Reviews of Ruger P85 (9mm)


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dukefan70
July 26, 2009, 02:06 PM
Found a barely to gently used Ruger P85 (9mm) for $300. Fits my wishes for an economical 9mm single/double action first handgun. Reviews and opinions from those with experience with this gun would be much appreciated.

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Mags
July 26, 2009, 02:08 PM
My old man carried one daily, I guess you can't beat the quality for the price. Just not for me at least for now.

frankiestoys
July 26, 2009, 02:16 PM
I bought one a year ago from a friend for 225.00$ (A GOOD FRIEND) its a p85 mII its the same gun except Ruger had a recall on the first p 85 so this one has the mods all ready done i love too shoot so i take it to the range alot ,fires great, never ever a problem.
I talked to several gun smiths before buying and they all said the same thing " YOU CANT KILL THEM" the price is just a little high but not a bad deal ,besides that its a great gun thats tough and reliable .

jon_in_wv
July 26, 2009, 03:02 PM
They are good shooters but look out for rust, ( I KNOW its stainless, do it anyhow), and galling on the recoil spring guide. They are reliable and accurate. Hard to beat for $300 .

PO2Hammer
July 26, 2009, 04:22 PM
Disregard, I read P-95.

bestseller92
July 26, 2009, 04:31 PM
I'd eschew the used P85 for three bills and go with a new P95 for just over that amount.

David E
July 26, 2009, 05:32 PM
As most of you know, the P-95 and P-85 use the SAME magazines.

bestseller92
July 26, 2009, 06:02 PM
Yes, and the 17 round MecGars for the Ruger P series 9's are superb.

greenlion
July 26, 2009, 06:23 PM
For 250, it might be a good deal. The trigger pull on the one a friend had years ago kept me from ever wanting one. I was shooting Beretttas back then. It is a very bulky chunky gun, but I'm sure it would last you forever, and be very dependable. I know Mas Ayoob thinks highly of the P90 series, which are very similar.

Bass Killer
July 27, 2009, 09:28 PM
The first pistols ive ever used, it was the MKII Edition P85. Great gun then, but would pass on it now. Ruger is stopping production of almost all of the P series pistols, looks like they are coming up with some new pistols to replace the old line.

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