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Ruger P-series pistol

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The Ruger P-series pistols can be seen in the following films, television series, and anime used by the following actors:


(1985 - 2013)

Type: Pistol

Caliber: 9x19mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, 7.65x21mm (limited run of 5,750 P89 barrels in 1994 only)

Capacity: 10 or 15 (9x19mm), 10 (.40 S&W), 7 or 8 (.45 ACP)

Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)

Ruger P85

Ruger P85 - 9x19mm

The Ruger P85 is a full-sized DA/SA alloy-framed service pistol originally designed to compete in the US Military Joint Small Arms Program. The P-Series was designed to meet all of the U.S. Army's requirements, but the design unfortunately wasn't finalized until after the trials were over and the Beretta 92F had been declared the winner. Luckily, the P85 found popularity on the civilian and law enforcement markets due to its affordability, rugged construction and reliability.

Due to the liberal amount of heat treated investment casting used in their design, the P-Series pistols could be had for about $100 cheaper than their competitors. All of the alloy frames in the series were constructed from a hard-coated A356T aluminum alloy. The blued slides were made from a chrome-molybdenum alloy steel. The stainless slides are constructed from a proprietary 400-series stainless steel alloy named “Terhune Anticorro”, after Ruger's Prescott, Arizona foundry manager Stan Terhune. The name appears on some of the slides, making Terhune's the only name other than Bill Ruger’s that has ever appeared on a standard-production Ruger firearm. Small parts, such as hammers, triggers and barrels in all P-Series pistols are cast from this same stainless steel. The two-piece, grooved black grip panels are made of General Electric Xenoy resin.

Many were recalled after a single incident with the firing pin. If the firing pin broke in front of the firing pin block, applying the safety, which dropped the hammer, could transfer enough energy to the broken firing pin to cause a discharge. The P85 was recalled, and a new firing pin safety was installed free of charge that prevented contact between firing pin and hammer during a decocking operation. This updated P85 was christened as the P85 MKII in 1989 and was produced until 1992. By then, the improved P89 was in full production (having been introduced the previous year) and the P85 was discontinued.


(1987 - 1992)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 in (11.4 cm)
  • Length: 7.8 in (19.7 cm)
  • Weight: 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Capacity: 15
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)


Title Actor Character Note Date
Strapped Bamboo 1993
Undercover Blues Kathleen Turner Jane Blue 1993
Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball Michael Dudikoff Jersey 1997


Title Actor Character Note Date
Strapped Fredro Starr Bamboo 1993
Caprica 2010


Character Title Note Date
Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop 1998 - 1999

Ruger P89

Ruger P89 with blued finish - 9x19mm
Ruger P89T with reverse two-tone finish - 9x19mm
Ruger KP89 stainless - 9x19mm

The Ruger P89 is an updated version of the Ruger P85. Since the biggest difference between the standard P85 and the P89 is the enhanced firing pin block safety, it is effectively just a rebadged P85 MKII with larger safety levers. The safety levers on a P89 also flip to a near-90 degree angle, whereas on the P89 they flip closer to a 45-degree angle. The trigger on the P89 is also similar to most P85 MKIIs since it is less curved than that of the standard P85.



  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 in (11.4 cm)
  • Length: 7.8 in (19.7 cm)
  • Weight: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Capacity: 15, 10
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)


