Ruger Security Six...price?


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Runningman
July 2, 2010, 10:11 PM
Local gun shop has a Ruger Security Six, 6" barrel, blue in about 95% condition wants $399. Seems high to me or have they gone up in the last few years. Like the lighter weight compared to a GP 100, 6".

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snooperman
July 2, 2010, 10:18 PM
I have one and like it much. Frankly , I like all of the "SIXES" that Ruger made, including my speed six which is my night stand gun. If you want it , I would buy it as they are very well made and shoot good.

Confederate
July 3, 2010, 12:42 AM
High for 95 percent.

Look, as one who thinks Rugers are way underpriced, 95 percent Security-Sixes look like they've been through the washing machine a few times. I don't blame you for wanting one, but get a stainless one if you can.

I wouldn't take a GP-100 for my Security-Six any of 'em.

Back in the day, the gun mags raved about the S&W 66s and the Ruger Security-Sixes, as they were judging the 6-inch models because they were superb trail and outdoor guns. The GP-100s are overly muzzle heavy in my view, and picking up a moving target would be difficult. Put rubber grips on a stainless gun and you were set for some serious outdoor use. But that's just my view. If you like blue, get blue. But wait for a pristine copy.


http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/RugerSS_6_3.jpg

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Sorry for so many photos of my babies, but it was either the guns or my cat!


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MillCreek
July 3, 2010, 12:57 AM
My 6" stainless Security Six, that I bought new in 1982, was the first handgun I ever owned. It will likely be the last one I would ever give up. And yes, in the wet part of the Pacific NW, it makes an excellent woods gun.

Confederate
July 3, 2010, 01:55 AM
Oh, yeah! In the Pacific NW, this gun is small enough to carry with you as you hunt for Sasquatch, balanced enough for quick aiming (at the Sasquatch), and light enough for running great distances with it if you miss! The gun can also be field stripped in the wilderness with just the rim from a coin.

Cosmoline
July 3, 2010, 02:04 AM
Back in the day they were filling a niche as a good service revolver for slightly less than S&W and quite a bit less than Colt. And I think they suffered unfairly for being in the shadow of the big boys. I know Ruger took profit losses on them just to penetrate the market that had been so totally controlled by S&W and Colt.

So the decades roll by, Ruger streamlines production with some new models and the Sixes get very little attention. But then more and more shooters started using them and realizing that they're not only excellent, they may be better than any K frame magnum. They field strip as easy or easier than most military pistols and have very few parts to worry about. Plus, they get better with age. The triggers smooth out with use. And on top of this Colt has all but vanished and Ruger has risen in prominence, so the name has a good rep behind it.

At any rate, they've absolutely gone up in value the past decade. I remember seeing them (and buying a few) for under $200 in mint condition. They're much harder to find locally now, and they're selling fast for $300 to $400. The Speeds in particular get a lot of love, but the Security models are also very nice.

I love my Speed more than any carry gun I've ever used. I've already invested in T-Grips for it, and am going to get some nice elk stag horn grips to go with them.

XxWINxX94
July 3, 2010, 02:31 AM
I have one in Stainless, 4'' barrel, 95%+ condition and the blue book price says $300. That's the price from 2 years ago and thats the price I've got on its ID tag.

To me, the price would be a little high. Some people like the blued more than the stainless or the stainless more than the blued. Some would pay another $100 for one or the other.

They are great shooting guns, function flawlessly, and look great!

Oh and +1 for Sasquatch hunting. ;)

Blue Brick
July 3, 2010, 03:13 AM
I love mine. GF-84H

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

Runningman
July 3, 2010, 09:37 AM
The only reason I'm thinking about this one at this price. Is the 6" Ruger Security Six seem like they are few and far between these days locally and I always wanted one in the 6".

Oh, yeah! In the Pacific NW, this gun is small enough to carry with you as you hunt for Sasquatch, balanced enough for quick aiming (at the Sasquatch), and light enough for running great distances with it if you miss! :D Yes a lighter weight pistol is preferred around this area. You would be surprised at how fast those Sasquatches move.

