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Expanded the Ruger collection yesterday...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by txgunsuscg, Apr 19, 2015.

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  1. txgunsuscg

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    So my wife hates the brass from autos, but she enjoys revolvers. Her dad gave her his old Ruger .38, but I really wanted to get her at least the ability to shoot .357. I had been looking at an SP-101, but when I walked into the local gun shop, they had this stainless Speed Six sitting there begging me to buy it. USDA OIG marked. Shot it today and I love it. Can't wait to get the wife to the range!
     

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  2. Barry the Bear

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    Sweet gun,I bet thatll be a dream to shoot with .38s
     
  3. Manny

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    Everyone keeps posting pics of these sweet Six Series Rugers they find and I can't find them for sale at all....
     
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    Nice! I saw a Security Six at the LGS a while back but it didn't stick around long.
     
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    I know Ruger said they never made money from them - I don't see how they were more expensive to make than the GP series - but they sure are great revolvers.
     
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    I was at my local gun/pawn establishment this weekend and they had a nice GP100 stainless, 4 inch barrel, used but good condition, bobbed hammer. $359, but said they would do $300 out the door. I already have a GP100 with a 3 inch barrel but am considering the one at the lgs. I just hate the bobbed hammer on a 4 inch barreled revolver.


    OP, nice snag on that piece, pretty.
     
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    I would get that gp and just buy another hammer even with the additional cost I'm willing to bet it'll be cheaper than any new one.
     
  8. Analogkid

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    Sweet my wife loves her sp101.

    Even though she loves .357 she thinks it bothers people at the range with it.
     
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    txgunsuscg

    Nice addition to go along with your other Ruger. Would take the Speed Six over a SP101 anytime.
     
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    Got to shoot it yesterday with some .38s. That thing was a riot to shoot. I think Ruger stock triggers are leaps and bounds past Smith, but that may just be me... My neighbor shot it as well and loved it.

    Manny, I stumbled over this one. Was walking out of the LGS and glanced at the consignment display and there she was...
     
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    SICK!!!

    LOVE me some Six series Rugers! Neat how you got a USDA marked one.
     
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    Wife? What's a wife have to do with finding a gorgeous Speed Six?

    I sure don't need such an excuse to have bought it.

    It looks like a U.S. Postal service Speed Six (guess the government bought alot of them for various departments.)

    Deaf
     
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    Nice find! looks to be in excellent condition too!!!
     
  14. PJSprog

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    Sweet! I suspect your wife will love it.

    If she doesn't, I'll gladly take it off your hands.
     
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    The USDA OIG mark is pretty neat.
     
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    t.

    What does it stand for?
     
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    I assume United States Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General.
     
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    Thank you
     
  19. Barry the Bear

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    I may be a bit ignorant but why would the USDA need guns?
     
  20. txgunsuscg

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    The Office of the Inspector General is the law enforcement branch of the USDA:

    The Office of Inspector General was legislatively established in 1978 with the enactment of the Inspector General Act (Public Law 95-452). The act requires the Inspector General to independently and objectively:

    - Perform audits and investigations of the Department's programs and operations;
    - Work with the Department's management team in activities that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness or that prevent and detect fraud and abuse in programs and operations, both within USDA and in non-Federal entities that receive USDA assistance;
    - Report OIG activities to the Secretary and the U.S. Congress semiannually as of March 31 and September 30 each year;

    We accomplish this mission by:

    - investigating allegations of fraud and abuse;
    - using preventive audit approaches, such as reviews of systems under development;
    - conducting audits of the adequacy and vulnerability of management and program control systems; and
    - auditing the adequacy of large USDA payments, such as insurance and deficiency payments, major loans, and retailer food stamp redemptions.

    Taken from the USDA OIG website.

    Basically, their office is staffed with GS-1811s (Criminal Investigators/Special Agents), with the authority to conduct investigations and make arrests. The firearms are carried pursuant to that authority.
     
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