy. I live in an occupied state that has stupid heavy trigger requirements to qualify for import. Even the ones we are able to get are not the same as you folks are able to buy. I know I could do a trigger job and make one respectable...just never have ventured down that road. Pretty much content with the Six guns.

Once again....feel free to post up your gun.

Thanks for posting.
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In the past I had two six inch blued Security sixes and sometimes wish I had them both back. Now I have a 150 series 4 inch blue that is in great shape but has some ugly grips I am sort of stuck with. A great shooter. I prefer revolvers without the full lug barrels maybe that is why I like them so much.
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I only have one, a 6" stainless, that I will also never part with. Other than the barrel length, the only difference I could see is that mine has a smooth trigger. It took a while to get used to the ping from the coil spring(s), but it doesn't bother me now......robin
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1978 Security Six 6" .357

Here's mine with the original wooden grips. It now sports the Pachmayr Presentation Grips.
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Three fine examples my friend. I am fortunate enough to own all 3 also. Wouldnt part with any of them
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Here's mine, i was pleasantly surprised when I worked the trigger when I picked it up, it was excellent! GunBroker purchase, I had never held one before, and now I want more!
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I am looking for a 9 mm 4 inch blue speed six for years.
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Also a big fan of the Ruger Six line!

And S&W also! (a couple of Model 66's, as someone was talking about)
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In my possession:
1981 Ruger Security Six (stainless steel) 2-3/4” barrel .357 mag
1983 Ruger Police Service Six (blue) – 4” barrel .357 mag

I gave to my son:
1984 Ruger Police Service Six (stainless steel) – 4” barrel .38 spl

IMHO, there may be a few revolvers as-good-as a Six, but none better. Only mods have been Tyler T-Grips on all three.
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Nice revolvers guys, I was lucky to get an early Security-Six in great shape (1972). I was at a tattoo shop and a guy working there had one he wanted to sell and was looking for a S&W sv sigma and I just happened to have one, traded strait up. I hope he's happy because I was thrilled.
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