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Old October 25th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1
 
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Ruger P91DC

So, fellow 'Ruger-ites', does anyone have any PERSONAL knowledge and/or experience concerning the discontinued P91DC .40 cal. ? I've come across one for sale in beautiful shape, and I'm probably going to succumb to temptation. It wears Hogue grips (man, do they make that gun look good!), but comes with the stock grips; has the factory plastic case, two magazines, upgraded springs (Wolff?) and a nice 'modern' (brand?) holster; the gentleman has some ammo (quantity unknown), and I don't know if he'll throw it in or if it'll be extra. He's asking $300 which seems reasonable (I bought a comparable P97DC a couple of years ago for the same price, but without all of the aforementioned extras).

Given that this was the first Ruger .40cal., and now discontinued, is there any 'collector' interest in this model? Also, again, since it was discontinued after a fairly short run, are there any inherent problems with this mode

Aside from a number of Ruger revolvers (single and double action, with another 6" Security Six soon to join the family) and a couple of 10-22's and standard .22 pistols, we have my son's P89 and my P97DC and love them both, so the P91 will fit right in.

Thanks in advance for any solid input on the P91. GOD bless. (^_^)



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I bought my P91DC in January of 2011 for $319.00 + tax, it was like new in box with 2 factory 11 round mags. I have only shot about 400 rounds threw it but so far there have been no problems. It is pretty much like my P944 except it looks like a P89, shoots just the same, just as accurate, rugged and dependable. They were only made in 1992, 93 and 94 and came with a 11 round mags, after 94 mags were 10 round, early 11 round mags had a plain metal base plate and the later ones had a plastic base plate with Ruger emblem on it. 10 round mags can be identified by a crease on each side from end to end that reduced the capacity by 1 round. Don't know if they are rare, but mine is only one i have ever saw, if you like it, buy it, they are great pistols and you won't be sorry.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #3
 
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I bought mine in '93 (I think) and have lost count of the rounds I have run through it. I gave $300, in the box with 2 mags. It does not get out much since I got the SR1911 but it is still a great shooter.

I don't think it's a collectable but I am far from being an expert on the subject (or any subject for that matter ).

My bride, who loves to shoot, does not like to shoot it because it is too thick and she has small hands. It's not that it kicks too much, just physically too large for a comfortable grip. She normally shoots a compact 1911.

In my obviously biased opinion I think you could do worse.

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Old October 26th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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I'd snatch it up right away before someone else does. Could be one of the best .40s ever made and I've been through a bunch of them. The one I wish I had kept is the KP-91DC. There are not too many Ruger collectibles, but because of the relatively low production numbers for the P-91, it could happen.
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Thanks for all of the positive input, Gentlemen. Actually, it's just like the one in the picture, complete with the Hogue grips, which, in my opinion, make it one of the most beautiful 'modern' pistols extant. I love my P97, but the straight-sided look just doesn't compare, aesthetically, with the 'sculpted' look of the older P-guns.

As soon as some awaited $$ arrive, I'll almost certainly buy it (the gentleman didn't seem to be in a hurry to sell it, so I'm hoping it's still there!). Of course, when the aforementioned $$ do show up, I've already arranged to buy a 6" Security Six (blued) from a friend, so that'll make two more Rugers in the family!! Woohoo!

Thanks again & GOD bless Y'all real good. (^_^)
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It's a Ruger, it's discontinued and it's in great shape.
Me, if I was there, I'd be all over it.
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FYI "P" series 9mm mags load and fire 40 just like they were made for them...Had a P91 years ago and it was a good always reliable pistol. Got caught up in a trade somewhere a few years back...Enjoy it!
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kbr1: Thanks for the magazine info !! My son has a P89, so I'll try it out when I get the P91. Here's the funny part-- I just replied to you on a more recent post labeled, "P85/P89" and told you about the picture above of the P91dc...... LOL!
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P91DC Update

Wow, I can't believe that I haven't updated this post since November 2, 2012, but the numbers don't lie..... too busy is too busy !!

I did, indeed, purchase the P91DC as described in the earlier post, and I just love it !!! This baby is one sweet shooter and is definitely a keeper ! For some reason, it feels like a TANK-- my son's P89 is basically the same size (but blued) and all, but this just feels 'bigger'. Still, it does what it's supposed to and has digested all ammo fed to it (even some reloads that the other .40 jams with). I haven't posted pix, but if you'll go to the original posting as noted above, there's a picture (not mine) that's the exact image, Hogue grips and all.

Also, I did purchase (the next day) the Security Six (6") that I mentioned, and it's a beauty, too. I got the original box with the store receipt(s) from 1977, original grips and Pachmayr Presentation grips fitted. (This is 'pre-warning', by the way.)

Now then, 'the rest of the story', as Paul Harvey used to say-- for Christmas I gave the Security Six to my older son and my SP101 (.357) to his dear wife (it hurt to give that one up, but it was a good thing, and still in the family). His and Hers Ruger .357's !! A wonderful family legacy.

