Just got this classic "Beauty"(Security-Six)!


PDA






slick6
March 12, 2010, 01:07 AM
I had been wanting to find a pristine 4" heavy barrel Security-Six for some time now. Well, here it is! But, I must apologize for my pictures not turning out that good-because my camera just wasn't working good today! I can't even begin to express to you how much I love these "Six Series" Ruger revolvers-they really are great revolvers!:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/Ruger/P1050806.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/Ruger/P1050805.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/Ruger/P1050808.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/Ruger/P1050813.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/Ruger/P1050811.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/Ruger/P1050810.jpg

If you enjoyed reading about "Just got this classic "Beauty"(Security-Six)!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Bill_G
March 12, 2010, 06:09 AM
very nice. i have a SS speed six. if i had to get rid of every pistol but one.....this is the one i would keep.

BTW....where did u get those grips? they are oustanding!!

slick6
March 12, 2010, 11:53 AM
The grips were the original grips that had shipped from Ruger on the gun! Lett Grips, the company who made the factory grips must have found a nice hunk of wood to carve these grips from! Thanks for the compliment.

jglcolosprgs
March 12, 2010, 01:22 PM
BEAUTY??!!

Did you slip and hit your head??

How about ruggedly handsome in a M-60 tank sort of way??!!!

It is always fun to find a gun that trips your trigger so to speak. It looks like a keeper! It is an outstanding example, love the wood in the grips!

gb6491
March 12, 2010, 01:50 PM
Very nice!:)
I have a similar one that I'm very fond of.
Regards,
Greg

GrandmasterB
March 12, 2010, 02:01 PM
I have her twin in blue...Fantastic gun! Congrats!

http://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/bungib/PublicFolder/Guns/Security_Six04.jpg

Blue Brick
March 12, 2010, 04:43 PM
Very Nice! I love mine.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r15/Blue_Brick/DSC01919.jpg

Leanwolf
March 12, 2010, 06:40 PM
Nice find.

Here's mine, although not so pristine. Mine is "Pre-Warning." Herrett grips.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/Leanwolf/RugerSSix.jpg

L.W.

MachIVshooter
March 12, 2010, 07:03 PM
Congrats! I'm a S&W guy, but my 4" security stainless served me well for a long time. My folks have it now.

bannockburn
March 12, 2010, 07:23 PM
slick6

That is one beautiful Security Six. I had quite a few of them over the years and the 4" heavy barrel Security Six was my all-time favorite. I usually put Pachmayrs on my guns, but if I had grips like yours, I would definitely use them. Very nice gun, thanks for sharing.

Schofield3
March 12, 2010, 07:27 PM
Sweeeet

tekarra
March 12, 2010, 09:30 PM
You did well, that is a fine looking revolver.

BCCL
March 12, 2010, 10:45 PM
Security Six's have always been some of my favorite wheelguns.

Nice score there!!!!

Confederate
March 13, 2010, 12:14 AM
How much did you have to shell out for that beauty? It looks like it's been kept in a safe! Anyway, it just shows to go you that you can find them. There may not be many, but they can be had if one is patient.

I have a problem shooting mine as people keep offering to buy it.

I have one in each barrel length and a couple of Speed-Sixes converted from .38 to .357. They're astoundingly accurate because the guy who throated them was a stickler for accuracy and precision. It they had 4-inch barrels and adjustable sights, I'd put them up to any Python out there.

I love .357s, and that's one of the best.


http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/RugerSecurity-SixDuo_RB_2.jpg

dispatch
March 13, 2010, 12:52 AM
Great looking revolver slick6. Can't think of a .357 I trust more than my Sixes, and they do have a unique beauty.

stevegc
March 13, 2010, 06:48 PM
Awesome grips and a great pistol.

