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Security Six Question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BigMak, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. BigMak

    BigMak Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm considering trading my 2.25" sp101 that I never really use
    for a 3" security six that I saw at a show today.

    I've always wished I'd gotten the 3" sp101 because I
    prefer it for a pack/woods gun.

    I have a couple of other nice snubbies and don't mind parting with
    the sp101, but am wondering whether the older security
    sixes can handle a steady diet of full load .357's like the
    beasty sp101 can. The gun is about 95%, well maintained, and
    locks up fairly tight.

    Is it worth a straight up trade?

    Thanks!

    BigMak
     
  2. dbarale

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    Yes they can handle a steady diet of full loads. As for the trade, the SP101 may be worth a little bit more but not much. Just make sure the Sec Six has a serial # 151-XXXX or above. The older ones are just as good but have a different grip frame and finding grips can be problematic. A 2 3/4" Security Six is my daily carry, a 4" Sec Six is the house gun. Both ugly but I totally trust them.
    They seeem to like 158gr bullets better...
     
  3. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    The Security Six can handle a full diet of .357.
     
  4. BigMak

    BigMak Member

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    Thank you folks!

    I meant 2 3/4, not 3 inch. My bad.

    The strength and trade value are what
    I was really wondering about.

    I like the slightly longer barrel, adj. sights,
    single action capabilities versus DAO,
    and the original grips with
    Tyler-T's fits my hand like a glove compared
    to either the original sp101 grips or the
    Hogues it's wearing right now.

    Thanks again!

    BigMak
     
  5. W.E.G.

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    Good sights, and absence of :barf: DAO.

    Deal sounds like a slam dunk to me!
     
  6. W.E.G.

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    double tap
     
  7. MikeG

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    If at all possible, get the Security - 6 and keep the SP101.
     
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