Just picked up a Ruger P85

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by kodiak1973, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. kodiak1973

    kodiak1973 New Member

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    Went to a new gun store today and found a deal I couldn't pass up. Picked up a used P85 for $200 out the door. It is a former police officer's carry. Brought it home and cleaned it up and looks pretty nice, especially for $200. The bluing is a little rough, but everything else looks good. Also came with the Hogue grips which are really nice. I'll post a pic as soon as I find my camera!

    You guys are such a bad influence. 3 new guns in 3 weeks...
     
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  2. kodiak1973

    kodiak1973 New Member

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    Ok. Here are some pics. Not the greatest, but my camera's gone AWOL.

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  3. Flint Rock

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    When my dad retired from law enforcement, the agency he had worked for wouldn't give him his gun. It was a S&W 38 Chiefs Special that he had carried for 37 years. The outfit had long switched to a double stacked Tupperware wonder gun, but he had wanted, and was allowed, to continue on with the 5 shot S&W. I can still picture those 158 grain lead round nose bullets, no high tech +P or Black Talons.
    Anyway, it was a new Ruger P85 that he when out and got after he retired. Dad said then that he liked the gun because it was "all business". I have to agree. The gun now sports some rubber grips (Houge if I remember right) and I got him a "plastic" holster a few years ago. He's now 81 and still shoots the Ruger. I offered to get him a S&W Classic Chiefs Special when they came out,,,,,, but dad said no. He said he likes that Ruger and doesn't miss the S&W. Then after a pause he adds, "They should have given me that damn gun!":eek:
     
  4. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    Very nice Ruger P85. Looking forward to the range report.

    Give it a real good cleaning before you shoot it, and it should run like a sewing machine.

    :)
     
  5. kodiak1973

    kodiak1973 New Member

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    I spent an hour today cleaning it real good and it made a big difference! Going out later this weeks since I'm on vacation this week! I'll definitely let everybody know how it goes. The guy threw in a box of ammo with the deal.
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Good purchase! I loved my ruger p89dc, wish I still had it. :)
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congrats. A range report is expected forthwith. :D