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Old 07-03-2010, 11:17 PM
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I won't say that I haven't not had a bad experience with the Security Six series, my first, a blued 6" model had a barrel that was rough as a corn cob inside. It would lead up no matter what you used, jacketed ammo was almost as bad.

It was made back when Ruger outsourced their barrels and it was ugly and a half.

The rest I've owned have been decent at worst.
I've handled and worked on a fair number and they're a decent gun across the board.
Old 07-03-2010, 11:54 PM
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ive owned my security six for 6 years...its a great gun and i would recommend it...ive fire over a thousand .357 and want another one...mine is 6" stainless
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My uncle gave me a security six that was his duty gun before he got S&W highway patrol. He bought it new in the late sixties. he was California highway patrol. i shoot it all day using 12.6 gr of 2400 pushing a 180 gr. hornady xtp or 14.9gr pushing a 158 gr xtp. i have never had any issues. the lockup is solid (more solid than a lot of new guns sold at the shop). furthermore it prints an inch and a little at 25 yards. the trigger isnt great but it is built like a brick sh1thouse. my uncle told me that this gun would last me the rest of my life if i took care i can believe it.
Old 06-05-2011, 06:48 PM
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bought new in 1983 shot about 100 rounds mostly 38s took it to the range today 27 years later clean as the day i bought it shot about 50 rounds of remington factory 357mag. jhp and bam the barrel blew off and hit the backstop wall about 125 feet away so much for ruger ruggedness I dont think I will ever trust this gun again even if they have thier best gunsmith repair it there was not a bullet stuck in the dislodged barrel had to be a manufacturer defect do you think they will repair it or replace it thanks donho
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I had a 6" security 6 years ago, put extreme hot loads through it most of the time(not recommended) no problems except i sold it ,25 yrs later i decided i better get another one.JT
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Back in 1981 I worked in a law enforcement related gun shop. The company had a custom conversion. They took a Security Six frame, Colt Python barrel and Smith & Wesson sites and built the toughest and most accurrate .357 revolver I ever shot. The Ruger frame didn't have a side plate like the Smith and Colts do. The innards dropped out the bottom. That made for a very strong frame. Like others have said, it will shoot .357's all day long. The Python barrel was the best at that time, as were the Smith sites.

Man I wish I had one. We called it a Couger.

Here is one on Gunbroker.com

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=233938026
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I love my 1975 Security Six...still on the hunt for a 2-3/4" one that won't kill my bank account.
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Took my smith 4" k frame, my colt trooper, my security six 6", and my 2" taurus 605 shooting today had a great day shooting all my 357s i will say the most accurate was the security six. they all shot well but the smith had the trigger and the finish, the trooper also had a great trigger and was almost as accurate as the ruger which won by a mile. the cool factor had to go to the snubbie though the taurus lockup isnt as tight but it put a solid 4" circle no matter what i shot through it. security six is a great gun but they all are pretty good
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4" circle at 25 yds for the taurus
2 3/4" for the smith
2.0" for the Trooper
1 1/2 for the security six
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Had a mid '70s Security Six 4" blue. We were shooting at the range using their .38spl reloads - got one cartridge with a DOUBLE LOAD. Couldn't open the cylinder - had to use rubber mallet. Found the cylinder had "bulged" at the cylinder cuts. Called Ruger and explained - they sent a box & shipping label - 2 weeks later they sent letter saying damage was done with handloads - not under warrentee... next day the weapon was delivered. New cylinder - NO CHARGE. If it had been a Smith, etc - I'm sure the cylinder and top strap would have blown. Those Rugers are TOUGH!! My sister in law has used that gun for 20 years & 7,000 rds (mostly .357mags) without a problem.
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bought new in 1983 shot about 100 rounds mostly 38s took it to the range today 27 years later clean as the day i bought it shot about 50 rounds of remington factory 357mag. jhp and bam the barrel blew off and hit the backstop wall about 125 feet away so much for ruger ruggedness I dont think I will ever trust this gun again even if they have thier best gunsmith repair it there was not a bullet stuck in the dislodged barrel had to be a manufacturer defect do you think they will repair it or replace it thanks donho
I have been reading over on the Ruger Forum that Ruger is trading GP100's for Security Sixes sent in for repairs. I would guess it is an under that table recall. Your best bet would be to send it into Ruger for "repair."
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I have one and I love it. never had a problem with it. Mine probably needs to be re-blued, but other than that it is in tip top condition.
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