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old fart 02-07-2010 10:41 PM

help for a friend
 
i have a friend who has decided to get into semi-auto's, he has been only a revolver guy. he wants a p95 but has been told by people he works with that the polymer rails won't last on the p95, and the metal ruger uses is soft. i have two p95's but only have a few hundred rounds thru them so i don't know. i know mine have been reliable and don't show any signs of wear, his coworkers have been trying to get him to go glock. he just wants a reliable gun to take to the range, and pull duty as a home defense weapon without hurting his wallet. thanks for any help.

canebrake 02-07-2010 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by old fart (Post 226255)
i have a friend who has decided to get into semi-auto's, he has been only a revolver guy. he wants a p95 but has been told by people he works with that the polymer rails won't last on the p95, and the metal ruger uses is soft. i have two p95's but only have a few hundred rounds thru them so i don't know. i know mine have been reliable and don't show any signs of wear, his coworkers have been trying to get him to go glock. he just wants a reliable gun to take to the range, and pull duty as a home defense weapon without hurting his wallet. thanks for any help.

Tell him to get the Ruger!

And have him tell his co-workers he decided to pay half the price and got twice the gun as any glock block!

stalkingbear 02-07-2010 11:41 PM

Another vote for the Ruger. I'd like to know how Ruger metal is soft. It's just as good as the steel on other guns.

riggergreg 02-07-2010 11:56 PM

Get the Ruger! I've had more than one and they are fine guns.

sweeper22 02-08-2010 12:30 AM

Ruger p95: $300 Plain-Jane bargain of a poly pistol.

A masterpiece? No. But certainly one of the absolute best values in the pistol market. Hard to go wrong at the price these can be found at. Same goes for the SW Sigmas.

Viking 02-08-2010 03:25 AM

Where in the world do people get such ds ideas? I've owned Rugers of various types for over 30 years. They are built like tanks, they'll take a licking that would have caused other pistols and revolvers to come apart.

WDB 02-08-2010 04:53 AM

I own a P93, P94 and a P95. I like the P93 the best all three have proven to be fine pistols. My P95 is four years old, made before they had a rail on them. I've put a few thousand rounds though it with out any issue, No sign of wear and in my opinion a far better pistol than a Glock. The Ruger P series is hammer fired (closer to the action a revolver user will know) the Glock is striker fired and the grip angle is not what most shooters are use to.

My 2 cents

Gojubrian 02-08-2010 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by old fart (Post 226255)
i have a friend who has decided to get into semi-auto's, he has been only a revolver guy. he wants a p95 but has been told by people he works with that the polymer rails won't last on the p95, and the metal ruger uses is soft. i have two p95's but only have a few hundred rounds thru them so i don't know. i know mine have been reliable and don't show any signs of wear, his coworkers have been trying to get him to go glock. he just wants a reliable gun to take to the range, and pull duty as a home defense weapon without hurting his wallet. thanks for any help.


His coworkers must not like him very much. Either that or they are just fanboys of the gheyist pistol eva!!

Nothing, I mean nothing wrong with the ruger p95. My favorite was a nice P89 I owned.

spittinfire 02-08-2010 12:12 PM

I've shot a couple of Rugers, a buddy had one for year and years and I know of no such problems with them.

JonM 02-08-2010 01:42 PM

used to have a P89 when they first came out and got one of their .45 cal version when they first came out as well. didnt care for either but they were leaps and bounds ahead of the glocks. i would imagine ruger has worked out the bugs in those guns since then. just be wary and dont buy an old ruger P series they werent the best when they first debuted.


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