Question 686 or Ruger security six?
Well I find myself wanting a Ruger Security six in 4" . I had a 2.75" barrel and sold it off when I lost my job. It was my favorite revolver.
Now I have a 686-4 pre lock 6" power ported, would I be silly to want to trade it for a sec six 4"? I had a gp100 and prefer the Security Six.
I guess I just hold out and get both!
both of course
A 686 pre-lock and wouldn't trade for the world. Don't do it.You'll regret it.
My first handgun was a Security Six, I still have it and shoot it alot. Im sure it will last longer tham me. Somtimes I wish I would have purchased a Speed Six that I passed up on....damn it.
Is it really a Ruger you want or just a shorter barrel?
Keep the S&W and search around for a Ruger or S&W with the short barrel
You would be nuts to trade the 686 for the Security Six straight up. It you ended up with a couple hundo extra that would be ok.
KEEP THE 686-4!That is the best model of 686! I love my GP100 but a 686-4 cant be beat.
I regret letting a PERFECT 686 4" that I picked up in 2002? for $300 at Jax go.
I've never had a revolver be as well balanced as that thing was. I kick myself daily for that. Stupid stupid stupid.
Keep The S&W and save up for the Six Series Ruger. As much as I like my Speed-Six and Security-Six, I like my S&W's better.
At one point I had both, Ruger, SecuritySix and a Smith model 686 no dash 6 inch.
In my opinion the 686 is perdyer.
Far as trigger pulls and feel in the hand, balance, the 686 is on top.
When I got the 686 the Ruger just sat in the safe so I sold it off. Don't get me wrong, the Ruger is an excellent piece but I liked the 686 so much I picked up another one, a 686-5 with 2.5 inch barrel for use as a house back up.
Just me 2 cents
I am the owner of a 1986 vintage 6-inch 686 no-dash. I love it. While I'm no fan of the Hilary-hole on the side of a revolver, I'd still prefer a S&W with the lock over the Ruger. I can't get over the trigger, and perhaps, I will be the weird person here, but I do not care for their cylinder release either. The looks and feel of a Smith are hard to beat. Unless it's a Python but I digress...
If it was a post-lock, I would say do what you want.
You have a pre-lock. Keep that sucker, they are hard to find and they will only go up in value.
I had a pre-lock 686 that I got before the whole lock business, 4" and I kick myself every time I see a 686 with a lock.
I've been kicking myself close to 8 years for that stupidity on my part, and I'll keep doing it until I find another. I've been looking for another for 5 years, and I have not found a copy that was either priced correctly or in the condition I desire.
Would LOVE a mint 586 but those are even more rare.