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If you could get a Security Six at a good price would you?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by salthouse, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. salthouse

    salthouse Member

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    I've got an opportunity on a 70's vintage Security Six in excellent, like new condition. I don't need it, its a good buy, I need advice. Opinions? Thanks
     
  2. robert garner

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    Personally I would,I traded mine for a Smith,but I cannot push it like I could the Ruger. All I've found show how much abuse they can take!
    robert
     
  3. SAWBONES

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    You betcha.
     
  4. GrandmasterB

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    That's why I have two! The first one showed me what a quality piece they are, and the second was too good a price to pass up (even though I didn't actually need it.) :D
     
  5. Jim March

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    Oh yeah. Absolutely.

    For one thing, a mid-sized transfer-bar single action gun is a terrific "newbie trainer". Recoil is close to nill, safety level is high, it's a "politically correct cowboy gun", etc. Basically, everybody needs a Single Six.

    I'm just waiting until a 22LR/Mag convertable with the new XR3 grip frame ships, and I'll snap one up.
     
  6. Doug.38PR

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    Buy it. I did. Two weeks ago I got a Security Six for $250 as a knock down drag out gun to use and abuse. Didn't need it, just wanted something to take the pressure of my other .38s and .357s that I shoot so much.
     
  7. slick6

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    Buy that Security Six! You can't beat em! They are great guns(Tougher than nails!)!:eek: :what:
     
  8. Trebor

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    I'd buy either a Security Six/Service Six .38 or a Single Six .22 if I could find either at a good price. They are good guns.
     
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    Security Six

    Bought one in '76. Traded it in '81. Regretted it since. One fine revolver!
    The GP100 is good but the Security Six is better. You won't regret the purchase.
     
  10. Eightball

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    Buy it. Shoot it. If you don't like it, send it to me:D .
     
  11. medmo

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    Yes. Bill Ruger stated in his memoirs that he doesn't think they made a dime off of those revolvers. I own 2. I might own a few more when I'm done.
     
  12. TallPine

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    a 4" security six is my daily carry piece :)

    i bought it for $199. it had some holster wear on the bluing then and it has a lot more now ;)
     
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    Yep, I would buy it. That is why, even though I didn't "need" it, I purchased a Speed-Six.
     
  14. ID_shooting

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    I love mine, pulls night stand and camper duty. Great fun poping soda can at the range w/ .38s. Anything under $350 for one in good condition is a steal!
     
  15. foghornl

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    Faster than you can say "Sold!"
     
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    When they coined the term "Best Bang for the Buck" I believe they were thinking of this gun.
     
  17. OldSchooler

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    If you could get a Security Six at a good price would you?

    Without hesitating.
     
  18. pierrebazukhov

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    I'd whip out my wallet so fast the ass of my jeans would be smoking. Seriously. I had a Speed Six that I traded, like a dummy, that I bitterly regret trading. It was tough like a Ruger and handy like a K-frame.
     
  19. Jim March

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    Man. I sure misread the title on THIS one, didn't I?

    :uhoh:
     
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    +1- BTDTHTTS:eek:
     
  21. Logan5

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    The -six series is currently overlooked, kind of like the way blued S&W revolvers were 5 to 10 years ago, but Ruger isn't making any more of them, and they won't stay cheap forever. They were a good buy for MSRP when new, and are pretty darn nice for carry and range work, so why wouldn't you? Get while the getting is good, and you won't regret it.
     
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    I've got a 6-inch version in my bedside table just waiting for someone kicking down my door in the wee hours....or any other time for that matter. Would I buy another one? YES!!! A very,very well made revolver.
    P.S. The factory wood grips are way too small. I put Hogue MonoGrips on mine ...it makes a world of difference.
     
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  23. ID_shooting

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    Well, if you followed the advice listed here, show us the pics!
     
  24. eastwood44mag

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    Don't buy it. Send me the seller's info instead.
     
  25. Eightball

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    Send it to me, not him.

    Or, buy it and send it to me, I'll give you +$50 what you paid for it.:D
     
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