September 18, 2006, 12:17 PM
I want to get a Ruger 9mm model 89, I have a P90 and I was wodering if the 89 is the same size and weight as the P90? I wanted something like the P 90 but in 9mm for cheaper shooting. I have a S&W 5903 that I am thinking about trading for the P89, would that be a wise move?:banghead:
September 18, 2006, 10:56 PM
I don't think that there is much difference size or weight wise. My buddy has a P90 & it feel's pretty much like my P89. I would recomend a De-Cocker model (P89DC). I have had mine for quite awhile, & found it to be very reliable, rugged & accurate. I take it with me to the farm, fishing & other outdoor stuff. It see's it's share of range time also. I keep it clean & detail strip & oil it when ever it get's wet. I would reccomend the P89 to anyone who is looking for a pistol like that.
September 18, 2006, 11:10 PM
Well according to this site they are the same length and such, the P90 is just 2 ounces heavier. Personally I love my KP89 (DC) and wouldn't trade it for the world, but then again its my only non black-powder handgun so I just might be biased :neener:
September 19, 2006, 12:40 PM
I don't have a scale appropriate to weigh my guns, but have a P85 (same dimensions as P89) and a P90. Sites I've checked say the P85 is about 38 ounces unloaded, the P90 33 ounces. I'm not sure, but the P90 does seem a little lighter. I had a P95 and it was definately lighter, under 30 ounces unloaded weight and was a handier size for concealment than the P90, but not enough to scream about. I can carry either one IWB pretty easily in a Sparks summer special.
I do know the P85 is a little slimmer through the slide, but both guns fit perfectly in the Sparks holster, six of one, half dozen of the other. The P85 has a rougher trigger in both SA and DA, but is 100 percent with everything I've fed it, just like the P90. My P95 had a slightly slicker DA SA pull than the P85 I have now, but not up to the P90. That P90 is really sweet. The two 9s would group good ammo into about 2.5" at 25 yards. The .45 is a 1" five shot, 25 yards gun with it's best loads. Normally, I'll pick up the P90 if I wanna carry a big gun. The lesser firepower doesn't bother me if I carry my Kel Tec P11 as a back up in a front pocket. Without the P11 along, I don't know, it's a toss up. I shoot slightly better with the P90, reload the tapered double stack mags quicker. I just love shooting that P90, though. It's normally the one I turn to for carry.
Just my view of the two guns, individual preference. I'm not about to sell the P85, great little gun, mostly got it for IDPA stuff. It is so similar to the P90 to shoot, it makes for good cheap practice if I wanna fire factory ammo. It also handles the hottest loads without a worry, built like a typical Ruger, to never wear out (okay, never say never, but it's sturdy).
I do think the P90 is the absolute jewel of the Ruger P series, though. I love that thing. Mine's a stainless decocker which is what I prefer. The P85 has a decock safety and is blued, but I couldn't turn it down with two 15 round mags (during the Clinton ban years) and for just $200. Also, a friend had it and I knew it had a really low round count. He was a little hard up for cash. Later, he bought a P89. LOL I don't think it's any harder to carry than the P85, just has a little less fire power. It makes up for that with it's shootability, though. I just seem to hit with it better, almost like it's pointing itself. I guess that's because I've shot it so much. I ain't quite as quick and accurate with the 9mm.
September 19, 2006, 12:45 PM
Mmm, just checked that site. The P89 is listed at 32 ounces, the P85 at 38? Wonder where the weight difference came from. I thought they were pretty much identical except for the safety mechanism. Mine is the Mk2, the revised version of the P85 before the P89 came out. It's is a pretty slick little gun.
If you're interested in a better totin' gun, I'd go with the P95, though. It sure was noticably lighter than the P90 on the hip.
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