Ruger P85 Likes/Dislikes/Issues?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by gorknoids, May 26, 2010.

  1. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    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.
     
  2. WDB

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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.
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  4. gorknoids

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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.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.:confused:
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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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.
     
  7. Esteban

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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.
     
  8. jeepcreep927

    jeepcreep927 New Member

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    Agreed. I had one that would even feed empty cases from the mag.
     
  9. WDB

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    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.
     
  10. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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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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    Smokin' up the Boom Room.

    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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  11. Esteban

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    I believe that friend of mine just put a " Hogue " slip-over grip on his & it made it feel much better. I think those are good home defense weapons, too.
     
  12. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    It's got a pretty large grip, and it's not mine, so I'll point him in the right direction and let him decide. My first take was the Hogues, but I've got bigger mitts.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I love Ruger revolvers and bolt guns but have not found a Ruger Pistol I like yet...They all seem to be big, blocky, w/mushy DA triggers.

    I really like the company as whole and own several of there products but I've not yet been impressed with the design of their pistols.

    I know there are many LCP devotes here, not looking to get any of your panties in a bunch. I'm just waiting for a great company to deliver an auto that's slim, tight, crisp, and does not require double jointed wrists to disassemble/reassemble..."Think .22/.45"

    I know they have a couple of new pistol designs out there that I've not tried yet. If any of you can recommend one that's again, slim, tight, and crisp, I'll give it shot.

    TACK
     
  14. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    My first handgun was a p89 with a decocker. Not the best handgun in the world, but hard to beat for the money. They're tough and will last a long tie.
     
  15. WDB

    WDB New Member

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    Just saying the disassemble of a P series is pretty simple....don't get where the double jointed wrist fits in. Is that like limp wrist shooting?
     
  16. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Nope. Was refering to the only Ruger Auto Pistol I've ever owned. A .22/.45. This is there standard plinking .22 auto w/a poly reciever designed to mimic the grip angle the 1911. The idea was economic practice for 1911 guys.

    Try to reassemble one and you'll understand the "double jointed wrist" comment.

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  17. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I've owned a P85 close to a decade ago. It was a good shooting little 9mm, however it never really grew on me and it was on top of the "trade up" list.

    Nothing wrong w/ it, just nothing real special either. :confused: