Ruger engineers began the design of the P85 semi-automatic pistol with a clean sheet of paper and an unlimited budget, allowing them to incorporate the most desirable features and improvements dictated by many years of service experience, without the restrictions imposed by outmoded factories, obsolete machine tools or methods. The Browning type action of the Ruger P85 pistol uses a tilting barrel design in which the barrel and slide are strongly locked together at the moment of firing. The precision monolithic shell molding (investment casting) process makes it possible to finish machined P85 parts to an unprecedented level of accuracy. The P85 sights meet US military specifications and are equipped with high-visibility white dot inserts, both front and rear, to assist in rapid target acquisition and obtaining a correct sight picture. The ergonomically designed, deeply grooved grip panels are molded of G. E. Xenoy, a dense high-impact material possessing exceptional toughness and resistance to wear, breakage, and common lubricants. The P85 also has an oversized trigger guard which permits shooting with the gloved hand, a recurved trigger guard bow to accommodate the non-shooting hand in a two-hand hold, and a lanyard loop among other extras. This double-action pistol features an ambidextrous, decocking safety and a 15-round magazine. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in good condition.