Ruger Police Security Six .357


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d-dogg
January 20, 2013, 01:51 PM
Any regularly recurring issues?

Would a 1990 model have the transfer bar safety?

Thanks,

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skidder
January 20, 2013, 01:55 PM
Great revolver.

All Security Six revolvers came with the transfer bar safety.

fdashes
January 20, 2013, 01:55 PM
Beautiful rugged and accurate 357. Never ever had a problem with mine and bought it new in 1980. Would have a transfer bar.

roaddog28
January 20, 2013, 02:02 PM
Any regularly recurring issues?

Would a 1990 model have the transfer bar safety?

Thanks,
Hi,
I have never seen or heard of any issues with the Ruger Security Six or any of the Six line of revolvers. The transfer bar your referring to started on the original production and continued until Ruger discontinued them. The transfer bar assures that the revolver will not fire until the trigger is fully pulled. Before revolvers had this feature or the hammer block safety on Smith and Wesson, a revolver could discharge accidently if dropped loaded.
Hope this helps.
Howard

d-dogg
January 20, 2013, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the quick replies! I had suspected as much, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Thanks for explaining the transfer bar for anyone who didn't know what it is, Howard. I'll add that prior to better technologies, the safe way to carry a revolver was with the hammer resting on an empty cylinder, so your 6 shot was only a 5.

trickyasafox
January 20, 2013, 03:08 PM
had 2 security sixes, down to 1 now, but love the platform.

bannockburn
January 20, 2013, 04:19 PM
Great modular design, built like a tank, and one of my all-time favorites in a .357 DA revolver, especially in the 4" barrel version.

Deaf Smith
January 20, 2013, 08:41 PM
Any regularly recurring issues?

Would a 1990 model have the transfer bar safety?

Thanks,
The Ruger Security Six series is good to go.

The blue ones tend to have harder triggers that are more difficult to smooth up but all the 'Six's series guns are very good.

I've got several and if they were not good I sure would not have kept them!

Deaf

Remllez
January 21, 2013, 09:26 AM
The six series Rugers are very well made and durable revolvers. I have heard over the years a very rare problem with the frame cracking near the barrel threads, very few and far between but never hurts to check that area for grins and giggles on any revolver.

Otherwise they stand up very well to magnum loads, they hold time and shoot lights out. The prices in just the last 3-4 years is bonkers, but if you take your time bargains are still waiting to be had. I traded a 4 inch way back in the seventies and never got around to replacing it, woe is me.....:(

19-3Ben
January 21, 2013, 11:24 AM
The blue ones tend to have harder triggers that are more difficult to smooth up

Huh?

Deer_Freak
January 21, 2013, 12:43 PM
The six series Rugers are very well made and durable revolvers. I have heard over the years a very rare problem with the frame cracking near the barrel threads, very few and far between but never hurts to check that area for grins and giggles on any revolver.

Otherwise they stand up very well to magnum loads, they hold time and shoot lights out. The prices in just the last 3-4 years is bonkers, but if you take your time bargains are still waiting to be had. I traded a 4 inch way back in the seventies and never got around to replacing it, woe is me.....:(

I bought a Super Blackhawk in 1983 for $160 out the door. Inflation was rampant at the time. You likely paid less for the security six. A local game warden had bought a Super Blackhawk. He let me shoot it a few times. I walked into the gun shop and ordered one just like it. He is a great shot with a pistol. I was sighting in a 30/30 by shooting at a can in a field. He whipped that pistol out and blew up my can the first shot.

slick6
January 21, 2013, 01:17 PM
Any regularly recurring issues?

Would a 1990 model have the transfer bar safety?

Thanks,
There were no Security Sixes nor any Police Service/Speed-Sixes produced in 1990. Security-Six production ended in 1985 and in 1988 for the Police Service/Speed-Sixes!

19-3Ben
January 21, 2013, 03:10 PM
By the way, D-Dog, just so you know for the sake of accurately referring to your revolver, and not confusing people, there is no "Police Security Six."

There is a Security Six that has square butt grip, with adjustable sights.
There is also a Police Six (also called a Service Six) that has the square butt but with fixed sights.

Just trying to avoid confusion.

Deaf Smith
January 21, 2013, 08:02 PM
Huh?
Yep, I've owned maybe five blued Security Six revolvers and when in stock configuration they defiantly had a harder DA pull.

Yes they can be improved but the stainless ones seemed to have had a bit more internal care given them.

Deaf

Armybrat
January 22, 2013, 06:34 PM
My Service Six, bought it new in 1978, was a fine shootin' wheelgun last time I fired it 20+ years ago. Probably no more than 300 lifetime rounds. It's been a safe queen ever since:

http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w349/ScoPro/Armybrat5/Guns082.jpg
http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w349/ScoPro/Armybrat5/Guns083.jpg

roaddog28
January 22, 2013, 07:10 PM
Nice looking Police Service Six. The one I own is hardly a safe queen. Many rounds put through my Service Six and lots of holster wear. The Six line is a outstanding revolver and the best double action Ruger ever made.
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu283/HPitt74985/RugerServiceSix.jpg

skidder
January 22, 2013, 11:01 PM
Armybrat & roaddog28-- I really like those Service Sixes. I have it's stainless counterpart and totally agree that they are the best Ruger made. My reasons are mainly the balance. Dang, they sure feel good in the hand.

pittspilot
January 22, 2013, 11:40 PM
Love mine. I had quite a bit of work done to it. Glockmonger was the Phoenix gunsmith and he did great work.

http://www.freewebs.com/glockmongergunsmithing/apps/photos/photo?photoid=171113485

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