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Old February 18, 2022, 10:29 AM   #1
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S&W 642 for Ruger P-89 SS

So I traded a buddy my really nice 642 for his SS P-89 in the box with 2 mags.
Gun is the de-cocker model in very good condition.
I thought it was fair.
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Old February 18, 2022, 10:49 AM   #2
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I think you may have lost a small amount of money, but you are vastly better armed.
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Old February 18, 2022, 10:57 AM   #3
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On GB prices are all over the place $300 -$700. I figured 450 or so to be about right, and he threw in an old Ted Williams single shot 12ga. I'll get that next week.
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Old February 18, 2022, 11:31 AM   #4
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Sounds like you did alright. You upgraded in power, practical accuracy, and firepower, but downgraded in concealabiliy. (You knew this of course)

Assuming you have another hot weather carry, I'd say you did great.
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Old February 18, 2022, 11:39 AM   #5
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I got and carry an M&P9 Shield about 6 months ago, love it. Plus I have a 637 as well.
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Old February 18, 2022, 02:15 PM   #6
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The P-89 will for sure be a lot more fun at the range.
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Old February 21, 2022, 06:31 PM   #7
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The P-89 will for sure be a lot more fun at the range.

Solid HD gun too.
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Old February 21, 2022, 09:36 PM   #8
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Bit of a throwback from all the current trends.
Now on to finding a nice 659.
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Old February 22, 2022, 10:16 AM   #9
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Those P89’s are nice, solid guns you probably could never wear out in your lifetime. Other than a little big and heavy for concealed carry, a far better and versatile gun then the 642.
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Old March 1, 2022, 02:31 PM   #10
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I'd say with the addition of the shotgun it was a fair trade. Even without it I'd rather have a P-89 than a snub-nose revolver (I own 3 or 4 revolvers but I've never cared for them that much).

The Ruger P-series (especially the aluminum framed ones) are very much underrated.
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Old March 1, 2022, 04:16 PM   #11
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The Ruger P series are seriously underrated. There was a rumor they actually won the trials but the Beretta 92 was picked for politics through State Dept. pressure.
I’ve owned several but never kept one. Have no use for anti personnel type pistols. They all functioned well and were accurate for their purpose.
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Old March 1, 2022, 04:52 PM   #12
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If you are happy, then a handful of $ on TODAY's market is meaningless.

Personally never liked the Ruger centerfire semi auto pistol. They are mechanically sound, one often hears "built like tanks" and at a decent price point, but I've never liked them, a personal matter.

Did have some personal experience with a P-85 and it had a serious stacking issue with its DA trigger pull. Heard they fixed that, don't know about newer ones, but I suspect they did.

If you're happy with the trade, that's all that matters.
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Old March 1, 2022, 07:22 PM   #13
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I have a real soft spot for Berettas, 2 92Fs and a 96, very sexy
I will say the dbl action trigger on this P89 is almost identical to my 3 Berettas, the single action pull not quite as nice. Even if it didn't have Ruger stamped on it most could tell it was a Ruger because of the way it's built. No beauty queen, but rugged and dependable.
Lately I have had a strong desire to acquire guns I foolishly traded away as a young man, many regrets here.
The Security Six, Trooper Mk III, Smith 659 are but a few on my list, that probably won't get filled but that's okay, I have too many as it is.
Most of todays offerings do very little for me, my tastes are for a different style and era of firearms.
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Old March 2, 2022, 03:06 AM   #14
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There was a rumor they actually won the trials but the Beretta 92 was picked for politics through State Dept. pressure.
I'm not surprised. At the rumor, I mean.

Ruger didn't have a pistol ready in time for the trials where the M9 was picked.
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