Deaf Smith
July 3, 2010, 11:41 PM
Tax included I paid $302.02 last week for a blue Security Six 4 incher, excellent condition and tight.

Shot right on the money.

Deaf

bannockburn
July 4, 2010, 08:44 AM
The price ($399), seems a little high for the condition you described. I know because I'm always searching the tables at the area gunshows for Security Sixes. Had a GP-100 but felt it was too bulky and heavy for a backwoods revolver. I would say offer them $325 and then see if they'll take, or maybe meet you half way. In any event, you would definitely be getting a revolver that was well designed and constructed, and that I wish they would put back in production some day.

Geezer Glide
July 4, 2010, 08:55 AM
Stainless is nice but the blue Security Six's had real nice bluing on them, not like the crap today. That said, I picked up a Security Six a while back for an unbelievable price just because the finish was bad, everything else was great. A little Cerecoat and I have a nice looking shooter to go with my other Security Six's and Service Six's.

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h174/horry_dresser/ss6l.jpg

WVfishguy
July 4, 2010, 11:27 AM
Offer $275 CASH, go up to $325 only if it is very tight. I have two Security Sixes, two Service sixes and a Speed Six. I see quite a few good Security Sixes at gun shows. I've never paid more than $350 for any of these guns, and they are all very good, except the blued Service Six, shown last, which has a couple of rust spots. Take your time and get a good one.
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MCgunner
July 4, 2010, 11:51 AM
I've seen ONE 4" stainless about 5 years ago in a pawn shop, wanted 400 bucks for it. I ain't givin' that for a Security Six when I can get a better design, better shooting, easier to carry SP101 for that. Probably just MHO. I have owned both and the SP101 was BY FAR the better shooter even though it was a 2" gun vs 4" for the SS.

But, considering that gun was at least 5 years ago, I'd say 400 for a blued one in good condition ain't TOO bad now days. I would still prefer a new SP101 for maybe 50 bucks more, though, JMHO.

stevegc
July 4, 2010, 06:21 PM
Ruger Security Six is a great pistol. $300-$350 I would only pay $350 if I had to have it.

madcratebuilder
July 5, 2010, 11:18 AM
Barrel length and finish have a big effect on price. A 6" blue averages $300 on GB and a 2.75" stainless $425. Great revolvers and undervalued IMHO.

Cosmoline
July 5, 2010, 02:32 PM
I ain't givin' that for a Security Six when I can get a better design, better shooting, easier to carry SP101 for that.

I've shot both models extensively. The SP is a fine little magnum, but the ergonomics are inferior to the Six and of course it carries one less round. There is no basis to claim it is a "better design." It's a design that is cheaper to produce.

content
July 5, 2010, 04:39 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Offer $375 OTD

Either way I'd buy it at $400 too because .....plus 1 to post 9

My 4" Security six is an outstanding shooter, no complaints here.
It stands right up with my S&W 6" Model 586 (L-Frame) and 4" Model 28-2 highway patrolman(N-Frame), although recoil is a little snappier with the 4" Security Six.

roaddog28
July 5, 2010, 07:28 PM
Hi,

You can't go wrong with the Security Six series of revolvers. I love mine Police Service Six 4 inch. The revolver is very close in handling compared to my S&W 66 4 inch. And most agree the Six series revolvers are stronger than the S&W K frame magnums. I have a Ruger GP100 4 inch too but I like the way the Police Service Six handles and shoots. They are the best keep secret in the medium revolver class. I paid $404 out the door for mine. Never have regretted it. I have bought and sold many S&W revolvers but the revolver that is not for sale is the Service Six.
Regards,
roaddog28
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu283/HPitt74985/RugerServiceSix.jpg

Confederate
July 6, 2010, 01:06 AM
Runningman, what was your decision? You left the post without letting us know what you decided to do!

Runningman
July 6, 2010, 01:57 AM
Runningman, what was your decision? You left the post without letting us know what you decided to do!
He was closed today, but I'm still interested in this. I'm going to look at it some more this week and see what his bottom line is. He usually won't come off the price much. I wouldn't normally consider it with a top end price, but the 6" one have been few and far between around here. The 4" ones seem much more common.

