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3000 round plateau for P89!

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Considering I've had this pistol for 9 years, I realize this isn't a very high round count. I tend to shoot my pistols chambered in .357 sig, as that has become a favorite caliber for me.
The first 1500 rounds I used USA magazines - I have never used the Klinton 10 rounders that came with the pistol. I had the pistol jam on me one time in those first 1500 as a round nose-dived in the mag. It was Wolf ammo and the rounds OAL was too long - so blame that on the ammo.
I've had 12 other failures in my P89 - ALL from ONE box of Winchester 147gr. SXT. With these, I pulled the trigger and... the bullet would get out of the barrel, but there wasn't enough oooomph for the slide to cycle. A little scary since this is supposedly premium ammo.
I've shot about 11 different loadings ( actually more - but I didn't track them early on. )
Other than those ammo related problems, this gun has been reliable. Durable? Heck, it's not even broken in yet. It has been much more accurate than I would have guessed - but I do notice, after shooting my other pistols, it takes time to adjust to the sights.
Well, I'll write more a thousand rounds from now!!
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Well, I have had my P89 for about 3 years and have put at least that many rounds through it. I have not really kept count, but I would say closer to 5000 rounds. I have had ZERO malfunctions with mine, and I have shot nothing in it but my reloads (115 grain JHP). No FTF, FTE, nothing. Just goes bang with boring regularity. I have owned a couple of other P89s with the same experiences. I did own a P95 that sometimes would not hold the slide open when the last shot was fired, but no jams with it either.
Just like my signature says. (Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin')
I don't intend to wear out any of my Rugers, but I'm going to have fun trying. :)
Those P89's are great! Aren't they? My KP89DC has roughly 2500 round's through it & hasent skipped a beat. Mostely WWB & some of my reloads.
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