Assistance Needed


January 3, 2003, 11:56 PM
I have a 4" blued Ruger Security Six. I bought it as a general purpose pistol to carry while hunting and generally just bumming around in the woods.

I have since found that it rides very nicely in a Buckheimer pancake holster that I had laying around and I have been carrying it pretty regularly. It's a little on the heavy side but not objectionable. It shoots very well and the trigger is breaking in nicely. (I found it LNIB)

My dilemma is this. A used Taurus Tracker titanium (4", .357) has recently caught my eye. It is light, it fits my hand like a glove, has a decent trigger and carries 7 rounds.

The only way I can afford to buy the Taurus is to sell the Ruger to a friend of mine who has been after it for a while.

I know that the Ruger is as tough as a bag of hammers and will give a lifetime of service with magnum ammunition. I wonder about the quality and durability of the Taurus. It sure would be nicer on the hip. The added round and the corrosion resistance would be a great benefit too.

What do you guys think? Any input would be appreciated.

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Neal Bloom
January 3, 2003, 11:59 PM
Keep the Ruger, it will be around a long time.

January 4, 2003, 12:20 AM
figure on shooting the Taurus, and how much of that shooting will be with magnums. Alloy frames and magnums don't mix well, not at all, really, durability or accuracy-wise. I've got my doubt's about Taurus long term durability, anyway. I wouldn't pay much, if any money difference between the Traitor's gun and the Taurus. Bill Ruger sold us out on the assault rifle ban, you know.

January 4, 2003, 12:21 AM
I'll second on keeping the Ruger---its a better gun than Taurus ever thought about----let alone produce.

Ala Dan
January 4, 2003, 05:24 AM
Don't depart with the Ruger Security-Six. For all the
reasons you stated, its a "work horse" for a firearm.
If you want the Taurus, find another way to come up
with the cash to fund it?

Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

January 4, 2003, 05:51 AM
Keep the Ruger

January 4, 2003, 07:04 AM
Another voice for keeping the Ruger.

Kahr carrier
January 4, 2003, 07:46 AM
I would also keep the Ruger ,they dont make that model anymore.:)

January 4, 2003, 10:25 AM
I believe I will keep the Ruger. The light weight and higher capacity is tempting but the Ruger is a known quantity whereas the Taurus isn't.

I'd buy the Taurus if I had the extra cash but that is just not an option and there is nothing else in my collection that I would be willing to sacrifice for it. Too many reports of cylinder binding and poor customer service.

Thanks for reaffirming my gut instincts.

January 4, 2003, 11:39 AM
Good decision! Keep what works for ya. Maybe later down the road another good deal will pop up that you can take advantage of.

4v50 Gary
January 4, 2003, 12:47 PM
Good to hear you decided to keep the Ruger. Rugers will last your lifetime and those of your descendants. They're the Timex of guns. Timeless.

January 4, 2003, 05:47 PM
Yeah, sometimes I get sidetracked by glitzy technology. I'm glad I thought this one through.

Anyone know of some good wood grips for the Ruger? I'd like something more hand filling but not overly bulky.

I'm glad to see this forum. I was rather upset to log onto TFL only to find it out of comission!

Standing Wolf
January 4, 2003, 10:18 PM
I'd keep the Ruger—and I don't even care for Rugers. The Taurus revolvers I've looked at in gun shops weren't as well finished as American revolvers, and didn't seem as well engineered.

Jason Demond
January 4, 2003, 11:22 PM
As much as I dislike Ruger revolvers, I wouldn't trade it for a Taurus!

January 5, 2003, 12:27 AM
I am going to part of the approved responce. BUY THE TAURUS. SEND THE RUGAR TO ME!!!


January 5, 2003, 12:29 AM
Does anyone know of any companies making Skeeter Skelton style grips for the Ruger?

Mike Irwin
January 5, 2003, 02:19 AM
Keep the Ruger, and start throwing your pocket change and $1 bills in a jar.

January 5, 2003, 05:35 AM
Never sell a gun you like for any reason, you'll regret it. Especially, never sell a gun you like and that is reliable for another gun that you don't know. Everyone makes an occasional lemon so it would be no fun to sell a good gun to buy a lemon (a real possibility no matter what you buy). Wait until you have the cash.

As far as the Taurus, well I really do like Taurus revolvers. I especially am interested in the Tracker line. However, don't buy that one.

I don't think Taurus has the bugs worked out of their titanium guns yet. From the internet buzz it sounds like both the S&W scandium guns and Taurus guns have far more trouble than their aluminum or steel counterparts. This isn't really anything to be shocked about. Colt and S&W had trouble with their aluminum guns when they first came out. Just give them a few years with these new materials before buying them.

Now does this mean all titanium (or scandium) guns are lemons? Certainly not. Do people get good ones? Of course. However, unless I didn't need it and I was only buying for the novelty and I was aware of the greater potential for a lemon I would stay away from these materials for now.

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