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Does anyone know what this ring is for?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Gunner3456, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    OK, here's a Ruger P89 9mm. Please note the ring at the base just behind the mag well.

    Does anyone know what that is for? It bugs the heck out of me. :huh:

    How much will I depreciate the value of the gun if I neatly file it off there?

    Thanks! :thumbup:


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  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That is a lanyard loop like these:

    You could safely remove it if you never wanted to attach a lanyard to your pistol, but I would get it to a good gunsmith before grinding away on it... To me the value wouldn't change at all if it was done well, but to others it may be a big deal.

    I believe that a lanyard is used in specific tactical conditions. It can also be used if you are concerned with losing you pistol out of your holster while hiking through thick brush or whatever. I am sure there are other uses, but I have never used one.
     
  3. LoneRider

    LoneRider Marysville WA Member

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    It is a lanyard loop to attach a lanyard. Some consider having a lanyard improves retention or prevents loss in the field.
     
  4. rudedog04

    rudedog04 oregon-roseburg Member

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    take a close look and and see if its pinned in there like a 1911
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ah, yes! Good point. If it can be removed and replaced later, that would be the best solution to an unwanted ring.
     
  6. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the answers. I don't see myself ever wanting a lanyard. The ring actually bugs me when carrying, shooting or changing/inserting mags.

    It appears to be molded as part if the grip to me.
     
  7. rudedog04

    rudedog04 oregon-roseburg Member

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    Hammer Spring Seat (with Lanyard Loop) V02402 P89, P90, P94 3.25
    Hammer Spring Seat (without Lanyard Loop) V02400 P89, P90, P94 3.25
    looks like 3 bucks and shipping
     
  8. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    There's the answer. Thanks! :thumbup:
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    It's so you can hang it from your key chain! :p
     
  10. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    :funnypoint:
     
  11. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Now that's WAY open-carry!
     
  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I believe they originated back in the days of the cavalry. Some 1911 magazines even had the loop on them as well as magazines were expensive back then and hard to replace. The same line of reasoning led to the European style magazine release on the butt of the pistol. It was seen as more positive in action and there fore less likely for the average trooper to lose it. The last horse mounted cavalry charge in the US Army took place in the Phillipines at the beginning of WW2.

    I don't think much of the modern variants as they are more likely to get hung up climbing out of a vehicle or some other obstacle than they would be of value in weapon retention. Modern security holsters do the job just fine.
     
  13. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    We had to use lanyards on our service pistols since they make nice non-exploding bombs on the drops zone when we'd jump out of planes if the holster failed or the jumper got hung up on his equipment.
     
  14. PosterGuy

    PosterGuy Hillsboro Member

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    It's for puttin' yer weed in.
     
  15. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Well now I'm convinced to leave it on there. I'm going to hang the gun from my rear-view mirror. I'm tired of those fuzzy dice anyway. :thumbup:
     
  16. Petes

    Petes Active Member

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    :bluelaugh:I thought was for hanging it from your rear view mirrow.:laugh:
     
  17. telemakos

    telemakos Portland Member

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    Y'all may call them lanyards, but take it from an old Cavalryman, who led other cavalrymen, they're called Dummy Cords; for a reason.
     
  18. Frog

    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    How about using it as a Christmas tree ornament. :p

    Sorry, couldn't resist!! :D
     
  19. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I can see the bullet ornaments now..............


    On the first day of Christmas,
    my true love sent to me
    A cartridge in a bare tree....:p
     
  20. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
    :laugh: