One of those WEAK MOMENTS...
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > One of those WEAK MOMENTS...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mark F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bedford Texas
Posts: 2,865
Liked 54 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default One of those WEAK MOMENTS...

I had one of those weak moments at my favorite gunshops yesterday...

There it was, a Ruger P345 calling my name. This is the "only" caliber I didn't have in my collection! (45ACP). I really got one hell of a deal on this 45, a brand new P345 for $339.00! I must be living right or something...

I plan on making this my CONCEALED CARRY and passing my Kel Tec on to a needy friend.
p345.jpg  
__________________
*** Don't Mess With TEXAS ***
Μολὼν λάβε
Mark F is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 10-07-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 578
Default

Rugers guns are known for their durability it should serve you well .

Never fired that model but I have a couple of the 9mm's of the same basic design couldn't get use to the trigger pull to shoot very accurately or the slide mounted safety myself , flipping a safety up for off was just too unnatural for me .

__________________
BigO01 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mark F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bedford Texas
Posts: 2,865
Liked 54 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigO01 View Post
Rugers guns are known for their durability it should serve you well .

Never fired that model but I have a couple of the 9mm's of the same basic design couldn't get use to the trigger pull to shoot very accurately or the slide mounted safety myself , flipping a safety up for off was just too unnatural for me .
It is a little different but I doubt it'll be a problem. The trigger pull is very light on this one, for some reason. It "feels" like 3 LBS on SA and about 6/7 pounds on DA.

The ONLY thing I don't like is the Mag safety! I like my guns to fire even if the mag is out, if there's one in the pipe. This 45 will certainly make a better carry than my Kel Tec P3AT.
__________________
*** Don't Mess With TEXAS ***
Μολὼν λάβε
Mark F is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 8
Default

First pistol I ever owned was a Ruger P-95 9mm. Loved that gun. Shot great. Wish I still had it.

__________________
RVG40 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hillbilly68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,000
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Awesome! Good for you, congrats on the new arrival. Great price too.
Agree with you, I have never owned a gun with a mag safety on it. I prefer to be the one that chooses whether it fires, not a mechanical cutoff.
Gotta love the Rugers, bet you cant wait to run a few boxes through her. Enjoy

__________________

________________________________________
"I'm your brother, just make it count."

hillbilly68 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 12:44 PM   #6
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,009
Liked 2694 Times on 1408 Posts
Likes Given: 216

Default

Not a huge fan of Ruger centerfire pistols but to each his own. I would certainly feel much better armed with this gun than a small bore pocket pistol like a Kel-tec.

Mag safety is a much maligned feature. I have two S&W's w/mag safeties. There are some training issues that should be addressed for such guns. No tactical reloads w/o cover. Always firmly seat a magazine (as you should with any auto loader). If a bad situation gets worse and someone is trying to disarm you (to use your gun against you), pop the mag out and fight with both hands. Weapon retention normally requires one hand retaining the weapon and one to fight with. That leaves you at 50% against a bad guy fighting at 100%.

Tailor your training to the weapon system you are carrying.

__________________
robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 05:41 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,614
Liked 9 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Does it come without the two tone scheme? $339 for a .45 isn't too bad....

__________________

9x18=Makarov

ScottG is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
glockfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 157
Default

quite the step up in power! Very nice and good for you!

__________________

MESA TACTICAL REVIEW
glockfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2008, 10:49 AM   #9
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mark F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bedford Texas
Posts: 2,865
Liked 54 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottG View Post
Does it come without the two tone scheme? $339 for a .45 isn't too bad....
Yes they are available in one color.
__________________
*** Don't Mess With TEXAS ***
Μολὼν λάβε
Mark F is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2008, 02:47 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SGT-MILLER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,354
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Congrats on the purchase. Ruger makes a fine firearm.

__________________
SGT-MILLER is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
UN=weak...but you already knew that roosterjuicer Politics, Religion and Controversy 13 04-14-2009 01:11 AM