S&W-Keeper
March 14, 2010, 12:25 AM
Nice find, I found an unfired, in the box blue 4"er.a couple of years ago. It it a good durable revolver.

slick6
March 15, 2010, 01:52 PM
Confederate:

Yes, the new Security-Six(Above)was evidently kept in a safe and was left unfired. Although, I've always known how great the "Six Series" revolvers were, like most folks, I just took it for granted that I could pick up one of these in mint condition in any gun shop, whenever I went out on the "Hunt"-but, not anymore! Now, I've got to work up quite a swaet to find them now-but, as you've said, it just takes plenty of patience-so, one must not give up to easily-or, you'll likely, never get lucky in finding one!

I paid $440 for the aforementioned Security-Six-but, I'd gladly pay this price again to get another mint specimen like this! Heck, it's cost me almost that much just in gas while searching for a nice Security/Service/Speed-Six! They certainly aren't growing on trees nowadays!

I agree with you 100% regarding what you've said about putting the Security/Service/Speed-Six up against a Colt Python! And, there's no doubt in my mind, that these revolvers are one of the finest .357's ever made! Btw, you have a nice pair of Security-Sixes there! And, thanks for the compliment on my newest HB Security-Six!

19-3Ben
March 15, 2010, 02:20 PM
Slick- that's a mighty nice revolver!!!!

slick6
March 17, 2010, 01:19 PM
Leanwolf:

You have a "Scarce" old frame Security-Six there-because, only a few stainless were made at the very end of the "Old frame" production! Nice looking gun too! Since aftermarket wooden grips are hard to find for these, those sweet set of Herrett's look great!

bikerdoc
March 17, 2010, 01:24 PM
Love mine. Not as nice as yours but a fine revolver. CONGRATS!

slick6
March 17, 2010, 01:26 PM
GrandmasterB:

How do you like shooting with those later factory Ruger target grips? Several years ago I bought three of them(New in the package)directly from Ruger-but, I've never yet fired a Security/Service-Six wearing a set of those target grips!

GrandmasterB
March 17, 2010, 06:11 PM
GrandmasterB:

How do you like shooting with those later factory Ruger target grips? Several years ago I bought three of them(New in the package)directly from Ruger-but, I've never yet fired a Security/Service-Six wearing a set of those target grips!

These are by far my favorite grips for shooting this Security Six. They fit the hand so well and I like the smoothness. I usually shoot .38 special or sane .357. For ultra-hot recoil junky .357 magnum loads, I would probably switch to Pachmayr grippers, to have some cushion between my palm and the backstrap.

atlanticfire
March 17, 2010, 09:51 PM
I want some nice wood grips! I've tired of my hogues
http://jaybiddle.com/GUNS/rugerss1.JPG

ImARugerFan
March 18, 2010, 10:14 AM
Very nice! You definitely got a nice set of factory grips there, here are mine:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_qC2VCa0xe-U/SAdRBLizlVI/AAAAAAAABFg/2v7I0LmL6_8/s640/sec6.jpg

I have hogues on it now though :)

madcratebuilder
March 18, 2010, 11:31 AM
I feel the need to get a 4" model, I am very happy with the 2.75 I have. I can shoot it almost as well as it's longer barrel sisters.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d37/madcratebuilder/PICT0002-2.jpg

slick6
March 18, 2010, 01:30 PM
I want some nice wood grips! I've tired of my hogues
http://jaybiddle.com/GUNS/rugerss1.JPG
That's a beautiful short barrel Security-Six and the way you've got her polished up. some wood grips would enhance it even more. The Hogue's are great for shooting......but, wood is the way to go for "Beauty"!

atlanticfire
March 18, 2010, 08:55 PM
THANKS! I know, the rubber grips just don’t do anything for it visually. I'd like some plain un-checkered grips with a low profile. Here is another shot
http://jaybiddle.com/GUNS/rugerss7.JPG

slick6
March 18, 2010, 09:13 PM
1)well, it sure looks great! It must have taken you awhile to obtain that nicely done polishing job!

