Seeing the Speed Six thread, it got me to thinking about some other Ruger's I've owned. I bought a Ruger Security Six with a 4" barrel, had to put a rear blade sight on it, but for $300, it was a bargain! It resides with my Mexican-American stepson in my hometown. 5 years ago I found another, with a 6" barrel that is in really great shape. I shot it last year at an indoor range along with some similar 6" revolvers; a Smith Model 19-2, a Smith Model 10. a Smith Model 28-2 and Smith Model 27-2. Frankly the Ruger did just as good as the others putting 38 Special loads on a paper target, I didn't fire any .357 through them, I didn't have any to waste, still feeling the pinch then of a previous ammo run. The common denominator being my failing eyesight and shooting skills that have clearly diminished over the years, but I can still hit a large elephant walking within 30 ft if it agrees to walk by VERY SLOW! One thing to add, the best shooter of all? The fixed sight Model 10. It gave me the best groups and just felt good in the hand, so she has no reason to hold her head in 'gun safe' shame knowing she sleeps with higher pedigreed Smith and Wessons, and a 'gasp', Ruger!