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Reviews of Ruger P85 (9mm)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dukefan70, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. dukefan70

    dukefan70 Member

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    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.
     
  2. Mags

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    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.
     
  3. frankiestoys

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    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 .
     
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    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 .
     
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    Disregard, I read P-95.
     
  6. bestseller92

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    I'd eschew the used P85 for three bills and go with a new P95 for just over that amount.
     
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    As most of you know, the P-95 and P-85 use the SAME magazines.
     
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    Yes, and the 17 round MecGars for the Ruger P series 9's are superb.
     
  9. greenlion

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    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.
     
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    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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