That '89 is a hoss.. or really a mule... yes big and all metal... not what folks are wanting these days... but it will run forever and do what it was built for....
I was a big fan of Ruger P 9mms for years.... Even have a P89x.... the only thing I don't like about the Ruger Ps is having to push that eject thing down and keeping it down during disassembly and putting it back together.... but still a lot easier than any striker fired plastic gizmo....
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Yup, big and a little clunky, but they will shoot forever.
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
The P series is a lot of value for the fun.
I owned a P345 and it was a fine 45. I shot a friends P90 and I like it better.
"Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme"
I have owned the P89, P90, P93, P94, & P95 Rugers. All are overbuilt and will feed just about any ammunition. Did not purchase a P91 (.40 cal.) or the original P85 (9MM). I had always heard that the P85 was not accurate and just never located a P91.
The ones that I still own are alive and well. Excellent home or vehicle guns. I would trust any of them for self defense. Not so much for concealed carry.
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The first gun I bought myself was a P-85 In ‘87 or ‘88 timeframe while stationed in OK. Later sent it to Ruger for the recall, then ended up trading it in for a stainless P-89DC when those came out (early ‘90’s). Still have it!
I used to use it in local speed steel and IPSC-style matches in the Eglin AFB area (NWFL). It shoots anything, accurately, and is ultra-reliable. The only two occasions I remember it failing were both MY fault — in one case I limp-wristed the shot resulting in a stovepipe malfunction, and in the other case I failed to fully seat the mag in a speed reload resulting in a failure to feed. That P-89 was also my first EDC in a GALCO F.L.E.T.C.H. holster.
Ruger P-89: big and clunky and reliable — like me!
Enjoy that wonderful old Ruger!
Regards From Sunny Tucson,
"Faith isn't believing that God can; it's knowing that He will." (From a sign on a church in Nicholasville, Kentucky)
The P89 was my first DA/SA semi auto.
I had a Glock 17 at the time and traded it to my buddy for his P89 around 1998.
He thought the G17 was the coolest thing ever and I liked the P89 better.
It may have been heavier but it felt more like a gun to me and I shot it better.
I had it for a few years and shot thousands of rounds through it, mainly my reloads and never had an issue with it.
It was stolen when my house was broken into almost 20 years ago or I would most likely still have it.
Excellent summary jhe888.
P97DC owner here.
The metal-framed Ruger semi-autos [except 22s] were just a tad too thick for my hands.
The P97 is not an award winner, but it is reliable and accurate enough to both fun and life saving.
I don't shoot my P97 often, but it cycles any ammo and hits where I want it to when I do my part.
It doesn't feel slippery in my hands- but I have skateboard tape around it.
Sig P226, P220 Carry Stainless Elite, and a bunch of non-sigs.
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