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Old March 24th, 2017, 08:30 PM   #1
 
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P90DC on a P90???

Greetings:
I have a P90 and a P89DC. I really like the decocker feature on the P89 and wish it was on my P90.
My question is: I've seen numerous P90DC slides on eBay and wonder if it's a direct exchange. If so I might just invest around $150 on a new slide. Just a thought...and I think the two-tone would look really nice also (have the straight finish on both of mine).
Thanks....and regards.
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UPDATE: I did some additional research on this forum and seem to have found my answer. It seems like the slide and the frame "wear in" together and it might not work as well without a trip to a gunsmith to have it "tweeked".
Oh well, mine shoots JUST FINE. Not worth the hassle...but MIGHT look at doing some sort of custom finish...not sure.
Anyway, if anybody has any other ideas...would appreciate them.
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I'm pretty sure that you can swap them, however it may require some fitting including the slide and or frame. But be aware after the modification you probably will not be able to put the old slide back on.
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Greetings:
I have a P90 and a P89DC. I really like the decocker feature on the P89 and wish it was on my P90.
My question is: I've seen numerous P90DC slides on eBay and wonder if it's a direct exchange. If so I might just invest around $150 on a new slide. Just a thought...and I think the two-tone would look really nice also (have the straight finish on both of mine).
Thanks....and regards.
<Texas MP>

UPDATE: I did some additional research on this forum and seem to have found my answer. It seems like the slide and the frame "wear in" together and it might not work as well without a trip to a gunsmith to have it "tweeked".
Oh well, mine shoots JUST FINE. Not worth the hassle...but MIGHT look at doing some sort of custom finish...not sure.
Anyway, if anybody has any other ideas...would appreciate them.
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I'm pretty sure that you can swap them, however it may require some fitting including the slide and or frame. But be aware after the modification you probably will not be able to put the old slide back on.
I've done the same search and from what i have found YOU CAN NOT swap out DC slides with standard slides ...
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Old March 25th, 2017, 03:16 AM   #4
 
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Two Tone It

May I suggest cerakote, on the slide of your D.C.
I have used it on my Colt shown here, it was all SS
as well as a S&W air weight( I used tungsten grey on it.
Nothing holds up better & a rainbow of color to choose from.
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I changed my P89 blue slide out for a stainless and it was a direct swap. Looked at the internals of the P89DC and it didn't seem compatible to the standard P89. I believe the manual shows the difference, you could check on Ruger's website for manuals and see if there is a difference.
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The two have to be different internally, as the decocker type employs an entirely different trigger safety mechanism.


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personally I would get a complete new pistol.
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personally I would get a complete new pistol.
From what I see on eBay...for the price a new one might be almost the same price.
Will just have to look. I like my P90 and carry it with safety off anyway.
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My P90 started life as a "safety" model.


I picked up a "decocker" parts kit from an auction site:


I only needed to swap the top end for it to work (I also swapped the slide stop because I like the look):

Here's a link to a crappy video I did back then to answer someone's question on another forum:

That was 7 years ago and I have not had an issue with it in that time:


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Were the frames on blued guns darker?

I only have stainless. That is one sharp looking P90!
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Were the frames on blued guns darker?

I only have stainless. That is one sharp looking P90!
Yes, they are darker.

The lighter grey frames were used with Stainless Slides and dark grey with the Blued Slides.
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