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Old November 5th, 2019, 05:16 PM   #16
 
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Tanks.

Usually cost about $400-450, and are very nice revolvers. A similar Smith & Wesson Model 19 is usually more like $700-750.



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Old November 5th, 2019, 07:15 PM   #17
 
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Look on Utah Gun Exchange. com then look under Ruger revolver’s there’s a few of them on UGE. Good luck!!!
Thanks, I’ll do that.
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The Security Six is one of the best revolvers ever made. Rugged good looks, built like a tank.

Go for it.
I'll second that! Here's mine.
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Finest mid-size revolver made!
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I love mine, and second all the good things everyone has said about them. I doubt it'll ever break. My only caution would be I read (on the totally reliable internet) that Ruger no longer has parts, and if it does break, they won't repair it. (Same story on the S&W model 19 someone mentioned above, incidentally.) Ruger apparently instead offers you a discount on a new GP100. That said, some of the early GP100s had no underlug, both 4" and 6", and handle almost as well as the Sec Six, if you can find one.
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I have my eye on a stainless Security Six. It has a turn line on the cylinder and rubber grips. Any thoughts? Do they hold their value well?
Actually, the are great guns, my first big bore in 1974. Wish I had it back. If you find one, they are as good as a DA revolver can be.

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Argee, I have your revolver's twin. Superb revolver. I will never sell mine. I really like your vintage leather gear. I think a nice Security Six for $450 would be a good investment. I carry mine around the farm for dealing with large pests.
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The S6 series was one of Ruger's very best designs ever.
The GP100 that replaced it was marketed as an 'improved' design - it wasn't. Just bigger and clunkier.

My first centerfire handgun in 1975. I was a late teen, working at an LGS. My Dad had to make the actual purchase after I put it on layaway.

A year later I started handloading with a friend.
Ashamed to say I put many nuclear level handloads through that 4" SS S6, never a problem.
Eventually traded it away, and just a few years ago found it's near twin on GB.
Same year of production.
It does duty routinely as a woods gun. And a great reminder of my first.
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Argee, I have your revolver's twin. Superb revolver. I will never sell mine. I really like your vintage leather gear. I think a nice Security Six for $450 would be a good investment. I carry mine around the farm for dealing with large pests.
I thought about selling it once. I had pretty much been relegated to safe queen status..then one day I took it for a range trip...that re-ignited the old flame and forever changed my mind. I also carry mine when I'm out doing chores and still as a hunting sidearm.

I had to chuckle when I read the words "vintage leather gear" then I realized that it is over 40 years old and I guess it is indeed vintage. LOL...The holster is a Smith & Wesson and the speedloader pouch is HKS (which is still current).
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I thought about selling it once. I had pretty much been relegated to safe queen status..then one day I took it for a range trip...that re-ignited the old flame and forever changed my mind. I also carry mine when I'm out doing chores and still as a hunting sidearm.

I had to chuckle when I read the words "vintage leather gear" then I realized that it is over 40 years old and I guess it is indeed vintage. LOL...The holster is a Smith & Wesson and the speedloader pouch is HKS (which is still current).
The vintage thing makes me laugh. Guess I've reached the vintage stage. I first bought a 6" BBL S6 in 1979 and it did nightstand duty for a lot of years. It was the most accurate 357 revolver I have owned. With 10.2 gr of Blue Dot under 158 gr JHP I could cut the bull out of a target at 25 yards. Of course that was before my eyes became vintage. In a moment of weakness I traded it in on a GP100.
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The vintage thing makes me laugh. Guess I've reached the vintage stage. I first bought a 6" BBL S6 in 1979 and it did nightstand duty for a lot of years. It was the most accurate 357 revolver I have owned. With 10.2 gr of Blue Dot under 158 gr JHP I could cut the bull out of a target at 25 yards. Of course that was before my eyes became vintage. In a moment of weakness I traded it in on a GP100.
A GP100 is on my bucket list. I've become relegated to the fact that I probably am unable to sell a firearm once I've acquired it. I've done it only once and have regretted it ever since. I traded an old Ithaca Featherlight 16 gauge for a compound bow once. Still brings a tear to my eye to this day as the bow never worked out for me and is long gone.
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Well, the seller backed out. The search goes on.
They do pop up online now and again, you just need to keep looking.

I managed to snag a near mint, blued Six about 2 years ago. I think I paid around $450 plus shipping. I also was able to find the rare Speed Six SS in 9mm earlier this year. Probably paid too much for it, but it was something I really wanted.

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I have a stainless security six with 4 in barrel on the classified section with ammo wood and pachmyr grips if anyone is interested
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