Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by golden, Sep 25, 2020.
Nope. Plenty of examples out there yet.
Neat guns indeed, but as I recall, they were replaced for reasons of durability.
Have a pair, 2 3/4" blue, 4" "200th year" stainless. My two boys can figure out who gets each cause I'm not selling. Two deer with one of them and a ton of range work. My SP101 3"+ is so similar.
Not a GP100 or Security Six fan.
Had a 6" stainless of the latter, have shot the GPs of buds.
Nope, not a fan of Ruger double actions............but the little SP101 w adj sights and 4.25" bbl is interesting.
Only .357 they make I'd consider.
I seriously dislike the current pile of steel framed ruger double actions. Too big and heavy for what they are with few exceptions. The whole crop of them. SP, GP, Redhawk, Super Redhawk all of them. A Six series of any variety however would be one I would consider assuming it is in nice condition. In fact a NIB speed six is one of a few that I regret not jumping on over the years. Instead I bought a GP100 that helped to form my hatred for the Ruger guns. That said, a new Six would be priced like a Super Redhawk most likely and I very firmly believe that similar quality guns are available at a cheaper price AND better guns are available at that price, so as much as I would like to think that they would sell, I just don’t see myself weighing it out and buying one, and I don’t see many other folks doing so either.
This is probably as close as Ruger will get to making a Security Six again.
It's funny. I see SOOO many people who wish that such and such a company would just make such and such a gun for them and a couple dozen other people worldwide that would want them, and say "ALL they'd have to do is.....".... no. There is no such thing as "all you have to do...". Gearing up to make a new model gun is an enormous exercise. Nobody is going to do it unless they are convinced that they could sell a BUNCH of them at a huge profit.
I dearly wish S&W would make me a new .44 Special Triple Lock, or a .38-44 Heavy Duty.. but they ain't.
And Ruger is certainly a company that is known for discontinuing guns...even popular and profitable guns. People are still lamenting the discontinuing of the Ruger Old Army. Did it sell? Yes. Was it popular? Yes. Did Ruger make a profit with it? Of course..... then why did they discontinue it? Because it's not just about making money... it's about making MORE money. Because they decided that instead of devoting a production line to make a gun that they could sell X number of units a year at Y amount of profit, they could instead devote that production line to, say, a plastic fantastic wondernine, where they could sell 4X units at 7Y profit.
What do you think Ruger will do now that they've acquired Marlin? Really think they'll start making 39's again? Yeah, right.
I don't like it either, but that's the way it is. All gun companies sooner or later get to be more about making money than making guns. Everybody has to make money, of course, but oftentimes, profit becomes far more important than product.
I would buy one as long as the price wasn’t crazy. I am too young to have been able to buy a new one from the original run. Being able to do so now would be welcomed by me.
I have a 6" Stainless Security Six that resides mostly as a safe queen. When I think about selling it, I take it out and shoot it.. then I remember why I bought it in the first place.
I believe they stopped production of the six series and started producing the GP100 to cut costs to better compete with S&W. Even Bill Ruger said he never made a dime on the six series revolvers(probably a stretch). The fact there are so many six series guns made in the 70's and 80's still going strong is a testament to their durability.
True enough and I like the old Sixes. But the same can be said
about Smith K-frames from the 1940s right up until today.
Of course, Smith wisely has continued with K-frames, not
putting all their bets on the L-frame sizes for "mid" sized
All I want is for one of you guys to say "Oh Course kBob, I've got a set of wood issue grips for the old original dogleg grip model just gathering dust and would be happy to send them and the screw to you!"
But I doubt that will happen. I have a very crappy one that belonged to Dad that got abused and ignored that I am trying to get at least in good enough shape to shoot low powered .38 Special WCs out of...but the grips are missing and the only ones I ever come across on line folks seem to think are made of gold, based on the asking prices!
Any suggestions for removing what finish remains and restoring it to something resembling the Black Beauty finish the came with ?
I'd like to add a Security Six new or used.
All were bought new. I own speed six, security six and the GP. Speed is 2 3/4 barrel. The other two are 4in. Love all of em. The speed is one of my CCW, circa.1982. The security is just a fun plinking gun, circa 1979. The GP is from 1990. Love this gun. The only gun I like better is my blued 5.5 Redhawk in 44mag.
They'll never look back to make the security. That's ok. I got mine.
I've emailed the company about a polymer mid sized revolver. I love my LCRX in 9mm. I can picture a slightly larger six shot in .38. 9mm,
.357 and (7 shot) .327.
I hated plastic guns up until my 9mm LCRX. Learning curve to shoot it. But the trigger makes it easy. Would love to have a 7 shot .327 like that. Wouldn't be much size difference between that and a sp101. I know that because I have a Speed Six, Security Six and a Service Six. And briefly a SP101. The size difference between the Sixes and the SP were minimal. So it's gone.
An the LCR series is smaller than the SP series. So a polymer Six should be feasible. And even smaller than the originals. Plus cost efficient due to being polymer. The metal Sixes will never happen again. A loss to new revolver shooters. Unless they find one used.
BTW only got a generic thank you response from Ruger pre Covid.
Now that's an interesting idea. I'd like to see it done.
Unless you're really set on bluing, I'd hard chrome it. Mahovsky's Metalife is very durable and corrosion resistant. Also very affordable. I have a Service Six that he might be getting.
Grips like these?
Grips by MikeG posted Oct 4, 2020 at 10:05 AM
Matter of fact, these are just gathering dust.
If they're the right ones, let me know where to send them to.
Geez Mike, do you have a unicorn also?
Honestly, I don't why Ruger doesn't come out with a mid sized revolver. I've handled and shot the GPS and I can't say that they thrill me. It's like shooting a boat anchor. To me anyway. The Six Series are way more handy and graceful.
Check your in box and many thanks!
Well they say great minds think alike and I couldn't agree with you more! Ron Mahovsky gave my Beretta Model 70S his Metalife treatment and it still looks as good as the day I got it back from him over 35 years ago!
I feel the same way about Ruger's DA revolver line-up. Loved the Six Series as a well designed, medium frame size alternative to S&W's venerable K frame offerings but I never cared for the SP101 or the GP100.
The SP101 is a fine revolver but way over beefed for a five shot. The j-frames and the LCR's can be pocket carried. The SP isn't that much smaller than the Sixes. That's why I dumped the one I had. Good gun, but my Sixes are better.
The Service Six I have has some sort of spray on coating. Surface underneath isn't pretty. Still debating to sell it while the time is ripe, or keep it and upgrade it.
Me...I would keep it and have it hard chromed by Metalife. In hindsight I should have hung on to a couple of my Sixes; the Security Six was very versatile, the Speed Six was the ultimate snubby, and the Service Six was my idea of a rugged and dependable service revolver.
Yeah I'm leaning that way. Be a good wood's gun hard chromed. I always figured on getting a tanker, crossed chest rig for it. Those are made for S&W k-frames. A little vegetable oil and some smoothing will make that work.
Yeah, I am considering hard chroming it and keeping it. It's the only four inch Six I have. The Speed and the Security are both 2 3/4.
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