Bought a Ruger P 85 Mark II today

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Don Davis, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    I bought a new to me used Ruger P 85 Mark II today.

    Anyone have any experience with this gun?

    I can't wait to shoot it.

    I'll post a picture of it later.

    :cool:
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Enjoy your new pistol!
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The Ruger P series although "ugly" is 1 of the most under rated series of pistols out there. They are extremely reliable but not known for gilt edged accuracy. I currently have a P-90 (.45) for my truck gun and feel confident that it'll handle anything I need it to do.
     
  4. Don Davis

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    You know, someone on another forum said it was "ugly", not Glock ugly, but at least homely :eek:

    So I picked it up and looked at it, I don't think it's so ugly.

    Probably because I just bought it.:)

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  5. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I like the P85 Mark II's. Good reliable rugged Pistol. Plus it is a Ruger, can't go wrong there.

    Pics Please
     
  6. NGIB

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    They are large and "chunky" but very reliable. I had a P89 for 10 years and it never malfunctioned...
     
  7. Texanbybirth

    Texanbybirth New Member

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    I bought mine 16 years ago NIB. I like for my boys to shoot it because it is large and stable. When my middle son was 10, he had a few FTE because he only weighed about 80 lbs and was limp wristing it. It has been nothing but dependable though.

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  8. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    Texanbybirth

    Her's what mine looks like.

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    Look like twins.:D

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  9. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Congrats on yer new pistola!:cool:
     
  10. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ain't no Ugly there. Very nice looking pistols right there.
     
  11. Esteban

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    Being ugly means VERY little when used in defense. It may even scare the suspect more. A friend has one & I have NEVER seen a more reliable shooter. He can mix any & all types of ammo in it & it feeds , shoots, & ejects every time. That's not ugly .
     
  12. russ

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    I like it. But I'm probably a little biased anyway. My Ruger KP944 was the first gun I ever bought for myself and has been the benchmark of reliability that all other firearms get measured against.
     
  13. MilProAkron

    MilProAkron New Member

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    Howdy

    Sorry to rehash an old post, but I'm new here and just came across it.

    I owned a P85 MKII for 15 years and it never jammed, FTF OR FTE, while I poured close to 8k rounds through it over those years. I carried it for my CCW in California and participated in a Navy SEAL handgun course using it.

    I finally got rid of it because its basically just too big and heavy for a 9mm, the same complaint I have about the M9 pistol. I eventually replaced it with a Glock, but I would have no problem owning another some day.
     
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  14. Thebiker

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    Had a P series Ruger in .45 (P90). Nice dependable pistol. My only problem was just too bulky to carry comfortably. Traded it on a 1911. That must have been in the early 90's.