Ruger Security Six

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Ruger Security Six - .357 Magnum (Though the revolver could fire .38 special as well, some .38 special only models were offered for sale. This example of a Ruger Security Six is the original (Pre-151 serial number) model with the 'humpback' grip. The frame and grips changed after Serial numbers 151xxx and higher, thus newer grips will not fit the older versions of the same model. Standard barrel lengths offered were 2.75, 4, and 6 inches.
Ruger Security Six with stainless steel finish and 4" barrel .357 Magnum
Ruger Security Six with stainless steel finish and 6" barrel .357 Magnum
Ruger Security Six with 2.74 inch (70mm) barrel, Hogue grips, & stainless Steel finish .357 Magnum

The Ruger Security Six, Service Six and Speed Six revolvers were the company's flagship double action revolver line. They were introduced in 1968 and ceased production in 1987 to make way for Ruger's newer line of handguns, the SP101, the GP100 and the Redhawk.

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Specifications

(1972-1988)

Type: Revolver

Barrel Lengths: 2.75" (70mm), 4" (102 mm) & 6" (152 mm)

Caliber: .38 S&W, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 9x19mm Parabellum

Capacity: 6 round cylinder

Fire Modes: DA Revolver


The Ruger Security Six and variants can be seen in the following films and television series used by the following actors:

Security Six

The Ruger Security Six was a .357 Magnum /.38 Special revolver introduced in 1968. It had adjustable rear sights and was designed as Ruger's flagship offering for the double action revolver market. They were very popular because they were well built and were competitively priced as compared to similar Colt or Smith & Wesson models. The First Security Six Revolvers were offered in Cobalt Blued finish. Starting in 1975, Ruger offered the Security Six in a stainless Steel version. Production ceased in 1987. The Security Six was offered in .357 Magnum with some early production guns chambered for .38 Special only.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Shock (Le Choc) Féodor Atkine Borévitch With stainless steel finish 1982
The Terminator Paul Winfield Lt. Ed Traxler With 2.75" barrel 1984
The Terminator Michael Biehn Kyle Reese With 2.75" barrel 1984
The Terminator Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor With 2.75" barrel 1984
The Terminator Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor With stainless steel finish 1984
Night of the Comet Ivan E. Roth Willy No front sight 1984
Murphy's Law Charles Bronson Jack Murphy 1986
Murphy's Law Carrie Snodgress Joan Freeman 1986
Murphy's Law Chris DeRose Tony Vincenzo Stainless steel 1986
Who's That Girl Sean Sullivan The gun dealer 92F 1987
License To Kill Everett McGill Ed Killifer With stainless steel finish 1989
L. A. Bounty L.A.P.D. officer With stainless steel finish 1989
Carlito's Way Police 1993
Surviving the Game Wiliam McNamara Derek Wolfe, Jr. 1994
Mickey Blue Eyes James Caan Frank Vitale With 2.75" barrel, stainless steel finish, and Hogue rubber grips 1999
Kiss of the Dragon John Maczko Thug 2001
Heist Thug/Henchman Stainless 2001
Planet Terror Tom Savini Deputy Tolo With stainless steel finish 2007
Planet Terror Freddy Rodriguez El Wray With stainless steel finish 2007

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Sledge Hammer! Jesse Aragon Feliz Navidad "Under the Gun" (S01E01) 1986


Service Six

Ruger Service Six - .357 Magnum

In 1972 the "Economy Version" of the Security Six was introduced - the 'Service Six'. The revolver was also called the "Police Service Six" and had simple fixed sights (which knocked the price down considerably). This less expensive version was designed to appeal to the Police Duty revolver market (with limited budgets). The Service Six was offered in .357 Magnum, .38 Special, and 9x19mm. The Service Six had a very clever cylinder ring that allowed loading of the rimless 9mm rounds without full or half moon clips. Some of the police models were dedicated .38 special only (as some departments had not approved of the .357 magnum for duty carry). The barrel lengths offered were 2.75", and 4" inches. Production ended in 1987.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Goat (La chèvre) Mexican police 1981
UHF Thug 1989
Natural Born Killers Cop on TV With stainless steel finish 1994
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power P. Diddy "Hollywood Nicky" With stainless steel finish 2005


Speed Six

Ruger Speed Six with blued finish and 2.75-inch barrel .357 Magnum
Ruger Speed Six with hogue grips - .357 Magnum.
Ruger Speed Six with stainless steel finish and 2.75-inch barrel .357 Magnum

Around the same time as the Service Six, Ruger introduced the Speed Six, which was simply the Service Six frame with a shorter round butt. The shorter barreled versions were supposed to serve as backup guns and round butt revolvers were well regarded when worn in a discrete shoulder rig or back holster. The Speed Six could be had with a shaved hammer for ease of concealment. The Speed Six was offered in .357 Magnum, .38 Special, 9x19mm and .38 S&W for export to the U.K. and India. The barrel lengths offered were 2.75", and 4" inches. Production ended in 1987.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Downtown Forest Whitaker Detective Dennis Curren 1990
Out for Justice Henchman 1991
Blood In, Blood Out Thug 1993
American Dragons Michael Biehn Det. Tony Luca 1998
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power Nelson Vasquez Manny Sanchez 2005
13 various players blued 2010
Blue Caprice Isaiah Washington John 2013

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Law & Order - Season 2 Paul Sorvino Sgt. Phil Cerreta "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
Law & Order - Season 2 Chris Noth Det. Mike Logan "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
Law & Order - Season 2 Christine Farrell Forensics Tech Arlene Shrier "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
Law & Order - Season 2 Harley Cross Jamie Maser "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
Law & Order - Season 2 Chris Noth Det. Mike Logan "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
Law & Order - Season 2 Christine Farrell Forensics Tech Arlene Shrier "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
Law & Order - Season 2 Harley Cross Jamie Maser "Trust" (S02E15) 1992
The X-Files Blued, Snub-nose (2.75" barrel) variant / "Ice" (S1E07), "Born Again" (S1E21), "The List" (S3E05), "War of the Coprophages" (S3E12), "El Mundo Gira" (S4E11) 1993-1997
The X-Files - Season 3 David Duchovny FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder Blued, Snub-nose (2.75" barrel) variant / "The Blessing Way" (S3E01), "Paper Clip" (S3E02) 1995
The Sopranos Michael Imperioli Christopher Moltisanti "Fortunate Son" 2001
The Sopranos James Gandolfini Tony Soprano "Remember When" 2007
Sanctuary "Trail of Blood", Blued finish with 2" barrel 2010
Hit & Miss Chloë Sevigny Mia 2012
Hit & Miss Karla Crome Riley 2012


See Also

  • Ruger - A list of all firearms manufactured by Ruger.


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