Ruger Security Six

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by duelist1954, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. duelist1954

    duelist1954 New Member

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    I got my first .357 magnum Ruger Security Six in 1973, and, even though I really liked it, I managed to let it slip through my fingers. So, when a nice, clean revolver that could have been my gun's long lost twin crossed my path, I was unable to resist taking it home.

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  2. txpossum

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    Over the years I've owned several; right now I have number four, which is a stainless steel version (the others have been blued) with a four inch barrel. I'm a fan of them -- a good, honest, straightforward pistol.
     

  3. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    the ruger "six" series is a classic
     
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  4. Charger Fan

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    The Security Six is a great gun! I put some rubber Hogues on mine a while back & now my daughter likes it so much that she's begging me to leave it to her in my will :D
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    Here's the stock furniture from when it first followed me home.
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  5. onenut58

    onenut58 New Member

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    I remember when they were a dime a dozen here in north Idaho. Every one had one and they ended up being thrown in to sweeten deals on gun trades etc. Like many people I thought they would make them forever and they would always be priced cheap.
    I had one I owned three times.
    They are so well made and having solid frames are typical ruger tough.. Very accurate and excellent guns simple to tear down.
    But like many things Ruger could no longer produce them and make a profit keeping there price down.
    So they came out with the Gp 100 which is a great gun as well but can be manufactured easier and is more cost effective.
    Some people think there was something inferior about them making Ruger discontinue them and the gp 100 is a superior gun. Not so and to me there lighter weight and my old school taste of not caring for the looks of a full underlug as well.I find them more desirable then a gp 100 even though The gp 100 is by no means a lesser gun.
     
  6. PGM

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    Heres one im trying to sell,my local gun shop is in the process of moving.Theres been out of state interest,but i cant get the ball rolling.Its been in my family since purchase.Ive never shipped one before,and gun stores around here are not helpful.Never mind the half dozen purchases over the years.
     

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  7. Mongo

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    I bought my Ruger Security Six at a Kmart store in central Calif many years ago. I sold it twenty years later for more than I paid originally. It was an excellent pistol. I sold it because I prefer to shoot 44 spl over 357
     
  8. fasttap

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    Ruger has always made awesome pistols incredibly reliable and just down right tuff. I have owned this one since the early 70s and it has never even hiccuped firing only reloads. I've found the best all round load to be 20.4gr of 296 with 210gr HP

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    Love my 41 mag
     
  9. Gizord1

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    The only Ruger I own is a .44 mag carbine. It's not a handgun, but it doesn't fall short I Ruger's superior quality. The only problem I have with Ruger is the MKII/MKIIIs. I am tryin to repair one that belongs to a relative, and its a repair nightmare! Every time I fix one problem and get it back together right, somethin else goes wrong, or the same problem returns. I swear this gun is cursed.
     
  10. Charger Fan

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    Usually an FFL can ship guns for people selling online. Some of them charge a fee for that, but at least it takes care of your shipping problem.
     
  11. PGM

    PGM New Member

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    Im trying. The boss says i cant buy one if i dont sell one.
     

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  12. silverback57

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    I was looking for a lighter alternative to my beloved gp 4 inch. I tried the sp101 but could never get a grip that worked with my hands. I had all but given up and it wouldn't have been a bad thing as the gp had spoiled me with its accuracy and soft shooting. Last resort I thought why not try a security six. it's 3 to 4 oz's heavier than a sp101 and 6 to 7 oz's lighter than the gp. I measured the cylinder and it is slimmer than the gp.
    Upon my second range session and replacing the hammer spring I think I have found my go to gun. the security six absorbs recoil as well if not better then the gp. the trigger is almost as good as the gp and I haven't polished it yet. I am sure the trigger will end up being just as good if not better than the gp.

    I am familiar with the square butt grip it reminds me of my redhawk 45lc and with pachmayr presentation grips is a super soft shooter. the OEM wood grips work well but the presentations fill my hands better.

    I am convinced I have found my all round go to weapon. I am now thinking on trading or selling my 4 and 6 inch blued gp's to get a 6 inch security six.

    Great gun that should have never been discontinued just updated.
     
  13. phildenton

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    these are a dream to shoot, and just plush with better grips and springs. Did you get the spring kit from wolff? but yes, all around, general purpose sidearm, and fun to boot. I fully agree, they never should have discontinued em, shoulda kept making these instead of making both gp100 and sp101, they had that with the service six and security six. sometimes finding certain accessories is a bit of a challenge.
     
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  14. rachilders

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    I bought a 4" model back in the 80's and loved it. I'd still have that gun today if it hadn't been stolen during a burglary in the late 90's. I kept it in a small safe in my bedroom and the thief took the whole 250lb safe when he left! Got that gun, a Ruger P-85 and a coin collection. A few years later the P-85 was found (still have it) but I never saw the Security six or the coins again.
     
  15. silverback57

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    I used a reduced hammer spring from one of the gp wolf reduced spring kits I had. I am going to get a another wolf kit for the security six. there are still some grips on ebay and gunbroker I just keep searching. I am thinking it would be a good idea to pick up recplacement triggerand hammer parts via Numrich while they are still out there just in case.

    sorry to here about the gun theft. I think one of my first guns was a p-85 built like a tank. i was able to put my hands on one of rugers new 9 mm sr compacts the other day. its a vast improvement felt great in the hand.
     
  16. phildenton

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    If you need a lead on a really good holster, safariland 5181 model, they have a size that is specific to the six series, if you can find one. ebay has been my freind for finding accessories...
     
  17. LastRound

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    duelist1954-- Congrats on finding another Six. Great video!

    I too am a big Security Six fan.


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  18. phildenton

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    found the holster info i was looking for:
    Safariland 5181-09-61,
    it fits:
    Ruger 4" barrel; security six, service six, speed six
    s&w 4": 10, 12, 13, 15, 19, 64, 65, 66, 67, 617, 648 k medium frame
    taurus 4": 66, 669, 689
     
  19. arizona98tj

    arizona98tj New Member

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    The perfect thing to take to a late night meet & greet! :D

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  20. zebramochaman

    zebramochaman New Member

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    I own both a Security Six and a GP-100. They are both fun to shoot but the Security Six has a better trigger.