added a single six to the stable

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rugerlovah

Single-Sixer
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no good reason for it, other than i wanted one:

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i really liked the long barrel on this one. the gun is still lightweight enough that the long barrel doesn't cause it to seem bulky at all.

interestingly enough, this gun was $349 new. right next to it was a 4 5/8" model for $399 new. the salesman was at a loss to explain it. he thought at first that the 6.5" model didnt come with a magnum cylinder (which would have been ok), but that wasn't it. I think ... and yall can offer other opinions ... that the 6.5" model was there before a ruger price change, and the 4 5/8" model showed up after the price change.

anyway, i like the gun. it appears that ruger is still putting them together well. i would have much preferred that they stay with the wood grips, but i guess i can add some of those.

the trigger pull is really ... well ... terrible. very heavy and has the standard takeup/creep as well. i know a gunsmith that can straighten it out though.

all in all, its very cool, just like every other ruger SA ive had my hands on. 8) . looks good next to its cuz, too:

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flatgate

Hawkeye
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I bet you'll have many, many good experiences shooting those
Ruger S.A.'s.

:D

flatgate
 

contender

Ruger Guru
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+1 to what Flatgate said. It could be the beginning of a long love affair with Rugers.
 

Shorty Jenkins

Blackhawk
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Sort of like peanuts or potato chips, once you start you just can't get enough.

Welcome to the club!
Shorty
 

wavehopr

Single-Sixer
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Shorty Jenkins":2qm78mfx said:
Sort of like peanuts or potato chips, once you start you just can't get enough.

For me it's popcorn. Anyway, congrats on your find, and at a pretty good price. I just bought one last month in hopes it will help my shooting with my bigger calibers, without bankrupting me. You got that one at a pretty good price. Now, on to the ammo search. :D
 

rugerlovah

Single-Sixer
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update:

I added some grips and a holster ... i'm actually surprised at how nice the triple K holster is. It isn't lined, so the gun will get some "character" i suppose. But it seems to be well-constructed, and fits the gun perfectly:

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flatgate

Hawkeye
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Those ARE nice holsters! Just don't store the gun in the holster.....

Oh, and you mentioned "long barrel"..... :)

Nah, here's the long barrel...
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:D

flatgate
 

bigbobg

Bearcat
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Aug 4, 2009
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You don't need one, but your reason is the best there is. Enjoy that gun, it's a good one.
 

Milly

Bearcat
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Apr 26, 2009
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Looked nice before the new grips, but they really make that SS pop! Looks great!
 
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