Walkalong
July 6, 2010, 08:35 AM
Not a great deal, but not bad either. If you are patient, and don't mind buying through GB or similar, you can do better. Great guns.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=113602&d=1263862422

Picked up the target grips at a show for $20.

Ala Dan
July 6, 2010, 05:32 PM
If the price is OK by you, then its certainly OK by me~! :D

Here in "The Deep South", $379-399 is 'bout right on the money for a nice,
used, 95% condition stainless Ruger Security-Six. $329-349 would be 'bout
right for a blued model~! :scrutiny: ;)

JohnBT
July 6, 2010, 07:05 PM
And in a couple of years you won't remember if you paid $325 or $400. It's just money.

My 4" blue Service-Six has been a great gun since I bought it in 1985. It was either $250 new or $350. I can't remember. :D

CoRoMo
July 6, 2010, 07:12 PM
You CAN'T... or you WON'T.:neener:

oneounceload
July 6, 2010, 08:22 PM
The only reason I'm thinking about this one at this price. Is the 6" Ruger Security Six seem like they are few and far between these days locally and I always wanted one in the 6".


Then you have made up your mind and quite frankly, it doesn't mean a tinker's damn what any of us think - to you this gun is worth the money so you should get it before you miss it and then regret your indecision. What it sells for across the country in a different neighborhood has no bearing on what it sells for in your area.

If you want it, like it, and can afford it, then get it

Confederate
July 7, 2010, 01:33 AM
Runningman: Okay, but remember, you can check around. In some areas you can find people who will trade. Don't much care for dealers that won't haggle. Once you get the gun, you might consider a rebluing or, better, a hard chroming. See if you can post a photo of the gun if you buy it.

JohnBT
July 7, 2010, 09:50 AM
"You CAN'T... or you WON'T."

Can't. I'd bet my father can and he's 88. I'll ask him what it went for if I think of it Friday while I'm visiting my folks at The Home.

Sniper X
July 7, 2010, 04:09 PM
And it is a 4in blue in about 95% and well worth the 10-22 I traded for it straight across. I would buuy another one in 6in for up to 375 if it was perfect but for a 95% one I wold only pay that OTD if they never come up in your area, which they probably don't as now revolvers seem to not only getting hot again, but the security six seems to have quite a following now and those who buy them seem to want to keep them forever like those of us here. I say so what if it is 75 bucks over priced, you might not have that oppertunity again for some time.

Jim in S.A.
July 7, 2010, 09:01 PM
I've had one since the mid-eighties. A blue, 4" heavy barrel version, and to this day, that's the last one I'd give up. I put a Hogue monogrip on it to better fit my hand, and to me, it's perfect.

I've also shot it a lot for recreation. I've hand loaded mild loads for it, and shot hot .357s through it. It has worked flawlessly every time except once. (Apparently, you have to clean them on occasion.) It's a great revolver. Just thought I'd throw that in for what it's worth.

W.E.G.
July 13, 2010, 10:42 AM
I've got an extra Tyler T-Grip for the Ruger if anybody is interested.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=532558

stanmo
July 24, 2010, 03:19 PM
I just saw a Security Six 6" Stainless for $399, now I gotta go back and get it.

Boxhead
July 24, 2010, 08:49 PM
I do not bother haggling over $25 or $50 when I want something such as this. Did it early on and always regretted it. IF it is what you desire and priced in the ballpark, which it is, buy it. They are fine guns and brutally accurate IME. My wife's piece, which she laods with 129 gr 38 Special +P Hydra-Shok's, below. I have whacked a 10" gong at 100 yards quite readily with this piece.

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Lucky Derby
July 25, 2010, 12:10 AM
The guys over at the S&W forum usually say something to the effect of "K frame handling with N frame durability." when speaking of the -six's. That is high praise.
The GP100's are nice, but not as nice as the -Six series guns IMHO.

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