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TreeRat 01-16-2012 01:03 PM

Opinions on Ruger Security Six
 
I just ran across a Ruger Security Six that is NIB (100%) condition:D . It looks a little like the Ruger SRH, frame wise to me. I really don't need another handgun but the price is really just to good to pass up.It is stainless steel with a 2 1/2" barrel and of course it is the 357 magum. I also understand that the 2 1/2" barrel is a little rare. The pistol does not look like it has ever been shot;). I know that when these revolvers came out that Ruger was trying to win contracts with police depts. across the country.:rolleyes: What is your opinions on these pistols??:confused:

Mainspring 01-16-2012 01:19 PM

Those have always been a workhorse of a gun. I like 'em. The brother to one is the Service-Six, which was a fixed sight version of the Security-Six.

m141a 01-16-2012 03:58 PM

look like the one pictured below? :D It's 2 3/4".
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../399382992.jpg


I've owned this particular one for 10 years now. It's very accurate, very strong. Don't let the short sight radius or small barrel fool ya. The only troubles I have ever heard of with the 2 3/4" barrels is that the front sight pin can walk out. MINE has never budged, but I remember reading that somewhere. Millet used to make a really nice set of sights, that I also have on the GP...same feel, same sight picture.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../399382994.jpg
Stronger than any K frame smith, but not quite as strong as a GP100.
Here's a pic of a GP for comparison.


When I bought my Security six, I paid $125.00, and the guy threw in the Hogue's it still wears. I have the factory box and grips also.

you will not go wrong with it!

TMan 01-16-2012 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by TreeRat (Post 601383)
I just ran across a Ruger Security Six that is NIB (100%) condition:D .

TreeRat, buy it!!!!

One of the dumbest mistakes I ever made was dumping a really nice 4" Stainless Service Six for a M19. (Old too soon, Smart too late).

The most useful feature is the ability to strip the assembly to the bare bones with a minimum of tools. They were durable in the extreme. And can be cleaned up to very slick operation with a minimum of skill. Accuracy was as good as the guy holding the gun.

DOH! Had to kick myself again.

TMan 01-16-2012 04:20 PM

BTW, if you DON'T buy it, well, could you drop a PM on me?

TreeRat 01-16-2012 04:54 PM

Thats a couple of nice looking revolvers you have !! What length barrel is on your GP100? The frames do look alot alike, and the GP100 really does have the Redhawk look doesn't it?? And something I have never noticed is the grips on the GP100 looks just like the grips on the Ruger SRH. See I had a friend who died a few weeks ago and his wife said she would sell me any or all of his firearms that I wanted. He had quite a collection. I have already bought several and will buy more. The Security Six still has the grips that came from the factory along with the box and papers when bought new, it also has a Hogue grip in a new unopened pkg. From what I have read about these revolvers they will handle a regular diet of heavy +P and still last a lifetime or three is this your opinion also?

TMan 01-16-2012 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by TreeRat (Post 601427)
From what I have read about these revolvers they will handle a regular diet of heavy +P and still last a lifetime or three is this your opinion also?

My hand on a Bible on this one.

A close friend and HS buddy was a law enforcement guy when the "Six" design was introduced. The department paid for their carry weapon, and many guys liked the features of the Rugers. They needed an evaluation and approval to buy one, so they ordered a couple different six's, and made them available to the force for practice.

The entire force of about 30 LEP's from patrolman to detective blazed away on a couple variations with full bore Winchester 158gr service loads for six months. Day in and day out. With a minimum of maintenance, the Six's were just as servicable and accurate as the day they came in the door. Each gun fired several thousand rounds, and if you ever used any of that old Winnie stuff, the story is even better. The design was accepted, and many officers moved over to the Ruger for a duty piece.

sniper1958 01-16-2012 05:18 PM

I got one for my wife (now ex) in 1982 and it's still ticking. We're a few thousand miles apart, but she shoots it on a semi-regular basis. Her's is blue and hasn't shown significant rust issues in Florida, despite her lack of routine maintenance. Get it!

TreeRat 01-16-2012 06:48 PM

Sorry TMan, I just got back from buying the Ruger Security Six. As I said the deal was one I could not pass up. My friend (who died) was a retired collage professor and his wife is a retired high school teacher, who has no interest in firearms. They did not have any children or any close next of kin. She really doesn't need the money so she is not in a hurry to sell them. There are several more that I have interest in and I think I will buy in the near future. I really like the looks, feel and weight of the Ruger Security Six. Upon closer inspection I am sure this pistol has NOT ever been shot. She also has a S&W 66 in the 357 mag. that also looks unfired do you know anything about them??