2)From your picture it looks like you have a 3" heavy barrel-does it measure 3"? If not-then, it's still a standard 2-3/4"-except for being a heavy barrel!

atlanticfire
March 18, 2010, 10:36 PM
I'm still working on the polishing, but looks good so far. And yeah, its the 2 3/4. I've been thing about a 4 or 6. If I found something at a good price maybe, blued would be different.

slick6
March 18, 2010, 11:58 PM
I'm still working on the polishing, but looks good so far. And yeah, its the 2 3/4. I've been thing about a 4 or 6. If I found something at a good price maybe, blued would be different.
1)I like the heavy barrel-as I have one Speed-Six with the 2-3/4" HB and I love the way it shoots. The only 3" barrel I have is a 1988 Speed-Six-but, this one hasn't yet been fired.

2)A blue Security-Six would look nice if in like new condition-because, I think that the bluing quality was pretty good on these guns. But, being out in the field could damage the blue finish-or, should I say, would give it some character.

3)I kinda regret passing up a mint stainless Security-Six about a year ago-because, now, you can't find these so easily!

4)I believe that the Security-Sixes are such good guns, that I'd give up most of my other Branded revolvers before I'd choose to get rid of any of my Security/Speed/Service-Six revolvers!

GrandmasterB
March 20, 2010, 12:25 AM
For the 2 3/4" Security Six, the best grips I have found are the Eagle Secret Service.

http://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/bungib/PublicFolder/Guns/Sec6eagles.jpg

The factory target grips as well as Hogue and Pachmayr seem to big, but the Eagles are just right.

slick6
March 25, 2010, 01:32 PM
For the 2 3/4" Security Six, the best grips I have found are the Eagle Secret Service.

http://www.drivehq.com/file/df.aspx/publish/bungib/PublicFolder/Guns/Sec6eagles.jpg

The factory target grips as well as Hogue and Pachmayr seem to big, but the Eagles are just right.
I agree that those Eagle grips look great on your snubbie Security-Six(The gun is nice, too!)! Although, I've never tried any Eagle grips on my "Sixes", I might want to obtain some Eagle Secret Service grips to sample them?

For me, the factory Ruger target grips fit just fine in my medium-large hands-quite unlike Smith & Wesson K-Frame target grips-which are bulkier than these. Here are some photo's of the Ruger target grips on my 2-3/4" Police Service-Six:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000736.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/?action=view&current=P1000736.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000743.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/?action=view&current=P1000743.jpg)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1000761.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/?action=view&current=P1000761.jpg)

Just One Shot
March 25, 2010, 03:32 PM
I passed one of these up at the local gun show right when the gun grabbing started. The guy want $350.00 for it and I thought it was too high. I went back the next month and it was long gone.
:(

Cranky CJ
March 27, 2010, 08:54 PM
Very Cool, here is mine; Pawnshop find!

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd208/crankycj/securitysix017.jpg

slick6
March 28, 2010, 01:34 AM
Very nice, Cranky! How does your "Baby" shoot? Do you like shooting it with the Hogue "Bootie's" pn it? Your Security-Six looks to be in great condition! That was a nice pawn shop find! We can't buy guns in pawn shops here in **********-as guns were banned a few years ago in pawn shops! Therefore, we are stuck paying higher gun shop prices for guns bought here!

dispatch
March 28, 2010, 01:58 AM
What else can be said. One of the finest revolvers one can find.

Cranky CJ
March 28, 2010, 03:23 AM
Just got it today, haven't shot it yet. About a third of my guns I have gotten out of this particular pawnshop, he really only carries decent used guns. Talking to the salesmen, he told me he just put it out that morning. Pretty much a flawless gun, few rounds have been shot out of it judging by the looks of it. I had been looking at the GP100, but saw this one, handled it, liked it, went and looked at the gp100 again then went back and got it.

Paid $150 less than a new SS GP100 here locally, maybe paid a little high for it but I liked the way it felt so I went for it. You don't see them much around here and from what I have read around the internet there values are holding or rising a bit. I'm happy so thats all that counts.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd208/crankycj/securitysix005.jpg

Dave Markowitz
March 29, 2010, 10:29 AM
Some nice looking wheelguns in this thread for sure.

