Ruger P90DC question

Ruger P90DC question

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    Ruger P90DC question

    I just recieved a Ruger P90DC .45 in a trade. Actually, more like a gift, as the previous owner wasn't very pleased with it, and kinda forced me to take it. At 50 bucks, it gets gift status. I haven't heard much about these, and from what he said, they weren't that great.
    Since I never believe what I hear, I headed out back to my range and put 200rds through it. I used up every reload, unknown and old .45 ammo I had laying around: ball, hollow point, wad and semi wad cutter. This thing ate everything, hit exactly where I was aiming, and didn't produce one hiccup. While the DA trigger takes some getting used to, and the take up on SA does also, once I figured out, it became a downright pleasure to pull the trigger. And about the trigger, it's as wide as my Gold Cup, so my muscle memory is even pleased.
    While I'm a life long Colt 1911 shooter, this Ruger has kinda won me over. If something was to happen, God forbid, and I had to turn over a gun, it would be better to let go of this thing than one of my beloved Colts.
    I can't understand the negatives. Are there any problems I can expect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasleaguer View Post
    I just recieved a Ruger P90DC .45 in a trade. Actually, more like a gift, as the previous owner wasn't very pleased with it, and kinda forced me to take it. At 50 bucks, it gets gift status. I haven't heard much about these, and from what he said, they weren't that great.
    Since I never believe what I hear, I headed out back to my range and put 200rds through it. I used up every reload, unknown and old .45 ammo I had laying around: ball, hollow point, wad and semi wad cutter. This thing ate everything, hit exactly where I was aiming, and didn'r produce one hiccup. While the DA trigger takes some getting used to, and the take up on SA does also, once I figured out, it became a downright pleasure to pull the trigger. And about the trigger, it's as wide as my Gold Cup, so my muscle memory is even pleased.
    While I'm a life long Colt 1911 shooter, this Ruger has kinda won me over. If something was to happen, God forbid, and I hand to turn over a gun, it would be better to let go of this thing than one of my beloved Colts.
    I can't understand the negatives. Are there any problems I can expect?
    What do you want to "expect" out of a $50 pistol? LOL! Hey.....best pistol I ever had before CC was a P89DC. I kinda still wish I had it just to throw under the rug. They are dependable, rather large, and loose tolerances.....but get the job done. I never had any issues with mine. If you can find one for $350 now used I'd say it's a good buy. Rare now it seems. Excellent range, field, or truck pistol. Low maintenance and fires every time. My recommendation? Keep it 'cause at what you paid you've got a gem that not many even think about anymore.

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    I have the p95-its a no thrills,big,wide ,ugly but dependable and very accurate gun.Its my Red Headed stepchild of all my pistols. I like it!
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    I have the KP90 with the manual safety, basically the same thing. Mine is pretty darned accurate, and like you said, it eats anything you wanna feed it. It's one I like to leave in the pickup.

    Plus, if you run outta ammo, you could really clobber a bad guy with it, as it would make a good club too! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    What do you want to "expect" out of a $50 pistol? LOL! Hey.....best pistol I ever had before CC was a P89DC. I kinda still wish I had it just to throw under the rug. They are dependable, rather large, and loose tolerances.....but get the job done. I never had any issues with mine. If you can find one for $350 now used I'd say it's a good buy. Rare now it seems. Excellent range, field, or truck pistol. Low maintenance and fires every time. My recommendation? Keep it 'cause at what you paid you've got a gem that not many even think about anymore.
    Even at ten bucks, if the gun's a dud it'll go down the road. But I kinda figured it wouldn't be, being a ruger and all. Thanks for the reply.
    Colt Commander LW. I think shooting twice is just plain silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yooperdug View Post
    I have the p95-its a no thrills,big,wide ,ugly but dependable and very accurate gun.Its my Red Headed stepchild of all my pistols. I like it!
    Ugly is an understatement. My other guns threw it outof the safe last night...lol. But it'll be a keeper.
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    I've got a p94 .40 cal. The slide to frame fit is a bit loose but barrel to slide lockup is tight. It's a solid shooter and every bit as reliable as my Glock26 or xd 45. Mine actually has a pretty decent trigger. It has a very smooth double action pull. I don't carry it at all, it was the first centerfire handgun I ever purchased. I do pull it out of the closet and shoot it once in a while. It's heft and meaty grip make it a pleasure to shoot but not so much to stick in the waist band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devilsclaw View Post
    I have the KP90 with the manual safety, basically the same thing. Mine is pretty darned accurate, and like you said, it eats anything you wanna feed it. It's one I like to leave in the pickup.

    Plus, if you run outta ammo, you could really clobber a bad guy with it, as it would make a good club too! :)
    I can see it being very good at providing plenty of brass for reloads. And the club part is right. Puts new meaning in the term "Pistol Whipped".
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasleaguer View Post
    Even at ten bucks, if the gun's a dud it'll go down the road. But I kinda figured it wouldn't be, being a ruger and all. Thanks for the reply.
    Never found a pistol for sale at $10, and I've had a few "dud"s over the years, but not many. Ruger P series is good IMO...just not exactly for carry. It kicks butt in all other categories as far as I'm concerned.
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