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I have a chance to get a Ruger Speed Six at my local gun dealers. One walked in the door the other day. Blued finish,2 3/4" bbl., either Pachmeyer or Hougue rubber grips. Still locks up tight, has some holster wear ( I`m assuming) at some places on the finish and I`m guessing a trigger job at one time as the trigger pull in DA is pretty light. I`d say overall condition would be good because of the wear and condition of the finish. I have wanted one of these for a while now. Dealer wants 320 bucks to me and will probaly go to 300 if I squeeze enough. Is it worth it guys and gals? Any thoughts or opinions will be appreciated. I think 1988 was the last year for these to be manufactured and it should increase in value.
 

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The Security Six version is preferable with its adjustable sights - It was Ruger's answer to the venerable and adored S&W Model 19/66. Why Ruger won't make the GP100 in this configuration is a mystery. Security Six snubbies can go for over $400 on Internet auction sites. An excellent Speed Six snubby should go for around $3-ish if blued, and quite a bit more if stainless. The price is right at market, so while fair, it is no bargain. Stick to $300 and demand a box of ammo, a nylon holster, or something else to soften the deal, and if the seller agrees, BUY IT! Enjoy!
 

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These Ruger Six series revolvers (Security, Speed, and Service) are going up in price now and have no idea why. I remember when you could have picked one up for an easy 200 and that was a lot for one. I do like Rugers revolvers and feel they should have not given up on the Six line. It fits right inbetween the SP101 and the GP100. Just the other day as a matter of fact I picked up a Speed Six ....2 3/4" Heavey barrel, stainless steel, mid 80s production, D/A trigger is great, has some light usage marks, original box and paper work, locks up tight, Ruger pachmyere grips with Rugers emblem and they were asking $390 for it. They had another but an earlier model, nicer looking (no usuage marks), no heavy barrel but still 2 3/4" long, locks up tight, rubber grips (couldn't tell if it was factory), also in stainless steel, no original box or paper work and they were asking $365. I talked them down to $370 for the heavy barrled one with the original box and paper work and it found a new home lol.
 

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There is a consistent, high market for quality snub nosed revolvers. The speed six is larger than most snubbies; its also a .357. I owned one back in the 80's. Got rid of it after I got my S&W model 60; I could kick my own butt for letting it go. I'd pay $300 for a SS in good shape; if I found one, I might be tempted to go for more. They're not getting cheaper. How long are you willing to wait to get one for $25-$30 less??
 

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Pounce...........it is worth it.
 

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I have a stainess Speed Six & it's one of the most accurate revolvers I own. Unveliveable groups at 50 yds with a 2.75" barrel. I'd buy it & (if it's a defensive gun,) send it to Ruger & replace whatever internal parts were messed with. If a backyard gunsmith smoothed the action, it may be unreliable. Been there.
 

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Hey gang, thanks for the input. You all have pretty much echoed what I have heard about these guns over the years. I`ll go by and have the dealer put it back for me. I have a great working relationship with this shop. And Win, good advice on sending it to Ruger. I`ll probaly send it in and have them check it over good to make sure there are no surprises that I don`t know about. Or, we have a pretty good local gunsmith here. Thanks again gang. :thumbsup:
 

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Well it is done. It is in my dealers safe with my name on it. :) I`ll take some pics when I get it home.:wink:
 

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They were the easy of all the revolvers to work on also back in the day. If you like .357's you have to like the old Six Series revolvers.
 

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I`m a big .357 fan. Have been for years.
 

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Well, the dealer let me bring it home yesterday. I cleaned it up real good last night. Man, can`t wait to shoot it. I left my camera at the office. I`ll get some pictures over the weekend. It sure feels good in the hand.
 

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Yeah-I agree. Gonna try to take it out Sunday and the local gunsmith is going out with me. He said that the Ruger Six series had light trigger pulls in D/A compared to todays guns. I`m used to my Ruger SP101 (which I love) but it has a fairly stiff trigger in D/A.
 

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OK gang, finally got to the range on Turkey day and it was a beautiful day to be outside. I shot the Speed Six at last. One word----WOW. It handled like a dream. Both in DA/SA was really accurate. I ran through a box of 50 in no time. If I can find a good holster this might just become my everyday carry eventually. I want to put a few hundred more rounds through it before I do though.
 
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