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Old May 7, 2015, 06:04 PM   #1
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OK, OK!... I get it. Security Sixes rock.

Just scored this at an estate sale this week and couldn't be happier. I was fully aware of these from their beginning through production cut-off and yet they still remained well below my radar.

We had Service Six nines for a time in the Army but I don't recall them standing out to me at the time. Possible old S&W/Colt bias on my part?

This thing is truly impressive to me. Exceptionally smooth with outstanding performance in bench-top revolver tests.

So far, it's been a dream to shoot - accurate, crisp and easy on the wrist. The last, doubtless a nod towards its considerable weight. I guess Bill wanted us to have a noteworthy club should the bullets run out.

Anyhow, apologies to all the weirdo 'Six fanbois for things I may have said or only thought with regards to these pistols and your patronage.

I have drunk the kool-aide and am fully onboard. As usual, right on schedule - goin' on 30 years outa production!

Also worth note - these Pachmayr "GRIPPER" grips are the cat's whiskers. Slim, hand filling and a perfect ergo-fit at least for me.



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Old May 7, 2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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Very nice! Looks low mileage. Great find!
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Old May 7, 2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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Looks like a Buchmyer cross draw rig to.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

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Old May 7, 2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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"OK, OK!... I get it. Security Sixes rock. "

Yes they do!

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Old May 7, 2015, 08:13 PM   #5
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I have a 6" blued that is very sweet. Can't complain at all about these Rugers.
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Old May 7, 2015, 08:19 PM   #6
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Looks like a Buchmyer cross draw rig to.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Deaf
Thanks for the heads-up on the holster. You got it right, seems in fact that it is a Bucheimer B24-62 which means - I guess - that I'm missing the paddle portion. "Semi-shoulder holster", convertible for hip/crossdraw... funny little bit of leather. Guess I'll look for the paddle when I'm back at the estate-sale house.

I'm thinking though, that this fella may have only used it in the hip configuration.



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Old May 7, 2015, 08:24 PM   #7
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Yup to all above!
We love our Security and Speed Sixes.

Agreed on the Pach grips. My security six wears exactly the same ones.
The Pach compact grips on our Speed Sixes are just fantastic. Fits and file the hand without being a huge grip. They are the perfect compromise.
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Old May 7, 2015, 09:01 PM   #8
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Security Six 9mm Army issue? Inform me please!
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Old May 7, 2015, 09:38 PM   #9
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Try the Hogue Monogrip. IMO a big improvement on the Pachmayr.
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Old May 7, 2015, 09:52 PM   #10
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Nice score!
Not surprising that ya love it.

The first revolver i ever fired was a stainless speed six, when i was 8.
That started me on the road as a Ruger revolver fan for sure.
I still have that first one, too!
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Old May 7, 2015, 10:11 PM   #11
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Security Six 9mm Army issue? Inform me please
You noticed that too?
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Old May 7, 2015, 10:25 PM   #12
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Apache,

Ebay has alot of Bucheimer holsters! Might find the attachment there.

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Old May 8, 2015, 06:43 AM   #13
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ApacheCoTodd

Oh great, just what we need: another Security/Service/Speed Six collector!

Just kidding, but once you've become acquainted with these marvelous revolvers it's hard not to keep from buying more of them.

Nice score on that one too!
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Old May 8, 2015, 08:19 AM   #14
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showing just under 20 years of carry wear

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Old May 8, 2015, 06:15 PM   #15
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Apache

Congratulations those are nice handguns & that holster is a pretty nice holster too.
Please let us have a range report when you get it to the range.
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Old May 9, 2015, 10:18 AM   #16
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Security Six 9mm Army issue? Inform me please!
We showed up in a place east of Italy with 1911's for side arms and given the curfuffle regarding .45 there at the time one of the boys wrangled some Rugers and Hi Powers from a fell named Buckley (R.I.P.). Not being cryptic or "secret squirrel" - I just don't like out of context search returns.

I kinda fell for the Rugers but the capacity was a bit sad. The Hi-Powers were sorta clapped out but ran... Usually. Seems I recall that the 'sixes required clips as well but coped beautifully with the dust of a crumbling city.


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Old May 9, 2015, 10:30 AM   #17
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Apache

Congratulations those are nice handguns & that holster is a pretty nice holster too.
Please let us have a range report when you get it to the range.
Took it out yesterday to our spring, desert, bang-a-palooza.

Rockin' sweet! Such a keeper and just enough holster wear to alleviate any concerns of my using it as a lesser OC to my King Cobra or GP100.
Lead 158 re-loads, "Bull's Eye" wad-cutter, jacketed .357... Damn fine shooting and no sight adjustment whatsoever across the span once I noted a slight tendency to impact high with the sights as is. I generally kinda like that situation anyhow.
Those grips are strange in the way they completely fill my hand yet present as surprisingly slim.
I admit to being astounded by the smoothness at seemingly short action in DA. The grips and basic ergos conspire to keep things very controlled in DA. Kudos to Bill and his boys back in the day.

Moxie - I'll look into that grip for S&G since better than this would be outstanding.

Bannock - no doubt! I at least need it in stainless now... well also a....

Brothers, you got a new competitor in town to help run the prices up on these. Sorry but them's the shakes. I want more!

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Old May 9, 2015, 11:20 AM   #18
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Congratulations. They have always fell below my radar as well even though I know that they are well made guns. I tend not to buy 357's or I should say that I have enough 357's to satisfy my 357 urge. I tend to focus on 22's and larger calibers.

I like those grips too. Have them on a M57.
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Old May 9, 2015, 03:09 PM   #19
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I have a Six with the 4 inch barrel.

I did change the grips.





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Old May 9, 2015, 07:27 PM   #20
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Todd, I'm tickled that your range day went so well. I pretty much thought it would, those are great little shooters & just right for packing.
Congratulations, I think you are going to like that six-gun.
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Old May 9, 2015, 09:02 PM   #21
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They certainly do.
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Old May 9, 2015, 10:20 PM   #22
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Yeah, I don't know how I missed it.

I can remember thinking of the Ruger Sixes as clunky and weird looking.

I can also remember thinking of them as "Cheap, Off-Brand Junk".

I guess I just thought a Smith&Wesson was the only "Real" revolver.

Somewhere along the way my eyes opened and today a Speed Six is one of my favorites.
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Old May 20, 2015, 04:08 PM   #23
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Keep on Rockin'

Recently received my Sack Peterson stag grips.
Dresses her up nicely.
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Old May 20, 2015, 04:14 PM   #24
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Ive got a single six, speed six, service six, and a security six.... Ive got a 24!

LOL, these revolvers are the greatest ever made in my opinion. Throw in a professional trigger job, and you have something really, really special there. (my service six is from the New Braunfels, TX police department. The trigger was worked by someone I'd consider a master before I got it. The gun is an absolute dream to shoot. The added weight makes shooting 357 and follow up shots fun.
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Old May 20, 2015, 05:07 PM   #25
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Ruger revolvers while not that common in the US Army were not unheard of. A bunch (not sure how many) in 9mm were purchased in the 80s during the transition period to the M9. These revolvers were in 9mm and I saw some in Army Aviation units. These augmented the aging S&W Model 10s then in use. I've also seen Ruver 6s in 38/357 in use by Army CID.

Somewhere I have an Army manual on revolvers that includes S&W, Colt, and Ruger.
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