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November 18, 2004

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Jon

I just bought a Ruger P89DC model. Havent fired it yet as I just got it this evening and it was too late to shoot. I have had several handguns(Hi-point 9mm, Ruger p95 9mm, Smith and Wesson .357 revolver, Taurus .45, Smith and Wesson M&P .45, and now a Ruger P89DC 9mm.) NEVER get a Hi-point!!! I cant stress that enough! My first REAL handgun was the Ruger P95 9mm and I loved it! That is what caused me to buy the P89DC used. I was concerned about buying a used auto handgun but because of the P95,s ruggedness and never fail durability (I dropped it in sand once, picked it up and it fired flawlessly. Same situation after a friend dropped it in mud). I love the way the factory grip fits in my hand although I would like to look into aftermarket wood grips for looks. Based on my past experience, I would easily put this gun up against any other at the range(stock to stock that is) mine has no modifications to it. Great basic gun unless you want or need a specialty handgun for professional use. Got it used for $350 and I would have easily paid much more if it had been a .40 cal or .45 cal. I will be buying another newer Ruger in the future that is a larger caliber and has the accessory rail for a led light to use for self defense shall the need ever arise. I am that confident in this product from a great company.

K.N. McBride

Without having a look it's hard to say.

It could need some use to break it in, but if you have the manual, take a look at the extractor and ensure it is clean.

joe

I got it used.I got it from a woman she told me that she fired it 6 times and didn't like it so she cleaned it and put it back i the box and left it on the shelf.The breach looked clean and no scars. some one told me i just need to break it in? do guns have to be broke in b4 they work at there best?

K.N. McBride

Did you purchase it new or used? With auto-loaders, cleaning is an absolute must.

When I first got my KP-89 I noticed a similar feed problem. It was used and after I gave it a thorough cleaning the problem ceased.

The problem could be a bunch of different things, and without having access to it, it's hard to give a more specific diagnosis. Dirt can mess up everything, though.

joe

I just got the ruger p89dc and i took it out for the first time and i had some trouble it wouldn't eject the spent shell when i raped fired it. and when i took it slow it would only jam on the 9th shell. I was using Winchester 9mm luger full metal jacket. this is my first fire arm so yah i need all the info i can get.O the closest gun shop to me is 6 hours away and when i called he sed he would need to get it in his shop and it would take 7 to 8 months to fix? i relly dont like the sound of that. so eny help would be great . thx

gary  robinson

Still loving my KP89 Ruger. It is a shame Ruger is discontinuing such a great firearm.If you can get your hands on one I advise you to get it. The best thing you can do is to put hogue grips on it for a perfect feel in your hands. Be sure to save your original grips for increased value years down the road. The best 9mm Ruger ever built.

gary  robinson

Still loving my KP89 Ruger. It is a shame Ruger is discontinuing such a great firearm.If you can get your hands on one I advise you to get it. The best thing you can do is to put hogue grips on it for a perfect feel in your hands. Be sure to save your original grips for increased value years down the road. The best 9mm Ruger ever built.

gary  robinson

Still loving my KP89 Ruger. It is a shame Ruger is discontinuing such a great firearm.If you can get your hands on one I advise you to get it. The best thing you can do is to put hogue grips on it for a perfect feel in your hands. Be sure to save your original grips for increased value years down the road. The best 9mm Ruger ever built.

gary robinson

I have always liked Ruger firearms. Have 3 brand new ones now in my collection, My wife gave me a new kp 89 9mm for Christmas. Boy did I love the feel of it right away!! We took it out to shoot it and wow !! did I love it. This gun was so smooth to shoot. All I want to do now is to go shoot my kp89. Quality, smoothness and accuracy, that is what the kp89 is about. If anyone is thinking about buying a new handgun and really don't know what to get, you want go wrong with this gun. Ihave handled most all I could find in several stores and wondered what to get. I am very proud of this gun and will match it with anything available. The new sr9 is very good looking but I wouldn't take two of them for this kp89. Go shoot one and see for yourself. smooooth, smooth.

Vinson

I just recently purchased a KP89 after I had tested it out at a range. It felt extremely comfortable wielding as well as being easy to shoot. I am a first time shooter and buyer and this is the first of many firearms to come. Just keeping safety my #1 rule when it comes to handling my firearms. It is a great hobby to pick up and is a big-time stress reliever. I am not familiar on how to clean a gun let alone the different ways to shoot and tricks of the trade. Right now I'm doing all the research I can in order to get the most out of my shooting and ways to troubleshoot when a problem may surface. Planning on taking a class real soon to get the know-how on guns, so in the mean time if there are any websites or tips you may have for me....feel free to e-mail me with the details. Thank You!

Posse Incitatus

The difference is in how the safety/decocking mechanism works. Here is a link that helps explain it.

http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firearms/FAProdView?model=3044&return=Y

nate

what is the difference between the kp89 and the kp89d? same apperance? same mags? same caliber?

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