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Ruger P-90 .45 Ca. semi-automatic Pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Thomas Garrett, Dec 13, 2008.

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  1. Thomas Garrett

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    Can the P-90 be converted with a extra length Barrel and slide for target competition, and is it worth it to do so. I'm thinking around 6", with adjustable rear sights, Right now it is a 4 1/2" standard barrel, Standard combat rear sights, shoots good at 25 feet, but after that inacurate.
     
  2. GRIZ22

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    Right now it is a 4 1/2" standard barrel, Standard combat rear sights, shoots good at 25 feet, but after that inacurate.

    I have a stock P90 I carried as a duty weapon for 5-6 years. I think what you need is more practice not a longer barrel. I can shoot a 3-4" group at 25 yards with just about any ammo standing with a two hand hold.

    That said a long slide conversion would be a custom job that will cost you a lot more than you paid for the pistol.
     
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    Ditto.

    If you want a target pistol, buy a target pistol.

    If you want to experience better practical accuracy from your existing P90, invest in some ammunition & range sessions and look for ways to refine your shooting skills. You might be surprised by how much you might be able to improve. Any firearms instructors or IPSC shooters at your range?

    FWIW, last time I took my well-worn early production KP90DC to the range I was able to obtain a few <1" groups with standard JHP loads at 10 yards, using a 2-handed, standing unsupported grip. A couple of times I was able to put 2 rounds in the same hole.

    I don't expect much better than 3-5" at 25 yards under the same conditions, though. It's a service-grade pistol using service-grade ammunition ... and it's not being fired by someone who competes in Camp Perry Pistol, either. ;)
     
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    Get used to the recoil, get a very steady sight picture. Line the rear and front sights up, focus on the front sight, squeeze the trigger, and it should be even more accurate. Getting the setup your talking about might make is a 50 yard pistol, but you'll still need to master the basics to bring out it's full potential.
     
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    There was an article in SGN several years ago and the author extolled the accuracy virtues of the Ruger P90. He personally used it for target work and wrote that the only thing he did for best accuracy was to change the sights to an adjustable rear set from Millett.
     
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    You won't find a bigger fan of the P90 than me, but I think that converting it as you suggest would be a waste of time and money.

    To be honest, I am not immediately aware of any gunsmiths that specifically do custom work on the P-series, though I would be interested to see if someone does...
     
  7. Thomas Garrett

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    What i ment was at 50 yards i'm floating within the 7 ring, with my Colt officers match revolver .38 special i'm within the 9-x ring. I shoot single handed, now with supported combat hold (2 hands) the groups are tighter, but with the Ruger i'm inconsistant. My gold cup .45 at 50 yards is about the same as my colt revolver. I shoot 3 times a week. stance, positioning, practice is all the same. I also practice with a Browning Buck Mark .22 (to save money), my groups are really tight with that. I get in good practice sessions. I was just wondering about a conversion for the Ruger. I may be just the weight thing. It is alot heavier than the rest.
     
  8. Thomas Garrett

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    I'm Sorry Steve,

    You have a good idea, Millet rear sights may be the way to go, Does it take major modifications where i need to send the slide somewhere, or is it something i could do myself. also is there an estimated price?
     
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