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Trade or Sell my Security Six? What to do?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Wishoot, Mar 23, 2010.

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  1. Wishoot

    Wishoot Member

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    Here's the dilemma... I have two .357's; one is a beautiful 4" stainless GP100 and the other is a 6" stainless Security Six. Both are in great shape. The Security Six has basically turned into a safe queen.

    I really feel the need for a .38 snubby like an LCR or a 442 and I was thinking of using the Security Six in a trade.

    Will I regret trading away this gun down the road?
     
  2. MCgunner

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    I traded mine off for a 6.5" blackhawk. I love the blackhawk, very accurate and tough as an outdoor and hunting revolver, but I've sort of missed the old Security Six. I had a nice trigger job on that thing.
     
  3. 41magsnub

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    I considered that very same trade in with my 4" blued security six. I decided against it and ponied up the cash for the 438 I carry. I do not regret doing it that way at all.
     
  4. Blue Brick

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    Never trade a good Six, trade the GP100.
     
  5. GRIZ22

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    I say keep both and save up for the third gun. A nice Security Six is hard to find and you may regret selling it.

    The Security Six will be working for your grandchildren. We could probably go into a couple of greats for the GP100. Start them as family heirlooms.
     
  6. mickdk2

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    Keep both Rugers and buy the snubbie. Even if you have to save for a while it will keep you from getting a very bad leg cramp from trying to kick yourself in the butt.
     
  7. oneounceload

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    S.S. are not made anymore - I had mine stolen, one of the few guns (and even fewer Rugers) I have regret not having any more.
     
  8. atlanticfire

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    How much you want for the SS? I'd sell most guns in my safe before any of my ss's.
     
  9. bannockburn

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    Do not sell the Security Six. I regret having parted company with every Security Six I ever owned. I never really missed the GP-100 I had though; good gun but just not the same.
     
  10. dogngun

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    Save your pennies and keep the Six. No more made,

    and most people tend to hang on to them. I trade a lot of guns, but I'd hang on th that one.

    mark
     
  11. svtruth

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    Almost everyone

    who has posted here about having traded/sold a gun regrets it. The exceptions seem to be mostly malfunctioning guns.
    Good luck.
     
  12. Hokkmike

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    My view is that I keep a real shooting gun in calibers I like. No duplications. I would trade it. But MAKE SURE (obviously) that you get what you want or the cycle continues.


    This being said, there are a few huns I wish I had never trade away!
     
  13. Jonah71

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    I just returned from the range after firing my SS. First time I've had the opportunity to put a lot of rounds through it. That gun is mine. It will stay mine. I don't feel so bad about the lousy trade I thought I'd made to get it. Some day the other guy is gonna wish he had it back I'm sure. I think you will regret trading it.
     
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    I really dont like 6" barrels on any guns so go ahead and trade that safe queen and get a good snubby.
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors // I'm glad this thread showed up now and not 2 days ago.
    I just bought an Aug. 1977, DA/SA, 4", .357 Security Six ---Yesterday:D
    SturmRuger SecuritySix357.jpg
    The Ruger Security Six was pictured on the back of the 1974 Gun Digest 28th Anniversary Deluxe edition. I was 12 and had just gotten my first Marlin M60 and the Gun Digest for Christmas. I finally own one.

    The edges were still sharp. I stoned the trigger edges but left the center alone. I also smoothed the underside edges of the hammer, especially where it touches the web of my hand in single action. The cylinder rear edge needed just a little attention too. No complaints here though.:D

    The grips are fine.
    The range does not have Hogue rubber grips in stock so I added two strips of innertube( a tip gleaned from THR) to make it through the days shooting.


    I don't think I'd sell the SS.
    Hope you enjoy which ever you keep.
     
  16. trickyasafox

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    I have a couple of sixes, a 2&3/4 in and a 4 in. that said- if your not shooting it and don't enjoy it as much as the gp100, it might not be a bad time to sell.

    sixes are going up in value now, so you stand a good chance to get a good dollar for it.

    just make sure you don't want it anymore.
     
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    If the 'Six was 3" or 4" I'd say keep it, but I can't find a use for a 6" .357, especially one with a smaller frame.

    Trade the Security Six.
     
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    I concur with the lack of use for a 6 inch 357.

    trade that puppy
     
  19. atlanticfire

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    These guys are nuts.......
     
  20. tekarra

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    Hang onto the Six!
     
  21. Wishoot

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    UGHHH!

    This is painful!
     
  22. Guillermo

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    sorry man...tried to help

    but 19 folks, 19 opinions
     
  23. atlanticfire

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    How much where you hoping to get on a trade?
     
  24. Wishoot

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    I was thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of $375. It's in really nice shape and I have two sets of grips for it.
     
  25. Wishoot

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    It's all good my friend. This decision is harder than I thought it would be.
     
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