A tough, rugged and reliable gun, although blocky in appearance, it is very serviceable.
by David W. Manney
The Ruger P89 was introduced in 1993 as the direct replacement for the P85. It is essentially an upgraded P85 MKII with a number of new features. Production continued until 2009. The P series was designed for police, military and the civilian market. This semi-automatic pistol features has a short recoil operating system with a locking breech. The barrel has a link system like the 1911 and a locking system like the SIG P220.
Two different triggers systems offered are double action/single action or double action only. Ruger made the standard model with a manual ambidextrous safety/decocker. The decocker models only have the decocker and no manual safety, while the double action only models had neither. These instructions will work for the P90, P91, P93, P94 and P944 guns, as these guns are all very similar in design.
Read more in our October 2013 issue. Back issues are available.