Took my oldest firearm out for a walk today

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by 9mmgun, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. 9mmgun

    9mmgun New Member

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    I've been shooting the heck out of my semi auto's for the last few months, so while visiting my local gun store this week I Picked up a few boxes of .38, .38+P & .357, dug out my pristine 1972 Ruger 4" blued Security Six & off to the range we went.

    It's been a while & I almost forgot just how wonderful those old Rugers really are. What a joy shooting that old girl, every round I fired put a bigger & bigger smile on my face. Deadly accurate, nice & smooth, flawless performance & to me anyway, an absolutely beautiful revolver. (Mine's original except for a added Tyler T-Grip)

    I have a feeling my semi's are going to get a longer rest than I anticipated.

    (List price in 1972 was $86.00!!!, Damn I wish I had a Flux Capacitor equipped DeLorean)
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yep, it sounds like a beauty of a gun. There's something to be said about a gun that is an "old faithful". You take care of her, she'll take care of you. :)
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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  4. Theunsb

    Theunsb New Member

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    Pic's or not true.:D
     
  5. tekarra

    tekarra New Member

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    I like to take my revolvers out from time to time and always enjoy them. The Security, Service and Speed Sixes are great revolvers.
     
  6. HKSlinger

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    I'll bet mesinge2s ears are burning.:D
     
  7. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    I heart my Security Six. If I could only have one handgun that would be it. Or maybe my .44 Bisley. This is Alaska after all...
     
  8. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I got sucked in by the thread name. I thought of an early Smith. . . but Rugers are great and we all love the vintage models, but then no pics??? :confused:

    False Advertising. . . . :mad:
     
  9. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Great guns aren't they?
    The Gp100 just doesn't feel right in my hand. Too muzzle heavy.

    But the Sixes are just right. Now I have 6 Security Sixes.
    I am thinking of starting on the speed six model next :D

    hmmm..... I thought I heard a ringing in my ear today.

    Here is my oldest Security Six. According to Ruger, it was made on January 19, 1972:

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  10. 9mmgun

    9mmgun New Member

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    Very nice, mine was also made in 1972 & looks identical except for the added tyler T-grip. How do I post photo's like you did above?

    PS- To everyone hocking me for pictures, mesinge2's six is identical (LOL)
     
  11. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    1972 was the first year of the Security Six. Its when Ruger invented the best DA wheelie yet, then in 1988 they broke my heart and stopped making them, :(

    Under your user CP you can put pictures in an album. Then from the album hi-light and copy the address in the window entitled "BB Code". It will start [​IMG]
     
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  12. Charger Fan

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    I've got the same gun, in stainless. And I agree, the Security Six is an excellent revolver...my daughter has already claimed it as hers, after I croak.:D
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  13. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    You click on the "Paper-Clip" on the tool bar (3trd from right on top) hook up your camera and upload your pics. Takes about 4 min. The line: "It looks like that one" is pretty lame man :rolleyes:, no offense, I'm just helping you out. If I post up a range report I try to save and/or snap my better papers, also.

    Don't take it personally, but pics add so much to a thread, especially one like you titled. . . I was expecting at least a shot of your best grouping. I don't show all my guns, but here's my GP100:

    It's the same thing as the Security Six, but the barrels are usually full shrouded. i have seen a half lugged GP100 at a gun show, left to pick up the cash and it was gone by the time I got back. . . :( But I don't find the 4" GP muzzle heavy in the least. In fact, the balance is one aspect of both the GP100 and SP101 that I believe aids the shooter in having such an effective weapon.

    They are so solid it brings the user's confidence up, knowing that they have a "real" machine to fight with. :)

    P.S. My GP100 now has Meprolight night sights, THEY ARE AWESOME!!!
     

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  14. 9mmgun

    9mmgun New Member

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    Ok I will give it a try, this weekend. I didn't save the targets though, so I guess that gives me a good reason to take it back to the range.


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  15. Win73

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    Here is my "old (1891) faithful".

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  16. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Wow, that's an interesting looking revolver!?! :confused: