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Ruger Security Six...price?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Runningman, Jul 2, 2010.

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  1. Runningman

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    Local gun shop has a Ruger Security Six, 6" barrel, blue in about 95% condition wants $399. Seems high to me or have they gone up in the last few years. Like the lighter weight compared to a GP 100, 6".
     
  2. snooperman

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    Where I live in the deep South , that is a fair price

    I have one and like it much. Frankly , I like all of the "SIXES" that Ruger made, including my speed six which is my night stand gun. If you want it , I would buy it as they are very well made and shoot good.
     
  3. Confederate

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    High for 95 percent.

    Look, as one who thinks Rugers are way underpriced, 95 percent Security-Sixes look like they've been through the washing machine a few times. I don't blame you for wanting one, but get a stainless one if you can.

    I wouldn't take a GP-100 for my Security-Six — any of 'em.

    Back in the day, the gun mags raved about the S&W 66s and the Ruger Security-Sixes, as they were judging the 6-inch models because they were superb trail and outdoor guns. The GP-100s are overly muzzle heavy in my view, and picking up a moving target would be difficult. Put rubber grips on a stainless gun and you were set for some serious outdoor use. But that's just my view. If you like blue, get blue. But wait for a pristine copy.


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    My 6" stainless Security Six, that I bought new in 1982, was the first handgun I ever owned. It will likely be the last one I would ever give up. And yes, in the wet part of the Pacific NW, it makes an excellent woods gun.
     
  5. Confederate

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    Oh, yeah! In the Pacific NW, this gun is small enough to carry with you as you hunt for Sasquatch, balanced enough for quick aiming (at the Sasquatch), and light enough for running great distances with it if you miss! The gun can also be field stripped in the wilderness with just the rim from a coin.
     
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    Back in the day they were filling a niche as a good service revolver for slightly less than S&W and quite a bit less than Colt. And I think they suffered unfairly for being in the shadow of the big boys. I know Ruger took profit losses on them just to penetrate the market that had been so totally controlled by S&W and Colt.

    So the decades roll by, Ruger streamlines production with some new models and the Sixes get very little attention. But then more and more shooters started using them and realizing that they're not only excellent, they may be better than any K frame magnum. They field strip as easy or easier than most military pistols and have very few parts to worry about. Plus, they get better with age. The triggers smooth out with use. And on top of this Colt has all but vanished and Ruger has risen in prominence, so the name has a good rep behind it.

    At any rate, they've absolutely gone up in value the past decade. I remember seeing them (and buying a few) for under $200 in mint condition. They're much harder to find locally now, and they're selling fast for $300 to $400. The Speeds in particular get a lot of love, but the Security models are also very nice.

    I love my Speed more than any carry gun I've ever used. I've already invested in T-Grips for it, and am going to get some nice elk stag horn grips to go with them.
     
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    I have one in Stainless, 4'' barrel, 95%+ condition and the blue book price says $300. That's the price from 2 years ago and thats the price I've got on its ID tag.

    To me, the price would be a little high. Some people like the blued more than the stainless or the stainless more than the blued. Some would pay another $100 for one or the other.

    They are great shooting guns, function flawlessly, and look great!

    Oh and +1 for Sasquatch hunting. ;)
     
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    I love mine. GF-84H

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  9. Runningman

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    The only reason I'm thinking about this one at this price. Is the 6" Ruger Security Six seem like they are few and far between these days locally and I always wanted one in the 6".

    :D Yes a lighter weight pistol is preferred around this area. You would be surprised at how fast those Sasquatches move.
     
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    Tax included I paid $302.02 last week for a blue Security Six 4 incher, excellent condition and tight.

    Shot right on the money.

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    The price ($399), seems a little high for the condition you described. I know because I'm always searching the tables at the area gunshows for Security Sixes. Had a GP-100 but felt it was too bulky and heavy for a backwoods revolver. I would say offer them $325 and then see if they'll take, or maybe meet you half way. In any event, you would definitely be getting a revolver that was well designed and constructed, and that I wish they would put back in production some day.
     
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    Stainless is nice but the blue Security Six's had real nice bluing on them, not like the crap today. That said, I picked up a Security Six a while back for an unbelievable price just because the finish was bad, everything else was great. A little Cerecoat and I have a nice looking shooter to go with my other Security Six's and Service Six's.

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    Offer $275 CASH, go up to $325 only if it is very tight. I have two Security Sixes, two Service sixes and a Speed Six. I see quite a few good Security Sixes at gun shows. I've never paid more than $350 for any of these guns, and they are all very good, except the blued Service Six, shown last, which has a couple of rust spots. Take your time and get a good one.
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    I've seen ONE 4" stainless about 5 years ago in a pawn shop, wanted 400 bucks for it. I ain't givin' that for a Security Six when I can get a better design, better shooting, easier to carry SP101 for that. Probably just MHO. I have owned both and the SP101 was BY FAR the better shooter even though it was a 2" gun vs 4" for the SS.

    But, considering that gun was at least 5 years ago, I'd say 400 for a blued one in good condition ain't TOO bad now days. I would still prefer a new SP101 for maybe 50 bucks more, though, JMHO.
     
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    Ruger Security Six is a great pistol. $300-$350 I would only pay $350 if I had to have it.
     
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    Barrel length and finish have a big effect on price. A 6" blue averages $300 on GB and a 2.75" stainless $425. Great revolvers and undervalued IMHO.
     
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    I've shot both models extensively. The SP is a fine little magnum, but the ergonomics are inferior to the Six and of course it carries one less round. There is no basis to claim it is a "better design." It's a design that is cheaper to produce.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // Offer $375 OTD

    Either way I'd buy it at $400 too because .....plus 1 to post 9

    My 4" Security six is an outstanding shooter, no complaints here.
    It stands right up with my S&W 6" Model 586 (L-Frame) and 4" Model 28-2 highway patrolman(N-Frame), although recoil is a little snappier with the 4" Security Six.
     
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    Hi,

    You can't go wrong with the Security Six series of revolvers. I love mine Police Service Six 4 inch. The revolver is very close in handling compared to my S&W 66 4 inch. And most agree the Six series revolvers are stronger than the S&W K frame magnums. I have a Ruger GP100 4 inch too but I like the way the Police Service Six handles and shoots. They are the best keep secret in the medium revolver class. I paid $404 out the door for mine. Never have regretted it. I have bought and sold many S&W revolvers but the revolver that is not for sale is the Service Six.
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    Runningman, what was your decision? You left the post without letting us know what you decided to do!
     
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    He was closed today, but I'm still interested in this. I'm going to look at it some more this week and see what his bottom line is. He usually won't come off the price much. I wouldn't normally consider it with a top end price, but the 6" one have been few and far between around here. The 4" ones seem much more common.
     
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    Not a great deal, but not bad either. If you are patient, and don't mind buying through GB or similar, you can do better. Great guns.

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    Picked up the target grips at a show for $20.
     
  23. Ala Dan

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    If the price is OK by you, then its certainly OK by me~! :D

    Here in "The Deep South", $379-399 is 'bout right on the money for a nice,
    used, 95% condition stainless Ruger Security-Six. $329-349 would be 'bout
    right for a blued model~! :scrutiny: ;)
     
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    And in a couple of years you won't remember if you paid $325 or $400. It's just money.

    My 4" blue Service-Six has been a great gun since I bought it in 1985. It was either $250 new or $350. I can't remember. :D
     
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    You CAN'T... or you WON'T.:neener:
     
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