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Heck of a great deal on an older gun

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tercel89, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. tercel89

    tercel89 Member

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    IMG_5129.jpg I posted a question on this gun earlier in the year but it turned out that it was fine. I decided to post this now. I was just checking on a local gun shop that is usually high priced and I saw what I thought was a misprint. It was a Ruger P90 45ACP for $199. It had the original box , magazine , old metal magazine loader and manual . It has had maybe 250 rds through it at the most. What a deal ! These things were the metal version of a Glock hammer fired pistol. They ran and ran no matter what. Fat and chunky but ran like a well oiled sewing machine. Made in 1993. Just thought I'd show these younger guys what a reliable older semi-auto pistol looks like that was made during the age of the "wonder 9's" LOL.
     
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    They were nice. And there were some really great WonderNines.
     
  3. JTQ

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    That is a good deal, and in spite of my hesitance around out of production, and no longer supported firearms, I probably also would have bought that gun. I usually see them in the $400 range, and in not in that good condition.

    More like an American, less expensive SIG P220 or a lightweight S&W 4506, which were probably their target.
     
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    Kind of a neat reminder of a time when producing a semi-automatic centerfire pistol that ran out of the box was considered a pretty big accomplishment.
     
  5. Tallball

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    Nice! Ironically, I just now finished posting a picture of mine in another thread. I think mine was a police turn-in. The OP's is much prettier. The Ruger P-series are very solid pistols that don't get enough respect, IMHO. $199 was an absolute steal for a barely-used pistol of that quality.
     
  6. tercel89

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    Did you post it here ? I love the Ruger P-Series ! I may seem weird but the P-Series when battered and scared are even more eye candy to me !
     
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    Very cool. Factory mags labelled as "P90" are hard to come by, however "P97" magazines were still available from several sources recently and are exactly the same mags. Good luck finding a few.

    Worst case, one of the local gunshops had some a few days ago- I think he was asking $25 a pop for them. PM me if you need me to snag you some.
     
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    Great score. Congrats. tom.
     
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    As are P345 mags. I don't know if they are more available, but all three P90, P97, and P345 used the same mags.
     
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  10. Tallball

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    Here it is. I got it for a $149 bid on GB. It's kind of scratched up, but nice on the inside. The typical police trade-in: carried a lot and not shot much. The trigger is a little stiff, but it has never malfunctioned and will doubtless be shooting much longer than I will. The OP got a better deal due to overall condition and extras, but I am not going to complain.

     
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    Nice. My first handgun was a P89.

    Worst trigger of all the guns I've owned, but it was reliable and reasonably accurate if you could figure out the sponge that was the trigger
     
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    Living proof Ruger never has been able to make a decent looking semi-auto.
     
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  13. tercel89

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    Damn that's nice !!!!
     
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    Function over fashion. Just like my Glock 17 . I like 1911's looks but my P90 and G17 will run circles around them.
     
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    tercel89

    A great deal on a solid, dependable gun!

    I remember checking out the various P series pistols Ruger made back then and while I thought they were well made guns that were built like tanks, the overall feel of the gun just didn't work for me. My own predilection in DA/SA semi-autos back in the '80s and '90s were the S&W Models 469, 669, and 6906 and the SIG P220, P226, and P228.

    When the Ruger SR9 and SR9c were introduced I knew I had finally found a Ruger centerfire pistol that was the perfect size and had the design ergonomics that I was looking for in a 9mm.
     
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    I have the P85 MKII. I love it. 9mm platform works for me. It is my night stand gun. SS and have 4 hi caps. You got an excellent deal.
     
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