When I turned 21 and could finally purchase a handgun, I looked at the 19 and then the Sec. Six. I read the reviews, and saw the ease of field stripping the Ruger.
MONEY on the table. Still have the ruger and love it. I am SOOOOOOO glad I didn't get the s&w 19, Junk as far as I am concerned. Let me qualify that. I have shot the 19 with 38 special ammo, love the trigger and the control and the feel of the gun. Just don't load with 357.
It is a 357 gun built on a 38 frame. WAY UNDER structured. I know of 2 different 19's that have locked up due to shooting FACTORY 357 mag ammo.
The security six is a strong reliable and accurate gun that is, and this is important, BUILT TO SHOOT 357 MAG.
Now put the Security six against the the model 29 and that is a fair comparison.