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Is this a good gun ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by THE GUESS WHO, Aug 5, 2009.


    THE GUESS WHO Well-Known Member

  2. KyJim

    KyJim Well-Known Member

    Invalid link.
  3. Big Daddy Grim

    Big Daddy Grim Well-Known Member

    Could not see nothing
  4. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    That link appears to go nowhere.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  5. 3rdChance

    3rdChance Member

  6. Scratchy

    Scratchy Well-Known Member

    Good gun but you could get better for $650
  7. armchairQB

    armchairQB Well-Known Member

    Very good gun that you could get for 350-400. Wouldnt be new in box but who cares.
  8. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Well-Known Member

    Great gun (I have one in stainless). Too much money.
  9. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    Does not appear to be NIB either.

    THE GUESS WHO Well-Known Member

    questions about the Ruger

    Can you tell me why you do not think its new in the box ? I emailed Fugate Firearms about the gun and was assured it was new unfired in the box and they stated they would honor a three day inspection. I am thinking of pulling the trigger on the auction, does anyone know where I can get one cheaper ? I like the gun and Fugate has a great rating on gunbroker so that makes me feel good about the deal. Please any input would be helpful. I would like to save a few bucks if someone can lead me to another one,, I need it to be new in the box if possible. Does anyone know if this gun is considered Rare ? I just dont see any around the gunshops.
  11. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    Ruger hasn't manufactured the security six/speed six pistols since 1988 which is why you don't see many in the gun shops but you do see them at gun shows and pawn shops. The gun isn't particularly rare. They where a moderate priced pistol when manufactured and the speed six models didn't have adjustable sights like the security six models did. While a good gun, there is little reason to pay over $300 for one IMO. As for being "new in box" I'd doubt that any 21+ year old pistol can be considered new since they've in all likelihood been previously owned. It may have been put away and left unfired and to someone that may be worth 2X the going price, after all there's a sucker born every minute.
  12. Dravur

    Dravur Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you use the buy it now price of $650, it better come with candles, a nice meal and some Vaseline.
  13. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Just do a search here and at S&W forums for Fugate prior to you buying that gun.
    With a scratch on the recoil shield like that it has been opened and closed quite a bit.
  14. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    Yes, that and there is just a trace of a cylinder ring on the side of the cylinder and a trace (if you look close) of a carbon ring on the cylinder face.
  15. Geezer Glide

    Geezer Glide Well-Known Member

    The Speed Six is a good, strong revolver. Yes, they haven't been made for several years and you don't see too many for sale. A lot of people have started buying these up now. The price may be a little high to some people but you are the one buying. If it's what you want and you think the price is OK, go for it.
  16. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    One of the best CCW pieces ever made. Like an improved K frame magnum. I love mine. But that price would be more appropriate for one of the rare subtypes, not the standard .357. You can get those for $350 to $400 pretty easily. I found mine for $150 and gave the guy an extra fifty.

    Do a search for "speed six" on GB and there's a bunch of them that come and go. Just keep a daily check on it for a few weeks and you'll get one for a good price. If you're absolutely determined to get NIB right now you will have to shop around more, but NIB means nothing for these wheelguns. You have to work real hard to seriously injure any of the Six line.

    And if you decide to get that overpriced one, no worries. It's only money and it's an extremely nice piece. If I were to put an inherent, intrinsic value on mine it would be in that range or higher. I would not trade it for a mint Python.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2009
  17. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    I would. Anybody?

    I love my 4" blue Police Service-Six, but I like my Pythons too.

  18. welldoya

    welldoya Well-Known Member

    John Fugate searches all the forums and buys a lot of guns. He's got some pretty nice guns for sale but they are all high. Like the mod said , take a look at the S&W forum. He had some problems over there.
    If I'm not mistaken he bought two of those Rugers at the same time on either this forum or the Ruger forum. Can't remember the price but it wasn't anywhere near $650 each.
  19. stoveboltgunnut

    stoveboltgunnut Well-Known Member

    reserve not met. High bid was $300. If you ask me, that is about all it is worth! It is listed again. Still BIN at $650.
  20. wep45

    wep45 Well-Known Member

    the price for this is too high. you can do better. fugate usually as a high price on their offerings. buyer beware.

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