Alternatives to the Ruger P-89

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Alternatives to the Ruger P-89

Post by AJC » March 15th 2016, 7:08am

That's what I had before I sold it, blue steel version and I loved it.

When I go to purchase another this year, is there a better 9mm in the same price range? Looking for opinions, not the biggest gun aficionado in the world but I like to shoot.
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Re: Alternatives to the Ruger P-89

Post by Hawk » March 15th 2016, 8:07am

I had a P-89 - big old chunky affair as I recall but stone reliable.

If you got accustomed to the P-89 the probable best replacement is another P-89. They're priced right and you're familiar with the thing.

HK-USP might be in the same size class but rather overpriced IMO. Browning HI-Power is in the same neighborhood but not the same block.

I'm of the school of thought that holds that it doesn't much matter so long as you get used to it. I wound up a P7-PSP and Sig P-239.

And I'm a fan of STI though I've never tried one of their 9s.
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Re: Alternatives to the Ruger P-89

Post by Ofcmark » March 15th 2016, 8:22am

AJC

I am one of the range masters for my department and have had little experience with Ruger handguns. But one of the guys that worked for us had one, I always thought they were large and bulky that being said he never had any problems with it. Do you just target shoot or carry for self-defense (Full size vs Compact). Kahr, Bersa, CZ, Smith & Wesson,Taurus all make inexpensive 9mm. Of course Glock, Sig and Beretta HK all make 9s which are law enforcement favorites. A suggestion would be go to a firearms range let them know that your looking to buy a new or used 9 some of the dealers here will let you rent or give you a test gun to try this way you can shoot it and find whats most comfortable for you. I always try to buy used this way you can buy a higher end pistol for less money. I would be glad to help you just let me know what your looking at buy and I could price it with my sources to see if your getting a good price from your dealer,

Firearm manufacturers
http://www.kahr.com/
https://bersa.eagleimportsinc.com/
http://cz-usa.com/
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/ ... 7787_image
https://us.glock.com/
http://www.taurususa.com/pistols.cfm

Some reviews
http://www.handgunsmag.com/reviews/feat ... _handguns/
http://www.armsbearingcitizen.com/best- ... -handguns/
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Re: Alternatives to the Ruger P-89

Post by codguy » March 15th 2016, 9:15am

My CZ-75 9mm was and is my favorite of the five or so 9x19 I've owned. Down to just the one.
Doesn't get much daylight though since I am a .45acp homer.

Purchase what feels natural to you and run a few thousand+ rounds in it to get comfortable/proficient with it.
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