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If I were to sell my Security Six....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Sniper X, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Sniper X

    Sniper X Well-Known Member

    What should I ask? It is about 90%, has the original box and papers, and was manufactured in 1975 and is like new mechanically. blued.


    I want a 3in Model 10 or a 2.5in Model 19......so am toying with selling off the SS for one.
  2. whalerman

    whalerman member

    Keep the gun. Don't sell it.

    Reread all the postings and threads about Security Sixes. Then, if you still want to sell the gun. Contact me privately.

    Don't sell what they don't make and what everyone wishes they had kept.
  3. bob40caliber

    bob40caliber Well-Known Member

    Good advice whalerman!
  4. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    The four-inch Security-Six is a rather large gun for concealed carry.

    Here it is, compared to the "FULL-SIZE" Glock 17.


    In a proper CCW belt holster, the Security-Six starts reaching toward the armpit for an average size guy.


    The Smith and Wessons mentioned will carry JUST AS HIGH as the Ruger, as the frame size - not the barrel length - is what determine how much the gun scratches your armpit.

    I think all the recent interest in short barrels on medium-frame revolvers is an internet fad.

    As for the suggestion of getting rid of that fine Security-Six, I have but one reaction:

  5. Yarddog

    Yarddog Well-Known Member

    151 Pre Fix, I'd keep it for sure ; )
  6. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    Sell it, you will be very happy with both of your choices,
    I would go with the 19 then you can use 38's and or 357.:neener:
  7. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member


    Save up your money for the revolver you want. That Security Six is a keeper! I have several and I enjoy them all!

    But tell me, it looks awfuly like a low back you have there. Check that prefix. If it's a 150- then it's a low back and worth even more (I have two of 'em myself!)

  8. revolversrbetter

    revolversrbetter Well-Known Member

    I just bought a stainless 4" security six this weekend, and I'll tell you why I did. I want a hiking/backpacking protection gun. I own a blued one, but wanted stainless because it'll be in weather.

    I've come to the conclusion that Ruger does not address the hiking/backpacking market segment. I've seen sales literature from Ruger referring to the GP100 as a house gun that can withstand unlimited magnums. The SP is a CCW gun, and the Redhawk is a hunting gun. The Alaskan, I think, is just a bit of an overkill (no pun intended) for the Sierras.

    I own a 3" SP, but if I see a cougar heading my way 40 yards distant, I wanted the 4" sight radius. I own a GP100, but walk a few miles between 7,000 and 9,000 feet and then tell me that's enjoyable.

    Until Ruger comes out with a 4" SP101 in .357, I think the Security Six is the best hiking gun (no longer) made. I'm really happy with having made the purchase of my second Security Six this past weekend.
  9. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    Security Six = keeper
    My first cartridge revolver purchase was Security six decades ago. I had to sell it for emergency cash. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to replace it and did not care what the price was. My son got a Security Six in a trade and I traded his GP100 back to him for it.
  10. slick6

    slick6 Well-Known Member

    If you look closely, you will see that the above Security-Six is not a lowback because the grips are the newer highback type. The lowback grips are shaped dfferently-especially noticeable at the top-and they are wider at the base of the grips(As viewed from the side)as well as having a little tail at the bottom rear of the grips, that turn out slightly towards the rear. Also, the slope of the frame just below the hammer doesn't slope down as much as a lowback does and the upper rear of the frame that the web of your hand fits against is much more vertical-whereas, the lowback slopes towards the front of the gun. All of this is easy to forget-if it has been awhile since comparing your lowback Sixes with your newer, highback's! I know-because I'm guilty of forgetting this myself-since all of my lowback's are buried in the rear of my safe due to being more collectible!
  11. rich642z

    rich642z Well-Known Member

    Like everyone else is saying,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,keep the ruger security six!!!!!!!!!! The values will go up hopefully after november2 orin january when the anti-gun dums are fired.
  12. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    Did anybody else say "keep it"? Well if they didn't, I will. "Keep it."

    My ex-wife got the one I had. I've tried to buy it back from her, but she knows good guns.
  13. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    Well here's one more keep it.
    I picked up a really clean Police Service Six earlier this year for under three bills and after shooting it there is no way I am selling mine.
    A very well made and might I add robust handgun.
  14. joe_security

    joe_security Well-Known Member

    Too good to sell...
  15. Sniper X

    Sniper X Well-Known Member

    You have all affirmed my feelings to just keep it and find and buy a 19 or something in a full frame snubbie. I love K frame snubbies, but I also do LOVE this Security Six....thanks for the replies guy's!
  16. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Well-Known Member

    $250. And I'll take it.

  17. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Well-Known Member

    Guys, I was a the Big Town Gunshow last weekend in Mesquite Texas.


    So yes, keep that revolver!

    I kick myself for letting a stainless Security Six,, 2 3/4 inch barrel, slip through my fingers about six years ago (yea I have several but I'm a fool for snub Security Six revolvers.) It was tight with no play at all.

  18. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Keep it. Stupidly I sold my Speed-Six and have regreted it ever since.
  19. scotjute

    scotjute Well-Known Member

    It should be worth somewhere between $300-350, depending on where you're at and how many are looking at that moment for one. A year ago it would have most likely brought $250-300.
  20. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    I have found that selling such handguns is a mistake. It may sound like a good idea now, but if you get rid of it, you'll regret it.

    Sell something else...like your wife's wedding ring, or her car. Keep the Ruger! If you don't, you'll be posting here in a few years that you shouldn't have done it!

    The Ruger's a great gun, much better than the Model 10 or the 19 (both of which I also love).

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