Let’s take a time trip back to 1972. Roberta Flack and Don Mclean are on the radio, The Godfather has just been released, a gallon of gas (leaded) cost 36-cents, and almost every cop in the land carries a revolver. It was in this climate that Bill Ruger decided to introduce a line of solid-frame double action revolvers. These guns would go down in history as the Ruger ‘Six’ series.
So a good friend of mine traded me his .357 Ruger in exchange for doing some electrical work that he desperately needed.
He was happy to trade it and said that his father told him that it was used by a LEO, and has seen action.
I picked up a nice Ruger Speed Six the other day. It's a standard 4" barrel with a 160- serial number. It came with an extra set of Pachmyr grips, so I'm pretty sure this would be one of the later models where grips are still available.
I don't know much about the whole "Six" series, other then the basics and that they have a generally good rep.
Anything I should know? Any tips or tricks in terms of care and maintainence or tune-ups or ammo selection?