Ruger P85

Discussion in 'Shooting Sports and Firearms' started by Lakeshirt, Sep 4, 2019.

    Ok the Ruger P85 won't win any beauty contests but anyone have experience with one ? A local pawn shop has a couple of them and its giving me the buying itch. I've heard they are just a good, simple workhorse.
     
  1. bberg100

    bberg100 Moderator

    Lousy trigger, otherwise solid. I shot a bowling pin league with one for a couple years.
     
  2. Ruger doesn't make them anymore. The P85 is probably one of Ruger's first intro's into the semi-auto line up. Should be becoming a collector's item if it isn't already.
     
  3. Thanks for the replies. I wouldn't mind picking one up just to have.
     
  4. my dad did, may still own one. I never fired it, but I didn't like the ergonomics in hand. felt clunky to me.
     
  5. It’s a brick for sure.
     
  6. Champion of Capua

    Champion of Capua Contributor

    I had a P89 (9mm) for years and was very happy with it, but as a starving student in college I had to sell it. As bberg100 states, not the best trigger. To the best of my knowledge super reliable though. I remember Massad Ayoob said their praises quite often and that was good enough for me.
     
  7. I had a friend buy one back in the "day" when they first came out and the front sight flew off with the first shot!! Man, that was funny!! :p
     

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