Ruger Security Six


August 11, 2006, 02:43 PM

I am new member so spear me if I am not asking the appropriate question…
What is a faire price for a Ruger Security Six 357 Mag (good condition)?



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August 11, 2006, 03:24 PM
Depends. But I'd say $250-$300.

Around $350 for a new or LNIB.

August 11, 2006, 03:44 PM
I'm right in there with Bob. LNIB ~ $350. Ones that are marked up but opperate - around $275.

BTW - I had a Security Six - blue - 4" barrell. That was an awesome gun. I hope to get another sometime. The Taurus M66/65 is really nice too, and inexpensive.

Good luck,

- w

August 11, 2006, 04:53 PM
I guess I got ripped off! I paid 500$ CAN for a 6 inches Stainless. With taxes, it cost me 570 :banghead:

August 11, 2006, 05:09 PM
Well, dude, it's Canada???? I understand normal handguns up there are like Class three stuff down here and that demands a premium just because of the taboo factor.

August 11, 2006, 05:59 PM
And I would say it all depends. I'd ask my uncles questions like this and he'd reply, "How long is a piece of string?" Is the Ruger stainless or blue? What's the barrel length? What's the condition of the finish? Has it had a trigger job? Does it have any extras like a Millett sight, custom grips, etc.? Does it have powder caked around the forcing cone and in the chambers? Does it have any scratches or cosmetic flaws?

I have several brand new Security-Sixes in different barrel lengths, none of which have ever been fired. People keep trying to buy them off me, but I'm not interested as I'd probably buy some just like 'em in the same condition at the prices they'd bring. It's probably the best .357 for the size and money. They're light as Smith's 66s, but much stronger. If someone's going to carry a .357 in the wilderness, they sure won't want a Smith 686 or one of the new Rugers, and the Security-Six is the perfect size and weight. The company was stupid to have stopped making them.

One fellow I knew at the NRA used to walk into a gun shop with six jacketed bullets and drop one bullet into each chamber. He found that if each chamber would catch the bullet that the gun would tend towards much greater accuracy. If a bullet dropped out on the table, however, it would be slightly off. But he was an extreme case. The reason I thought about him was because he loved the Security-Six.

The 6-inch Rugers in stainless are somewhat hard to find, so goin' for $500 in Canada isn't so bad. (I just now found a blue one for $395, so that's only $100 off.)

August 11, 2006, 07:48 PM
I wouldn't worry about paying that much for it. It's a great gun. You will probably be able to pass it down to your great grandchildren. The Security Six is one of my favorite guns to shoot and serves as my main home defense pistol.

August 11, 2006, 11:43 PM
IIRC, $500 Canadian is like ~$425 US, and the 6" stainless guns are pretty rare. You done OK. If it had been a 4", you'd have over-paid; 4" was by far the most common and they're everywhere.

August 12, 2006, 11:31 PM
Thanks guys, you make me feel much better.
In any case, the price of a gun is how much you like it and after trying it, I didn't even bargain.

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