Scored a really nice Security Six


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lowercase
July 7, 2014, 01:47 AM
Found this one at the LGS for $399. Not only did it check out okay, but it looked as if it had never been fired. Got it off layaway and took it to the range and it did just fine. The adjustable sights were right on the money.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/819/wc76.jpg

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horsemen61
July 7, 2014, 01:50 AM
Nice

heycods
July 7, 2014, 02:39 AM
I have had mine sinse 70s, great gun, nope not for sale ;)

Waveski
July 7, 2014, 07:47 AM
Very nice. At that price I would not have hesitated. Anyone know how the trigger of the Ruger compares to a K frame Smith?

Lucky Derby
July 7, 2014, 07:50 AM
Congrats. Probably the best service revolver ever made. :)

19-3Ben
July 7, 2014, 08:22 AM
Anyone know how the trigger of the Ruger compares to a K frame Smith?

Comparing my Security Six to my Model 19, my Sec Six is nearly as smooth, but slightly more mechanical feeling, if that makes any sense. More clicks, and you can feel it doing stuff, where the S&W is just one smooth stroke. I really don't mind it, and it's never effected my ability to use that gun. In fact, I trust my life with that Security Six, and mounted a holster to my nightstand for the sole purpose of having the Six at the ready.
But they are both great triggers.

Could just be my example.

moxie
July 7, 2014, 09:05 AM
That is really sweet!

Bush Pilot
July 7, 2014, 09:51 AM
Nice find, that thing looks almost unfired. I've got all the barrel lengths of Security Sixes, the 4" is my favorite.

bannockburn
July 7, 2014, 10:56 AM
Nice find and accurate too! That's a good price on a great revolver.

ECVMatt
July 7, 2014, 03:03 PM
That is just Awesome! I scored a nice one last month as well! They are great.

jimbo555
July 7, 2014, 05:56 PM
Great deal, beautiful condition!

Lone Star
July 7, 2014, 06:23 PM
Nice target, but what was the range and the ammo used? Certainly, the basics of marksmanship are evident. This is what a quality revolver can do. I'm always baffled at the terrible targets that some men post on the Net. I see people on the indoor range shooting at maybe five to seven yards and doing poorly! :eek:

Re Ruger triggers, I've found recent ones to be very good. The Security-Six that I had (now replaced with a GP-100) had a little more creep on letoff than my S&W's and it did sometimes affect aim just as the sear released. I don't think any other triggers are quite as good as S&Ws, but recent Rugers come very close. Overall, I'd buy a new Ruger now. I no longer buy S&W products new and won't, due to The Lock and the matte finish on most that I've seen.

I think that Rugers hold cylinder timing better than S&W's, but am not sure. I KNOW that either holds timing far better than will pre-MK III Colts.

Blue Brick
July 7, 2014, 07:09 PM
Nice!!!!!!

lowercase
July 7, 2014, 07:09 PM
Lone Star

The range to the target was nothing to brag about. Only 7 yards. The ammo was Magtech 158-grain .357.

I ran by a local range after getting the gun to see how it shot, and make sure that the sights were dialed in. I've bought guns before that had the sights way off.

Lone Star
July 7, 2014, 10:38 PM
lowercase-

Thanks for your honesty. You do certainly know what to do, and that seven yard group is all that you'd need to brain a venomous snake. :)

03fatboy
July 7, 2014, 10:51 PM
Nice pistol.

chicharrones
July 7, 2014, 11:04 PM
Found this one at the LGS for $399. Not only did it check out okay, but it looked as if it had never been fired. Got it off layaway and took it to the range and it did just fine. The adjustable sights were right on the money.

You. Lucky. Dog. :cool:

Johnm1
July 7, 2014, 11:37 PM
lower case

I don't know how you could say the sites are dead on. The impacts must be at least a1/16" of an inch high.:):) for me to reproduce those results there would be powder burns on the paper. I regret to this day letting my 6 inch security six go. :banghead: I would have paid the price as well.

Arizonan
July 8, 2014, 02:03 PM
Those type of deals and guns my friend are always good to have. Rugers "six series" were the best made for 38-357. And from the looks you have a very fine weapon. It will most likely outlast you:D

Manny
July 9, 2014, 03:14 AM
I was just at a friends house and he was showing me his weapons from a well stocked safe. A 4" Ruger identical to yours was the always loaded home defense gun and out of a whole lot of nice guns, the one I would most want to take home if I could.

I almost never see a "6" series for sale, and would have jumped on it too. A fine shooter as evidenced by the target. Hope you get a lot of enjoyment from it.

kvtcomdo
July 10, 2014, 02:30 AM
Love those old Rugers.

Nice gun, nice shooting as well.

Enjoy you new find, great price I might add.

Legionnaire
July 11, 2014, 02:32 PM
Great deal. Love the old Rugers. I'd have been all over that, too.

greenmtnguy
July 11, 2014, 10:40 PM
I think a 4" is on my short list too - I can only hope to find one as good of a deal as you did! Nice shooting, too!

