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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Off the Reservation; K-Frame Edition

I have a love of S&W K-frames. They are great guns. But this week, I jumped ship, a little:

That's a Ruger Security Six. If you look closely at the barrel, you'll see that the "RFTM Before Using This Gun, Moron" rollmark is not there. This is a late-`70s gun, produced before Ruger began so marking their guns.

All of the Security Sixes that I've seen recently all had the legalese rollmark and, on a 4" barrel, it is fucking hideous. This one didn't, and so.....

It shoots OK. This is at ten yards:


Sport Pilot said...

Great score on the Security Six, I just missed out on a Speed Six recently so good for you!

w3ski said...

What is it about the Ruger designs that is just 'ugly'? I too have a love of Smiths and Colts, but the Ruger designs just seem clunky and without the grace of a S&W.

Old NFO said...

Nice find!

"Zack" said...

Whoa! Very nice.

Comrade Misfit said...


Maybe so. The lines of a Security Six aren't as fine as a Smith & Wesson.

But what you get is a gun that is the same weight as a Model 15, will shoot full-charge magnums without damage and can be field-stripped to the point that everything can be cleaned and lubed.

Timing, of course, is everything. If Ruger had brought the gun out ten years earlier, they might have owned the cop market for the last part of the police revolver era.