Gear: Ruger P89


Ruger P89

Sturm Ruger
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Average Rating:
(24 Votes)

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    trw6168, Sun, 09 Sep 2007 06:19:15 UTC.
    1st review

    I have owned and /or used this model for quite a few years. To this date, I have yet to have this weapon malfunction. Disassembly is quick and easy and with regular cleaning this weapon is a reliable partner. I know it doesn't get the press that a Beretta or Sig does, but I wouldn't go into a hostile situation without it.

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    pellethead, Mon, 10 Sep 2007 08:41:30 UTC.

    This was my first duty weapon. I loved it, I could actually shoot very accurate with it, and I'm not a great shot. The only downfall was that you had to keep it very clean and lubed with tehlon oil or it would jam, But as long as you did that it was great.

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    mech13, Wed, 26 Sep 2007 22:10:39 UTC.

    I have carried and used Ruger P89's for about 8 years and would not have anything else. It is the working man's gun.

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    whitewolf71455, Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:57:16 UTC.

    Out of 10 years of HEAVY use I've been thru one barrel change(about 200 to250 rounds per week) it has never jammed, failed to fire, and is one of the most accurate firearms I have ever fired.

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    excop23260, Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:20:49 UTC.

    Basically a fine instrument. It's more accurate than most firearms instructors, and quite reliable. Mine tolerated lots of dirt, still worked great. Only one thing - there was ONE aftermarket magazine that developed abnormal wear on the little slot that positions it in the mag well, so it stopped feeding correctly. Just repaced it with a good magazine, and things were back to great. I only carry 15-round mags, and aftermarket mags are not always the best. I regularly bet my life on the P89 with good mags, though.

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    LT504, Sun, 17 Feb 2008 16:58:05 UTC.

    Reliable, Accurate, Tough and all around great weapon.

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    NasherMA1, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:44:46 UTC.

    I own a pair of P-89's and after shooting thousands of various manufacturer's rounds with them, I can assure anyone that reliability is never an issue. Every malfunction I have ever encountered has been ammo-related. For me, the larger grip is a plus and the longer trigger pull is an asset for someone who can't shoot every day, as it forces you to have great trigger-control. As a weapon it is almost perfect for the price. It's my own opinion, but I think this is a benchmark weapon. As a duty weapon, we all agree that 9mm is not optimal but for a back-up or for training, the P-89 is a medal-winner in my book.

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    Htownphantom, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:42:27 UTC.

    If I must say! I have carried my Rugger for the last 13 years due to my brothers persistance. he has one. and whenever I go to the Gun Range With my department I always qualify the first time around. , My rugger has only jammed one time during qualifications. I would not want to carry any other weapon. If you keep this gun cleaned and oiled, she will never let you down.,

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    Chief25sr, Sun, 04 May 2008 02:00:24 UTC.

    I have been using one for the past 8 years and i love it. I have tried other weapons and this one rates high in my book.

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    Posse44, Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:10:19 UTC.

    Good gun, but heavy and bulky.

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    detective_kermit, Wed, 03 Sep 2008 17:42:58 UTC.

    I have owned my Ruger P89 for 7 years now, and through heavy use at the range has not jammed at all. Performs flawlessly! Did have to send it back to Ruger for repair recently, started seeing my shot groups drop 4" at 30 feet. They ended up replacing the barrel for free, and sending their test target back with it to prove its new found accuracy. I carry the original 10 round mag, along with two 15 round mags. I also replaced the original grips with a Houge grip. This is probably not the easiest firearm to carry on shift due to its size and weight, but I always know it will fire when I need it to.

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    Miller, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 02:25:49 UTC.

    I had one of these, was a good gun never had any problems with it at all.

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    ELMEXXXCAN, Sat, 08 Nov 2008 17:48:24 UTC.


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    gerrystacy, Thu, 04 Dec 2008 09:35:28 UTC.

    does the job of home protection.

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    MBAKER56, Mon, 12 Jan 2009 15:30:13 UTC.


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    Twinker, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:18:06 UTC.

    Went thru the academy with this weapon..Never once did it malfunction and I used crap ammo in it. I choose the Glock to carry around concealed cause the Ruger is heavy and bulky, but dang, it's a great Pistol! Easy to disassemble and clean. I'll never sell it....will probably give it to my son when he is old enough.

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    windrider3210, Tue, 10 Mar 2009 16:41:41 UTC.

    Great little weapon, used as a duty weapon for 3 years. Good, safe, reliable, product. Never jammed using an assortment of ammunition, never failed or had double feed problems.

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    Deltaboy1984, Tue, 10 Mar 2009 19:28:59 UTC.

    Traded mine after 12 years due to it was too heavy for daily CC. But other than that it shot lights out and never jammed.

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    OFCR3627, Sat, 02 May 2009 14:23:43 UTC.

    decent handgun used to be our speacail carry weapon for our CERT TEAM before switch everyone to glock model 22

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    helenh1967, Thu, 28 May 2009 12:10:05 UTC.

    I inherited this beauty. I love to shoot it and it is pretty but a bit too big for me. Still I will be keeping mine for a very long time. It's a sentimental thing. ; )

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    OS441, Mon, 07 Sep 2009 17:20:26 UTC.

    This gun shoots right where I want it.

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    fyrefighter, Thu, 10 Dec 2009 13:12:04 UTC.

    1st auto I ever owned, shoots great, always dead on....
    still have it...and take it to the range regularly.....

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    gn13, Tue, 11 May 2010 23:56:14 UTC.

    This was my first handgun and it was given to me brand new by my grandfather who purchased one for himself also. I grew up shooting this gun, and I have always found it to be reliable and accurate. Others who shoot it agree.

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    WhiTe_SpYder, Thu, 26 May 2011 18:00:08 UTC.

    WOW! I just purchased this firearm yesterday. I didn't do any research on it, I just picked it up and held it. I just knew I liked it. I love the classic look and the way it fits my hand. I was looking for a .357 long barrel revolver in a Ruger or S&W until I saw the P89 and its price. This is my first handgun purchase and from what I read here, I'm expecting my first love affair with a firearm.

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