Ruger P85 9 x 19mm pistol

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The Ruger P series is a range of semi-automatic pistols made by Sturm Ruger & Company and designed principally for military, police and recreational use. Based largely on the Browning action found in the M1911 pistol but with minor improvements related to the safety mechanism. Reviews consider them to be rugged, reliable and strong, though this strength comes at the price of bulk and a blocky appearance.

The P series utilises a SIG P220 type locking system along with a 1911 style tilting barrel, they are made with a traditional double action/single action (DA/SA) trigger mechanism.

The P85 was developed in 1985 but was not available until 1987 and featured the DA/SA trigger, a decocker and a manual safety.

Early P85 pistols were recalled for a safety issue that resulted in one accidental discharge. If the firing pin broke in front of the firing pin block, applying the safety, which drops the hammer, could transfer enough energy to the broken firing pin to cause a discharge. The P85 was recalled and a new safety was installed that prevented contact between firing pin and hammer during a decocking operation.

The P85 MkII was released with the safety fix, larger safety levers and with option of a stainless slide.

P85 production stopped in 1990 and the P85 MkII was discontinued in 1992.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this pistol is appropriate for use from 1985 up to the present time.

Foxtrot example shown is a Ruger P85 9 x 19mm pistol is fitted with a lanyard ring and is in a military phosphate finish.