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Timber Wolf
April 03, 2013, 15:46
I blundered into this Security Six while looking for a stainless Speed Six:
I am glad I came across this one first as I would not have bought it had I found the Speed Six first.

April 09, 2013, 23:08

I picked up a Ruger SP101 DAO SS in 2 1/4 inch and a SP101 SS in 3 inch and I can't tell you how much I like these revolvers. Both are 5 shot .357 Magnum. I have a few Smiths as well but I gotta tell ya, I really like the Rugers! :biggrin: My first Ruger was a Security Six SS in 4 inch. To this day I'm sorry I sold that one. :sad: Good Luck with your Ruger! :wink:

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Timber Wolf
April 10, 2013, 07:51
I too have a 3" (I think they are actually 3-1/16") barreled .357 SP101. I looked for a very lone time until I finally found one at a pawn shop for a price I felt was reasonable. Guys don't turn loose of the SPs too much, at least not around here. I actually carry mine some in an IWB holster. It rides very well with the slim cylinder and is comforting in all it's Magnum goodness.:D

April 10, 2013, 08:23
You are correct sir. The actual barrel length as stated in the specifications is 3.062" (3 1/16"). I was just being lazy and not wanting to type the fraction. :wink: I looked around for a bit as well for my 3" SP and finally found one (on line) at Sierra Guns & Hunting Gear for $499.00. Shipping and CC Fee brought the Out The Door to just under $550.00. The included paperwork indicated that it was built this year. Not all that bad for a revolver that's harder to find than "Hens Teeth". :cry:

April 10, 2013, 11:26
Love mine. (sp101) changed grips to hogue due to factory grip screw rubbing my palm up after several shots. Hogues also allowed better control since fourth finger now fits. Great piece.

AZ Dave
April 15, 2013, 16:55
I have the same security six and I love it.:)

April 15, 2013, 17:00
Love the Security Six.

That grip-adapter thing, I tried, and I hated it.
Raises the bore-axis, and makes an already-rowdy gun even more awkward to control.
Might be less of an issue if you don't shoot full-power loads.

April 21, 2013, 23:26
Security Six 4 inch is my favorite. Strong, balanced, and the
triggers are not too shabby either.

April 22, 2013, 07:55
IIRC, When Dick Marcinko was in Seal Team Six, they used stainless steel Ruger revolvers for their water-borne boarding parties.


April 22, 2013, 08:46
Security Six 4 inch is my favorite. Strong, balanced, and the
triggers are not too shabby either.


Me too for the four-inch.

Got my first one in the 70's but traded it for a Remington 788 that I liked well enough but never used.

Picked up a couple used when they were at their low point of price and desirability.

Can't remember whether my first one in the 70's was a low-back or not.

The one that's pulling duty as the "house gun" is a lowback.
Can't get aftermarket grips for the lowback models.
Fine with me, I wasn't planning on changing anything anyhow.


The Security-Six is by no means a small gun.
Here is compared to a "full-size" Glock Foh-Tay.


If you get the urge to take it apart, be sure you re-peen the frame to secure this little screw. Otherwise, it will back out, and you won't be able to open the cylinder.