Good for you Kelly Mac. Rugers were meant to be shot. This is a terrific keepsake for you, and it can be shot and well cared for and will not show significant wear. Enjoy your Security six, it's a nice one!gqucool, I thought I said - I've taken it out a half dozen times, and I love shooting it.
Thanks for posting your story regarding your Father's Heirloom....the Security-Six Iowa Sheriff's commemorative piece......and his history of being the Sheriff of Fayette County. I'm glad to hear that this Security-Six had shot well for you!I know this thread is cold, but it was what brought me to this forum. I also have a Security Six Iowa Sheriff's commemorative piece, with the box and badge, just like ptblank's photo. So I'll tell the story and see if anybody's out there.
My father was the Sheriff of Fayette County, and he retired in 1985. He had one of these, that he kept in the box on a shelf in his library. He passed away in 1995, and I re-discovered it when my mother sold the house and moved out. I was a hunter and shooter in my college days, but when I got a job and family I put away all my guns, and didn't shoot for probably 30 years. So the piece just sat in the box in my basement all that time. I'd got it out maybe once or twice, but never did anything with it.
On the other side of the gun (from what you see in the photo) just above the trigger opening, it has "33-1" engraved on the frame. That was the radio call sign for my father.
Now, I have no children around, and a little more hobby time, I decided to go back to the range and shoot again. So I got out dad's revolver and shot it. I don't have that much revolver experience, but after a half dozen outings I have to say I just love shooting it, and I must say I can shoot pretty well with it.
I also have picked up a LCR in .357 Magnum that I'm using for CCW.