The Ruger P89 semi auto pistol is one of the "P" series developed by Ruger with the series still in production today. Specifically, the P89 is an upgrade of the P85 which was discontinued in 1992.
The P89 is a rugged, strong, all metal 9mm handgun that is heavy and blocky.
I've been wanting to get something for home defense for a while now, but something I could go shooting with once in a while. I came acrossed a used Ruger P89 9mm last night for $300. It looked to be in good shape, wasn't a polymer frame (which I don't like) and fit the contour of my hand rather well.
Anyone own one of these? Any experience with them? Is this a good price? What are some characteristics about this gun I should know of? I haven't shot a whole of of handguns, but have had plenty of experiences with rifles and shotguns.
I REALLY don't want to spend more then $350, and would like something very basic, effective and reliable.
It would be nice to know what you guys think of Ruger P89. E.g.:
7) how do they compare to your favorite autoloader