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Speed Six Out For A Walk

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Plan2Live, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Plan2Live

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    Fall is here so a light jacket or vest isn't out of place or uncomfortable. I threw on a micro fleece sweater vest this morning and took the Ruger Speed Six out for a walk. It's amazing how this gun disappears under that vest. 7:30am, 42 degrees, saw one raccoon, saw one turkey clumsily getting down from its perch in a tree, heard another turkey gobbling, no deer this morning. And all this in a suburban neighborhood. Life is good.

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  2. 460Shooter

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    Sounds like a nice walk and looks like a nice walking companion.

    Fall brings three things I love: cool crisp dry air, color to the trees, and the ability to carry a larger gun under more clothing without passing out from heat.
     
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  3. chicharrones

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    Nice gun. Nice weather. :thumbup:
     
  4. WheelGunMan

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    That's a purdy gun! What grip is that?
     
  5. Plan2Live

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    The medallions are the Ruger logo. I bought it used about 4 years ago. The gun came with those grips so I always assumed they were stock Ruger grips. It's a real shooter!
     
  6. WheelGunMan

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    I can attest to it being a real shooter.... I have a Security Six that I purchased new in 1978. Its pure pleasure to shoot it.

    I wasn't aware that Ruger offered a finger groove grip.
     
  7. bannockburn

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    Use to take my Speed Six along on many a walk through the woods. Carried it securely and comfortably in a shoulder holster I had under my M65 Field Jacket.
     
  8. golden

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    I think the Speed Six is ok, but I would rather have a Service Six or Security Six with a 4 inch barrel riding in a pancake holster and either .38 +P or 110 grain .357 magnums in the cylinder . Also need a set of HOGUE grips to be perfect.
     
  9. GRIZ22

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    I like to use 147gr +P+ in my 2 3/4" Speed Six. Actually a little more velocity than a comparable 357 load with less muzzle blast and recoil.
     
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  10. Plan2Live

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    Well......that's an option but the Speed Six conceals under my micro fleece vest, the Police Service Six won't. If I was somewhere I could open carry then sure, bring the 4" version but when I need to conceal it's the 2.75" version.

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  11. golden

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    PLAN2LIVE,

    I have not run across this as a problem, at least for me. I almost never wear a jacket (I live in Florida), so I cover it with an oversized shirt or vest. I usually go for a small auto, but I have carried a K-frame, a S&W model 12 in a pancake holster without it showing and it has a square butt grip and my RUGER Service Six with 4 inch barrel, without problems.

    Jim
     
  12. GRIZ22

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    The only difference between a 4" and a 2 3/4" is 1 1/4" of barrel. The only way concealed carry is effected by the 4" is if you appendix carry. Other than that, there's no difference in concealing either barrel length.
     
  13. Plan2Live

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    Barrel length is the issue. I prefer to carry outside the waistband at about 3:30 position aside from pocket carry that's where I carry all my pistols and revolvers. In that location the barrel length is too long for any of my moderate weather cover garments. Only my cold weather long coats would cover the 4" barrel. Could I appendix carry inside the waistband? Sure, but I enjoy sitting down occasionally and haven't figured out how to drive my truck while standing up.
     
  14. Sistema1927

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    I find it interesting that some people think that they can tell other people what they can or can't carry.

    I hope that they realize that we all come in different body sizes, live in different environments, and have different dress requirements.
     
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  15. MrBorland

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    No one told anyone anything of the sort. Let's not start reading things that aren't there. It's unfair to other members, and it tends to derail threads. Carry on...
     
  16. 13.45

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    That's a very nice Ruger!
     
  17. skfullen

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    I have a 4" Service Six. Had it since '78. I need to get it out and fire it.
     
  18. bersaguy

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    I have the security six, with pachmyar grips, 4". Love that gun, but there is no way, without some pretty invasive surgery, that I would be able to conceal carry that piece. Also, its heavy...I never thought my full size 1911 would feel light on my hip, but after carrying that Ruger it does.
     
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