Sweet. 357 revolver is one of my favorite handgun Congrats
You're not alone. I prefer the blue myself, much easier to clean especially if you reload and shoot something nasty like Unique or 2400. Even 296, my favorite, takes a lot of scotchbrite and Hoppes #9 to clean up stainless.I just picked up a blue 4 inch Ruger GP 100 357 revolver.
I have always wanted one of these since they were introduced way back when.
Almost everyone seems to go with the stainless version. I decided to go with the blued one.
It really is a solid well built revolver. The finish on the metal in my opinion is OK. No where
near the quality of a Smith & Wesson. That's OK with me though. I bought this gun to use it,
not to be a safe queen. It came with a ugly Hogue grip and a plain front sight.
I switched the grip for one from Altamont. It is rubber with checkered rosewood inserts. It is similar to the one that Ruger offers, but nicer, I believe. It feels just right in the hand now.
I also swapped the plain front sight with a factory red ramp one. Much better than the plain one in my opinion. The trigger is pretty nice right out of the box. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. I have only dry fired it with snap caps. I will try and get out this weekend.
Buds had these for $509 shipped. That's a heck of bargain for a real solid 357 Mag revolver.
I think you meant the security six is the predecessor to the gp100. The gp100 is the successor.Reminds me of my Ruger .357 Security Six. I absolutely loved that gun and wish now I had never sold it. Go figure it's predecessor is the GP100.
Ruger Security-Six .357 Magnum Revolver
"However, and this is the real reason why these guns are a solid buy, they will simply out last any other DA revolver over thousands of Magnum rounds. (With the exception, of course, of Ruger's follow-on piece, the GP-100.) If one bought a Security Six, one could expect a lifetime of full use and still be able to hand it to one's children with nary a problem. I once knew of an indoor range that had one as a rental gun and it digested, by their estimate, some 1,400,000 rounds with no parts breakages and minimal maintenance. That is the essence of a good deal!"