Ruger The "Tank" of handguns?

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  1. Nestor

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    Thanks. It's the later model in the whole series...after which they started making frames from some kind of polymer. This one is still aluminum frame.
     
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    Love the looks of those ole reliables!
     
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    The Ruger revolvers, Sp101, Gp100, Security six are just as dependable and overbuilt as the P series autos.

    I wish they hadn’t discontinued the P series.
     
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    Can anyone remember the torture tests they did on P85/89?
    Obstructed barrel test. It blew the extractor out and bulged the barrel. After replacing both it functioned perfectly with the SAME slide for 5000 rounds.
    They cut off a large part of the slide (whole slide portion under the ejection port and a chunk forward of this area, so it was holding together just on the left side only) and ran 5000 rounds with no sign of stress on the slide.
     
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    I had a P85. I didn’t keep it long nor shoot it a ton, but it never missed a beat.
     
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    I think the Redhawk is the tank of revolvers, and the SP the tank of snubbies.
     
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    This thread got me looking on Gunbroker and I ran across this. Anyone know what this marking means?

    D4A6F41C-AEDF-410C-8C19-3D31E7940C62.png
     
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    Its the type of steel used to make the slide.

    :cool:
     
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    Specifically, it's a proprietary stainless steel manufactured in their Prescott AZ investment casting facility that was named for Stan Terhune, who was a long time facility manager there and helped in the development of the steel blend used. Terhune's name is also the only other name to appear on any Ruger firearm manufactured.
     
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  10. Nestor

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    Thanks. Good info. Never heard it before.
     
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  11. Nestor

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    You can see how ridiculously overbuilt this pistol is for 9mm.

    Barrel

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    Next to Norinco 213 in 9mm

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yes extremely under-engineered and clunky.
     
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    Trigger pull (love the shape of the trigger) and magazine release (instead of pushing it in...one has to push it along the frame) require a bit of familiarization, but the factory grip size is a perfect fit for my long fingers. This pistol had a very few rounds down the pipe. There is still what looks like a factory grease on the rails. 26 years old time capsule.
     
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    Yes, big and crude

    That’s what Ruger does
     
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