TreeRat 01-16-2012 08:31 PM

O.K. I bought the Ruger Security Six but I see a difference between the one I bought and the one pictured above (M141a's pistol). The picture above (of the Service Six) has the rounded frame just behind the cylinder on his Security Six. Mine has the indented frame (just like the GP 100 in the picture above). Could it be that Ruger tried to reduce weight on the later models?? Mine says Ruger Security-Six just like the picture above but in this one way it is different (looks like the GP 100) behind the cylinder. Does anyone know the answer ??

m141a 01-17-2012 01:19 AM

the gun pictured above is indeed a security six. box confirms it.

Mine is an earlier weapon.
how about posting a picture to help us help you identify it.

TreeRat 01-17-2012 09:42 AM

I'm not saying your is not a Ruger Security Six! It is a Ruger Security Six it has the engraving with the Ruger Stamp and trade mark stamp. What I am saying is MY Ruger Security Six is different that yours. Mine is also engraved on the frame from factory with "Ruger Security Six" along with the Ruger Stamp and the trademark stamp but behind the cylinder where your is rounded mine is made indented just like the GP 100 of yours in the picture above. That and the blade on the front sight are the only difference I can find between the two. Again do you think that maybe Ruger tried to make the newer Security Six models lighter in weight with mine being made behind the cylinder just like the GP 100 ? My S# 160-2XXX maybe this will help also. I will try to post pictures as soon as I can find time.

m141a 01-17-2012 12:23 PM

I understand.

the Design change I believe came into play at about serial # 150-151

TreeRat 01-17-2012 12:38 PM

m141a, Thanks for the info. I did not notice the difference untel I got it home and compaired it to the picture of yours. It carries very well maybe to well, it just may put my Glock 36 out to pasture in the gunsafe.

Tarheel 101 01-17-2012 02:20 PM

The SecSix is a warhorse
 
What a rugged solidly built revolver. This is my Go To by the nightstand, accurate and has never ever shot loose in any way after Lord know how many cases of ammo. I have a 4 inch stainless and a 6 inch stainless and I think the 4 handles better in combat drills ! It's a WARHORSE !

m141a 01-17-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Tarheel 101 (Post 601549)
What a rugged solidly built revolver. This is my Go To by the nightstand, accurate and has never ever shot loose in any way after Lord know how many cases of ammo. I have a 4 inch stainless and a 6 inch stainless and I think the 4 handles better in combat drills ! It's a WARHORSE !

That...

My Security Six has but one purpose;
It's my woods/hiking gun. Hand loads of Mashall's mighty 180's, or just "plain old' 158's, it's my hikin' woods bummin gun.
The 4" GP100 gets range time, but is seldom carried.

The only gun that ever is instead of the SS, [extremely rarely] is a Smith mountain in 45 colt, loaded with 300 grainers to 1000fps.

ironhead7544 01-21-2012 05:36 AM

Perfect for the .357 Magnum cartridge.

TreeRat 01-24-2012 07:15 PM

I went yesterday and shot the little Ruger Security Six and it shot great ! I'm sure it had never been shot before. I was shooting Federal Premium 158gr. Hydra-Shok J.H.P. and was very impressed with the little 2 3/4" barrel it is very accurate, much more accurate than I thought it could be.. I think I will be keeping this little revolver. Now I see why people who own these little pistols get so attached to them....

TMan 01-25-2012 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by TreeRat (Post 602757)
I was shooting Federal Premium 158gr. Hydra-Shok J.H.P. and was very impressed with the little 2 3/4" barrel it is very accurate, much more accurate than I thought it could be..

TreeRat, a lot of shooters discover that when they finally get around to trying a short barreled revolver, myself included. I have a J Frame M36 with a 3" barrel, that shoots most service level loads with a 158gr SWC as well as anything I own.

MMichaelAK 01-27-2012 05:09 PM

Treerat,
Good buy.
I have a Security Six blued with a 4 inch barrel, my wife has the same revolver in stainless with a 4 inch barrel and I also have a Speed Six .357 Magnum, blued, with the 2 3/4 inch barrel.

They are stout revolvers. Ive got one with the rounded recoil shield and one with the scalloped recoil shield. It was just a minor design change at Ruger. And yes, they really look like an undersized Redhawk.
I've also got a GP100. Blued .357 Magnum with 6 inch barrel and the short under barrel lug. That's the one that sold me on Ruger revolvers long ago.

You can not go wrong with a Ruger Revolver.


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