This is a discussion on P Series Durability within the Ruger Pistols forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; I want to do a little informal survey on the durability of Ruger P series pistols.
So the question is:
Have you ever personally witness ...
I want to do a little informal survey on the durability of Ruger P series pistols.
So the question is:
Have you ever personally witness or seen the results of any breakage or failures in P series (85, 89, 90, 93, 94, 95, 97) or can you post links to stories of such incidents , now I realize that each model may have had some hiccups when first introduced , I'm mainly concerned with actual frame , slide or barrel cracks or something of equal severity but any breakage reports are welcome.
I love the P series, the 89 is one of my all time favorite shooters and I wish I had the $$ to put each model to longevity torture test but what I do have is a computer and a little time so here goes1
I used to own a P90 and can say that I never had a single issue with it. I wanted an SR9 really bad, so I sold the P to a buddy. At the time of sale, I had put a minimum of 5,000 round through it target shooting without a failure of any kind. I know that my friend has fired about 3,000 more with no problems. I say, if you want one, buy one. You won't regret it.
I've had quite a few rounds thru my p90 and have had no problems.
I'm also aquainted with other shooters who own the "p" series for years and have had zero problems. Even a regional private prison that issues the p89 and has had them for over 10 years have not had any problems that i am aware of.
The old p85 was recalled to be updated to the p85 mkII but that was a design issue back in the 80's.
The "p" series is a well documented proven design. My daughter will get lots of use out of it long after i am gone.....
I have 2-97's, a P90, Wife has a P345, Son has a P95, and any of them hasn't had any kind of problems. That why I wouldn't replace them with anything else. I might try something different sometime though. Thanks for changing the Poll so I can Vote.
Last edited by Calvin Wiles; March 10th, 2008 at 03:55 PM.
I had to have the sear replaced on a P944, which Mike Smisko effected most expeditiously (and effectively!). I also had a trigger return spring break on a used Security Six that I have-ironically, it broke literally 10 minutes after I got it back from Ruger, after they'd thoroughly gone through it for me. They were mortified-immediately arrainged its return via pre-paid shipping; they repaired it, again thoroughly went through it, and it has performed immaculately to date. These are exceptionally well made guns, but occassionally "stuff" does, and will happen-as it will with anything made by man.
That said, I've also had a P85, my current P89, a Davidson's P89, a P90 Police Special, my current GP100 (and two previous GP100's), a SP101, a M77RSI, and a Mini-14; all of which were absolutely flawless in their performance.
Last edited by JonRugerInWA; March 11th, 2008 at 07:15 PM.
I gave my wife a P89D that has fired a few thousand (most in rapid fire) that has never had a problem of any kind.
I've read stories in gun mags and online of the safety guns losing a safety lever...and of course all the P345 mag safety dry fire issues (technically not an issue if the pistol is used properly). Never heard of a major failure, and I've never personally seen a failure of any kind on a P series pistol of any kind.
If I had a complain it would be that they are very bulky that aside they are built better than a tank and will feed and shoot anything. And went your triger finger gets tired ya can beat the heck out of the bad guys.