Title Actor Character Note Date
Direct Hit John Aprea Terry Daniels KP89 1994
George Segal James Tronson
Bad Blood Cole S. McKay Baggy KP89 1994
The Mask Nils Allen Stewart Orlando 1994
Maximum Risk Mobster KP89 1996
Twilight James Garner Raymond Hope KP89 1998
The World Is Not Enough John Seru Gabor KP89 1999
Entrapment Will Patton Hector Cruz 1999
The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudesky 2000
Get Carter Thug 2000
Cecil B. Demented Alicia Witt Cherish 2000
Adrian Grenier Lyle
Heist Gene Hackman Joe Moore 2001
Plan B Paul Sorvino Joe Malone 2001
Diane Keaton Fran Varecchio
Ichi the Killer SABU Kaneko 2001
Collateral Jon Valera Bodyguard KP89 2004
Crash In gun shop display case 2005
Bone Dry Lance Henriksen Jimmy 2007
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright Bokeem Woodbine Miller 2010
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas John Hoogenakker Gustav KP89 2011
Lila & Eve Quinton Garvin Leo KP89 2015
Tracers Rafi Gavron Dylan KP89 2015
Triple 9 Aaron Paul Gabriel Welch 2016
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Aaron Paul Jesse Pinkman KP89 2019
Jesse Plemons Todd Alquist


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Nestor Burma - Season 4 Guy Marchand Nestor Burma KP89; "Nestor Burma en direct" (S4E4) 1995
Nestor Burma - Season 4 Laurence Ashley Angela KP89; "Nestor Burma en direct" (S4E4) 1995
Nestor Burma - Season 4 Luc Bernard Dolguet KP89; "Nestor Burma en direct" (S4E4) 1995
The X-Files - Season 4 Jerry Hardin 'Deep Throat' KP89 / "Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man" (S4E07) 1996
Nash Bridges Cheech Marin Joe Dominguez 1996-2001
The X-Files - Season 5 Drug dealer KP89 / "Kill Switch" (S5E11) 1998
Willy Ross 'Quiet Willy' KP89 / "The Red and the Black" (S5E14)
The X-Files - Season 6 Nasser Faris 'The Silk Shirt Man' KP89 / "S.R. 819" (S6E09) 1999
Syndicate operative
Prison Break - Season 1 Dominic Purcell Lincoln Burrows KP89 2005-2006
Jericho Skeet Ulrich Jake Green KP89 2006-2008
My Name is Earl Michael Rapaport Frank KP89 / "The Frank Factor" 2007
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Reid Scott Dax Blanchard KP89 / "Snakes" (S05E12) 2000-????
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 9 a man KP89 / "Say Uncle" (S09E06) 2008-2009
Jimmi Simpson Tom Donover KP89 / "One to Go" (S09E10)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 10 German Spook KP89 / "Unshockable" (S10E14) 2009-2010
Breaking Bad - Season 3 Eddie J. Fernandez Cartel Gunman "Full Measure" (S3E13) 2010
Julie Lescaut Farid Larbi Saroyan KP89 / "Pour solde de tous comptes" (S21E04) 2011
Jennifer Bokobza Fanny Delerme
Breaking Bad - Season 4 Bryan Cranston Walter Hartwell White / Heisenberg "Thirty-Eight Snub" (S4E02) 2011
Jim Beaver Lawson
Gabriel Nunez Joaquin Salamanca "Salud" (S4E10)
Uncredited Harris Boivin "Face/Off" (S4E13)
Uncredited Raymond Martinez
Breaking Bad - Season 5 seen in a bag; "Say My Name" (S5E07) 2012
The Mysteries of Laura Robber 2014
Murder in the First Jimmy Bennett Alfie Rentman KP89 / "Twenty-Fifteen" (S2E01), "Schizofrenzy" (S2E02) 2015
The Rookie - Season 1 Nathan Fillion Officer Nolan 2018
Head of Medusa (Hlava Medúzy) hanging on the wall KP89/ "Hlava Medúzy" (S1E1) 2021
Hawkeye Tracksuit Mafia member "Never Meet Your Heroes" (S1E01) 2021
Big Sky - Season 2 unnamed goon 2021-2022


Character Film Title Note Date
John Danigan Full Metal Panic! suppressed 2002

Ruger P90

Ruger P90 with blued finish - .45 ACP
Ruger KP90 - .45 ACP

The Ruger P90 is a P89 chambered for the .45 ACP round. The P91 was released at the same time, with the same design as the P89, only it was chambered in .40 S&W. Though the P91 was only produced for two years, the P90 remained quite popular and was produced until 2010.



