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Old 06-19-2012, 3:37 PM
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Default Will my old P89 magazines work in a P95?

I have an old model Ruger P89DC (serial number <304-70000) with several 15 round pre-ban magazines. I understand that Ruger did some changes to the newer magazines and the the new magazines will not work with the older models but not sure if the opposite is true.

Anyways, I'm thinking about upgrading to a P95 but only want to if I can use my P89 magazines.

Anybody know?
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Old 06-19-2012, 3:43 PM
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99% sure all P-series 9mms were the same mag. My P95 and P89 interchange. They wont work with the newer SR9 though.
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I have an old model Ruger P89DC (serial number <304-70000) with several 15 round pre-ban magazines. I understand that Ruger did some changes to the newer magazines and the the new magazines will not work with the older models but not sure if the opposite is true.

Anyways, I'm thinking about upgrading to a P95 but only want to if I can use my P89 magazines.

Anybody know?
Your mags will work in a p95. I have p89 mags and they worked in the p95 I just sold.
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Old 06-19-2012, 4:27 PM
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Your mags will work in a p95. I have p89 mags and they worked in the p95 I just sold.
But were they magazines for the older model P89 (serial number below 304-70000)?
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Some work, some don't.

The difference is the older magazines sit about 0.040" lower in the mag well.

ETA: Over at rugerforum.com, this issue has come up, and I cannot recall if anyone had any problems.

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Over at rugerforum.com, this issue has come up, and I cannot recall if anyone had any problems.

Thanks for the link - I'll go there and see if I can learn anything.
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I had two types of mags and both worked. Some had witness holes on the back and some had holes on the side.
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stolen from Rugerforum.com:

Generation 1 mags have a metal floorplate, solid sides, and 3 "marker" holes on the backside. These came with the P-85 pistols.
Generation 2 mags have a metal floorplate, four holes on both sides.
Generation 3 mags have a plastic floorplate with Ruger logo and four holes on both sides. Also, later mags are marked "9mm" on the sides. Later (Gen. 3) mags came blued or stainless steel. Mec-gar mags are excellent and come in blue or nickel finishes. Ruger changed their mag catch design on their early P-89's, that's why they have two different mags. If you compare an early mag with a current mec-gar mag, you will see the difference in the size and shape of the mag catch cut-out on the front of the mag.
From http://rugerforum.net/ruger-pistols/...-question.html

The correct mag for the P85 and early P89 is the P15 or P15/10. The correct mag for the P89 is the P18 or P18/10. The P18 mag has about a 90% chance of working in the P85. If it will lock into place it will generally work assuming it doesn't interfere with the ejector. But take it to the range sufficiently to assure it will be reliable. The P18 mag sits about .040" higher than a P15. The difference is that the floorplate of the P18 may interfere with the bottom of the grip frame and not allow it to lock into place. The P15 mag will work in a P89 and later, but the cartridge will sit .040" lower in the feed position. Again, about a 90% chance it will work fine.
From http://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB/view...f5e8fa5daeb3ae
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