For the record, about the same time, I took in trade a neat little Smith & Wesson Model 19 2.5". It's been carried daily in GOD-knows-what sort of conditions, so the blueing is well worn, but it's tight, probably not shot a lot. It wore a Pachmayr Presentation 'Large' grip which was too big for the gun, so I substituted a 'small' version of the same grip and it's just about perfect.

Also, back to the P91DC-- I was told (in the former post) that 9mm magazines would work in the .40 cal., and it works! I tried my son's stock P89 magazine, a ProMag, and a MecGar 17rd. and they all function just fine in the P91DC. The standard 9mm mag. holds 12 rounds of .40 and the MecGar holds 13 rounds. Pretty cool, huh ?

Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Pray for America !!!

GOD bless Ted Nugent and the 2nd Amendment !!! -Starbuckle-
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P91DC Update

Wow, I can't believe that I haven't updated this post since November 2, 2012, but the numbers don't lie..... too busy is too busy !!

I did, indeed, purchase the P91DC as described in the earlier post, and I just love it !!! This baby is one sweet shooter and is definitely a keeper ! For some reason, it feels like a TANK-- my son's P89 is basically the same size (but blued) and all, but this just feels 'bigger'. Still, it does what it's supposed to and has digested all ammo fed to it (even some reloads that the other .40 jams with). I haven't posted pix, but if you'll go to the original posting as noted above, there's a picture (not mine) that's the exact image, Hogue grips and all.

Also, I did purchase (the next day) the Security Six (6") that I mentioned, and it's a beauty, too. I got the original box with the store receipt(s) from 1977, original grips and Pachmayr Presentation grips fitted. (This is 'pre-warning', by the way.)

Now then, 'the rest of the story', as Paul Harvey used to say-- for Christmas I gave the Security Six to my older son and my SP101 (.357) to his dear wife (it hurt to give that one up, but it was a good thing, and still in the family). His and Hers Ruger .357's !! A wonderful family legacy.

For the record, about the same time, I took in trade a neat little Smith & Wesson Model 19 2.5". It's been carried daily in GOD-knows-what sort of conditions, so the blueing is well worn, but it's tight, probably not shot a lot. It wore a Pachmayr Presentation 'Large' grip which was too big for the gun, so I substituted a 'small' version of the same grip and it's just about perfect.

Also, back to the P91DC-- I was told (in the former post) that 9mm magazines would work in the .40 cal., and it works! I tried my son's stock P89 magazine, a ProMag, and a MecGar 17rd. and they all function just fine in the P91DC. The standard 9mm mag. holds 12 rounds of .40 and the MecGar holds 13 rounds. Pretty cool, huh ?

Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! Pray for America !!!

GOD bless Ted Nugent and the 2nd Amendment !!! -Starbuckle-
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Glad to hear that things worked out. I have actually carried mine some this last month. After a friend was bemoaning that his home state of New York was turning him into a criminal for owning and carrying "hi cap assault weapons", I carried my P-91 as a sign of solidarity Fortunately, my buddy has decided to move to Virginia because of it, so something good came out of it.
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I have one that I bought new in '94 I think. Was thinking about selling it to partially fund a new .40 for carry, but decided to keep it and give it to my son years from now. This was the first firearm I bought and just can't part with it. I need to do right by it and put some rounds through it soon!!
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I never heard of one before but now I'll have to keep my eyes open for one. Is it DA/SA or DAO? Hard to tell if it has a hammer from the photo.
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DA/SA with a decocker. Mine has a stainless slide and barrel with an aluminium frame.
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Just for the record, as I stated already, my son has a P89 (9mm), and in addition to the most-recently acquired P91DC, I also have a P97 (.45acp). I / we absoloutely LOVE all three ! We have quite a few other handguns, of course, (semi-autos and revolvers), but the P-series Rugers are always favorites.

I kinda hate to say it, because I'm not really a 9mm fan, but if I were advising someone concerning the purchase of a new, first pistol, I'd have to seriously consider steering them onto a Ruger P95 (remember, I said NEW). They're Ruger-tough, reasonably inexpensive (a bit over $300 around here- NW Oregon), the magazines are (were-- pre-obama-scare) plentiful and interchangable among all P-series 9mm's, and they're not overly bulky. Also, (again, pre-current-frenzy), the 9mm seems to be about the cheapest COMMON centerfire handgun round extant, having replaced the .38 Spl. as such (note, by 'common' I'm excluding certain 'foreign' military calibers). You can practice with lead or FMJ loads all day long, then for serious 'social' purposes stoke it with Federal HST or any similar high-performance defensive load. At least at this time, the standard capacity is 15 rounds, and magazines of increased capacity are available. Too, the 9mm is about as tame in terms of recoil as you'll find in a true 'defensive' caliber (9mm is my personal 'lower-limit'-- sorry .380 fans!). [Note: I personally prefer .357 Magnum or auto calibers beginning with a .4, but not everyone can either afford such nor handle the increased recoil.] I don't claim to be an expert, but in my decades of experience shooting and training, that's just my 2 cents worth.
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