I currently have a stainless Police Service Six .357. One of these days I will run across a nice Security Six and will snap it up to keep the PSS company.

MCgunner
March 29, 2010, 10:52 AM
The grips were the original grips that had shipped from Ruger on the gun!

I bought mine in 1978 and it came with much skimpier grips than those. I never saw grips like that, nice. I put a hogue on mine, old nylon one. I traded it off for a Blackhawk. I sometimes wish I had it back, but I prefer K frames and my Taurus 66s. They're more accurate than that gun was and much easier on my hand in recoil. That Six really had some muzzle flip.

I had a great trigger job on that thing and sometimes think I shouldn't have traded it, but I like that Blackhawk a lot, so I guess for me the trade worked. I've got a couple of Blackhawks and like them as outdoor guns. The one I traded the six for is a 6.5" blued .357 magnum. It's a shooter and I've taken a few hog and deer with it over the years. I traded for it in the late 80s.

Jonah71
March 29, 2010, 12:09 PM
If given a choice of which one of my handguns to have in a bad situation, I'd take my Sec. 6 over any of the rest. The main reason being that I shoot straight with it and I'm sure it's gonna go bang. The mod. 14 S&W runs a very close 2nd, but with .38+P's in the Ruger I'm still more likely to hit the target. The guy at the gun store still swears it has never been re blued. This is one time in 2 yrs. I'm positive he's lieing. Absolutely no sign of wear anywhere on the steel (not even on the top of the front site) with a serial #beginning with 150-? (I could be mistaken but I think it was made in the 80's)so I don't think so. Especially since the grips show a lot of use. I admit paying too much for it but I like it so much I wouldn't sell it back at the same price. Although I would consider a trade for your PS 6 Mr. slick6. lol That's really nice.

slick6
March 29, 2010, 12:38 PM
If given a choice of which one of my handguns to have in a bad situation, I'd take my Sec. 6 over any of the rest. The main reason being that I shoot straight with it and I'm sure it's gonna go bang. The mod. 14 S&W runs a very close 2nd, but with .38+P's in the Ruger I'm still more likely to hit the target. The guy at the gun store still swears it has never been re blued. This is one time in 2 yrs. I'm positive he's lieing. Absolutely no sign of wear anywhere on the steel (not even on the top of the front site) with a serial #beginning with 150-? (I could be mistaken but I think it was made in the 80's)so I don't think so. Especially since the grips show a lot of use. I admit paying too much for it but I like it so much I wouldn't sell it back at the same price. Although I would consider a trade for your PS 6 Mr. slick6. lol That's really nice.
1)If your Security-Six has an 150 serial number prefix, it wouldn't have been made in the 1980's. Approximately, only the first 100,000 "Six Series" revolvers produced were of the old frame(Low back)variety(150 s/n prefix)then, around 1976, the New frame(High back) began appearing(151 s/n prefix). There were some transitional guns as well, where you'd see some new frame guns with the old frame(150 s/n prefix)stamped on them.

2)Thanks for the compliment on my Police Service-Six!

Jonah71
March 31, 2010, 11:42 AM
I was also fooled by the 8-8-5 etched (more like scratched) on the bottom of the grip. I guess I wrongly assumed it was made in 85. So I guess I'm not sure of the exact date, even though I may be repeating myself from another thread. The ser. # is 150-335xx, made in Southport, Conn. Also there is absolutely no bluing on the sides of the trigger or hammer. I'm assuming.... again that they have been replaced. But along with the fact that there is no metal showing anywhere else on the gun it has obviously been reblued. Maybe I shouldn't complain about that. I just don't like being bs'd. lol

gb6491
March 31, 2010, 11:51 AM
So I guess I'm not sure of the exact date, even though I may be repeating myself from another thread. The ser. # is 150-335xx,
That would date it as having been made in 1972 (first year of production): http://www.ruger.com/service/productHistory/RE-SPSSix.html
Regards,
Greg

