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Old July 7, 2014, 01:47 AM   #1
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Scored a really nice Security Six

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.





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Old July 7, 2014, 01:50 AM   #2
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Old July 7, 2014, 02:39 AM   #3
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I have had mine sinse 70s, great gun, nope not for sale
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Old July 7, 2014, 07:47 AM   #4
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Very nice. At that price I would not have hesitated. Anyone know how the trigger of the Ruger compares to a K frame Smith?
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Old July 7, 2014, 07:50 AM   #5
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Congrats. Probably the best service revolver ever made.
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Old July 7, 2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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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.
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:05 AM   #7
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That is really sweet!
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Old July 7, 2014, 09:51 AM   #8
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Nice find, that thing looks almost unfired. I've got all the barrel lengths of Security Sixes, the 4" is my favorite.
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Old July 7, 2014, 10:56 AM   #9
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Nice find and accurate too! That's a good price on a great revolver.
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Old July 7, 2014, 03:03 PM   #10
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That is just Awesome! I scored a nice one last month as well! They are great.
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Old July 7, 2014, 05:56 PM   #11
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Great deal, beautiful condition!
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Old July 7, 2014, 06:23 PM   #12
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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!

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.
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Old July 7, 2014, 07:09 PM   #13
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Nice!!!!!!
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Old July 7, 2014, 07:09 PM   #14
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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.
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Old July 7, 2014, 10:38 PM   #15
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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.
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Old July 7, 2014, 10:51 PM   #16
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Nice pistol.
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Old July 7, 2014, 11:04 PM   #17
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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.
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Old July 7, 2014, 11:37 PM   #18
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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. I would have paid the price as well.
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Old July 8, 2014, 02:03 PM   #19
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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
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Old July 9, 2014, 03:14 AM   #20
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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.
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Old July 10, 2014, 02:30 AM   #21
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Love those old Rugers.

Nice gun, nice shooting as well.

Enjoy you new find, great price I might add.
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Old July 11, 2014, 02:32 PM   #22
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Great deal. Love the old Rugers. I'd have been all over that, too.
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Old July 11, 2014, 10:40 PM   #23
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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!
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Old July 11, 2014, 10:53 PM   #24
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The guns aren't that great to look at, as I hate the legal warning on the barrel.
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Old July 12, 2014, 01:56 AM   #25
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I put some Pachmayr presentation grips on my Sec. Six really helps with warm loads.
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