Confederate
July 11, 2014, 10:53 PM
The guns aren't that great to look at, as I hate the legal warning on the barrel.

joneb
July 12, 2014, 01:56 AM
I put some Pachmayr presentation grips on my Sec. Six really helps with warm loads.

Scarpia
July 12, 2014, 08:15 AM
My Security Six sat in my locker for 25 years unfired until last year when I decided to have some fun. These things are terrific 357's.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff453/vulcan73/RGRSecuritySix5.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/vulcan73/media/RGRSecuritySix5.jpg.html)

19-3Ben
July 12, 2014, 08:21 AM
The guns aren't that great to look at, as I hate the legal warning on the barrel.

So just get one from the early 70s. I think they only started the steaming the warnings on the barrels around '77 or so.

Lucky Derby
July 14, 2014, 03:08 AM
My Security Six sat in my locker for 25 years unfired until last year when I decided to have some fun. These things are terrific 357's.
http://i1236.photobucket.com/albums/ff453/vulcan73/RGRSecuritySix5.jpg (http://s1236.photobucket.com/user/vulcan73/media/RGRSecuritySix5.jpg.html)
That's sweet. Love those grips.

Scarpia
July 14, 2014, 04:49 AM
The grips shown are the original Ruger "target" since removed and replaced with Packmayr's. I should have said the gun sat in the locker NEVER fired rather than 'unfired' which suggest she had been previously used. That gun along with a Rossi 68 and 88 (38 Spls) plus a Norinco 1911A1 (45ACP)were left overs from my 1980's FFL days. The Rossi 88 and Norinco 45 have since been put to use but the Rossi 68 is still a virgin 38 Spl.

GrandmasterB
July 14, 2014, 05:01 PM
Love the original Ruger target grips. They are my favorite wood grips for the Security Six.

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

Jaymo
July 14, 2014, 10:12 PM
I like Rugers
And Smiths
And Colts
And Charters
And Dan Wessons
And even some Rossis and Tauri

skidder
July 14, 2014, 10:21 PM
Very nice lowercase

The Sixes and the model 66 Smith are my favorite 357's

Lucky Derby
July 15, 2014, 01:53 AM
Perfection!
It existed long before Glock did.

Confederate
July 15, 2014, 07:44 PM
Perfection! It existed long before Glock did.
Yes it did! And the RUGER can eat 30,000+ rounds of magnum rounds with no parts replacements. Yet the GLOCK can begin to malfunction if one doesn't replace the recoil springs after 2,500 rounds! People have really been taken with all of the Glock's slick ads. They also put them in their survival kits thinking they're these robust post-apocalyptic wonders when, in fact, if they'd think about their basic striker-fired design, they'd realize they're just overbuilt Ravens or Jennings J-22s! Everything about them is springs.

The Security-Six is an incredible piece and its springs will go the life of the gun without needing replacements. I like mine better than the GP-100s, because Ruger, to cut the weight of the gun, reduced its grip to a stub and added weight to the barrel. And while it looks slick, anyone picking one up will notice that Ruger has shifted the balance of the gun so that it's front heavy. New muscles have to be developed just to hold it. The strength, beauty and balance of the Security-Six is much more in keeping with Ruger's original design.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/Security-Six/Security-Six_002a.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/jriler/media/Security-Six/Security-Six_002a.jpg.html)

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/Security-Six/RugerGrips_2.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/jriler/media/Security-Six/RugerGrips_2.jpg.html)

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/Security-Six/Ruger_SS_Assembly_1a.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/jriler/media/Security-Six/Ruger_SS_Assembly_1a.jpg.html)

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george d dennis
July 15, 2014, 08:01 PM
Thankyou for those nice pictures. I had a security six years ago, Wish i still had it.
Maybe one of these days i will get another.

GBExpat
July 15, 2014, 09:42 PM
The first ever pistol that I bought was a 4" Ruger Security-Six in 1973 ...

... I still really like the look of them. :)

Yours looks especially nice, lowercase, congratulations on the great Find!

skidder
July 16, 2014, 02:13 AM
Well written Confederate!

And thanks for the great pictures.

Confederate
July 16, 2014, 06:32 PM
Thanks, Skidder. The Ruger Security-Six was my first handgun and, at the time, I was very skittish about the name. Sounded too much like "Luger." But the gun dealer soon vanquished my concerns. After I bought a Security-Six, it didnt take long to discover that, as a young college student, I couldn't afford shooting it. So I got a Ruger Standard Auto. From then on I've been a committed Ruger man...well, at least until the GP-100. I'd have to opt for a Smith & Wesson 686.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh198/jriler/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20686/SW686_1a-3.jpg (http://s256.photobucket.com/user/jriler/media/Smith%20and%20Wesson%20686/SW686_1a-3.jpg.html)

Deltaboy
July 16, 2014, 08:41 PM
Good find and a great gun.

skidder
July 16, 2014, 11:21 PM
I like my GP, but the k-frame size of the 66 and Security Six are hard to beat. And because of their convenient size and balance they usually get to ride shotgun.


http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc456/exlogger/66/sixside_zpsf973be79.jpg

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