Define "quality" please. Typically, S&W 586's on this site usually sell for twice that; the Taurus for about $100 less. I'd say if you get either one for $240 you got a good deal, or if it's a S&W, a great deal. If it's a Colt "snake" of some kind you got a blazing bargain at $240. If it's a Rossi you did OK.
"Quality" is like the weather. There is always weather outside, and there is always quality inside. Just how much and what kind is the question. If you consider Ruger to be of quality, you might get the SP-101 for close to that.
Micmax; the Ruger Security Six is the toughest 357 mag ever made. It is the only revolver to consistantly pass Jeff Coopers Gunsight Academy,s Training course without malfunction. Value is in the eye of the beholder and in my eyes the one that has been used as a hammer is still better than all the rest. Rule #1 of a gunfight is; Have a gun, But rule #2 is; Gun Must Work. I would say that in todays market your Ruger is a bargain at 300.00. axolotl
Money is money. But value is something else. I bought a brand spankin' new Smith & Wesson 686 Plus-7shot, for $405.00 in 2001. I have shot many thousands of rounds though it and it still looks and works like new. It's the one I keep in the night stand. Value? I would not sell it for twice what I paid.
Thank you for all your input. Maybe the "knothead" that posted that comment on my Ruger auction will read this post.Why would he make an offer then say this in comments?(item does not list for that much 320.00)
Don't know about some people!
I'm just venting.
Micmax,Ax is telling you correct.That Security Six will still be shooting straight long after the S&W's and the rest have self destructed.No doubt the toughest, strongest and best machined 357 ever built.Ten years ago i was getting $300 for them as fast as i could find them.Don't listen to the offer makers out there,if something is priced to high and does not sell then just reduce it a little,but these do sell in that neighborhood without a doubt.
Micmax,I should have specified "used". Yea I consider Ruger a Quality gun. How about a Security six? Has anyone seen any of these sell for $240.00, unless it was previously used for a sledge hammer? WALI SAYS...
I personally own 2 security six .357 W/6"bbl in stainless and blue. Paid $400.00 for stainless and $375.00 for blue. Both in NIB condition, although both were 10 yrs old and had fired many hundreds/thousands? of rounds. Wouldn't take $750.00 each for either. Best DAMN .357 money can buy!!! axolotl was telling the truth, as was Hartwell If they say it, most likely to be FACT! If you find one for $240.00, you really don't need it. Just call me and forget it ever happened...WALI....