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    1975 Security Six

    Well it took several years but I finally found a decent Security Six with the 2.75" barrel. For me that' s a bonus because I like short barreled revolvers. Won it yesterday at an auction. When it was all said and done with I paid $541.80. It was an internet auction, but the auction company is only a few miles from my house so I was able to give it a thorough exam before the bidding began in earnest. I got in a bit of a bidding war for it. It's a 151 prefix and a serial number search shows it being made approximately 1975. Placed it next to my GP100 3" for the sake of comparison. You know people talk about certain Colts and Smith & wessons being hard to find, but I have had a heck of a time locating a nice Security Six...or a Police Six/Speed Six. This one took a few years. I've actually been saving up for one of the new Pythons, but I didn't want to let this one go so I dipped it into my savings. That's okay I can build it back up and eventually the 2020 Python will be around in large numbers (and hopefully they will have the teething issues fixed by then)…….unlike the Security Six.
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    Yessir, the snubby stubby versions of the "six" series are getting hard to find. You did well to snag it when you could.
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    Actually I'm not ignoring ANY of the Ruger Sixes these days and just recently hauled this Service /Police home . It probably won't stay forever BUT ,,,, It is a great sized , well balanced gun.



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    They are not easy to find in South-Western Idaho. Even used Ruger GP100s are priced between $500 - $600 typically and they aren't very common in the used sections of local gun-stores either. I guess Idahoans love Ruger revolvers.
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    Sweet! Nice Addition to your collection. My first .357 was a 3" GP100 which I still have today. Built like a tank and reliable. Would get a Security Six if the opportunity arises and the price is good. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Checkman View Post
    Well it took several years but I finally found a decent Security Six with the 2.75" barrel. For me that' s a bonus because I like short barreled revolvers. Won it yesterday at an auction. When it was all said and done with I paid $541.80. It was an internet auction, but the auction company is only a few miles from my house so I was able to give it a thorough exam before the bidding began in earnest. I got in a bit of a bidding war for it. It's a 151 prefix and a serial number search shows it being made approximately 1975. Placed it next to my GP100 3" for the sake of comparison. You know people talk about certain Colts and Smith & wessons being hard to find, but I have had a heck of a time locating a nice Security Six...or a Police Six/Speed Six. This one took a few years. I've actually been saving up for one of the new Pythons, but I didn't want to let this one go so I dipped it into my savings. That's okay I can build it back up and eventually the 2020 Python will be around in large numbers (and hopefully they will have the teething issues fixed by then)…….unlike the Security Six.
    I wish Ruger would have stayed with the full grip frame like your SS. Nice pick up. And these Ruger's wont break the bank if you want to collect a few.
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    Very nice Snubby. I like them too. Really like the grips on the Speed and Police Service. And are not bad shooting 357 mag out of either. Congrats on getting yours and sure it will not be the last.

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    Looks like a great find a 4" Security Six is one on our list of to buy!
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    I had a 2 3/4" Speed-Six, blue, back in the day. We bought it for my (ex) wife, but she almost never shot it. No concealer carry (legal anyway) so it was really more a less a range toy. Nice gun, good shooter. It desperately needed a T-grip, which you could actually buy over the counter back then. That made a big difference. I think we paid somewhere around $180.00 for it, NIB.
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    Took me some time to wrestle this Speed Six out of the hands of someone I know and now that it's in my hands it ain't going anywhere.
    That's a really nice Security Six. I need to keep my eyes open for good looking Six series in blue.

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    1988 Ruger Speed-Six

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