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Ruger P89 - Need info (Complete Disassembly)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by doctorj77, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. doctorj77

    doctorj77 Well-Known Member

    I've just purchase a P89 and looking for some info on taking the frame apart. I want to Gunkote it. I've owned a P90 & a P95 in the past, but never felt the need to take them apart completely.

    I'm used to 1911's which are pretty simple in construction. Here I see wire springs that look like they could go flying out :uhoh: if not done properly.

    Anyone have any online tutorial info, or manuals I can download to figure this tank out?

  2. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    I don't know how to disassemble a p-series Ruger but I have learned a lot about them at www.rugerforum.com I think a couple of the members there have done refinish jobs similar to what you are talking about. If you don't get the information you are looking for here you might try there.
  3. P90shooter

    P90shooter Well-Known Member

    +1 Mike J... Talk to Coffeepot over there he worked for Ruger for quite a while
  4. bdg146

    bdg146 Well-Known Member

    Edit: Misread original post...

    Uhh, just to save my pride a little, I'll add that rugerforum is a great resource :)
  5. P90shooter

    P90shooter Well-Known Member

    bdg he was talking about total disassembly. He wants to strip so he can get it refinished... Every movable part must goooooo :) My salesman voice
  6. WardenWolf

    WardenWolf member

    Check the manual on Ruger's website.
  7. doctorj77

    doctorj77 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info guys. I checked out that sight and found a link to a DVD on Opticsplanet.net.

    I'd hate to spend money to learn how, but $23 is far cheaper than paying my gunsmith $100 to refinish it.

    Does anyone have any experiences with different finishes? I've tried Brownells Baking Laquer, which chips off pretty easy, I've heard the same about Duracoat. I'm leaning on Gunkote for this one.

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