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Old 05-27-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default Ruger P85 Likes/Dislikes/Issues?

One of our sons bought a P85 MkIIR today and brought it by for me to have a look at, and I think she's a beaut. Prolly gonn'a run a couple boxes through it on Friday for S&G if we both get off early, but definitely this weekend. Broke her down and can't find a damned thing wrong with her, so I'm just looking for props/boos.

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I've owned several of the Ruger P series over the years and found them to be truly good reliable pistols. Fun to shoot, easy to care for, well built and accurate. I still own a P93, P94 and a P95. I bet you will truly enjoy the pistol.

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I like the P85's. That should do nicely. I would like to find one myself. Gun Show this Weekend, might have a look around.

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Thanks guys. Laddy stopped by tonight and asked what I thought. Looks like we'll be fouling her this Saturday. If the cheap bastid has a real camera, I'll get pics up.

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P-85's are generally decent firearms. Likes? Accurate, pretty reliable, inexpensive. Dislikes? Blocky, heavy.

The early ones had some issues. We had a couple that disassembled themselves on the firing line (Back in the early 90's). Slide assembly simply flew off the front of the frame onto the ground during a string of fire. No explanation, just came apart. Reinstalled parts and they ran fine for 2-300 rounds and would do it again????? WTF, I have no idea.

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And, if my old-timer's disease is not kicking in, there was a problem with the slides "rusting", but proper care should take care of that.

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I have never seen any other 9mm pistol that would reliably feed any & every ammo you could try in it, forever. Firend has one & I think if you put a rock in it , it would feed & shoot.
My only dislikes, is bulky & heavy.

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I have never seen any other 9mm pistol that would reliably feed any & every ammo you could try in it, forever. Firend has one & I think if you put a rock in it , it would feed & shoot.
My only dislikes, is bulky & heavy.
Agreed. I had one that would even feed empty cases from the mag.
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Thanks guys. Laddy stopped by tonight and asked what I thought. Looks like we'll be fouling her this Saturday. If the cheap bastid has a real camera, I'll get pics up.
Looking forward to hearing about how the shoot turns out, you have already inspected the pistol so I expect it will function well and will be a lot of fun to shoot.
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The thing ran great, and a hell of a lot better than the $150.00 that he paid for it! Approximately 200 rounds through it, and "it was like buttah". In DA, the trigger is way long and mushy, but it has a really short reset, which is nice. 4.5" and good ergos lend to it's accuracy, but she needs grips and at least the sights repainted, if not replaced with something more gooder.
Not much for Gunne Pornne, as the photographer was also attending her first session at the range and we had her hopping between lanes a good bit.


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A good time was had by all, and I'll sleep better knowing that he's got a reliable and safe handgun, not a grenade with a decocker!

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