slick6
March 31, 2010, 06:47 PM
I was also fooled by the 8-8-5 etched (more like scratched) on the bottom of the grip. I guess I wrongly assumed it was made in 85. So I guess I'm not sure of the exact date, even though I may be repeating myself from another thread. The ser. # is 150-335xx, made in Southport, Conn. Also there is absolutely no bluing on the sides of the trigger or hammer. I'm assuming.... again that they have been replaced. But along with the fact that there is no metal showing anywhere else on the gun it has obviously been reblued. Maybe I shouldn't complain about that. I just don't like being bs'd. lol
1)gb6491 has given you the correct date of 1972 for your Security Six.

2)The early Security-Six didn't have bluing on the sides of the hammer and trigger-as they only had bluing on on the top and rear of the hammer and on both the front and back of the trigger. If your Security-Six looks like that-then the hammer and trigger are factory original. Following, is a photo of my NIB early 150 series 6" Security-six-and, you will observe there's no bluing on the sides of the hammer and the trigger!:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1010220.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1010222.jpg

Jonah71
April 3, 2010, 10:01 AM
1)gb6491 has given you the correct date of 1972 for your Security Six.

2)The early Security-Six didn't have bluing on the sides of the hammer and trigger-as they only had bluing on on the top and rear of the hammer and on both the front and back of the trigger. If your Security-Six looks like that-then the hammer and trigger are factory original. Following, is a photo of my NIB early 150 series 6" Security-six-and, you will observe there's no bluing on the sides of the hammer and the trigger!:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1010220.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/shootit/P1010222.jpg
Except for the 6" barrel it looks like mine. The rear site notch on mine is hilighted in white. Another thing that I wonder about....shouldn't the #on the cylinder correspond with the number on the frame? And I found out yesterday that I do not have the original grips. The had been replaced with after market synthetic grips, and after the gun was sold by the owner (who kept the originals), the new owner put grips from another security six on them from a gun that wasn't treated with the same care. Now I know why the condition of the grips don't match the condition of the gun. The more I get back into this stuff, the more ignorant I feel. I have had good luck with a lot of my purchases this past year or so.....but my lack of knowledge has also led to me getting shafted on a couple of "great deals".

The Tomcat
April 3, 2010, 10:24 AM
Been looking for the same thing for a while. I find them blued all over but SS is hard to come by in 4". My dad had one he bought in the early 80's. It was stolen in a home burglary about 10 years ago. He mentions it every time I show up with a new gun or we go to the range. His birthday is in September, I hope to find one by then.

Nikdfish
April 3, 2010, 10:25 AM
I picked up this guy at a pawn shop sometime in the late '70s / early '80s. It was probably only a year or two old at the time, but already had holster wear marks on the blue. I added the pachmeyer presentations since the grip was on the small side for me.

http://www.skhowell.com/images/IMGP1221bweb.jpg

Nick

mesinge2
April 3, 2010, 10:34 AM
Love my Security-Six, I put some King's wood grips on mind. I just love the wood grain.

118921

118922

Geezer Glide
April 3, 2010, 12:34 PM
The Six series is the best group of revolvers that Ruger has ever made. Here is my Security Six and my Service Six.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h174/horry_dresser/Security.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h174/horry_dresser/Service.jpg

Jonah71
April 6, 2010, 11:28 AM
Been looking for the same thing for a while. I find them blued all over but SS is hard to come by in 4". My dad had one he bought in the early 80's. It was stolen in a home burglary about 10 years ago. He mentions it every time I show up with a new gun or we go to the range. His birthday is in September, I hope to find one by then.
I sure would be upset if any of my guns were stolen. But especially the Security Six, or the '58 S&W .38 spec. mod. 14 4". They may not be quite as expensive as a few others I have, but they would be harder to replace and are much more dependable. What can I say....I'm just partial to older revolvers.

If you enjoyed reading about "Just got this classic "Beauty"(Security-Six)!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!