Ruger p89

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by bkt_tater, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. bkt_tater

    bkt_tater New Member

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    I have a ruger p89. Never had any problems with the gun till yesterday. I was shooting and it locked up. I took the gun to a gun smith and he said my barrel had a bulge on the outside. He put it on a lathe and shaved it down a bit. He said it was safe, but I want to buy a new one so I don't have to worry about my wife shooting it (this is her home defense gun). Anybody know where to find a replacement barrel?
     
  2. TimKS

    TimKS Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Brownells sell most parts EXCEPT the barrel. You may have to contact Ruger about your request.

    (EDIT) I did a bit more digging into Brownells site and find that they do offer some pistol barrels from other manufacturers. You can give that a look when you have time.
     
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  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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  4. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Contact Ruger. You may be surprised at how well they treat you.
     
  5. ArizonaLawman

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    THIS....Ruger will offer to send you a barrel, or if you call them, they will send you a pre-paid shipping box, and replace it for free. If you don't put magazines in the box...they will send you a couple for free!

    I bought a P90 .45 used (awesome deal $200). It had a busted extractor. I called Ruger to order the part. They sent be a shipping box and asked that I send it to them, this is even after I explained I bought it used and pre-broken. They said no problem.

    When they returned it 10 days later, it had ben repaired, polished all over, new grips installed (the old ones were scratched to hell) and there were three magazines in the box!

    That is awesome customer service.
     
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  6. bkt_tater

    bkt_tater New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys. I'll get in touch with them next week. Do you think there will be a problem since a gunsmith put it on a lathe and took it down?
     
  7. ArizonaLawman

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    I seriously doubt it. They fixed a pre-broke gun for me.
     
  8. WDB

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    I'm a little surprised a smith would do that, seems that bulge happened for a reason and rurning it down didn't fix the actual issue.

    Make certian to tell Ruger the barrel was turned down by a smith up front. I doubt it will be an issue.
     
  9. bkt_tater

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    Well the gunsmith inspected the barrel inside and out. He said the inside of the barrel was fine. I asked if it would be safe because this is my wife's home defense gun of choice (over a shotgun with pistol grip). And he said it would be safe but not accurate for target shooting. And I told him that I would be finding a new barrel soon. So he did it.
     
  10. bkt_tater

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    Well I just was in contact with ruger. The lady told me I would have to pay shipping to them and they would determine if it was a manufacturing defect and it was ok that the gunsmith had already turned it down. But if it was a defect they would cover shipping cost. We'll see what happens. I'll mail it later today.
     
  11. Win73

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    I definitely would not shoot that gun with that barrel. If was working and then quit because of a bulge on the outside of the barrel, it had to bulge while shooting. And if was bulged on the outside from shooting, it had to bulge out from the inside also. That indicates a weak spot in the barrel. And his grinding away metal had to weaken it even further.

    I think Ruger will do you right. I have only had one dealing with Ruger customer service. I lost a screw to one of my Blackhawks. They sent me a replacement at no charge.
     
  12. bkt_tater

    bkt_tater New Member

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    The inside the barrel was fine. That's what's so odd.

    Also I put it in the mail via ups yesterday ($40) so it is on the way.
     
  13. bkt_tater

    bkt_tater New Member

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    So I just called ruger to check the status of my gun. The guy on the phone said it was in the "process" of being repaired.
     
  14. JonM

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    you prolly wouldnt be able to really tell just looking down the bore. but removing the bulge by turning in a lathe definately weakened it.

    ruger definately has good service. called em about the barrel band shooting off my 44 carbine semi auto they offered to replace the gun with a bolt gun. all i wanted was to buy a barrel band. i kept my carbine
     
  15. bkt_tater

    bkt_tater New Member

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    I would just like to say that this dealing with ruger has been the worst experience ever. It has been almost a month and they just now sent me a price estimate of $95. I called and they said it was a round induced bulge. They also said that since the gunsmith lathed it down it also voided the warranty (even though they told me it was perfectly fin originally).