Ruger Speed Six


September 9, 2011, 10:42 AM
I am buying a Ruger Speed Six. It is a SS model with a 2 3/4 barrel. It is like new. $245 for the weapon with the box. Anyone have good/bad thoughts on this weapon. I am going to use it as a CCW weapon.

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September 9, 2011, 10:49 AM
Based on the prices for a Speed Six around here you are getting a good price on a great gun. It is a no nonsense, reliable CCW weapon. It will last for ever and give you good service. I "loaned" mine to my Son several years ago and still haven't got it back. It was an old Parkerized work horse with the best double action trigger I had ever seen, and I am a S&W sort of guy. I am now looking for another. You won't regret your purchase. Keep shootin'

September 9, 2011, 10:52 AM
If it's in as good condition as you describe, I would jump on it for that price.

September 9, 2011, 11:18 AM
If it is truly like new, that is a remarkably good price. A dealer around here might ask nearly twice that price for one with wear marks.

September 9, 2011, 12:31 PM
Unless the weapon has mechanical or finish problems...that is a screaming deal.

Fantastic revolver and built to last an eternity.

September 9, 2011, 12:33 PM
That is an insanely good price. I've seen LNIB examples going for $450 recently.

At that price, I would grab it with both hands and run like the wind.

September 9, 2011, 01:10 PM
That is a great price on a very underrated revolver. Very reliable, strong and handles like a S&W K frame magnum. At that price I would jump on it.

Good luck,

Blue Brick
September 9, 2011, 03:02 PM
Buy it!!

September 9, 2011, 03:34 PM
I recently bought one that was not like new, or with the box and paid $275 before tax....$297ish after tax. I thought I got one heck of a deal. But it it is really $245 and is like new, I would be throwing elbows getting past people to buy it. Here is mine:
September 9, 2011, 05:17 PM
You got a very good buy. I just bought mine and paid 350.00 for it. I thought
I got a good buy also.Got a box of Federal 125 gr 357B to go with it.

September 9, 2011, 05:34 PM
Just make sure to read this "checking out a revolver" sticky

September 9, 2011, 05:37 PM

That's a fantastic price for a LNIB Speed Six! Around here that gun would go for around $400 to $450. Let us know how it shoots.

September 9, 2011, 06:09 PM
That is a great price $400. to $450 around here too.

September 9, 2011, 08:13 PM
What calibre? For that price, in that condition buy it before someone else does. The Speed Six is a great revolver, rugged and reliable.
Oops, a Service Six snuck in the picture.

Deaf Smith
September 9, 2011, 08:50 PM
Grab it azgunner. Grab it fast.

I'd buy it in a heartbeat and make my excuses later to my wife (like I did with the 629-1 I got last month;-)


September 9, 2011, 09:54 PM
I have one that I bought many years ago and it goes on my hip around my farmland with my pet mule "Pedro". It is a great revolver . Do not pass it up.

September 9, 2011, 10:55 PM
I'd take a dozen at that price.

September 9, 2011, 11:00 PM
Put me down for a dozen, too.

September 10, 2011, 12:03 AM
A dozen, here, too, fella's!!

357 Terms
September 10, 2011, 08:45 AM
I'm jealous.

September 10, 2011, 09:04 AM
What??? it ISN"T already in azgunner's 'Artillery Locker' ? ? ? ?

Darn good buy on a very solid serviceable revolver. Last one I saw around here (3 years ago) was priced @ $450...NO wiggle room.

September 10, 2011, 10:16 AM
I'd be on that like a fat kid on donuts... even if it is .38.

Hondo 60
September 10, 2011, 02:01 PM
Sounds like a screamin' deal!

But please make sure it is functionally sound.
That price would make me suspicious.

September 10, 2011, 02:56 PM
I carried one on duty as an LEO for about 10 years.It rocks-you can drop it,get it wet,bash a perp on the head(the blood washes right off)and it shoots competently at 25 yards.:)

Lucky Derby
September 11, 2011, 12:43 AM
Congrats. I sold mine off years ago and have regreted it ever since.

