It is a pretty good gun. The DA trigger can be a little rouugh. But it is a decent gun. I've almost bought one a few times several years ago - I just didn't care for the mag release button. I always found it kinda sharp.
When I qualified 10 years ago for the first time, to get my concealed carry permit, I used the instructor's P85 - pretty much the same as the P89.
It is a workhorse. It won't break and will fire whatever U want thru it. Its probably one of the cheapest 9mms I would buy if I was on a budget (A riger semi auto or the new Stoeger Cougar are the cheapest semi autos in 9mm I'd buy, if that was all I could afford).
Admittedly, a lot of people start w/ this gun, and ten move on to something more expensive. But, it is a good gun. And after my post, U will get some other replies by some Ruger fanatics...