Originally Posted by Magog
I bought this getting ready for Y2K...
Never fired it.
It came with 2 (10) round magazines.
I want to up grade and get full cap magazines but Rugers 15 rounders are stainless and I don't want anything shinny on my pistol.
Question is once inserted do they stick out of the handle and can be seen? or do they sit flush and out of sight?
Are you sure?
the two stock 15 round mags for my 89 are blued.
also, when inserted - the plastic floor plate is visible, but the magazine steel is not.
the 89 is an excellent no frills sidearm, little chunky and heavy... but SOLID... if you ever pistol whipped someone with it... it would cause some serious trauma
the recoil is "soft and rolling" due to the weight of the slide, rather than "sharp and flippy" as felt in lighter pistols.
you would do well to upgrade the grip panels to Houge overmolded wrap around grips. it's the ONLY mod I've ever done on this pistol, well worth the 20 bucks.
My 89 has served me well for almost 15 years. it's got 1000's of rounds down the hatch and still looks basically new.
you are doing the gun and yourself a great disservice buy not giving it some range love if you've had it since 2000 and never even took it for a test drive.
it's an affordable, basic, no frills solid handgun.
also due to the stout construction and heavy slide - it will handle +p and +p+ loads no problems - and recoil will still feel like a standard load fired from a lighter pistol.
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