looking for some opinions on a security six

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Jeepdude90, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Jeepdude90

    Jeepdude90 New Member

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    the local gun shop around here has a security six for 349$ it is kind of beat. the grip is worn and what not. the metal is worn too. what do you guys think?
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    I don't know exactly where 'around here' is located. Prices do differ in various parts of the country.

    Having said that, I think $349 is somewhat high for 'kind of beat'. Security Sixes are really decent revolvers; but you might be able to bargain him down a bit. It depends on your evaluation of how much you think you can pay versus how much you want it.
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    i live in pennsylvania and yea the revolver isnt in great condition. like i said it is worn, and i havent seen one in some time. i might go back tomorrow and barter with him on the price.
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    A Security Six is a fine gun, but it's closer to a 250 dollar gun than a 350 dollar one. Especially in "kinda beat" condition. I wouldn't pay over three for one period, unless it was brand new.
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    yea that is what i was thinking.

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    I wouldn't buy a beat up magnum on the outside..... I'd wonder how it was treated on the inside although there's alot of steel on a Security six.
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    hmmmm. i am not an expert on revolvers but as they get used i believe they can slip out of time a bit and then needs some gunsmithing. if there is that much wear on it i would question this as i believe it has probably had alot of rounds thru it.
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    I live in the western PA area and security six's should not be that hard to find used. I would wait and look for a better one at a better price. Why bargain him down if the gun is in poor shape? Wait and get a better gun!
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    yea good point! :cool: i found one a little bit north of me (macungie) but its about an hour drive.
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    I would imagine that if the "kinda beat" was cosmetic like most PD guns it would be OK.
    Still think of it as a 250-275 gun though.
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    My sentiments exactly, I like the sec6's and they're great guns. Finding one in very good condition for that price won't be too hard, just gotta be a little patient for the right deal.
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    You may want to browse Guns America or some of the other gun auctions and see what they are asking for a comparable firearm....If in good shape, $250 is decent price..beat to hell, would substancially lower that price...Buds selling new for $465...
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    I suggest......just spend the extra $$$
    and get a brand new GP100 [noone has farted on the seat] ;)
    That being said, a security six for $300 is doable, nice gun,
    but only you can determine the actual condition with your
    own eye, not any of us on a forum.
    When buying revolvers, check full lock-up, new or used [see sticky], timing,
    interior bbl condition, overall condition............
    but a Ruger or Smith......the absolute last thing on my mind.....
    would be worrying about timing issues.
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    P.S. jeepdude
    'the local gun shop around here'............
    when typing things of this nature and not having your location
    for us to see, well,........need I say more ???????:bleh:
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    woops! i thought i put my location in. ill fix it haha
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