  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 in (11.4 cm)
  • Length: 7.8 in (19.7 cm)
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 7, 8
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)


Title Actor Character Note Date
RoboCop 3 Stephen Root Coontz P90 1993
True Lies Arnold Schwarzenegger Harry Tasker KP90, seen on poster 1994
Tom Arnold Albert Gibson
Grant Heslov Faisil
Desperado Antonio Banderas El Mariachi KP90, dual-wielded 1995
Tito Larriva Tavo KP90
Heat Tom Sizemore Michael "Slick" Cheritto KP90 1995
K-9: P.I. Michael Eklund Billy Cochran KP90 2002
Mystic River Sean Penn Jimmy Markum 2003
Taking Lives Ethan Hawke James Costa KP90 2004
Four Brothers Tyrese Gibson Angel KP90 2005
Lyriq Bent Damian


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
SeaQuest DSV William Shatner Milos Tezlof KP90 / "Hide and Seek" 1993 - 1996
JAG Bruce Weitz Paul Bauwer "The Guardian" (S2E12) 1997
Sípková Ruzenka Veronika Zilková Ruzenka Sípková KP90/"Zenu ani kvetinou neuhodis" (S1E6) 2001
Frantisek Nemec Hromada
Law & Order: Criminal Intent With wood grips / "Flipped" 2001 - ????
CSI: Miami KP90, seen in bag of weapons / "Resurrection" 2002 - ????
Guns Gangbanger KP90 2008
Justified - Season 1 Sean Bridgers Virgil Corum KP90 2010
Better Call Saul - Season 3 Christopher Alvarenga Truck Driver KP90; "Sunk Costs" (S3E03) 2017
Catrel Member KP90; "Sabrosito" (S3E04)
Better Call Saul - Season 4 Eric Steinig Nick KP90; "Breathe" (S4E02) 2018
Better Call Saul - Season 5 Norman Mora Miguel KP90; "Something Unforgivable" (S5E10) 2020
Tony Dalton Eduardo "Lalo" Salamanca


Title Character Note Date
Black Lagoon Colombian cartel leader 2006
Bodyguard With wood grips

Ruger P94

Ruger P94 with blued finish, this can be identified as a .40 Auto variant because of the block on the frame behind the slide release. - .40 S&W
Ruger KP94DC (Stainless, Decocker) - 9x19mm

The Ruger P94 is a mid-sized pistol designed for shooters interested in lighter weight or easier concealability. The P94 was the slightly longer variant of the earlier P93. Both the P93 and the P94 were discontinued in 2004.



  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel Length: 4.3 in (10.8 cm)
  • Length: 7.5 in (19.1 cm)
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs (0.9 kg)
  • Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W
  • Capacity: 15, 10 (9x19mm), 11, 10 (.40 S&W)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)


Title Actor Character Note Date
A Low Down Dirty Shame Keenen Ivory Wayans Andre Shame Stainless model, could also be a P93. Possibly the first appearance of the P94 in a film 1994
Grosse Pointe Blank John Cusack Martin Q. Blank KP94 1996
Minnie Driver Debi Newberry
The Long Kiss Goodnight Craig Bierko Timothy KP94 1996
The Devil's Own Treat Williams Billy Burke KP94 1997
The Siege Sami Bouajila Samir Nazhde KP94 1998
American History X Edward Norton Derek Vinyard KP94 1998
Baise-moi Karen Lancaume Nadine KP94DL, integral TacStar laser sight 2000
Jean-Marc Minéo L'armurier
National Treasure Sean Bean Ian Howe KP94 2004
Harsh Times Terry Crews Darrel KP94 2006
Christian Bale Jim Davis
The Squad Alban Lenoir Niels Cartier 2015
Hell or High Water Thug 2016