September 11, 2011, 08:07 PM
I sold my blued 4" Speed Six for $250.00 back in 1993. It was well used with holster wear by the time I got around to selling it.
I'm still kicking myself. The previous owner had a trigger job done and it was the sweetest DA pull I've ever felt.

September 11, 2011, 08:31 PM
Bought the weapon. And it is safe in my safe. Awesome deal. It will never get away. Best deal I have ever found. It is going to be my every day CCW.

September 11, 2011, 08:36 PM
Without pictures it did not happen and does not exist.:D

September 12, 2011, 08:57 AM
pictures tonight. Proof is in the Pictures!

September 13, 2011, 12:19 AM
The Ruger Security-Six, Speed-Six and Service-Sixes were the best .357s the company ever produced. Their solid frame design made them stronger than they needed to be and when Ruger went to the GP-100 series, it was just a waste. And the barrel threw all the weight forward, which was great for range shooting, but a pain to follow moving targets.

The solid frame and heavy backstrap added to the Ruger's
phenomenal strength.

The cylinder stops were placed between cylinders (unlike
S&W cylinders). The cylinder hand and ratchet also were over-
sized to keep the gun in time.

I was told today by a friend of mine that the Smith 686s still weren't holding up to extra stiff loads, but that the old Rugers were. I love my 686, and it's no doubt strong enough for any factory load, but not the kind people were loading into their Ruger single-actions. Even before the 686 came out, Skeeter Skelton wrote that he knew of three Security-Sixes, each of which had fired more than 30,000 hot .357 rounds. Of the three, one was spitting a little, indicating it was slightly out of time. But any gone gump could slip in a new hand/pawl and be back in full business with just a little minor fitting.

You got a good deal, and at a price folks with six Speed-Sixes would have sprung for another one. Heck, you can't have too many.

September 13, 2011, 09:10 PM
Thanks for re-posting the photo of the broken down Six. This time I saved it for my files. It is a shame Ruger stopped production of the Six, it was, and still is, a great revolver.

Deaf Smith
September 14, 2011, 07:34 PM
Well Ruger does make the GP-100, and in 3 inch presuasion they are pretty good.

I have both 3 inch GP and 2 3/4 Speed Six and while the GP is a bit heavier it isn't a bad gun at all.

These guns are all mine below! GP-100 on far right.


September 14, 2011, 08:41 PM
That is a mouth watering collection Deaf Smith and great photography as well.

Deaf Smith
September 14, 2011, 10:41 PM
Well tekarra,

Thanks for your comment. I'm a very amateur photographer.

That GP was my field gun till I came upon a 4 inch 629-1. Now THAT is my field gun!

Oh, and most of those guns on the table are zero-zero. That is no play whatsoever in the action. No cylinder shake, crane shake. end shake.. Most of them done that way by myself. They also shoot dead on.

Over they years I have found them one at a time. I have a few more that are not in the photo like that do. These two are my favourites!


September 15, 2011, 08:23 PM
All I can say is WOW!

September 16, 2011, 12:17 AM
What, no Eagle's for the GP100? I think he feels lonely being the only one pictured without the Eagle Grips.

What kind of adjustable sight Ruger is that? A Service Six 2"?

Deaf Smith
September 16, 2011, 08:35 PM

It's a Security Six 2 3/4 inch barrel I had turned into a round butt like a Speed Six.

And once I get $100 freed up I'd love to get a set of Secret Service grips for that GP!

Meanwhile... a few more!


September 16, 2011, 10:49 PM
I have one, nice revolver. You got it at a really good price.

September 17, 2011, 04:13 PM
You back yet, did you get it, want to double your money? Congrats on a great gun.

November 14, 2011, 10:01 PM
I just bought one about a month ago for $400. I'd say you done good.

November 14, 2011, 10:10 PM
Trouble is, when someone comes back from the store to post a message like the OP, the gun is often gone by the time they go back! Hope you get it. Fabulous price!!!!!

They're better than most magnums going for $600!

November 14, 2011, 10:12 PM
I have 5 in my collection. Going to a auction out of state to bid on more Speed-Sixes.

Deaf Smith
November 14, 2011, 10:17 PM

Five is the limit (or there ought to be a law that says that!)


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