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The X-Files - Season 8 Patrick Kilpatrick Randall Cooper KP94DC / "Surekill" (S8E08) 2001
Michael Bowen Dwight Cooper
The Kill Point Joshua Elijah Reese Derzius KP94 2007
Daredevil (2015) - Season 1 Tony Naumovski Dmitry "In the Blood" (S1E04) 2015

Ruger P95

Ruger P95 - 9x19mm
Ruger KP95 - 9x19mm

Introduced in 1996, the Ruger P95 is essentially a 9mm Ruger P94, but the frame construction has been completely redesigned. The P95 is built with a compounded polymer frame made with a long-strand fiberglass reinforced polyurethane (similar to DuPont's Isoplast), which reduced the weight of the pistol by four ounces. The fiberglass polymer construction was so strong that Ruger did not even need to include steel rails in the frame. Since the fiberglass filler is a natural shock absorber, Ruger would later refine this formula and use it as the basis for all of the polymer used in their weapons in the future. This was done to compete with other polymer weapons and also for ease of production. The Ruger P95 was popular but eventually was phased out by the Ruger SR series and discontinued in 2013. A variant of the P95 chambered in .45 ACP, the P97, was produced from 1999 to 2004 using the original P95 frame design with glossy finish, no accessory rail and a hooked trigger guard.



  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel Length: 3.9 in (9.9 cm)
  • Length: 7.3 in (18.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Capacity: 10, 15
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)


Title Actor Character Note Date
Fled Will Patton Det. Matthew "Gib" Gibson KP95 1996
K-911 Wade Williams Devon Lang KP95 early model 1999
Gothika Halle Berry Miranda Grey 2003
Transporter 2 Alessandro Gassman Gianni KP95 2005
The Marine Anthony Ray Parker Morgan KP95 early model 2006
Patriots Day Themo Melikidze Tamerlan Tsarnaev 2016
Ant-Man and the Wasp Goran Kostic Anitolov 2018


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
24 - Season 7 Dameon Clarke Alan Tanner Fitted with suppressor (S07E02) 2009
Breaking Bad - Season 3 Javier Grajeda Don Juan Bolsa "I See You" (S3E08) 2010
Breaking Bad - Season 5 Jesse Plemons Todd Alquist Optional suppressed; "To'hajiilee" (S5E13), "Granite State" (S5E15) 2013
Better Call Saul - Season 4 Luis Moncada Marco Salamanca "Talk" (S4E04) 2018
NCIS - Season 17 Cote de Pablo Ziva David "Out of the Darkness" (S17E01) 2019


Title Character Note / Episode Date
You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle File #4 "Bokuto Station Snake Panic" 2007
Banana Fish 2018

Ruger P345

Ruger P345 with stainless steel slide - .45 ACP

Introduced in 2004, the Ruger P345 is Ruger's replacement for the .45 ACP polymer-framed Ruger P97. It was also Ruger's replacement for the P-Series as a whole. The P345 is designed to accept Ruger P90 and P97 single-stack .45 ACP magazines. The P345 is very similar to the P97, using the same trigger, barrel, extractor and decocking lever but utilizing other different parts, such as an improved slide, hammer and sights. The biggest difference between the P97 and the P345 is a new redesigned polymer frame, which replaced Ruger's fiberglass-reinforced polyeurethane with a Nylon 6 (DuPont Zytel) frame. The glass-filled Nylon frame is slimmer, lighter, more flexible and more ergonomic than the polyurethane based frame. Ruger would go on to replace the P345 with the SR-series of handguns, replacing the P345 officially with the SR-45 in 2013. Despite the P345 only being produced in relatively small numbers for a mere nine years, the P345 did pave the way for future Ruger handguns as Ruger still uses the P345's polymer frame material on all of their polymer framed guns today.



  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel Length: 4.2 in (10.7 cm)
  • Length: 7.5 in (19.1 cm)
  • Weight: 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 8
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA/SA)

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Date
Cry of Fear "P345 Ruger .45 ACP Pistol" 2012

See Also

  • Ruger - A list of all firearms manufactured by Ruger.

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